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Old 03-09-2019, 09:28 PM   #1
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A little upgrade

Well had the car a year now, apart from adding Nissan splash guards, led interior lights and a new set of number plates I’ve pretty much left it alone. Up until now the Leaf came with as standard a single blue trim on the rear bumper.

I always wondered what was the point but then for stupid amounts of cash, there is the optional extra upgrades you can purchase consisting of : blue skirt trims, blue front corner edges, rear spoiler edging.

Also some door mouldings, wing mirrors and even the lower tailgate edging trim.


None of these except possibly the skirt trims tickle my fancy but that was until I caught a glimpse of the new 2019 leaf e+ and its new front lip spoiler.


So off to Nissan I trundled and for several months tried to order one however as this was such a new part (not an extra but factory fitted) there was no price and in fact not a single spare in the country!. Was also told that they wouldn’t guarantee it fit as it was fir the e+ 64kw only.
Roll on 4 weeks and £125 later I collected what they said was the very first spare front lip splitter in the country, fresh from Japan.

With only 2 existing bolts already in my front bumper that this lip utilised everything had to be freshly marked and drilled to suit. There is 20 fixing holes and 3 locating pins on the lip, meaning I had to drill 21 holes in total, and of course no fixings supplied so luckily I had a case full of different trim clips and fasteners that cane in very handy.










Serves no purpose other than aesthetically pleasing and ties in with the random rear trim that’s fitted from factory.




And apologise for the random picture sizes and also the out of order, that’s goid old Tapatalk for you, I did select smallest size.

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Looking good and great job done on fixing it up
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That's a very nice, subtle addition.

You've done a great job, and it looked like a factory fit from underneath.

On another note, where in tapatalk do you have an option to select the picture size?

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That's a very nice, subtle addition.

You've done a great job, and it looked like a factory fit from underneath.

On another note, where in tapatalk do you have an option to select the picture size?

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Thanks, when I select a picture I get a pop up window that says picture quality, large, medium, small.
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Tidy job.

I’ve never understood the use of blue on electric cars, surely blue represents water, not electricity. I’d have thought green would have made more sense.


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Tidy job.

I’ve never understood the use of blue on electric cars, surely blue represents water, not electricity. I’d have thought green would have made more sense.


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I thought the same to be honest.lol
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I asked this question at a dealership, know the sales guy well and he said it was due to people aversion to green cars, apparently a lot think they’re unlucky...

Not sure if it’s actually true for every make etc, but got me thinking...
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It’s an Irish thing that green cars are unlucky and true enough my folks only accident was in a green megane


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