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 Post subject: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:12 am 
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[img][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/23644443174_5f52f8b6f7_b.jpg[/img]sparkrr1 by David Roberts, on Flickr[/img]
I bought a 2014 SparkEV- 4 days after I got it home I finished the following;
Carbon fiber wrap- hood, blue door inserts, blue dash inserts and the chrome above the rear license plate and door handles.
Plastidip black the front grills, wheels and the chrome window molding.
I would say it looks so much better!
Enjoying driving while the weather is not snowy.... Im in Michigan, bought it in Cali and shipped it here last week.
More mods to come- suspension/wheels, etc
Tried to attach a picture, don't know if it worked.


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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:00 am 
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Fixed that for you. Black stock wheels look better than I'd expect. Reminds me of the KBR Spark:

http://m.autoevolution.com/chevrolet-sp ... 47105.html

Might look good in combination with this EV graphic on the side?

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3747

Can you share some more pictures of the other wrapped areas, especially the interior? Did you do the wrapping or pay to have it done?

Welcome to the club!

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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:15 pm 
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I already ordered the EV sticker for the lower door. All the wrapping was done by myself, I have a lot of experience wrapping this material at work so I would not recommend anyone to try the hood themselves as I almost had to trash the first piece getting the front negative corners to go down without ripples.
All the blue areas are also wrapped carbon, except the lower door, where Im going to paint.
Every time I drive I enjoy not looking at the blue painted parts anymore!
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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Love the blacked out wheels and bowtie!


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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:27 am 
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mitechman47 wrote:
[img][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/23644443174_5f52f8b6f7_b.jpg[/img]sparkrr1 by David Roberts, on Flickr[/img]
I bought a 2014 SparkEV- 4 days after I got it home I finished the following;
Carbon fiber wrap- hood, blue door inserts, blue dash inserts and the chrome above the rear license plate and door handles.
Plastidip black the front grills, wheels and the chrome window molding.
I would say it looks so much better!
Enjoying driving while the weather is not snowy.... Im in Michigan, bought it in Cali and shipped it here last week.
More mods to come- suspension/wheels, etc
Tried to attach a picture, don't know if it worked.


What tail lights are those?

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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:07 pm 
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I bought the LED tail lights on EBAY for the spark/matiz- shipped from china in just over a week. There are some cheaper options also but I did not want to open the stock housings to insert LED units and it would still use the ugly chrome housing.
Why would GM put the ugly ones with normal light bulbs in an EV? I would say cost savings, the LEDs really make the rear look upscale.


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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:15 pm 
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I bought the LED tail lights on EBAY for the spark/matiz- shipped from china in just over a week. There are some cheaper options also but I did not want to open the stock housings to insert LED units and it would still use the ugly chrome housing.
Why would GM put the ugly ones with normal light bulbs in an EV? I would say cost savings, the LEDs really make the rear look upscale.

Any rewriring involved? Do the turn signals flash fast? Any more pics? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:02 pm 
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cool looking tail lights...and yellow turn signals!

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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:45 pm 
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The plug is different from the US spark but I cut off the stock plug and wired it to the LED lights- all the wires are the same colors so very easy. As for the blinking speed, same as stock, you would never know the lights were changed.


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 Post subject: Re: My new (used 2014 spark ev)
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:30 am 
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mitechman47 wrote:
The plug is different from the US spark but I cut off the stock plug and wired it to the LED lights- all the wires are the same colors so very easy. As for the blinking speed, same as stock, you would never know the lights were changed.



Got a link to the ebay item?

Also, can you write-up your protocol for grafting the wiring to the Spark EV?

Thanks! Looks cool!

-Bob K.

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