kschramm
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most bang for buck mod @ $100

Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:24 pm

I was gifted a $100 amazon gift card. I want to use it for our 2016 Leaf S. What upgrade would you make for $100... new speakers, window tint, seat covers, cargo organizers etc.

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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:52 pm

If you have to deal with snow, then Weathertech front floor mats. (The whole set is about $190.)
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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:55 pm

I've purchased the following items for my LEAF from Amazon:

  • ATP RA-136 Carbon Activated Premium Cabin Air Filter
  • Power TechON 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter 12V DC to 120V AC (power inverter, so my LEAF can supply 120V to my house during emergencies)
  • Measurement Limited Accutire MS-5530 Compact 300 PSI 12V Compressor (very compact 12V air compressor)
  • 2 Pack Car Back Rear Trunk Seat Magic Sticker Elastic String Net Mesh Storage Bag (velcro organizer mesh, for trunk area)
  • Konnwei KW902 mini ELM327 Bluetooth wireless OBDII Car Diagnostic Scan Tool (OBDII for LeafSpy use)

I also replaced most of the incandescent lights in my LEAF with LED equivalents, which provide way more bright light while using fewer watts. Finally, I bought a bumper guard rubber strip thingy, as my LEAF doesn't have one and I didn't want my dog to scratch the paint each time he jumped into the trunk. Can't recall the exact descriptions on those last couple of items...
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:02 am

alozzy wrote:[*] Konnwei KW902 mini ELM327 Bluetooth wireless OBDII Car Diagnostic Scan Tool (OBDII for LeafSpy use)[/list]

Do not bother w/the w/KW-902: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=23776.

There's no point in wasting time w/a faulty one if they're still in the channel. There are PLENTY of other non-defective OBD2 adapters compatible w/Leaf Spy.
kschramm wrote:What upgrade would you make for $100... new speakers, window tint, seat covers, cargo organizers etc.

FWIW, I've gotten none of these. I wouldn't waste $ on window tinting, but that's me...

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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:55 am

The cargo organizer is, from what I've read, Crap. Stinky pressed wood chips, ultra-cheap spray-on "carpeting" and no real hinges - just ropes.

One caveat with the front floor mats: they didn't change the design, and while the driver's side fits perfectly, the passenger side has a gap between the vertical portion of the mat and the door frame. I assume that the Nissan mats have the same issue.
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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:40 am

alozzy wrote:I also replaced most of the incandescent lights in my LEAF with LED equivalents, which provide way more bright light while using fewer watts. Finally, I bought a bumper guard rubber strip thingy, as my LEAF doesn't have one and I didn't want my dog to scratch the paint each time he jumped into the trunk. Can't recall the exact descriptions on those last couple of items...


This...and seat covers. There was a group buy on Wet Okole seat covers way back when, so you can buy them "custom fitted" to the Leaf 1.0. Mine are going on 8 years old and still look great!
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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:28 am

Alozzy noted a compact air compressor. There is no need to purchase a separate one if you have the Continental sealer/compressor kit that came standard on USA LEAFs (instead of a spare tire). The compressor works well without connecting the sealer bottle.
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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:46 am

Leaf Spy Pro for $15:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... o&hl=en_US

An OBD extension cable for ~$11:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PAHHWM

And whatever bluetooth OBD-II they're recommending nowadays.
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kschramm
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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:32 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Here is a list of items that I had previously purchased for my Leaf

LELink Bluetooth Low Energy BLE OBD-II

LeafSpy Pro

EV Electric Car 3D Chrome Decal

VViViD White High Gloss Realistic Paint-Like Microfinish Vinyl

ChargePoint Home WiFi Enabled Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger - Level 2 EVSE, 240 Volt, 32 Amp Electric Car Charger, UL Listed, Energy Star Certified, Plug-in Station, 25 ft. Cable

PopSockets: Mount

The new items I just purchased with the $100 gift card are...

Powerbass L2-652 6-1/2 2ohm 2-Way Auto Sound L Series Full-Range Coaxial Car Speakers

LED Monster 2pcs T10 Wedge Best Value Super Bright High Power 3014 18-SMD 194 168 2825 W5W White LED Bulb Lamp for Car Truck Interior Dome Map Door Courtesy License Plate

Rain-X 16 inches 5079274-2 Latitude 2-in-1 Water Repellency Wiper Blade

Rain-X 26 inches 5079281-2 Latitude 2-in-1 Water Repellency Wiper Blades

SEG Direct Black and White Microfiber Leather Auto Car Steering Wheel Cover Universal 15 inch

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Re: most bang for buck mod @ $100

Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:59 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The cargo organizer is, from what I've read, Crap. Stinky pressed wood chips, ultra-cheap spray-on "carpeting" and no real hinges - just ropes.


You must be talking about a completely different product. The ones I bought are stretchy mess, much like light weight bungy cords, with velcro around the perimeter. Works great and provides much more storage in the trunk
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

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