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Old 03-09-17, 03:23 PM   #151
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I ordered my new tires for my Volt
Continental Truecontact Tire 215/55R17 Tire 94T
These tires have good reviews.
I hope I like them.

My Michelin defenders lasted 52K they were noisy and reduced range. I really did not like them.

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Old 03-09-17, 04:39 PM   #152
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Obviously inspired by Oilpan's trailer thread on Ecomodder;

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Old 03-13-17, 01:43 PM   #153
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Well, I bit the bullet on a brand new Volt at $29k Saturday. The used one was sold before I could trek up to the dealer (about 2 hours away), but at $29k I got a pretty decent price. First impressions are good. I didn't use a single drop of gas this morning on a 35 mile trip in to work, and I'm hoping I can get enough of a charge during the day to make it back just the same. It probably won't happen to day; our truck heater outlets apparently aren't grounded so it took me until after lunch to find an outlet near a door that was wired correctly. Now I'll have to try to talk corporate into an L2 charger for the couple of people here with PHEV's.
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Old 03-13-17, 02:20 PM   #154
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Congrats! On the new car. Post a picture of it.
You might be the first one on here that has a Gen 2 Volt.

I look forward to hearing how you like it and the EV miles you get.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:34 PM   #155
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All black, including interior. Comfort package which includes the heated seats and steering wheel. Now I just need to take a gander at this charger to determine if it's one of the clipper creek models that can do L2 charging as well. I know the 2016 chargers were, but I'm going to need to crack it open before I start making stupid dangerous adapters and whatnot.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:40 PM   #156
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So far, I love it. I was a little apprehensive after test driving a 2014 last week, as I've not driven an EV before then, but just a few quick jaunts around and I'm already pretty used it and mostly have the regen thing down. The thing certainly throws a ton of information at you which makes it very easy to tell how efficient you're being. I can't help but get the feeling that I'm getting ready to take part in some sort of covert op as I'm sneaking around not making a sound. It's almost surreal.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:42 PM   #157
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Nice looking car. I have heated seats but only front does yours have back heated seats?
That comfort package is worth it. Is it a LT or premier
I like the backup camera also.

I drive in L all the time to get more regen.
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Old 03-13-17, 08:09 PM   #158
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I don't believe the rear seats are heated. I was driving around today in low through the city and it definitely makes life a little easier. On a plus note I was able to take a peek at the innards of the charger that came with it, and it's the same clipper Creek unit from last year. So I make a quick death adapter to supply it 240vac, and it's happily humming along charging at L2 rates.
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Good deal it is a clipper Creek. Post a image of you mod for someone else on here might want to do it. L2 charging is so much better.
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Old 03-14-17, 09:56 AM   #160
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It's not a mod to the actual charger per se. It's literally just an adapter from a 6-50 plug to a 5-15/20 plug. I've linked to an Etsy page where a guy (not me) makes them and sells them mostly just to not steal his picture or credit.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/3843905...level-2-charge

Credit goes to Chris TX on GM-Volt.com for all the initial legwork in early 2016. I believe the Etsy page is his as well.

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