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    Wink New to Kia!

    Hey all!

    New to Kia here. I've always been a huge Subaru guy, still am, but have really taken a liking to these turbo Fortes.

    Bought new in February, have about 9,000 miles on her as of right now. I seem to be getting about 30-34 mpg in my area. Highway trips are usually around 27. Mine is a loaded SX with a manual.

    I've done a few tasteful mods here and there. Nothing engine wise, just little exterior things. The Rally Armor flaps is a nice addition! If you all are thinking about it then you should do it! I left mine a little high just because I need the ground clearance where I live and I would cringe if I could hear any scraping.

    As part of that I was wanting to do a front license plate delete. But this damn plate holder is going to leave 4 screw holes in the carbon fiber trim piece. What have you all done with these 4 holes? Or does anyone have a hook up on a part number for the piece so I can just buy a new one?

    Thanks!
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    welcome

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    Welcome!

    Nice looking car, as for plugging the holes you can use any standard plug like this: buy a few because I'm not sure how long they'll stay in unless you secure them somehow:



    or perhaps a rubber grommet:

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    Nice shots great looking car so far!
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    Welcome, loving the white!
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    Welcome! the car looks great
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    15 White Forte5 SX manual

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    Welcome to the forums! Nice looking Forte5

    What Subaru are you coming from?

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    Did you the veloster mud flaps or the universal flaps for yours?

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    Welcome.
    Nice ride. Sure would like to retire in ID someday soon. lol
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