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Hey Folks,

Made my annual trip to Las Vegas last week to see what's new at the SEMA show. I didn't take a ton of pictures since there's so much media coverage, and you can search for the #SEMA hashtag on Instagram. I thought the Kia Soul's were okay, clearly built to get attention, but not really anything you'd want to drive around town. I thought last year's Superheros Kias were a better theme, but I can understand they're trying to sell more Souls.

Got a yard of gloss orange vinyl and decided to add some color to my White Soul. I'm considering wrapping the roof like the Track'ster concept, but it might be a bit too much. We'll see how long I can hold out until the next mod.

Cheers,
Hong
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Hey Folks,

Made my annual trip to Las Vegas last week to see what's new at the SEMA show. I didn't take a ton of pictures since there's so much media coverage, and you can search for the #SEMA hashtag on Instagram. I thought the Kia Soul's were okay, clearly built to get attention, but not really anything you'd want to drive around town. I thought last year's Superheros Kias were a better theme, but I can understand they're trying to sell more Souls.

Got a yard of gloss orange vinyl and decided to add some color to my White Soul. I'm considering wrapping the roof like the Track'ster concept, but it might be a bit too much. We'll see how long I can hold out until the next mod.

Cheers,
Hong
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Two things: I assume that you drove your Soul to SEMA. If that is so, how about a brief on how it handled on the trip. And second, I think with what you have done so far with the orange is OK but that vast expanse of white for the sides throws it off some. Perhaps if you can find some side bumper material like the gen 1s have, you can put them on and cover them in the wrap too. Break up the slab side, add some balance. Just a suggestion.
 

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I'm in SF Bay Area, so it's too far of a drive. Just flew in for 36hrs. :)

I'm going to put the company logo on the sides. Thinking Carrera stripes, but it might be hard to read. Will definitely add more color to the sides so I'm not mistaken for a plumber's van! :)

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Hong
 

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I'm in SF Bay Area, so it's too far of a drive. Just flew in for 36hrs. :)

I'm going to put the company logo on the sides. Thinking Carrera stripes, but it might be hard to read. Will definitely add more color to the sides so I'm not mistaken for a plumber's van! :)

Cheers,
Hong
Good for a tax write off too I supposed :) Looking forward to seeing what it looks like finished.
 

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The one thing (other than the tail lights I haven't liked since the '12 model) I don't like about the '14 is the lack of side body strips (not sure what you call them). The side of the car is too plain with nothing on the doors.

Other than that, love the new Soul. Yours looks nice. I doubt I could ever get the ability to do a wrap.
 

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I think I'd fill in the scooped out area on the sides with the orange and punch out the lettering to let them show through in white - if there are gonna be letters for your biz.
 

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The issue I have is what are you doing for cooling now that you have covered the grille? It will overheat if it doesn't get airflow. Visually it looks good. :)
 

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The issue I have is what are you doing for cooling now that you have covered the grille? It will overheat if it doesn't get airflow. Visually it looks good. :)
Uhm, that part is solid on all the cars. If you look closer, it's black plastic before, and I just wrapped it with orange. Cooling is via the lower grille and oval cutouts in the black plastic.
 

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The issue I have is what are you doing for cooling now that you have covered the grille? It will overheat if it doesn't get airflow. Visually it looks good. :)
its a solid piece on the 2014 model, so it doesn't really matter. It's now part of the front of the hood.
 
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