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First I've ever heard of that.

Today I took my little Jem back to the dealer to have a Hood Protector installed. That went off OK. Before I left there, I was joking around with the service writer and one of the techs, saying I hope it doesn't come loose at high speed and fly off.
They said it wasn't guaranteed to stay on at over 100 mph. We all laughed.

Well on my way home at less than 60 mph, one screw came out of the just installed Hood Protector, bounced over the hood and landed in the groove at the bottom of the windshield. When I got home I recovered the screw and stuck it in my pocket. I'll put it back in tomorrow, with Super Glue, and torqued down to spec. Cheech!

Well, at least it's on the car, and should protect the leading edge of the hood, from rocks and Love Bugs.
I had one like it on my 2013 Soul (that I installed myself) and it did a great job.

While at the dealership, I talked to the parts man, and asked him if Kia makes a Trailer Hitch for the 2020 soul, and he said "Yes" and it costs over $300. Yikes!
I put a CURT hitch on my 2013, and it only cost me $159, with wiring harness. Purchased on the internet.

Cheers Mates!
FLH :cool:
 

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With the one screw replaced and torqued down, I just had to snap this picture.

Looks nice and neat.

It's covering up my KIA badge, and one rock chip.

Cheers Mates!
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Looking good FL, especially with the white paint. Hopefully someplace (maybe Form Fit?) will eventually make a bug shield that opens up the Kia badge area.
 

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Looking good FL, especially with the white paint. Hopefully someplace (maybe Form Fit?) will eventually make a bug shield that opens up the Kia badge area.
I've found that Saran Wrap works pretty well.
 

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And, that would be a whole lot cheaper. Except in my case, where a friend bought me the Shield, and my Kia Dealer put it on for FREE.

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The hood protector looks good. I still think you should put white baby moons on the wheels. If I knew how to photoshop I'd create an image of it.
 

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That's OK, my steelies don't have the ridge on them for moons to hang on to, like some older steel wheels did.

Since I already had one screw on the new Hood Protector come completely OUT, this afternoon, in full sun, I took out the remaining screws, one at a time, applied Super Glue to the threads and put them back in as tightly as I could.
Now maybe they will all stay in.

I never had a problem like that on the Hood Protector I put on my Gen-1 Soul.
I learned as a little kid, when I put something together, it needs to STAY together.

Cheers Mates!
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Superglue may have been a little extreme. I would have went with blue loctite. That way you dont end up stripping things when it comes time to remove.
 

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The Super Glue was made by Loctite!
I won't be removing the Hood Protector, because my reason for putting it on...Bugs and flying rocks, won't change.

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Added a little color under hood by having my engine cover hydrodipped.
Car is snow white,and has red trim so..
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Yesterday, I made a short trip out to Walmart for a few essentials.
When I got back home I realized that I had reached a milestone. My Odometer read "10101". Wow!

I seem to be keeping up with a mileage increase of ~1000 miles per month. And, it's all been loads of fun!

Cheers Mates.... Stay safe, maintain your distance, and stay Healthy,
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So what have I done WITH my Soul lately?

Well, two days ago, I got a call from a neighbor lady who was stuck in the sand in the middle of a nearby road.
Briefly, she was really stuck, with the frame of her SUV sitting on the sand in the center of the road.
I installed my Tow Loop in the front of my car, and hooked up a 200' x 3/4" braided nylon rope to my top loop and a point under the back bumper of her car. (a hole in the steel frame)
I was then able to pull her out of the rut she was stuck in. That was the first time I've had to use my 2020 Soul as a wrecker, in the ten months that I've had her. I did that a lot with my 2013 Soul.

Then yesterday, the same lady was out shopping, about seven miles away, and her car would not start. So once again my little Jem was fast to the rescue. 14' Deluxe jumper cables, are a standard part of my Emergency Kit.

With the drought causing our sand roads to turn into dry quick sand, I foresee that I might be called on again to save someone. It's OK though, because I have the experience and the tools to deal with it.

Cheers Mates, Stay Healthy!
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Nice look (y)
 

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Yesterday was Easter and I wanted to get some 'Take Out' for lunch, so I drove to my nearby Beef O'Bradys, ordered some food and sat there in the car while it was prepared.
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With nothing better to do, I pulled out my cell phone and took a pic of the instrument cluster, with the engine running.
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Yes, it was 91 degrees F, outside the car and the odometer is showing 10,500 miles.
The TPMS indicator is ON, because I had to drop my front tire pressure to 20 psi, to give me more traction in loose sand. I had to pull a neighbor lady out of a sand pit.
The engine was just idling at about 700 rpm and the AC was blowing COLD air. Yesterday, Easter, was the hottest day of the year so far. It got up to 101 degrees F, on my front porch.

Here's wishing y'all a great day,
Stay Healthy!
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Yesterday was Easter and I wanted to get some 'Take Out' for lunch, so I drove to my nearby Beef O'Bradys, ordered some food and sat there in the car while it was prepared.
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With nothing better to do, I pulled out my cell phone and took a pic of the instrument cluster, with the engine running.
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Yes, it was 91 degrees F, outside the car and the odometer is showing 10,500 miles.
The TPMS indicator is ON, because I had to drop my front tire pressure to 20 psi, to give me more traction in loose sand. I had to pull a neighbor lady out of a sand pit.
The engine was just idling at about 700 rpm and the AC was blowing COLD air. Yesterday, Easter, was the hottest day of the year so far. It got up to 101 degrees F, on my front porch.

Here's wishing y'all a great day,
Stay Healthy!
FLH :cool:
Hell, I was wondering what happened to you since I didn't see you anymore on the forum - I thought you were dead! Didn't figure you'd sell/trade in Ivanka for something else :D
 

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With the one screw replaced and torqued down, I just had to snap this picture.
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Looks nice and neat.

It's covering up my KIA badge, and one rock chip.

Cheers Mates!
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I just bought one myself. $109 with free shipping. It's on back order though...
 

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Hell, I was wondering what happened to you since I didn't see you anymore on the forum - I thought you were dead! Didn't figure you'd sell/trade in Ivanka for something else :D
JD,
Yup, I'm right here, but, Ivanka (aka, Gertrude) went to the car auction 11 months ago, and I drove home in a brand new 2020 Soul LX. It was definitely a Step UP! Cost me a lot more money too!

The little flag by your name says you're in Verona Italy. My first serious girlfriend's name was "Verona".
I always thought you lived in the USA. ???
How are you getting along with the "Stay Home" rule?

It's good to hear from you again,
Cheers Mate!
FLH :cool:
 
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