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Hey, looks amazing, can you share links and time to install? Also - what’s your average mpg after all this?
Thanks!
Work is crazy atm but I can tell you that aside from the lift kit and wheels, I pretty much found all of the products on this forum, so it shouldn’t be hard to find links.

My MPGs took a serious hit, but it has been totally worth it IMO. Honestly, they were never because I live in hilly California and I don’t drive like an inconsiderate hybrid douche, but here are the average numbers:

Stock MPG: 37-39
MPG after wheels and tires: 33-35
MPG after adding the lift kit: 29-30

Best of luck! PM me if you have any questions.
 

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I used the black embelem overlays for the sides and plasti-dipped the logos in the back. If I could do it over again, I would dip all the logos, it looks much better in a matte black than the glossy overlays.
Man how easy are they to get off and put back on? I'm petrified of screwing this up.
 

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Man how easy are they to get off and put back on? I'm petrified of screwing this up.
Initially I put the overlays on all around and realized I HATED it. It makes the font of the letters all chunky and fat and looks like cheap plastic. So I peeled them off the back and plasti-dipped them. Note—they were hard to peel off, likely because the heat had glued them pretty well to the overlays. In order to get the residual glue off I had to use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber towel. This was such a tedious process that I decided to leave the overlays on the sides. I will likely take them off when I feel like wasting another afternoon.

My advice: don’t buy the overpriced overlays and just plasti-dip them yourself. It’s super easy and there are a ton of instructional videos.
 

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Wow, this looks so mean and so clean! I wonder if it wasn't lifted if the wheels would still fit, and if I could get away with using 245/65/18 on my XSE Hybrid.
The tires and wheels fit fine before the lift, rubbing was extremely minimal and only happened when I did sudden sharp turns.
 
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