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Well, I've added a few things to my White Orchid Pearl Touring.

1 - Rear Bumper Guard - Stainless [?] with the name "Insight" clearly visible. NOW people ask even more questions. Ha!
2 - Body Side Molding -- I just like it.
3 - Mud Flaps - OEM (from online source) - I like 'em

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QUESTION ON PADDLE SHIFTERS: I understand the "-" one slows down the vehicle and let's the engine 'brake' coming down a hill but the "+" one also seems to do the same thing. What's the difference, when should I use which one and does it regenerate the hybrid battery better than regular braking?

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+ Increases degenerative braking forces (slows car more) - use when wanting to slow down or down hill
- Decreases degenerative braking forces (slows car less) - use when wanting to increase speed after setting the + lever to slow down.


there are discussions on which offers more regen. - paddles or brakes.
PS_ I don't have an Insight but this is how regen paddles work imo.
 

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Well, I've added a few things to my White Orchid Pearl Touring.

1 - Rear Bumper Guard - Stainless [?] with the name "Insight" clearly visible. NOW people ask even more questions. Ha!
2 - Body Side Molding -- I just like it.
3 - Mud Flaps - OEM (from online source) - I like 'em

Attaching photos.

QUESTION ON PADDLE SHIFTERS: I understand the "-" one slows down the vehicle and let's the engine 'brake' coming down a hill but the "+" one also seems to do the same thing. What's the difference, when should I use which one and does it regenerate the hybrid battery better than regular braking?

Thanks!
Did you do the installs yourself? I’m thinking about takeing on a couple of those, but wondering how hard it is.
 

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I had the car delivered with the same 3 options installed by the dealer. I saw a video on YouTube on the side molding install. Looked simple enough
 

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Nope -- went to my local body shop. Did rear bumper, guard mud flaps, door edge guards (transparent) for less than 100 bucks.
Got OEM parts online. Did tinting through local tint shop. Legal max limit in my state. 35%
 

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I got the splash guards, metal rear bumper protector, and door panel protectors. Used the 50% off coupon since I used the Costco Auto Program to buy my car.
Smart move! I should have waited to get them to put the bumper protector and door molding on so I could use the 50% coupon - but we had them add it as part of the purchase...
 
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