2018 Prius c three tangerine splash pearl

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  1. Subaru

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    Hi all, I just purchased a used 2018 Prius c and had a couple questions:

    1) what is the model(?) code? NHP10H?
    2) it came with a front license plate holder already installed. However, Indiana does not required front plates. Unfortunately, when I removed the plate holder there were 4 large holes. We’re there originally plugs there that I can order? I think I found some plugs for the two smaller screw holes.
     

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    NHP10 is the model code. I haven't noticed it with an H on the end.

    You can get round bumper plugs in matching colors but I don't know of anyone producing plugs to fit the contour cuts for the upper mounting holes. (We don't use front plates in PA either)

    You may be able to get oversize round plugs and hand-trim them to fit, or even re-cut the bumper cover cuts to be round for better fit. I hadn't thought about that until just now.

    Ultimately we decided the best solution for us was to keep the bracket and hang a decorative plate.

    Welcome & good luck!
     
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    Update, I bought some plugs in black and some color match paint. I’ll have to trim the holes a little but should look better when completed. I’ll post a picture when done.
     

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    Hey congrats on the "C". Hope you enjoy it. I took mine out for a long drive this weekend all the way up to Peru. For about 3 or 4 minutes I was right behind a driver in the right lane on 465 also in an Orange C. They seem to be a bit rare around here as I've only ever seen a handful of Orange ones. Who knows maybe that was you.
     
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    Ha, not me. I haven’t driven it much yet. I’m planning some mods before I make it my daily. Suspension, clear bra, fogs, side skirts, splitters, underbody work...and was thinking about silver racing stripes...lol. Just to make it a little fun project. Wish i could pull a little more torque out of the motor. So easy to do on my boosted Subaru. What about sticking a resistor in the feed to to Ecu signal for motor output/current demand from the battery it might trick the ECU to supply more power...idk
     
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    Theoretically the car can be re-programmed to allow a deeper draw against the battery during acceleration. Naturally this would result in longer engine-on cycles and the MPG would drop accordingly. That's also going to cause more heating in the battery, which is vented to the cabin. In summer weather it would increase air conditioning demand.

    The extra electrical load and associated heat load would reduce the overall life of the traction battery. Tough to say how much impact, but if you are used to tuning Subarus then you probably already know what it is like to buy a multi-thousand dollar part a bit earlier than usual.

    Somebody managed to get a little extra by installing extra conductors around the shunts for the MG2 motor. Basically it fakes out the ECU into thinking it isn't delivering quite enough current to the motor, so it puts a little extra mustard on.
     
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    Looks better. I’ll have to clean it up when the weather is warmer...
     

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    Did you not just want to buy the black insert that comes with the cars?

    These look good, though!
     
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    Now that I see it on the car I think you've missed an opportunity for a spider's worth of googly eyes.
     
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