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Gonna combine these since they are so utterly simple, but virtually necessary.

First up, we have the eBay no-brand Smoke colored vent visors. Used to allow you to leave your windows cracked a bit to let heat out in the summer (Helps save your tint), or if you smoke, let you smoke in your car a little easier and helps keep ash outside.

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Clean off the area above your window with running alcohol, dry it off completely, Peel of the covering on the tape, and slowly stick in place.
Rock it a couple times and work it into place, pushing at the base to make sure there is good contact. Done..






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Next Up, Wide Angle stick on mirrors.
Its no secret that the veloster has a couple pretty nasty blind spots, and this is likely the best 5$ you can spend on this car to avoid stupid accidents.
These were 5$ at Advanced Auto, they have about 10 different types. I prefer the circular ones as they allow for adjusting. Some of them are solid and have no adjustments.

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Last up is the rubber Trunk tray.
I dont know if this is exactly like the one that comes with the cars but mine didnt have any extra accessories except the homelink mirror so I had to buy this as extra. For anyone else that didnt get one with their car This thing is actually designed very well but note that it will requires some spots to be cut out to uncover things like the seat hooks. Something I didnt notice until I bought it was that this cargo tray also has flaps to cover the back of the seats, split in the right spots, and has velcro to make it stick to them. All in all this little tray will be a life saver for the interior as it seems that water on the back doesnt have a good place to roll off so it drips into the trunk area when opened. Ive already got my little winter emergency kit back there in case I need it.

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Great ideas! I'm definitely setting something up in my trunk, I have to have an emergency detail kit on hand in case i have to clean my matte grey away from home.
 

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The cargo tray and net were in my car when i bought it. I was ambivalent about but it has grown on me. I did have to fix the sea back cover as the dealer was unable to install it properly but that is minor compared to having it in there as i use the trunk area every day. If you don't have i do reccomend it.
 

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There is a way to avoid buying the blind spot mirror. I got this online, and also read it in a car mag a year or two ago, I use this method and have learned to drive with out having to look over my shoulder ....... Step 1: Start by setting your rear-view mirror as you normally would.

Then, lean your head all the way to the left so it touches the driver's window. From that position, set your left side-view mirror so you can see the back corner of your car. Now lean the same distance the other way, and set your right side-view mirror the same way.

Now, here's what happens. When a car comes up behind you, you should first see it in your rear-view mirror. But as it passes you (let's say on your left), you'll see it move to the left side of your rear-view mirror. And as its left headlight disappears from your rear-view mirror, it should instantly show up in your left side-view mirror. There should be no delay. It should slip from one to the other, so you can always see it.
 

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There is a way to avoid buying the blind spot mirror. I got this online, and also read it in a car mag a year or two ago, I use this method and have learned to drive with out having to look over my shoulder ....... Step 1: Start by setting your rear-view mirror as you normally would.

Then, lean your head all the way to the left so it touches the driver's window. From that position, set your left side-view mirror so you can see the back corner of your car. Now lean the same distance the other way, and set your right side-view mirror the same way.

Now, here's what happens. When a car comes up behind you, you should first see it in your rear-view mirror. But as it passes you (let's say on your left), you'll see it move to the left side of your rear-view mirror. And as its left headlight disappears from your rear-view mirror, it should instantly show up in your left side-view mirror. There should be no delay. It should slip from one to the other, so you can always see it.

I'm always flabbergasted at how people set their rearview mirrors. I have always set mine in a similar manner. I point it so I can see the blind spot of the car. That's what it's for. Point em further out and you will always know exactly where any car on the side of you is. I can pass and weave in and out of traffic without ever turning my head.
 

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I have always set my mirrors out this way as well, but these do not angle out far enough for me still (the first time I've encountered this problem BTW). I'm assuming you installed these round mirrors on both sides? OOPS< I SEE THE PIC WITH THE SECOND ONE!:cool:
Not sure if it's just me but since we do have these mirrors cranked out to max, I find the inside of the mirror body kicks off a reflection that's rather distracting. I was considering painting the area matte black to defeat this.
 

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There is a way to avoid buying the blind spot mirror. I got this online, and also read it in a car mag a year or two ago, I use this method and have learned to drive with out having to look over my shoulder ....... Step 1: Start by setting your rear-view mirror as you normally would.

Then, lean your head all the way to the left so it touches the driver's window. From that position, set your left side-view mirror so you can see the back corner of your car. Now lean the same distance the other way, and set your right side-view mirror the same way.

Now, here's what happens. When a car comes up behind you, you should first see it in your rear-view mirror. But as it passes you (let's say on your left), you'll see it move to the left side of your rear-view mirror. And as its left headlight disappears from your rear-view mirror, it should instantly show up in your left side-view mirror. There should be no delay. It should slip from one to the other, so you can always see it.

Have been using this method for years
 

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I like the window guards, they are more flush and stealthy than I thought. I have been doing the same, I have no use in seeing my own side panels I already spend enough time staring at them haha. I would still buy the mirrors and put the right one on to parallel park. At my GF's house the curbs are uneven, broken, and sideways and have cost me over $250 in rim repairs. Well worth the $5.
 
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