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Even though I was pretty happy with my axle back muffler and res delete, I ended up with the XFORCE catback exhaust. A last minute impulse buy really, but worth it.

It was a great decision really, because being able to adjust the volume is extremely valuable as a daily driver. There will be times when I need it quiet, and there will be times when I want to cut loose and enjoy the exhaust in all it's splendor. Even with the valve open, it's still decently quiet during cruising situations on the freeway.


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Brought the Tenzo-R Cuzco wheels out of retirement. I've had these for 10 years and they're quite beat up, but I like the style. They are 19x8.5 ET45. I got a great deal on some Bridgestone Potenza S001s in 225/35-19 which helped my decision to bring them back into service.
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This is from the box. Essentially it's for the 2017+ Hyundai Elantra sedan (AD series) or the 2019 Hyundai Veloster.

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Hey mate I've got another question, I'm looking at getting these lowering springs, I've read you say you can use springs that fit the newer Velosters, but my question is, is there anything else I need to get for these to work or is everything included?
 

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Hey mate I've got another question, I'm looking at getting these lowering springs, I've read you say you can use springs that fit the newer Velosters, but my question is, is there anything else I need to get for these to work or is everything included?
According to the person who had them installed, they should just be plug and play. The Eibach springs came with shorter bump stops for the rear for a more comfortable ride. Not sure if these come with bump stops are not. If they don't, you might have to trim the rear factory bump stops to allow for more wheel travel.
 

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Added some cosmetic enhancements while I save up for coilovers:

  • Painted the dipstick and parts of the engine cover in anthracite to theme out the engine bay a bit
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  • Decked out the interior with carbon fiber overlays
  • Wrapped the in-dash silver trim in gloss black as there's only CF for LHD
  • Also wrapped the hazard button in anthracite as well
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Ended up getting these side mirror covers. However they only came in carbon fiber so I had them wrapped in gloss black vinyl. Not sure if I'm sold on the look yet as it takes away from the elegance and gives it a more aggressive, batman'ish gothic style.

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Ended up getting these side mirror covers. However they only came in carbon fiber so I had them wrapped in gloss black vinyl. Not sure if I'm sold on the look yet as it takes away from the elegance and gives it a more aggressive, batman'ish gothic style.

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Hey,
Sick mod overall,
Where did you get the side mirror cover and lip spoiler.

I could never find the side mirror cover and I've been looking everywhere !
 

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Hey,
Sick mod overall,
Where did you get the side mirror cover and lip spoiler.

I could never find the side mirror cover and I've been looking everywhere !
Rear lip spoiler:

For the side mirror covers:
 

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End up getting Brenthon badges. They came in chrome but to keep my dark theme consistent, I Plastidip'd them in black. Turned out ok.

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Rear lip spoiler:

For the side mirror covers:
Thanks alot!

Just ordered my side mirror cover.

But as for the spoiler, you said the stock gt lip spoiler is drilled? The other style you posted will not be big enough to cover it ?
 

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But as for the spoiler, you said the stock gt lip spoiler is drilled? The other style you posted will not be big enough to cover it ?
That's correct. Well, that's how it is for the Australian Cerato. Despite being a small lip, the GT factory lip spoiler was bolted down by x5 bolts (along with double sided tape). When I removed it, it left x5 square holes, so the spoiler I wanted to use wasn't long enough at top to cover the holes. Luckily I had another spoiler that managed to cover the holes.

This is the spoiler I really wanted. It sticks out more to give a bit more aero flow.
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That's correct. Well, that's how it is for the Australian Cerato. Despite being a small lip, the GT factory lip spoiler was bolted down by x5 bolts (along with double sided tape). When I removed it, it left x5 square holes, so the spoiler I wanted to use wasn't long enough at top to cover the holes. Luckily I had another spoiler that managed to cover the holes.

This is the spoiler I really wanted. It sticks out more to give a bit more aero flow. View attachment 80935
Oh shit, what a bummer. I saw little residue of tape sticking out thru the spoiler so i thought it was just glued.

That was the same style I was gonna go for.

Thanks again, Love your mods btw, probably gonna follow lots of your build haha.
 

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For all those who might be wondering how it looks like under the stock spoiler.
Credit : kia forte gt turbo club Facebook
 

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For all those who might be wondering how it looks like under the stock spoiler.
Credit : kia forte gt turbo club Facebook
Excellent! Thanks for the picture! I regret not taking any pictures of mine when I removed it so have a hard time describing the holes to people as they don't believe me.
 

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Hey man I love your build. I have a 2017 Cerato sedan and I’ve been wondering if the same part number for the springs on yours would work for mine?
 

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Hey man I love your build. I have a 2017 Cerato sedan and I’ve been wondering if the same part number for the springs on yours would work for mine?
Unfortunately this is my first Kia so I've got no knowledge or experience with the previous generations. The only thing I could find were Storm springs. Everything else seems to be 2010-2013 and then it skips to 2019+. Weird.

 

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Arith, how did you remove the amber from your headlights? Did you have to pull the headlight assembly? Or did you just tint over it from the outside?

Either way, you've got excellent taste! Your car looks awesome! And without utilizing crazy body kits... It's impressive!
Thanks for the kind words. Luckily for Australia there's no requirement for the amber so it's clear from the factory. Yeah, I remember when I lived in America the amber drove me crazy and I did everything possible to either remove the plastic amber from inside the headlight or ordered headlights from overseas.
You could try tinting the headlights to try to dampen the effect of the amber.
 
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