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I'm the 4th owner. In the beginning of owning a Kia/Hyundai vehicle was new to me & a damn hassle. It's been a growing on me thing that has grown to I love my old 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX.

Hoping to keep, maintain & drive my Forte for as long as I can.
 

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Have you installed badges on the front and rear since these pictures?
K&N Intake?
What about light upgrades - LED mirrors and LED taillights?
 

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Have you installed badges on the front and rear since these pictures?
K&N Intake?
What about light upgrades - LED mirrors and LED taillights?
My 2011 had LED tail lamps from factory and the mirrors are bit of trouble to change out just the bulbs.
 

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My 2011 had LED tail lamps from factory and the mirrors are bit of trouble to change out just the bulbs.
2010 didn't have LED taillights - I wish mine had come with them - and also in 2011 the mirrors had neater LED mirrors instead of the 2010's incandescent lighted mirrors - I put those on my 2010 Koup SX and wife's 2010 SX sedan.

You can tell a 2010 by the mirrors!

My old 2010 Koup SX (RIP) with the LED mirrors - daughters 2010 Koup EX, with original mirrors, behind.

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2010 didn't have LED taillights - I wish mine had come with them - and also in 2011 the mirrors had neater LED mirrors instead of the 2010's incandescent lighted mirrors - I put those on my 2010 Koup SX and wife's 2010 SX sedan.

You can tell a 2010 by the mirrors!

My old 2010 Koup SX (RIP) with the LED mirrors - daughters 2010 Koup EX, with original mirrors, behind.

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Now that makes sense..easier to get the parts from a 2011 and put them on the 2010.
 

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After doing the brake light mod. The mod let me upgrade to 1157R from 1156C. I get 4 running (on with headlights) & brake lights..

1157 is a dual filament bulb/LED.
1156 is a single filament bulb/LED.

Only the headlights & fog light5are glass bulbs. Everything else is LEDs.
 

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No, I haven't on the broken K emblems. I want to buy the same broken K emblems that lasted 11yrs like mine did. I do see them.on ebay/Amazon. Meh,
 

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Changing all the fluids before they all go bad or I keep putting on the later list. The fluids were still in good age & condition. Just doing them anyways.
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I painted the muffler on my 2013 Chrysler 200 with high temp grille paint. Flat black. I hated the way the muffler on the 200's stood out like a sore thumb.
 

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It looks great, looks brand new. I've never heard of anyone painting exhaust parts before. Was there any smell for the first few drives? I wonder how it will hold up over time.
Smell was for only for a few minutes. I did a full flush & fill of the radiator coolant/Antifreeze while on the 4 jack stands.

I do need to drive to the carwash to wash off the old radiator fluid that splashed every where. I don't like a mess.
 

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High heat Krylon aluminum works well on exhaust pipes -(engine paint). NOT worth it on exhaust manifolds!
 
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