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Hey group. New Forum member here to learn about and contribute new ideas. I am new here, but not to Forums or Modding my cars. Looking forward to my new project.

Pics @ Dealer ...more to come.



 

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I'm new to Kia as well. Welcome, & nice ride!
 

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First MOD...well not really a MoD, but they sure look nice

50% front (tired of being pulled over...cops are ANAL around here)
25% on the rest

Cleveland Public Power in back


Lake Erie


Great Lakes Science Center
 

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Horn Upgrade:

I got tired/embarrassed by the wimpy OEM horn, so I added a little louder horn!

Took me about 30 minutes only.

1. remove pop rivets from top of grill
2. wedge flashlight to hold grill back enough for access
3. remove OEM horn and disconnect connector
4. snip off OEM connector clip
5. add 5" of additional wire and quick connects
4. Install "Bad Boy" horn and connect wiring
7. reinstall rivets

Have Lunch


Horn Installed was this Wolo Bad Boy


Not my car, but sounds like this
 

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Good choice, I had one on a previous miata (nautilus horn - same model as this one) and it helped tremendously to decrease the idiot drivers changing lanes in front of me lol. It was the best mod I had on the car. I need to get another one for the forte!
 

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Update:

Added OEM Leather Steering Wheel (has red thread is this how they all are?)

Only took about 30 minutes. Leather Shifter arriving soon.

 

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PInstripe , Rebadge , Bug Deflector , Sunroof Wind Deflector , Mud Guards , Paint Calipers just a start...
 

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Nice start and additions!
 

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OEM 5-Door rear trunk liner

If you don't have one of these I highly recommend it...



My son is involved in many sports and tends to get very dirty or muddy in bad weather. This is a great problem solver for sports equipment tossed in the back. Can be pulled out and hosed off.

It also segmented in 3 attached parts that allows it to fold up with the floor cover to allow access to the under storage areas...

 

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Also added the Black Meccamachine Badges to the front, rear and steering wheel!

Love the WTF kind of car is that looks...too funneh!



Used the pry the OEM emblem off the horn button idea....works nicely.

 

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You are racking up mods fast, what's next?
 

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After seeing slateracing's diffuser MOD I decided to copy him kinda since I really liked the Tip he chose and there is no way for duals on the 5 unless I figure out how to relocate some major equipment behind the diffuser on the drivers side.

Hope you don't mind man.

Took me about 1 hour to trim the diffuser, cut the turned down section of pipe off and install the tip. I also hit the muffler and pipe with some flat black High Temp Engine paint to help it disappear a little.



Taken before painting muffler
 

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Good luck on finding headlights, especially since the 5 is newer than the Koup!
 

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Hey Max,LOOKING GOOD. I got the hood deflector from the dealer her in Oklahoma City i think it was about $65.00 my price since i bought from that dealer normal price around $80 bucks..the sunroof deflector came from here Sunroof Deflectors, Dual Flap Deflector It's a dual flap deflector so you can direct air down onto the driver or pass..Mud flaps came from dealer.Dealer price's are a little bit high but a lot less hassle.OH the hood deflector will take two people to install Trust me. I also added a little chrome to the rear..
 

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Added the OEM Mud Flaps and painted the calipers red with Ceramic Caliper Paint.






Noticed the license plate lights are asymmetrical tonight....kinda look funny IMO
 
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