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Factory specs for camber angle I think are: -0.37° ± 0.5 - will your settings cause outer tire wear? Your toe in is within specs: Total : 0.1° ± 0.2°
 

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Factory specs for camber angle I think are: -0.37° ± 0.5 - will your settings cause outer tire wear? Your toe in is within specs: Total : 0.1° ± 0.2°
I usually find increase in outer tire wear not so much from camber, more like a combination of negative camber and bad toe setting, mostly from bad toe settings accelerating outer wear.

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After driving around on lowering springs, I've decided to look into coilovers, again. I'm not satisfied with just springs. I usually do upgraded shocks and struts, but none are available.

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After driving around on lowering springs, I've decided to look into coilovers, again. I'm not satisfied with just springs. I usually do upgraded shocks and struts, but none are available.

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What is it you are not happy with? Hard ride?
 

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Those look good and the features are nice. I decided on ST Suspension XA coilovers.

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The springs started getting noisey when turning the steering wheel. I installed a set of spring silencers from Tein and placed them where the OEM put theirs. That fixed it.

Afterwards, i nstalled some Eibach spring rubbers. They are the 60 durometer polyurethane. It brought back the smoothness of the OEM spring while maintaining the lowered ride height. Maybe i got a set of bad springs for the front? H&R lists the same front springs for the diesel models, too, and my front end is well within the weight as listed in the paperwork specs. It was a big improvement in ride and steering feel, but it's and eyesore with a huge piece of polyurethane wedged between the spring coil. Im betting the new coilovers will give me what i was looking for (i hope).

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Pic of the Eibach spring rubbers, Tein spring silencers, and the "just installed" Tork Motorsports front control arm supports. Seems to be popular with Veloster N folks (control arm supports).


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I like those Tork Motorsports front control arm supports!

Please stop posting new stuff..I can't help myself...LOL!
 

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I had these sitting in the garage for almost a year. After watching all the scary youtube vids scratching up their Forte's and taking so much time to remove an emblem, i decided to say "Eff it"!

It wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. It only took me 5 minutes to remove and install each emblem. All it took was my plastic interior removal tool from my car electronic install tools and done without any drama.

Those youtube vids had me scared.


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The badge mod matches well with the darkened chrome of the grill and the gloss black accents on the bumper. I think it makes it more upscale and sporty looking. The OEM KIA badge kinda looked out of place.


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The blue Duralast jackstand?



JK!!!

Look forward to your feedback on the coil overs.
 
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