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So what was everyones first modification that they did to their Forte?? If you haven't done anything yet, what is your plan??

First thing I did was went and got the rear windows tinted.
 

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Debadged and ordered colored aftermarket Kia badging. Was really angry at dealer putting plate on front bumper now has three screw holes in it.
 

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Would like cold air kit maybe change out rear diffuser to a similar one with split dual exhaust on either side like the concept model. Led taillights. Hid projectors headlights. Just all in waiting for these things to be engineered and manufactured.
 

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Well, my SX is due to arrive in a week and the first order of business is snow tires! I know, not what you meant. lol!
I have ordered the following altready:
1) "Clear Bra" for the front bumper, hood and headlights.
2) Chrome garnish for the fog lights

3) Chrome garnish for the tail lights

4) Will be tinting the windows when it arrives.
Future plans:
1) Chrome wheels in the spring
2) Trunk and perhaps rear window spoilers

3) Roadruns Front Bumper Valance

4) 7ism Dual exhaust with new Roadruns rear valance



5) At least a K&N drop in filter if not an intake system.
 

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I've been looking at that 7ism dual exhaust for my koup as well, it looks nice and should fit on either side of the diffuser. I got the copperhead color and am going to switch all the kia badging out with tigris emblems, front, back, wheels, and steering wheel:

http://www.koreanautoimports.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1484{2}195

also, adding a spoiler, probably this one:

Custom Style - Lighted Rear Spoiler - 2010 Kia Accessories Forte Spoiler

and underbody lights:

Advanced 3 Million Color USB LEDGlow 4pc Wireless LED Underbody Neon Lighting Kit

I would also like to get the mirrors, handles and fuel door in chrome, but that's not immediate. I am going to put in a high flow filter, maybe K&N. later on I'm thinking of swapping out the catalytic converter with one that is less concerned with fuel economy and emissions and is more performance oriented, should work well with the 7ism exhaust. also, i want a cold air intake, and eventually a turbocharger, just waiting for parts to become available.
 

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I plan on just the simple stuff at first. Probably a K&N intake and a different muffler. Depending on what is available at the time (in 3-4 months) maybe a full exhaust system instead of just a muffler.
 

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first thing i did was put my chrome Autobot emblem on it! sweet! lol
next it'll be a spoiler and possibly some pin-striping. not too sure. i think that within a few more months, the koup will have some pretty nice accesories available via other aftermarket companies.
 

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Has anyone tried smoking out their taillights? I think a black Forte with all black tint and smoked out lights would quickly turns peoples heads and jaws drop.
 

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just waitting for the wife to make up her mind what paint she wants lol
ours will be a sx with the 6 speed , frist mods will be all the ultraracing braces and sway bar , smoke the corners and tints and then rims .
figer out how to make a short shifter , and then maby the rear defuser and a carbon hood .
 

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Added a hard wired Alpine PND-K3 GPS [looks way better than with a geeky power cord hanging down the dash], stereo has all the toys just needed more ooomph, so added a 400W Clarion mono amp and dual 10" Kenwoods in a Bassworx box. Windows were tinted, currently having a JSP Terminator bi-level whale tail style wing added. Next step is to have the rear diffuser painted to match body color and possibly add a ground effects kit, also chrome 5 spoke or drilled Centerline style rims when $$ allows.
 

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Dropped the SX Koup on Eibach springs. Will be adding a turbo kit next spring.
 

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yes remove the air box top and there is a pre filter on the top. removed it and getting more air flow to engine and better throttle response !! the filter in the the top part of the air box will need to drill out the plastic mounting points there is four of them!
 

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yes remove the air box top and there is a pre filter on the top. removed it and getting more air flow to engine and better throttle response !! the filter in the the top part of the air box will need to drill out the plastic mounting points there is four of them!
oh i thought you meant the fabric-like hose from the ram air setup at the very front to the airbox
I was about to say, thats helping to keep water from getting in there lol
I'll have to go out tomorrow and take a look at that airbox again to see this, haven't really checked it out too closely
thank for the tip:)
 

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Window tints will be the first.
 

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yea you have to remove the top of the air filter housing the filter is in that part you will see it when you flip over the top and you will see it , it looks like a small pleeted filter. remove it and reset the pcm by removeing the fuse and the putting it back in after about 3 minutes and let the car idle for 2-3 minutes and then go drive it and listen to the difference when you step on the gas and the nosie when you first start the car, and when you mash the gas peddel!!!
 
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