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    Smile Want to start doing customization to my Velo

    So I want to start doing some customization to my 2012 Base Veloster it is Marathon Blue any suggests? Also nothing that will break the bank yet

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    Yeah, don't do it. Stay stock.

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    I agree with Drews but if you're dead set on modifying your car, you should stick to suspension mods like coilovers, bracing and a good set of tires. Mods to improve your acceleration are close to pointless.
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    Depends what you mean. Modifying for performance, aesthetics or both? I like doing aesthetic changes, but I'm not really into performance stuff. I figured Hyundai did a good enough job making the car fun to drive, I don't need to get into trouble lol.

    If you want ideas, this is my mod list. I've tinted all windows (well, save the windshield lol) 35% ($200), debadged ($0), blacked out the rear Hyundai logo ($5), darkened the tails with niteshade ($5), had the headlights and fog lights opened up and painted to black out the chrome ($380), had red devil eyes installed ($0), painted the rear reflector and front fog black surrounds body color ($250), deleted the rear wiper ($2), did a 6000k HID conversion on the headlights and tail lights (but don't do that unless you get projectors) ($600), plastidipped the exterior B pillar trim (I hated leaving finger prints all over it) ($0), installed a Redline Goods leather shiftboot ($50), had a remote start installed ($460) and got Eibach pro-kit springs ($220).

    My next purchases planned are a mesh grille ($425), vented rear diffuser ($625), customized steering wheel ($550), possibly hydrodipping some interior parts if I can find a good replica of BMW's ash wood laminate ($??), ventvisors ($80), devil claws ($95), possibly a Sequence spoiler (can't make my mind up about that one) ($235) then I'll consider my aesthetics complete. (Until I find some other nifty thing I didn't know exists lol)
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    where did you get your numbers from? they seem really far off to me.

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    *shrug* I just went by what I paid for the stuff I already did and for the stuff I plan to do, it was mostly prices from SoCal Garage Works.

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    that's why lol.

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    lol that bad huh? I didn't really shop around. That carbon diffuser looks real nice though, I think I'm gonna get in on that regardless of the price. I just wish it came in regular black plastic, I'm not crazy about CF.

    Anyway, sorry to ramble in your thread OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strahan View Post
    lol that bad huh?
    Ignore that haters. I've had issues with most vendors - Pierce, Sixth Element, Tippett, So Cal, 845, Damn Fast DD, Turbosocks and all were resolved. Others have reported issues with the likes of BTR, SFR etc. Apart from one really bad vendor, most are pretty good however the wait can sometimes be very frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strahan View Post
    lol that bad huh? I didn't really shop around. That carbon diffuser looks real nice though, I think I'm gonna get in on that regardless of the price. I just wish it came in regular black plastic, I'm not crazy about CF.

    Anyway, sorry to ramble in your thread OP
    So you'd rather have an inferior material so it would be black? It's called paint, you should use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    So you'd rather have an inferior material so it would be black? It's called paint, you should use it.
    Yes, because if it was ABS or something it wouldn't be six freaking hundred bucks.

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    Quit being cheap.

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    I had no qualms dropping six hundred on HID, cheap is not me lol. There is a difference between being cheap and being practical. The stock plastic diffuser seems plenty durable so I don't think wishing for a similar quality piece at less cost is cheap. Cheap would be cutting springs to avoid spending money on the Eibachs heh.
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    Cheap would also be buying eibachs and not upgrading the shocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strahan View Post
    Yes, because if it was ABS or something it wouldn't be six freaking hundred bucks.
    Well you could always buy another Valance panel (866122V521) new cost somewhere between $US210 - $US290, cut out the holes, paint it black and attach mesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuns View Post
    Cheap would also be buying eibachs and not upgrading the shocks
    Yep. But not as bad as cutting springs. The guy I sold my 7 series to did that; I feel bad for the poor car lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by 999RXerox View Post
    Well you could always buy another Valance panel (866122V521) new cost somewhere between $US210 - $US290, cut out the holes, paint it black and attach mesh.
    Meh, I'm lazy I'd rather just buy the carbon one and paint it heh.

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