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Well I guess its about time I've made one of these... I previously drove an 02 GLS Elantra and thats how I got into modding since it was my first car. After finding this site, I've realized that theres more potential in these cars than most people see in it. So thats why after my accident (totalled the 02) I "upgraded" to an 05 model! I liked the 01-03 body more, but I have a thing about used cars... So most of my Audio mods in this new car came straight out of the corpse of my old one, tragic yet that is the circle of life I guess...

Pictures/History:

(pre-Profile) My Alpine Headunit (CDA-9805): I like how at night, its lights match the rest of the green in the dash and console.

My JL Audio 12" W6 with Ported Box: On the top you can see the scars it received from that last car's accident, but luckily it survived and sounds as good as the day I bought it.

My 15x7 Rota Slipstreams (13lbs) with 205/55/15 88V BFGoodrich G-Force Sports (20lbs)

(10/27/05) Audio: JL 500/1, JBL GTO75.4 and Road Rage Capacitor


(11/14/05) Speakers: 2x 6.5" Infinity Reference 6012 si (50rms) , 2x 6x9 Infinity Reference 960 3i (100rms)

(11/19/05) Tiburon Sway Bar w/ Metal Endlinks (No pic): It really is a big improvement over the smaller stock bar with plastic links! (Part#'s 55511-2C100, 2x 55513-2C110 and 2x 55530-29500)

(11/21/05) 35% Tints (No pic): Not so dark (cool) but Great for getting the sun out of my face, plus they are legal.

(11/26/05) MUSSA Type-B Front Strut Bar: Looks good and "feels" good, I think... or it might be a placebo effect but I still like it.

(12/19/05) MUSSA Rear Strut Bar: Nice and Shiny.

(12/20/05) ARK Black Billet Antenna: Shorter than I expected... When they say Four Inches... They mean it.

(04/15/06) Painted License Holder/Finally Clean





(04/17/06) Wendy's EXD Meet North Haven, CT

(05/06/06) Black Rock Park NT Meet Watertown, CT


(05/13/06) Clear Corners and Nightshade Headlights


(05/18/06) Branford, CT


(06/02/06) Installed Kyb Struts and Eibach Springs with Help From Swifty
(06/24/06) West Haven, CT NT Meet


Thats me in front of the car....

(07/17/06) Branford Point, CT





(07/22/06) Lake George CT Convoy Waterbury, CT


(Ghost Ride Da Whip!)

(07/28/06) PIAA Rear Signals (I like how they are blue, match my car's color but shine a really bright white)

Bosch Icon Wipers (Nice and sleek)

(07/30/06) Endless Dreams Amherst, MA




(08/05/06) Kia Front Lip Spoiler Installed (It was a custom hack and isn't 100% perfect but I think it looks good for a first attempt at this type of thing)





Rate My pics In the EXD Gallery

Car Shows:
(07/30/06) - Fifth (of 5) - Endless Dreamz Car Show (Hyundai All)

Compiled Mod List:

OEM Options:
-Moonlite Blue GLS Trim
-Automatic Transmission
-Cruise Control
-Teflon Clear Coat
-Mud Guards
-Floor Mats
-Car Alarm
$15400 (w/interest & tax)

Audio:
-Alpine CDA-9805 Headunit (50 x 4)
-2 x 6.5" Infinity Reference 6012 si (50RMS)
-2 x 6x9 Infinity Reference 960 3i (100RMS)
-Dynomat Around Speaker Adapters
-JBL Grand Touring Series 75.4 II Amplifer (104RMS x 4)
-JL Audio 500/1 Amplifer (500RMS x 1)
-JL Audio 12" W6 SubWoofer with Ported Box (500RMS)
-RoadRage Capacitor (1 Farad)
-Audiobahn Power Fuse/Distributor
-4Gauge Power/Grounds
$2500

Wheels:
-Black Spray Painted Calipers/Drums
Summer:
-15x7 Flat Black Rota Slipstreams 4x114.3mm 40mm offset (13lbs)
-205/55/15 88V BFGoodrich G-Force Sports (20lbs)
-Muteki Black Tuner Lugs
-Chrome Valve Stems
-Hub Centric Rings 67.1mm-73mm
Winter:
-15x5.5 OEM Steelies with Hub Covers (19lbs)
-195/60/15 88H Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus (21lbs)
$900

Suspension:
-Tiburon OEM GT Rear Sway Bar 18mm (yellow dot)
-Tiburon OEM Metal Endlinks
-Tiburon OEM Rubber Bushings
-MUSSA Motor Impact Front Strut Bar (Type-B)
-MUSSA Motor Impact Rear Strut Bar
-Elantra Eibach Prokit Springs (1") 4218.140
-Elantra Kyb GR-2 Struts Front:333205-333206 Rear: 333500-333501
-OEM Lock Nuts (12mm & 1.25pitch) (Fits Kyb Struts)
$750

Exterior:
-Tints (35%) All Around
-ARKSpeedRacing Black Billet Antenna
-05xd's KDM Clear Sidemarkers w/ Clear Bulbs
-Morgasm69you's Nightshade Tinted Headlights w/ Silverstar Brightwhite Bulbs
-PIAA Xtreme White Bulb 1156 Rear Side Markers
-Bosch Icon Front Wipers (420A Driver, 418A Passenger)
-Kia Front Lip Spoiler (86571 2F000 Driver, 86572 2F000 Passenger)
$385

Total Spent: $19935!

Mods Next on my List:
OEM GT Grill (Current: GLS Grill)
HID's (Current: Silverstars)
Optima Yellow or Red Top Battery

Ultimate Future Mods:
BFGoodrich G-Force Sport 225/50/15 V 112.5mm sidewall 23lbs (07/06) Discounttire: 328shipped
Tib Brakes with Steel Brake Lines
Rear Disc Brakes (Current: Drums)
R34 Bodykit
Alpine Stage 1 Turbo (225whp) with Custom Exhaust
C/F Hood (oem style)
Coilovers (Current: Eibach/Kyb)
24mm Elantra GT Front Sway Bar (Current: GLS 23mm)
22mm Rear Sway Bar (Current: Tib 18mm)

Ultimate Goal:
 

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They look real nice. The only thing is is that they need to be bigger....I prefer 17''. Lookin good, keep it up! :)
 

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1995stockcivic said:
looks good man, nice system, what are you pushing the w6 with and running in the cabin?
Thanks guys. Well I'm using the JL Audio 500/1 amp that is pretty much designed to power that sub at about 350-400 watts rms. I used 4gauge wire and a 1farad cap to power it. And for highs I have 4 infinities powered off my Headunit which is probably only 35rms. Depending on the quality of the CD I can blast the volume all the way to max (35/35, with treb lowest, bass lowest and Sub at max (15/15)), But I think I want to get some tweeters to bring up the music in front.
 

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Thanks guys. Well I'm using the JL Audio 500/1 amp that is pretty much designed to power that sub at about 350-400 watts rms. I used 4gauge wire and a 1farad cap to power it. And for highs I have 4 infinities powered off my Headunit which is probably only 35rms. Depending on the quality of the CD I can blast the volume all the way to max (35/35, with treb lowest, bass lowest and Sub at max (15/15)), But I think I want to get some tweeters to bring up the music in front.
nice, except for the infinitys running off the hu, thats defitly not good for them, they NEED an amp, somewhere around 75 rms each, depending on the model, that hu is probly putting out around 20-25 rms at most. i take it your an SPL man? to each his own.
 

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1995stockcivic said:
nice, except for the infinitys running off the hu, thats defitly not good for them, they NEED an amp, somewhere around 75 rms each, depending on the model, that hu is probly putting out around 20-25 rms at most. i take it your an SPL man? to each his own.
If by "SPL" man you mean, someone who enjoys ratting everything in his car and bursting his air drums from massive bass rather than actually music, then yes... yes I am...
 

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Hey man,
Congratulations on your new car. I'm really digging the unique colour choice and the rims look great with it!
WTF! The elantra is still coming with rear drum brakes over there??? That's Hella HARSH.
 

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If by "SPL" man you mean, someone who enjoys ratting everything in his car and bursting his air drums from massive bass rather than actually music, then yes... yes I am...
fair enough, then you defitly need an amp, itll help you lose that hearing faster, make the eardrums pop from bass and bleed from highs....

Im an SQ fan personally
 

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Well I've painted the drums and calipers so no more gray iron/rust in middle of the wheel and today I just got my JBL 750.4 Amp installed! Its awesome! Now i can put the volume to max with the bass up and NO distortion! I guess theres no need for some custom tweeters now. I'll try to take some new pics once the rain stops... someday...
EDIT: Bump up for some new pics.
 

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I like it a lot. I would continue the blacked out theme and black out the chrome on the grille, debadge it, smoke your tails and amber lights up front, and tint the windows :0)

oh yeah and lower it :0))))
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys! Ya the Windows are already tinted (35%)... just no pics of that yet since its winter and the black rotas are off. Right now I havent purchased anything new since its winter and too cold and snowing a lot lately but I will be blacking out more things little by little, and also my horrible license plate holder... if I don't get a nice holder Im better off just painting the yellow letters black.

About lowering, well I do want the cooler look and added handling but I only want a 1-2inch drop (looking to the Eibachs) and also upgraded struts at the same time (so ill probably spend 500-600 depending on installation), but since the car is not even a year old the stock struts are still fine and I guess I'll wait until those go out and get at least another 10-15k before upgrading.
 

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Bump! Some new pics since its clean and I painted my license holder, so now less color clashing.
Nitrous world went down so i have to reload some pics.... and take some newer ones.

Thanks scottie for the pics that actually show for now!!!
 
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