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Ctele02 (actually 05) Profile (Death to all 56k modems!)

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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...


(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)

-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

-Black Spray Painted Calipers/Drums
-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
-15x5.5 OEM Steelies with Hub Covers (19lbs)
-195/60/15 88H Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus (21lbs)

-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)

-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)

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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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.
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...
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.
Ya, im planning on doing that as soon as I upgrade my clutch...
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.
FordFasteRR said:
awesome !

Engine bay pics ?
Engine bay is stock.... not looking to void my warranty or listen to loud droning of an intake and exhaust for only 5 horsepower... at least at the moment.
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!!!
Yep now I have some legendary COTM clear corners that will help me on my path there one day!!!
n0c said:
Sweet nightshaded headlights! Does it dim the output much? Overall 8.5/10.
Thanks alot man, i still need some better pics but it seems to be alrite at night... but i need fog lights to be safe. Also I wanna do my tails as well, and im waiting on my eibach springs/struts.
03SilverBullet said:
Got any pictures of the springs in?
Cmon man you see how ****ty its been out for the past 24hrs....
03SilverBullet said:
Before and After Pics of Eibachs/Kybs
Thanks, well today trying to take sap and **** off of my car I used the wrong rag and rubbed to hard... so now im left with a ton of scratches... hopefully i can hand buff it out or have ill just get it done at the dealer... also from a rock chip i have a rust spot on my hood!
biggiejerseys said:
car looks nice.
Thanks!! I still need to take some newer pics of the car cleaned and with the drop.

Well today went tray-drifting.... got a flat spot on my rear left also in the process ****ed up my rear speakers RCA (easy fix) but the tires (not so cheap) i guess will eventually get swapped (or restrict me from drivin the car lol!) So ya:

Disclaimer: Only attempt tray drifting when you are about to swap tires and the ones you have on (the rear) are old! Also don't have a loose sub box/amp in the trunk... its fun as hell!

For now just gonna order 2 new 205/55s and burn up these rear ones...

Just ordered 2 new 205/55s today.

Edit: Redid the brackets holding my sub, rewired a pair of RCAs, and now
waiting for the tires...
Edit: New Pics up. Got the new tires installed, the car feels just right!

Edit: New Wipers, New Rear Signals, DIYing the Kia Front Spoiler in progress: Kia Spoiler DIY thread

Edit: Next I'm planning on redoing my Niteshaded headlights and Fixing up my Lip kit (painting with krylon fusion spray paint) And some day get my paint touched up.

Edit: My system seems to cut out now... Its late and I dont have a voltmeter but from what i can tell I think (hopefully) i just blew my fuse and not my 4 channel amp aswell... it all works fine for a little and then just will cut out... plus the blue LEDs on the fuse and the amp won't come on eventhough music is playing... weird and im pretty busy this week right now so won't be able to fix until later, so that ticks me off.
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So ya my car = Totalled... was able to get most of my system out except for front speakers and wiring. Don't know if the amps/sub still work but i assume they do. Only able to get 3 of 4 rims... each of the three was quite a deed to get out as Morgan can attest. I "gave" him my ARK antenna, 2 rear Infinity Refs and Rear Mussa Strut Bar since hes helped me a lot in the past. The Springs/Struts/SwayBar/FrontStrut were most likely all destroyed and not worth the time to check.

I'm alive and so are the other people I hit but I'm pretty sure our insurance will be so high that we won't get another "nice" car like an XD in a while.

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Hey im back... the reason is I wanna share my new (used) car! Drum roll please.... its a 2006 Silver Subaru Legacy! Its special edition, non turbo 2.5L (about 170hp) shiftronic automatic transmission and ofcouse all wheel drive. Eventhough it was bought with 15k miles on it, the car feels and looks mint. First impressions are the car is a big step up from an elantra. Although i do miss somethings about the elantra, for example the ergonomics I was more used to in the elantra but thats from about 5 yrs of being in one. The car is MUCH faster but at the cost of being less fuel efficient seeing average 20mpg, but it handles so well and stops so easily. No leaning few bumps are felt and the steering is right straight on. Though I don't think I'll be modifying it anytime this decade... but who knows maybe down the road. Sorry to brag ;) Heres a pic of what I'm talkin about:

If you know any subie sites or anything about the car please share!
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thanks guys! well so far im really liking the legacy and i guess itll stay stock for a while.. even the stock headunit is impossible to do a quick swap without some professional work done. Also being that its not a GT (aka turboed), there is no real aftermarket for it since the GT is a better pathform to start from when dealing with performance. So ya i miss the elantra being that I could do some fun things on the side to it to make it better but this car seems like it would not be as fulfilling or worthwhile and thats my only real problem with it. Btw swifty did you ever get your turbo together?
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