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    Default Mad tyte KDM build

    Here is what I started out with. 33,000 miles for only $6k. My dad owned the car so I knew it was taken care of good.





    I did some saving and bought some parts. I bought lowering springs and have been kicking myself in the ass for not saving and getting coilovers. So the lowering springs are just temporary until I can get coilovers. All the parts were installed by me at my cousins shop out in Albany. Pics:





    It made the car look something like this:



    ....and that is when I realized I needed to go lower than 1.5 inches.

    Then I decided to get some rims and tires which pretty much put me close to my budget for this summer. I installed it all and it looks like this:



    So the car sits something like this now:





    lol at my car
    Last edited by andybob; 05-01-2011 at 08:03 PM.




    The Kia has been parted.

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    Um... cool.
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    A surprisingly nice kia. just needs moar low.
    Where are you specifically in upstate new york?

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    Not a car you typically see modded but it's unique! Not sure I'd spend 6k on a Kia but it's always easier and smarter to buy cars from relatives. I think it'll look sick when you get the coilovers. Good start though

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    somthing differnt, g/l with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ztman92 View Post
    A surprisingly nice kia. just needs moar low.
    Where are you specifically in upstate new york?
    I'm about an hour South of Utica, in a little town called New Berlin.

    As for those that ask, why a Kia? I say, why the hell not? Sure, they aren't quite as nice as a Honda or a Toyota, but they are cheap cars surprisingly well built. From an engineering standpoint, the car drives well, handles decent, and the motor and transmission combo is pretty good. There are a few places where they definitely skimped to make the car more cheap, like in the body sheet metal. It's thinner than hell, and the paint isn't that great, but hey, whatcha gonna do.

    While lurking around this site I see a hell of a lot of BMW's, Honda's, Nissan's, Lexus', Infinity's, etc, so I figured a Kia is a perfect car to build. It's gonna stick out like a sore thumb, but that is just what I am looking for. I want people to think, man, I never thought you could make something like that out of that car.




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    i like the wheels. its always good to see someone working on a car out of the norm =]
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    I have been searching around and there is pretty much only 1 company that sells specific coilovers for my car. Too bad I placed an order from them 7 weeks ago and I still have nothing. Needless to say, I am not going to spend $1200 on coils from them, and support their shit business.

    I know coilovers from an 03 and up Tuburon will fit my car with no modification, so now the saving part comes into play. I know to get this thing to the perfect stance, I am going to need some smaller rims. I like the 17's that I have, but I think to have this thing scraping I am going to have some serious rubbing issues.

    Anyone have some rim ideas? I am thinking steelies....

    Pic of the coils I am diggin' on, Megan Racing:

    Last edited by andybob; 08-16-2010 at 07:31 PM.




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    IMO, the blacked out tails need to go. Everything else is good though, keep on moving forward.

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    pchop of what it could look like:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt_pnw View Post
    IMO, the blacked out tails need to go. Everything else is good though, keep on moving forward.
    I'm pobably going to keep them smoked out. I have a lot of effort into them because I painted them once, and it sucked, so I had to wet sand them back down so I could paint them again.

    I'm gonna get tints eventually, and I think I might smoke the corner lights or just clear them out.

    I wanna keep this beotch blacked out, 'cause that's what I dig.




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    buy my lowering springs and it will be that low. haha also lets trade wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingston View Post
    buy my lowering springs and it will be that low. haha also lets trade wheels
    No way in the world I will get rid of the rims, unless that is I can find something with less offset and an inch wider, but I don't have the funds right now...lol

    As for the springs, I am just goona save for some coilovers, fo sho.




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    Quote Originally Posted by andybob View Post
    No way in the world I will get rid of the rims, unless that is I can find something with less offset and an inch wider, but I don't have the funds right now...lol

    As for the springs, I am just goona save for some coilovers, fo sho.
    haha i dont blame you either way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybob View Post
    No way in the world I will get rid of the rims, unless that is I can find something with less offset and an inch wider, but I don't have the funds right now...lol

    As for the springs, I am just goona save for some coilovers, fo sho.
    I'd say keep it on 17", but much wider ones so you can stretch some tire on there.

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    its so hard to find a deal on 4x114.3 wheels! especially wide 17s

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    Right now I am thinking of heading more into the low and tucked form, rather than poked. The big reason is I just bought these rims a month and a half ago and won't be able to splurge for nice rims for a while.

    I really just want to get this thing low and scrapin'. I managed to scrape a little going into a driveway today and it kinda made me happy in my pants. My brother even said, "you want to go lower than this." My response was, 'I want to be so low and roll hard that I have to park on the street." He lol'd

    Fortunatly for me, my oil pan is above the front crossmember.




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    So I have been doing some thinking.

    I am for sure going to save for some coilovers. The Megan ones will fit the bill ok so now I just have to save for them. I am hoping by next summer when school is all over with.

    As for wheels, I like the 17's I have, but I want something more aggressive and better looking. I'm thinking 17x8.5 et 30. The bolt pattern is 4x114.3.

    I'd like to see if Rotiform could make me these in that spec:



    Opinions on other wheels that would look good?




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    if your gonna go custom go as wide as possible

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    adapters or a re-drill

    Jacques Cousteau could never get this low

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    moar lows

    Front is now 2.5" from stock, and rear is just about a 2.25" drop from stock.

    From ground to fender its 24 1/4"

    I still need moar lows, but I think I am on the right track.







    Oh yeah, and my car is filthy as fuck.
    Last edited by andybob; 02-20-2011 at 07:39 PM.




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    please clean your rotors and hubs, thats like my biggest pet peeve, especially when alot of attention is focused on your wheels.
    your on the right track though

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    Lower it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by low.slow.celi View Post
    please clean your rotors and hubs, thats like my biggest pet peeve, especially when alot of attention is focused on your wheels.
    your on the right track though
    I'll have new ones by next year. These will be beat by the end of winter.




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    not bad for a kia. hahaha

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