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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ Member's Mod Lists _ Summer 'To-do' list or wish lists?

Posted by: Kate31 Mar 5 2013, 09:31 PM

It is now March, spring and summer will (hopefully) be approaching fast! So I'm curious, anyone have plans for their cars this summer? Having wishful thoughts about what you would like to do? Lets hear them!

Posted by: Alex2013GT Mar 5 2013, 10:18 PM

Geez, my to do list is far longer than my budget. . . Some things I would like to do this summer include the following:

Wash, wax and clay the car
Remove the vinyl pinstriping
Tint the windows 20% around
Install a K&N Typhoon Intake
Do something with the wheels, either plastidip or something like http://www.koreanautoimports.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=31_598&products_id=11464

Really not sure what I will actually do. Of course there are many other things that I would love to add, but that would be purely dreaming! laugh.gif

Posted by: hyundave Mar 5 2013, 11:49 PM

QUOTE (Alex2013GT @ Mar 5 2013, 10:18 PM) *
Geez, my to do list is far longer than my budget. . . Some things I would like to do this summer include the following:

Wash, wax and clay the car
Remove the vinyl pinstriping
Tint the windows 20% around
Install a K&N Typhoon Intake
Do something with the wheels, either plastidip or something like http://www.koreanautoimports.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=31_598&products_id=11464

Really not sure what I will actually do. Of course there are many other things that I would love to add, but that would be purely dreaming! laugh.gif


Noo don't do that carbon fiber overlay. Their carbon fiber overlays do not look good I had some before and ended up taking it off (c pillar). Plus I just think those look cheesy. Definitely go plastidip. Get creative with it like I did with my rims!

Posted by: Alex2013GT Mar 5 2013, 11:54 PM

QUOTE (hyundave @ Mar 5 2013, 11:49 PM) *
Noo don't do that carbon fiber overlay. Their carbon fiber overlays do not look good I had some before and ended up taking it off (c pillar). Plus I just think those look cheesy. Definitely go plastidip. Get creative with it like I did with my rims!

Thanks, I appreciate the input. I was definitely leaning more towards plastidip, but that pushes me over the hump. I had mixed feelings of how those looked anyways. Did you put your car up on stands and take all wheels off at once? How long does it take to dry? Trying to figure out how long my car would be out of commission.

Posted by: RPW00Mirage Mar 6 2013, 08:36 AM

trade up for a v-turbo. install my poly engine bushings. put on my red wheels. enjoy smile.gif

Posted by: rstnick Mar 6 2013, 10:40 PM

Two weeks to Spring!

Some things to do:

Good clean and wax.
Buy rims for Summer tires.
Tint windows.

Those are the things that will happen.

What I'd also like to do:

Fit rear hatch spoiler.
Black out some items.
Some side stripes.
Lower car.

Posted by: The Gegenator Mar 6 2013, 11:10 PM

Body stuff. Mechanically, the car will be 100% sound after doing the front suspension (have all the parts, just need the time to do it!)... I plan on re-coating the underside to protect against rust, repainting the interior, and some minor exterior body work/painting.

Posted by: kevinatfms Mar 7 2013, 11:51 AM

my list, probably wont all be done this summer as my mustang needs to be changed up a bit.

finish nitrous install
dyno nitrous and see what it puts down
poly bushing install(maybe next weekend?)
new clutch & flywheel(due to nitrous)
braided brake line install
fix a pillar panel
replace some body panels with prepainted used parts(got lots o dents)
205/55r15 summer tread tires instead of my 195 A/S tires
replace rear sway endlinks(starting to clunk)
replace front lower control arms due to bushing wear and balljoint wear
install some new seats as mine are moldy and rotten from sunroof leak(corbeau sports look nice for a DD)

Posted by: CitizenPie Mar 10 2013, 09:35 PM

I'm going to shoot with the family and, more importantly, go to drive my Elantra to YNP with my family. YNP is the greatest place on Earth. If you haven't been, it's worth the trip.

Posted by: rstnick Mar 30 2013, 12:24 PM

QUOTE (rstnick @ Mar 6 2013, 11:40 PM) *
Two weeks to Spring!
Some things to do:
Good clean and wax.
Buy rims for Summer tires.
Tint windows.


Got new rims today!
Tint soon.





Posted by: Red Elantra GT Mar 30 2013, 09:27 PM

Hey-Liking those rims. Haven't seen them before. Good choice.

Posted by: rstnick Mar 30 2013, 09:51 PM

Yeah they do look good.
Was not my first choice.

Had to clean her again as I rode through a bit of mud when those pictures were taken above.
Took her out for some cleaner pictures:




Posted by: bhorste Mar 30 2013, 10:03 PM

Unfortunately for me, most of the "mods" I'll be doing will be to my house. So far this year, I've installed a new ceiling fan *and* box in our 3rd bedroom, rewired the switch so that fan and lights are on separate switches and painted the room. Next up, new switches for the other 2 bedrooms as well as the kitchen lights (ceiling fan and track lights over sink are on same switch, want them separate), baffles and blown-in insulation, and then it's just a matter of kid-proofing everything. Fortunately we have time for that.

As for the car, I'm just hoping to get the slider for my sunroof fixed before summer. I miss it. Plus I'll get to do the timing belt and water pump on the wife's ride... REALLY not looking forward to that, but glad I'll have air tools for the job this time.

Posted by: xbiggz Apr 1 2013, 08:23 AM

My to do list for the summer got a lot easier..

H&R Coil Springs (ordered)
Monroe Front struts + Rear shocks (ordered)
http://www.wheelcollision.com/wccpix/70778B.JPG Elantra Touring wheels, with new tires (Hopefully)


Posted by: Bobzilla Apr 1 2013, 10:25 AM

Coilovers are ordered.
New BFG Rivals for the Kosei's.
Seat time seat time seat time.

Sell the friggin vette.

Posted by: rstnick Apr 1 2013, 02:33 PM

QUOTE
Some things to do:
Good clean and wax.
Buy rims for Summer tires.
Tint windows.


Got the windows tinted today.
Even got a strip across the top of the front windsield, as the Touring's windshield is so tall, and I find we leave down the sunvisors most of the time.





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