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Old 07-29-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
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so my friends decided hes going to turn his elantra into . . . a slightly faster slow car. he came over last night. the plan: were going to install a fenderwell intake. cool i say. ive never done it before, but since im going to do it to my car when i get a chance, wouldnt hurt to practice on his car

lesson number one: if anyone ever tells you that a resonator on an elantra just "pops out", call BS and make them pick up the pile. sure, itll pop out. if you remove the bumper. we didnt want to, so we fiddled with it for a long while, taking the wheel off and taking the fenderwell off, and the battery, and the headlight, and yadda yadda. finally with no luck yet, i decide "screw it". compress the hose, pull really hard, find out i forgot a nut, pull really hard again after taking the nut off, slam hand into fender, mutter choice words, and continue pulling. eventually, i was able to get it out. pops out. im going to kill whoever said that. anyway, long story short and three trips to autozone (plus two to walmart) later, we put it in. sure, it said that the intake would fit, but they lied. lied. lied. lied. liars. it didnt fit, but we made it fit. and now its well after midnight, he just left.that was fun. im going to have to never do that on a hyundai again.

but heres my hyundai rant. they took the intake from the engine, put the filter in the box about 3 inches from the motor, then ran what was essentially a 2.5 inch hose from that down into the fender then up behind the headlight. back into the engine compartment, where it was pulling the air from. total weight, like 5-10 lbs for what was basically a hose to run into the fender and back up in front of the battery (amounted to about 6 inches difference in the engine compartment, but they used a good 4 feet of hose to get there plus a resonator).

the shortest distance between two points? not a straight line in korea.


. . . . okay im done. well not quite. those clips were a pita to get off.
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:16 AM   #2
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well the question is there alcohol involved .lol. well I can understand your post I looked at getting a hyundai due to a friends suggestion and I almost laughed in the salemans face after taking a close look at it 10 years 100,000 and then I had another friend who was just driving and blew up right after the 120,000 mark and he said that it was great when he was renting it and only had 25,000 of course it is going to run great it is almost brand new
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Well irregardless of their strange intake designs, I was kind of under the impression that in recent years, Hyundai had started to build a good product that was really giving the other imports some competition, of course all the cars mentioned here are a little older I guess.

I know Hyundai has always had a reputation for being cheap crap, but I thought they had turned it around, they have one car I particularly like, I cant remember what its called, but I know it looks really luxurious, almost Benz-like with the dual rounded headlights and stuff.

I also like the Tiburon, but only the GT has any real balls. Theres a couple in my town that are all riced out, and one is a GT, ive seen him pull out of my station several times and go WOT, and that car doesnt stick around for long and it usually has a tire screaming fit before it does leave.
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I know Hyundai used to use Mitsubishi components, I do not know if they still do. I do know that Kia uses alot of parts and chasis from Hyundai, which is how Kia can offer the same warranty Hyndai does.
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Hyundai'* pretty solid right now... they still have to deal with the old stigma of the 90'* and the old school Pony/Stellar of the 80'*. I'd love to have a new V6 Sonata
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I know Hyundai used to use Mitsubishi components, I do not know if they still do. I do know that Kia uses alot of parts and chasis from Hyundai, which is how Kia can offer the same warranty Hyndai does.

Hyundai still uses Mitsubishi conponents. Thier 3.8 v6 for example and I know the XG350 was on the Diamiante platform as well.
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my moms kia optima is a hyundai sonata

damn good car if you ask me, had no problems with it in 25k and it moves pretty quick for a 4cyl
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my moms kia optima is a hyundai sonata

damn good car if you ask me, had no problems with it in 25k and it moves pretty quick for a 4cyl

They are good cars my girlfriend has had no troubles with her 2001 since purchase. yes Hyundai own Kia.
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his is a 2005 Elantra. the only problems hes really had with it are related to the dealers around here and their patent stupidity, not the car.
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We had one minor problem with ours (13 MPG). Once they found out what was wrong they were happy to fix it under waranty and we essentially doubled out gas mileage
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