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Kia Sorento Accessories

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  • I'm sorry here folks, but I have to ask a question. What is the purpose of the Window deflectors? Is it to make your car look like a cheap aftermarket parts showcase? Is it because you think these things look good? I've never ever seen these stupid devices look good or be effective of anything!

    And my only argument is this. If Kia....and Ford and Audi and Ferrari and etc, etc.....thought these devices were effective at anything, don't you think they would include them?

    Yeah...you are going to have more wind noise...your adding a device to your car that lessons its arodynamics.

    Ok...there...I got that off my mind. Thanks ;)
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    ivygrnsorento - I would appreciate your positive inputs and contribution to the community. But I occasionally see posts like this. I hope you understand that you are in "Sorento: Aftermarket & Accessories" board. And having these aftermarket or factory items installed is a personal choice. Back to the window deflectors. It is not a stupid device. You can low the window down a bit for good air circulation during rainy days or hot summer days or even for the smokers. And hicaffa said it reduces the wind noise a bit. I hope we all enjoy our Sorentos in any ways. :-)
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    I hope I will have them by the end of next week. They are in back order. For the installation, I don't know if the overnight cool temparture (60s) will make it difficult. But I see you did it back on April with no problem. And do you know if we have the H1 bulbs for the fog lights?
  • hciaffahciaffa Posts: 454
    In may case the wind noise went away. As far as making them look cheap I don't think so I think it enhances the the look as these from weather tech are not as pronounced with a large flare as the other aftermarket ones or even Kias. Now for the fact is that many manufactureres offer these for their own autos GM, Ford andAMG Chrysler, but you have to pay for them as an option like anything else. Effective yes they allow you to drive during inclement weather withthe window open slightly or leave the car parked with the window open. I would have to say it's the owners choice on whether he wants to hang pom poms on his auto or fuzzy dice.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    hciaffa - I remember you linked me to the Sylvania website for the light bulbs spec. I don't recall seeing anything about the fog light. Any idea whether it is H7 or H1?
  • I think that the fog lights are H3 but I'm not 100% sure.

    Anyone can confirm ?!
  • Benjamin... A couple friends of mine installed lights and sirens on my Sorento and had no problem finding a couple of different choices for holes to run the power wire through. My siren amplifier is under the drivers seat as well. Also, I have heard that you really don't want to make your own hole through the firewall if you can at all help it. Good luck.
  • You guys may want to check out invinca-shield. I bought and installed the standard kit and the mirrors for about $170. I installe it myself last night. I also have an invinca-shield kit on my MINI Cooper.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    slan_canada - Thanks for the info. I guess I have to remove one of the bulb to see what type. I already replaced the low (H1) and high beam (H7) with MTEC super white bulbs (MTEC bulbs are made in Japan with the same rating as PIAA). They run 2x brighter than the stock bulbs but without burning any wire and draw extra wattage. In addition, I did some upgrade on front, rear turn signal and back up bulbs with super white bulbs.

    rocketpop - Any more info about the paint protective tape/bra?
  • hciaffahciaffa Posts: 454
    Sorry no idea on the fog light type I think you will have to take one out to see the type.
  • hciaffahciaffa Posts: 454
    What is the purpose for the siren. Did you have a alarm system installed. If so what brand was it as I am trying to find one for our Sorento.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    I have to take one out and see. It is kind of tricky to replace the fog light bulbs which is inside the front bumper. And slan_canada probably right about the H3. Maybe I can tell you more info on aftermarket car alarm. I probably need one installed before the winter comes. The most popular models are Python, Clifford and Viper by Directed Electronic, Inc. (www.directed.com). Most models come with ignition controlled door lock (for cars with power door locks) feature which allows you lock the doors automatically once you turn the key to "ON" position (maybe reduce chances of carjacking)and unlock doors when you turn off the engine. See my posting in this forum.
  • I used Autovent Ventvisors for my 96 Villager and it has been working great. Just a little bit of wind noise, no big deal.

    When I bought the set for Sorento, I also bought a set for a 03 Honda Pilot and that set did not create much wind noise for the Pilot.

    Yesterday we had a little rain in the bay area of Northern Calif (of course, after I washed my cars on sunday). I open the windows a bit and let the air in without getting wet. I think it is a good idea.

    About the look, I think my Sorento looks nicer with the ventvisors installed. Will post a picture later.

    lilac0422 - Thanks for the info. I am sure there are some holes that bring the 12V power into the cabin. Just don't like to push a wire through without knowing what is behind it.

    Thank you all for comments.
  • I think fog lights is standard on EX. When is the switch for the fog light and what is the light color of the factory fog light.

    Since I am going to bring 12V inside the cabin, I am thinking (might not happen) of installing a set of fog lights too. Should I get a set with color such as yellow ?

    Thanks.
    Benjamin
  • hciaffahciaffa Posts: 454
    Yes fog lights are standard on the EX though I have toadmit I don't care for the switch position place on the same stalk for the regular lights. I would have prefered them on a separate switch on the dash as manyo other cars do with an indicator light.
    if you are putting your own in yellow or amber is better in fog.
  • I work for a local ambulance service as an EMT. I need to have the lights and siren so that I can get to the station quickly if necessary.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    rocketpop - Nice pictures with the side step bars. I saw more pictures of your Sorento (interior) with aftermarket DVD player on www.sorentoclub.com. Those headrest LCD monitors look good. But I couldn't see where you put the DVD player. BTW, my Sorento just passed 10,000 miles on the clock.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    rocketpop - I am not sure if you have the luxury package. There is an amplifier under the driver's seat. And I looked at some pictures from other Sorento owners from other countries. Some removed the coin box & ashtray and make room for the DVD player. Anyway, how do you like the DVD player? Any other upgrade on the factory stereo system? Can you play CD or radio in the front and play DVD in the back like those SUV and minivan with factory installed rear entertainment system.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    If you interested in upgrading your Sorento, try www.tomatoanp.co.kr (Korean with some English) and click on the picture of the Sorento-T. It costs $160 (including the painted mesh grill and emblem), shipping is extra.
  • Any ideas for my new Sorento for an aftermarket Exhaust / 18" Wheels / Grill? Any place in the US to purchase these items? I could really use the help if someone has any ideas or suggestions..
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    has 16", 18" and 20" wheels from $209 to $429 a piece. They also have tires in these sizes.

    Grills - I found this Sorento-T (painted) front grill at www.totmatoanp.co.kr (Korean) I think the price is $160 plus shipping. I also looked at some items at www.teamfalconracing.com (US) Right now, they only have aftermarket stuffs for Hyundai Santa Fe (the Atlezza style tail lights and the back up mirror). They told me to check back for more items for Sorento.

    Exhaust - I don't see anything yet. Let me know if someone found something.
  • Take a look at the dual exhaust system at 4x4x4.com. They are in the UK. The header on there web site has a great set of wheels and tires. Now, with the 50mm wheel spacers, Does it allow you to use a different bolt pattern?? With the exchange rate, its over $1000. Looks low profile and aggressive tread. I am going to order the grill from: www.tomatoanp.co.kr for $165 painted.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    Do you know the shipping for the painted Sorento-T grill? The 4x4x4.com also has the grill. The Antera 325 wheel looks good on the Grand Cherokee. I also like the chrome detailing kits. And I am still looking for the back up mirror, something like on the back of the postal service truck.
  • For the Korean Co. (www.tomatoanp.co.kr), I am ordering these items when I get a final quote soon. Grill Silver Painted $165, Eye-Line Silver Painted $50, Emblem Set Tomato logo+T logo. $15
     Shipping is $49. These prices are GREAT.. I love the complete body kit for $1250, but its more work then I am ready for right now. And good news, the Antera 325 18" are avail by the manuf for the Sorento. This could also be a purchase soon. I did make an Air Induction Mod with a cone K&N style filer that works perfectly. I used the existing ducting and slightly mod the filter. I will see about take a picture and posting it some how.... I think its slightly faster and it does have a deeper breathing sound... Its temporary till something comes out..
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    Love to see your pictures. Did you figure out the cost and shipping from 4x4x4.com for the Antera 325 wheels? Can you find anything like that in U.S. instead? Like tirerack.com
  • I have a nice Air Filter pic now, I just dont know how to attach it??? On the 4x4x4 stuff. I found that its was too expensive for me with the exchange rate of 1.33. The Korean Manuf is sooo much better. Tomorrow I will be getting from them: Painted T Grill, Emblem Kit, BMW Syle lense covers, and an additional stearing wheel emblem. It should all be for about $280 with shipping. On the wheels, I am still looking...
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    I pulled one out and it is 881 (cross reference: 894, 889 and 896). It is rated 12V 27W. BTW, my window deflectors just arrived from MacNeil.
  • >> BMW Syle lense covers

    ??? I did not find anything on their website. You have a pic, a link ?

    >> I pulled one out and it is 881 (cross reference: 894, 889 and 896).

    So it's not H3 ?? I don't understand your numbers. What size I need to buy ? Anyone know a brand that we need to look at ??! Piaa, Mtec, Sylvania ? I don't know which brand to look at which carry the bulb size for the fogs.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,758
    slan_canada - H3? I doubt it. But I did pull one out and it said GE 881 12V 27W. It has the same socket as 9004, 9005, 9006 or 9007. Currently, the PIAA and MTEC don't have 881 bulbs. Sylanvia will have the Silver Star 881 coming out. As of this time, I can only find something on ebay for under $15 per pair. Some 881 bulbs rated 55W and I think they are for headlight (low bean) on some cars. So try to look for the same wattage as the stock one.
  • hecnyhecny Posts: 29
    Anyone have any experience or info regarding the Kia Side Steps? I found one Kia dealership that is willing to order them for me at 345.00 dollars, but their service department wants to charge 360.00 to put them on. For that price I will put them on myself.
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