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Chevy Aveo Accesories & Modifications

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  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    Hey i drive a 2004 Aveo with 17inch rims and i was wondering if anyone knew where i could get a bodykit from. If possible fairly inexpensive they have one on ebay looks nice and all makes the front end look lowered but it is 800.00 something canadian PLUS like 500 shipping?? Can anyone help me out??imageimage
  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Posts: 1,308
    Oh, you have got to be kidding.
  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    So i'm guessing by the "oh you got to be kidding" that no one really knows where to get a nice body kit other then this one listed :lemon:
  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    Going back to the two body kits pics i put up i finnally got the exact price.
    first in US $659.95 + $145.00 shipping (to house of course) = $804.95 Plus any taxes.
    Now in canadian Funds To calgary Alberta $ 815.53 + $403 shipping = 1219.53 (plus duty and most likly takes)

    Like come on i can find a body kit for other vechials for so much cheaper eg dodge stratus = $175 for the kit plus shipping like so much cheaper!!!! WHY??? :cry: :mad:
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    That's pretty pricey - have you been to the dedicated Aveo forums? They have talked about a few kits, but there aren't that many.
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    What size tires would I use if I wanted to change my wheels to 15inch. This would be the first time I have even thought about changing wheels on my car but I saw some nice wheel and I just got to make sure they are the right bolt pattern. Or, does anyone have some suggestions on wheels I don't like 17 but and I would prefer the 15.., but 16 would be okey.
  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    Go into a car dealer and bring the size of your tires and they can tell you the sizes you can go to without messing up your speed-o, but with the 17 X 7 rims i get so much better handleing then what i did on my 14 or even my 15inch winter rims
  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    I mean tire dealer instead of car dealer
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  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    thanks for the information.
  • iowajayiowajay Posts: 2
    I realize that the Aveo is not made to pull a trailer, however, I would like to haul a small motorcyle on a rack in the back. (hatchback) Any ideas? Most of these racks fit into 2' hitch mounts My motorcyle weighs about 275 pounds. Thanks.
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    I'm not sure how this is done, but I think the Aveo is rated to pull 1000 pounds.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,966
    Yep, 1,000 pounds is what we say too.

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  • yl04aveoyl04aveo Posts: 9
    :shades: I am currently working on my Yellow 04 5-Door Chevy Aveo. Here is some of the information i have collected. 15" rims you can run anywhere from 195-205/50 R15 tires depending on what width you want. 16" rims you can run anywhere from 195/45 R16 to 215/40 R16. This category gives you the most to play around with as far as the width and height go on the tires. I am going to be putting on 17"x7" rims with 205/40 R17 tires. they are a little bigger but they fill the wheel wells more and i only have to recalibrate my spedometer by a little bit (approx 5 MPH).
    As far as the body kit goes. Well due to the fact that these cars have only been out for about 2 years now, most of the "body kit" manufacturers dont see it as broad of a market as we Aveo owners would like it to be. Because they dont see it that way there is one company that manufactures the body kit for the Aveo and then several companies put their name on it, because there is no competition for the one body kit that is out there the companies peice out some of the parts for the kit making it seem cheaper but if you want the real body kit you should be paying around $1000. This doesnt include installation. *NOTE* The body kit that is out right now for the Aveo arent replacement bumpers. You have to cut the OEM bumper to get the body kit on. If in a few years you see Aveos selling like crazy and there is a demand for the kit then more manufacturers will produce a kit for the car and prices will drop. That is your Supply and Demand lesson for today. HAVE A NICE DAY!
    *POWER TO THE 1.6 E-Tech MOTORS!* :shades:
  • iowajayiowajay Posts: 2
    Thanks for the info. I was on-line a lot over the weekend. Found several motorocycle carriers that fit into 2" hitch receivers. These need to be Class 3 or 4 hitches. I did find Class 1 and 2 receivers for Aveos (some are just for the 4 door sedans)--but not Class 3-4. Max. tongue weight for the Class 1 and 2 hitches is 200 pounds--so not really enough for a 270# bike plus a carrier (~40# aluminum or ~80 # steel). So. I need to keep looking.
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    post some pictures!
  • yl04aveoyl04aveo Posts: 9
    post pictures of what?
    my 04 aveo with the new 17x7 rims? or my newly installed underglow kit. and my soon to be installed headlight accent kit
    what? ;)
  • muffin_manmuffin_man Posts: 865
    All of the above. please!! :P
  • chrisducatichrisducati Posts: 394
    Has anyone tried to get the body kit available for the Swift+ in Canada from Suzuki? Also if you go to one of the on line tire and wheel dealers you can see what wheels and tire combination will fit on your car. I have use one of these many times. The one I use will mount, balance and ship to you home for free.
    Also If you like leather there are interior kits available for the Aveo. Of course that is from Canada again. They look really good.
  • yl04aveoyl04aveo Posts: 9
    How do i load pics? I only have pics of the rims on the car in the dark. I recently added underglow. i also installed central door locks. MYSELF! The kit cost me $48. HAHAHAHA. i made out like a bandet on that one. I also picked up a security and keyless entry.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,966
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  • Hey just found this ..Fourm ... i have a 04 orange hatch back Aveo...
    just want to know if any one knows.. some quick Mods.. and any cheap bolt on's!! for The Aveo ?.. for some extra Power! that 103 Hp Just aint enough for me...

    any infor would be great :confuse: :confuse:

    thank you!!!
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  • jlandmarkjlandmark Posts: 10
    Hey the swift bodykits they really dont like giving them to aveo drivers i have tried as for the rims going with 17X7 (in which i have on my car) i have clocked my self a couple time and the speedo doesn't really change that much going 120 km/h i was only off by 3 km/h i as well will post a pic of my car with my rims. that only thing i suggest for anyone thinking of geting the 17's get harder suspension. So give me a day or two and i will have my rims posted on here!!
  • Is anyone have a loss of power and a skipping or missing feeling around 2,500 - 3,000 RPM's and the dearler says nothing is wrong on the computer.
    :lemon:
  • Yes i am also getting the same thing happening. They test drove it and said there was nothing wrong and that they couldn't feel any Luggin' as i refered to it
  • How many miles do you have on your car before it started to "lug"? I had about 10,500. What is your dealership doing to correct the problem? Have you made Chevy Customer Care aware of it?

    Hope to hare from you soon or anyone else having this problem.
  • colepcolep Posts: 3
    Where did you get the Keyless entry for $48?
  • If you go to cardomain you can see my car from stock and with all of the mods.
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2061109
    That is the website.
    Comment if you feel the need.
    As far as for 48 dollars. I found it on Ebay actually. It is called a 4 door central locking kit.
    It comes with a module, 4 actuators (the things that actually push and pull on the locks), and all the hardware needed to mount it.
    The hard part is knowing where to put the actuators so they dont bind up or get stuffed. I had to drill 3 spare holes on my first front door and i also had to drill 3 spare holes in my last rear door (had a problem with them lining up)
    ** WARNING **
    if you have no clue what you are doing. DONT TOUCH YOUR CAR!
    i know what i am doing i work at a GM dealership as a Installer.
    I know what i am doing and i can get most of my stuff for cheap if i mess up.

    Then i installed a keyless entry/remote start/security system by Viper. Thus giving me keyless entry on my SVM (SPECIAL VALUE MODEL) Aveo!

    as far as the skipping thing goes from what i understand it is due to the E-Tech2 ageing. The E-Tech2 engine is designed kinda like the V-tech engine found in hondas. However the E-tech2 has a anti aging issue that causes slight valve timing delays between 2-4 thousand rpms. THIS IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT! These E-Tech2 motors have been thuroughly tested and nothing has gone wrong due to this slight imperfection in design. ** DO NOT QUOTE ME I AM ONLY A INSTALLER AND I DO NOT SPEAK FOR GM! ** This is what i have only been told through word of mouth i am not directly quoteing i am summing this is not from GM it is from my own mouth!
    Any question? YEAH WELL TOO BAD! :)
  • Thanks for saying something about the E-tech2, I was kinda wondering about it.
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