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Hyundai Elantra Accessories and Modifications

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  • i have a 1993 elantra with a 1.6L and i want to put a 1.8L head and fuel system on top of it. is this possible and what can i expect for a gain?
  • jkobbjkobb Posts: 51
    I bought a new Elantra gls about a month and a half back . It was the only white one in stock and had the options I wanted except for the mudflaps. I noticed on other cars that had the flaps they were a $60 option. You would think they would be the same price when you buy them through the parts department , but they run more. Does this make any sense ? I did receive a coupon fron Hyundai for $10 off on accsessories, so I went to the dealer and ordered them, they should be in any day now.Anyway do you folks think they should be the same price as the the window sticker price? Don`t forget they had to pay someone to put those on at the factory.
  • jkobbjkobb Posts: 51
    Will the K&N filters help in gas mileage and power or are they not worth it ? :confuse: I`m really not concerned with the fact they don`t have to be replaced just cleaned.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,759
    Call the parts department back and ask how much the mud flaps cost.
  • 5port5port Posts: 395
    1) No they will not noticably help in gas mileage.

    2) Yes they will give slightly more power only above 4000 RPM.

    3) Worth it? up to you.
  • jkobbjkobb Posts: 51
    The flaps are $69 plus tax from dealer . On the cars on the lot that had them they were a $60 option . I would think that the dealer wouldn`t charge more than $60.I installed them myself , no big deal, but with the cars on the lot that had them, of course, they are already installed for that $60 .
  • jkobbjkobb Posts: 51
    I`m thinking its not worth it . If I can get an aftermarket filters such as Fram from the car stores at a fourth of the price.
  • I got a new 2005 Silver Elantra 5door automatic about four weeks ago. So far I have tagged on a set of 17" black 6 star shooter rims with 2" yokohomas, bairly legal black tint, and manufacturer mud flaps and spoiler. I'm very pleased with this car, handles like a dream, and has a very nice acceleration. I would like to tag on some aftermarket engine items though, i.e. cool air intake, new exaust, and then some more exterior and interior, i.e. bumpers and side skirts, racing seats, pedals. The only problem is, I can't find any manufacturers for Elantra's. I found intakes on ebay, which is a good deal, but I'm not sure how to install those myself (I'll do research or something). Any Ideas on where I can purchace some more Aftermarket upgrades?

    Thanks in advanced.
  • danf1danf1 Posts: 935
    Check with your dealer's parts department. Hyundai has its own line of performance parts that can be purchased through the dealer and even installed by the dealer if you wish. They are called H.A.R.D. parts (Hyundai Auto Racing Division I believe.) Don't be discouraged if your dealer doesn't know this though. Hyundai doesn't really push this too much.
  • Try www.sharkracing.com. They have a lot of stuff for Hyundai cars. I got my exhaust there, it was not cheap, but it was well worth it. A lot better than ebay crap...
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    When car shopping, I saw mention on several forums of people getting damage from debris kicking up from the road, coming through the holes under the bumper and damaging things, like the a/c condensor (or is that the evaporator). Whatever it is, I didn't want mine to get hurt. So I installed mesh in the lower openings of the air dam. I thought it looked a little odd with the lower openings silver (I used galvanized gutter guard mesh from Home Depot), so I put some behind the upper grill as well. I think it looks nice on my Red Rocket!

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  • 1racefan1racefan Posts: 932
    Looks good. We haven't had any problems with my wife's Elantra in regards to road debris (knock-on-wood). However, my Mitsubishi Outlander has a huge opening on the front of it. I may copy your handy work on my Outlander (provided you haven't copyrighted it yet).
  • tom71tom71 Posts: 46
    jkobb,

    How do you like your 05 Elantra GLS so far?
    Is your car a manual tranny or automatic?

    If it's an automatic, is accelleration good enough getting
    up to speed and merging on freeway onramps?
  • tom71tom71 Posts: 46
    I'd like to hear from any of you who have a 2005 or 2006 Elantra GLS
    or GT. I would like to know if you think the car accellerates well with the
    automatic or if it's sluggish? Consumer critics think the Elantra is sluggish
    with the automatic.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,759
    Not quite sure which "consumer critics" comments you read. Consumer Reports, for example, said of the Elantra automatic, "... acceleration is on a par with other small sedans" (specifically, the Civic, Focus, and ION). They also said the engine "gives adequate performance".

    I have both the 5-speed ('01, 135 hp) and automatic ('04, 138 hp CVVT--same engine as on the '05/'06). The 5-speed is a little quicker but the automatic is no slouch and I am pleased with its performance as a family sedan. I never have to floor it to accelerate onto freeways. In fact, I rarely have it over 4000 rpms. It is an adaptive automatic. If you tend to floor it, it will learn to shift more quickly.

    If you want a slightly quicker car in this class, the Cobalt is probably the quickest (1.5 seconds quicker 0-60 than the Elantra in CR's tests), with the Mazda3i not far behind. But the Elantra is rated higher overall by CR than the Cobalt, and I'd rather have the Elantra than the Cobalt myself. The Mazda3i will cost a few thousand more comparably equipped compared to the '06 Elantra.
  • 5port5port Posts: 395
    The car with the most debree related damage is the Acura RSX. I havent heard of an Elantra with a punctured radiator or AC condensor. Your mod gives the Elantra a special look. It also reduces airflow, something I would be concerned about in Texas.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    If it's an automatic, is accelleration good enough getting up to speed and merging on freeway onramps?

    Just so you know, I am coming from a Ford Aspire with 63 hp and a 5-speed MT. That said, the Elantra pretty much flies with the AT as far as I'm concerned.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    It also reduces airflow, something I would be concerned about in Texas.

    I'll keep an eye on my temp gage. ;)
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Mods to my car in the first week and a half:

    1. Pioneer Head unit
    2. Pioneer CD changer
    3. Grill mesh added to openings below bumper and behind stock grill. Galvanized "gutter guard" from home improvement store, anchored with tie straps.
    4. Triple-tone horn. Stock horn plus dual-note Nissan horn added from junkyard. Sounds very loud, angry & Euro.
    5. Next up: Tiburon rear sway bar.
  • 5port5port Posts: 395
    Future mods you might consider:

    1) Fumoto oil change valve.

    2) Sylvania Silverstar Bulbs (I went full-on HID with projectors)

    3) K&N Filtercharger

    4) B&M short shift kit (manual cars)

    5) Pep Boys Universal Replacement Antenna (17" Black spiral wound antenna) needs adapter to fit.

    I did the Tib sway bar and the horn mod. Both good ones and easy to do. Keep modding!
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Future mods you might consider:

    1) Fumoto oil change valve.

    I've thought about that but I want to see how the first few oil changes go. If I end up taking it in for oil changes, I'd be afraid the guy will not figure out the valve and simply unscrew the whole thing!

    2) Sylvania Silverstar Bulbs (I went full-on HID with projectors)
    Maybe down the road, but I'm very satisfied with the stock lights at present. I doubt I would go with projectors at any rate.

    3) K&N Filtercharger
    Is that a CAI?

    4) B&M short shift kit (manual cars)
    AT here... sorry.

    5) Pep Boys Universal Replacement Antenna (17" Black spiral wound antenna) needs adapter to fit.
    Will consider it. Do they have a picture online anywhere (I hate their website). do you get the adapter at Pep Boys too?

    I did the Tib sway bar and the horn mod. Both good ones and easy to do. Keep modding!


    I ordered the sway bar from the dealer, plus bushings, for $110 tax included. I have the plastic end links currently, but I bet I can find some steel ones in a junk yard. Even without the metal end links, I think there will be a big improvement and the metal end links are more for durability concerns (I'm not sure what the design margins are on the plastic ones).
  • 5port5port Posts: 395
    3) K&N Filtercharger is a washable air filter element that replaces the stock filter element in the Elantra air box. Costs about $36. You wash and then re-oil the filter about every 30K miles.

    5) Pep Boys URA antenna cost about $15 and needs the adapter that comes with the Euro antenna that is selling on Ebay. Unscrew the adapter on the Euro and screw it onto the bottom of the URA. Here is a pix of mine:

    http://tinyurl.com/bttcg

    I paid $75 for the sway bar and bushings from Lia Hyundai in Conn. I have the metal end links. You should be able to use the plastic links (the metal just makes it a peace of mind thing). The sway bar swap took all of about 30 minutes on my back in the driveway with no ramps or jacks. Make sure you lube the inside of the bushings with some kind of lube so you wont get squeaks. I used synthetic marine lubricant (waterproof).

    BTW you will notice a marked improvement on turn-in response with the new rear sway bar. Turn-in is more crisp. Rear stays flatter.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    $75? Sweet. Unfortunately this is Bubba, Texas. The dealership is a joint dealership with Dodge, which they seem to be more concerned with. They're nice enough folks, but the just don't get kimchi cars.

    Where did ya get the lube? Boating store?
  • 5port5port Posts: 395
    >>>Where did ya get the lube? Boating store?

    Pep Boys.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Just so people can admire my grill work at night: The backlit grill!

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  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    I picked up the Tiburon sway bar and bushings this afternoon and put them on tonight. It literally took about 10 minutes (bear in mind it's still brand new and would take longer if the car was grimy). I still have the stock (plastic) sway bar end links though. I am looking into buying a set of metal ones online, maybe next week.

    The difference is noticeable, but not as pronounced as I had hoped. On the other hand, if I took it off and put the stock bar back on, I bet the handling would feel terrible in comparison. It feels a little better in the turns, but it also feels a LOT more in control.
  • rjeskeyrjeskey Posts: 29
    Forget my question in the other forum. I just read my answer here. Thank you! :shades:
  • rjeskeyrjeskey Posts: 29
    My Elantra has Traction Control. Should that be on all the time? Or should I shut it off on certain road conditions. The reason I ask is because it has an on/off button. And doohickie can you work on my car? I like the ideas you come up with!
  • Hi everyone. I have an 05 Elantra that I just got a few months ago I love it and now its time for mods. I love the way that mesh looks but it also looks pretty hard to do was it? How long did it take? Where did you say you got it from? Thanks.
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