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Hyundai Elantra Accessories and Modifications



  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    Also, I am considering buying a cargo net for the SE.

    I have found 1 site that claims to have the correct oem part number for the SE. Theirs is a net that includes 2 bolts with plastic T's on the end that go into the upper sides behind the blinkers, replacing a bolt that's already there. The net is a "U" shaped net. You spread it apart and the items stay upright and squished from the sides up against the back of the trunk.

    I have found other sites selling more of an SUV type net that attaches more towards the floor and you lift up to put stuff under it. I don't really think these are the real correct net and might require mods to mount it?

    Does anyone here have the factory net installed and know the correct part number for it? Does it cross with other cars like Accent or Sonata or are they different sizes? (I have only found 1 site with an 07/08 Elantra net part #, while most have tons of nets for the other models in Hyundai's line and wonder if they're really the same thing)

  • nareknarek Posts: 37
    I'm a little concerned about the lack of body moldings on my '08 Elantra. I love the lines, but there's no way I'm going to escape the parking lot car door/shopping cart dings for very long without something to help protect the car. Has this been an issue with anyones '07-'08 Elantra?

    I saw aftermarket body moldings for '07-'08 Elantras on eBay for about $130. They are painted to match and don't look bad at all in the picture. Has anyone installed anything like that on their '07 or '08 Elantra? Anything I should consider when purchasing or installing aftermarket side body moldings?
  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    Tell me about it -- 10 days after I got mine, someone must have swung their door into it hard at the grocery store. First new car for me, and first door ding anywhere near this bad; of course :(

    2 little dimples in the bottom (that should cost $50 each to pop out) but a long folded metal dent in the top that scraped the paint. Estimate is about $200 or more on that one as the door will have to be disassembled, metal 'worked' and then re-clearcoated at the very least, hopefully nothing else.

    Comparing the deflection of the metal on the Elantra against our 05 Tucson, and it seems the Elanta is a thinner metal and much more apt to flex with a light touch as compared with the Tucson. Did they get cheap with this recently?
  • nareknarek Posts: 37
    Ouch. On a 10 days new car?? I think I'd cry if I had that happen!

    I'm going to order the side moldings I saw on eBay next week. My husband can install them. I just can't even think about that first ding or dent happening so soon.

    The Elantra metal doesn't seem any less sound than on my Honda Pilot. My wonderful husband dinged my Pilot within the first two weeks with a ladder he was using to wash the top. I still love him for washing my car for me, but I've been looking at that small ding on my driver side door for more than 4 years now. :D

    Still looking for anyone with experience adding side moldings to an '07 or '08. I'd like to read your story!
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    I have purchased the door body side mouldings on Ebay for my daughters 2008 Elantra however, I am still waiting for the shipment to arrive. I will post again later after installation.
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    Hi! Anyone know what a Hyundai dealer charges for the manufacturer mud guards/flaps and installation? I know they are $85 msrp per the website- not sure if they would charge anything to install them.

    I just don't feel like doing this on my own.

    Just wondering.

  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    $85 MSRP is quite high. Then add labor on top of that.

    There are 2 Hyundai parts web sites where you can buy the OEM front pair and rear pair for $14-$15 per pair, plus $8-$9 shipping. Meaning about $38 total including shipping.

    Installation is really easy, and CAN be done by someone with no car knowledge but has at least assembled put-together-furniture :). I did them on my 05 Tucson and will be ordering them for my 08 Elantra SE shortly from one of these sites.

    The front is very easy, just twist the wheels to gain access and use a stubby philips screwdriver.

    The rear ones are a bit tougher as the clearance to the wheel is tight. However if you get a thumb ratchet screw driver you can easily do it without needing to remove the wheel.

    It's a 30 minute install assuming you have a small philips screwdriver. It really is easy.
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    good point about doing it yourself. i consider myself pretty handy. i think i'll try it on my own. i know once i buy them, i can figure it out, but just curious- do you have to drill holes for the screws or are they pre-drilled? i have no problem taking off the back wheels as well- will actually be good to get familiar with it if i ever have to change a tire.

  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    what are the sites? if they can't be listed here, can you pm me with them? is one preferred over the other?

  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    Completed installation of Body Side Mouldings bought from Ebay. Installation was straightforward, easy however, the 3M double sided tape used seems to be a little bit thicker than the factory door mouldings I installed on my '06 Avalon. I say this because I could see some of the double sided tape betwwen the door metal & the mouldings but the color match was excellent. If interested on the Installation instructions, you can find it here
  • nareknarek Posts: 37
    Thank you so much for posting your experience! :)

    It looks easy enough and I'm happy to hear the color match was excellent. I haven't had a chance to order my moldings yet, but I will soon.
  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    Here are the 4 cheapest sites I found for mud guards for the 08 Elantra (and most other OEM accessories) * Price is PER pair, either front or back. (need both to do the whole car)

    These 2 are the cheapest "Regular" online stores. i.e. those with a friendly web site, some pictures (though may not be entirely accurate), etc.. -- $15.00 + $8.95 shipping total ($38.95) -- $14.04 + $7.95 shipping total ($36.03)

    These links lead you to a normal store with similar prices to the above, BUT there are links to go directly to a OEM parts catalog. If you order by the exact part number, you save. You need to be 100% sure of the part number, and they make you furnish your VIN to verify to prevent you from buying and then returning wrong parts. Both link you to the same parts database/probable drop-ship location, just different 'store front'. -- $12.25 + $9.95+ shipping total ($34.45 though may be higher--this was a baseline and they said it could be adjusted AFTER ordering) -- $12.50 + $6.50 shipping total ($31.50 !)

    Obviously, I ordered from the last one. I also ordered the elusive cargo net for $17.50 with no extra shipping (most don't have the 07/08 proper net, only the older model ones or none in stock).

    As far as I could tell through numerous web site verifications, here are the correct Hyundai OEM part numbers for the Elantra:

    Cargo net: U8170-2H000 (08 specific -- 07 seemed to vary from a couple diff # but theoretically shouldn't since it should have the same chassis/post mounts?)
    Front Pair Mud Guards: 08460-2H100 (07 or 08)
    Rear Pair Mud Guards: 08460-2H500 (07 or 08)
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    fantastic. thanks for the legwork! i'm going to take a look and order soon. the dealers in my area are still out of stock. i wonder if some of these places will be as well.

    thanks again!
  • nareknarek Posts: 37
    Hi, I'm looking for a cargo net and mat for my '08. I could not find the cargo net on any of the sites you linked to, including the last one which I assumed you purchased yours from. Can you link directly to the page where you found the cargo net, please?

    btw, your 3rd link does not work for me at all.
  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    All but the 3rd link worked. I accidentially had an extra . in the third link. It should be "". I can't link directly to the page since it's a search to trigger it.

    The Cargo net is not on many sites. The 3rd and 4th site above have it but you need to search the parts catalog by part # only, not browse the normal graphical showroom. When you connect to either site, the process is the same.

    On the 3rd link'd site, on the right lower frame it says: "OEM Parts Catalog" and a little below it it says: "2. Search by Factory Part Number"

    Or, on the 4th site, there is a link on the left side of the page that says: "Genuine Hyundai Parts" "Hyundai Replacement Parts". Click that link and a new frame will appear, hosted by "TradeMotion" (same for either site).

    In the search field, enter the Hyundai OEM part number for the cargo net (U81702H000) and select "Hyundai" in the (select make) drop-down list. Click search and the following should appear:

    Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
    U81702H000 $25.00 $0.00 $17.50 (or $17.15 for the other site)


    The 4th link above is the cheaper shipping link. I was able to order all 3 items for only $6.50 shipping vs. $10 or more at the other link.

    Also, you can find the net at PartsPeople site for $17.50 + $8.95 shipping: - 9994&year=08&productdesc=Trunk+Cargo+Net
  • nareknarek Posts: 37
    Thanks! Following your directions I found both the cargo net and mat, and ordered both from the 4th site just now. :)

    I also ordered the aftermarket body side mouldings from that ebay seller. Should have all by next week.
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    I ordered the front and rear mud guards as well from Hyundai-parts. For the others that ordered them, do you how long shipping takes?

    Also, I looked into the cargo mat and cargo tray for the 2008 Elantra. I didn't order either yet, but thought I'd list the part numbers I got from Hyundai just in case someone wanted them.

    2008 Elantra Cargo Mat: 081452H000
    2008 Elantra Cargo Tray: U81202H000
  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    I just placed my order yesterday morning (just before I posted the summary after a fair amount of research). I will let you know when I receive my order. Everything shows "on order" for me.

    The word I got from 1 other site plus one ebay seller is that the mud guards are on backorder and not expected in until early august. I think a poster above said the same thing they heard from their dealer. I dont know if this site is any different.

    In any case, the savings was so considerable on both shipping and the guards themselves, throwing in the net cost almost nothing comparably. If it takes a while to come in I guess that's fine. Wish I would have found this 2 months ago when I got the car!
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    i'll post here too if i hear anything about my order. mine shows "processing" or something like that.

    i know what you mean about being out of stock maybe. plenty of dealers have the front guards but no rears. i even called some charlotte dealers as i was there for business the last 3 weeks- they said they had them on order for almost a month already. we'll see i guess. i just want them asap so i don't have to worry about issues with pebbles or the darn asphalt the've been throwing down to repair the roads around here.

    i also may pick up the cargo tray for the trunk as well. it seems decent since we always throw a lot of crap back there that may be muddy or wet. we'll see though.

    so far so good with the car- very fun!

  • baddaybadday Posts: 10
    Hi, I went to the 4th site and tried to order the mud guards but it doesn't show what color it is, how do you guys get the color that matches the color of your car?
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    i was told the only color for the oem mud guards are black. i remember seeing them on the dealer lot on various colored cars and i think they all were black.
  • fargondfargond Posts: 23
    I received my moldings today from an eBay seller (sportwing). Oddly enough everything was marked Dawn-Ent on the instructions and box. They must just drop-ship for them. I paid less than Dawn's own price :)

    However.. I actually am a bit disappointed in them - they were not what I exactly expected. I haven't installed them yet, but they are nowhere near the "bulk" I expected to get. I don't honestly see how they will be adding much depth to the door to take the hit from another errant door instead of the rest of the metal itself (depending on the shape of the door that might hit mine of course).

    I have had other cars with much thicker moldings, meaning thicker sticking out farther from the metal, plus wider as well. The pictures seemed to make it appear they were bigger than they are.

    Anyway, as soon as I get my $300 damage that I already have on the door repaired (since it's just above, under and below -- yes, 3 spots -- where I will be installing this molding on) I will get this installed to hopefully provide a bit better protection.

    Again, for $135 shipped, I am a bit disappointed in what they actually are. But we'll see if they help once I can get them installed.
  • baddaybadday Posts: 10
    Thanks, ez888!!
  • gomst1gomst1 Posts: 58
    I guess it is better than no protection at all. That's the only door mouldings available for this vehicle at this time.
  • marlenelinmarlenelin Posts: 87
    Does anyone know where I can purchase seat covers for the front and rear seats of an 08 Elantra SE. I've tried several from Pep Boys and they do not fit properly on the front seats, and the rear doesn't fit at all. My interior is light gray and I would like to have the seats covered since my 19 year old daughter will be driving the car, and she is an artist/swimmer/slob. Thanks Marlene
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    i ordered my mud guards on 6/27 and they were at my door on 7/10. i installed them this afternoon. as others said, i turned the front wheels and installed the front guards. then i took the wheels off for the rears. not too bad. actually was good to be familiar with how to remove the wheels on the car; however, pretty much no different than other cars. i installed the guards and even got a good cleaning on the rims while the wheels were off- wow it's easy that way.

  • kravonkravon Posts: 30
    Do you have to drill holes or just remove the screws currently there and put the mud guards in place?
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    no hole drilling- just removing and replacing screws like you said. there is on screw that comes with an anchor type thing for the bottom screw of the rear guard. you'll see why you have to use that one. everything was extremely easy.
  • I have replaced my rain guards at least 3 times. No matter what I do it seems to fall off. I have used “special” glue, “special” double-sided tape, and cleaned the area where I would eat off it…everything! Does anyone else have problems with their rain guards or is it just me?
  • ez888ez888 Posts: 39
    I am looking to get a hitch on my 2008 Elantra to only use it for a bike rack. I already have a trunk rack that I use, but would prefer a hitch rack as you still have easy access to the trunk.

    I looked online and found some affordable hitches. Anyone install one? Or anyone go through your dealer for one? I'm thinking Class 1 is good enough. Am I right?

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