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Old 03-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I see where there are aftemarket fog light kits for the 2011 Sonata GLS and am wondering what the diffuclty level is to install them. I have the tools and the mechanical aptitude (I think) to do some installations. But I'm wondering what the level would be for this install.

Also, I think I've seen a forum post on here for the installation of the Deluxe Front Strut Bar from Shark racing. Anyone have one installed? Is there a noticable difference. With it being aircraft aluminum, I like the lightweight, but is it stiff enough to realize a benefit? Thanks for any feedback.
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QUOTE (Batman422 @ Mar 25 2011, 12:16 PM)
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I see where there are aftemarket fog light kits for the 2011 Sonata GLS and am wondering what the diffuclty level is to install them. I have the tools and the mechanical aptitude (I think) to do some installations. But I'm wondering what the level would be for this install.

Also, I think I've seen a forum post on here for the installation of the Deluxe Front Strut Bar from Shark racing. Anyone have one installed? Is there a noticable difference. With it being aircraft aluminum, I like the lightweight, but is it stiff enough to realize a benefit? Thanks for any feedback.

When you say after market are you meaning the leds fog/driving lights http://www.sharkracing.com/acecart/bin/sho...;cate=012101000 or the actual fog lights?

I installed the factory fog lights from Shark Racing http://www.sharkracing.com/acecart/bin/sho...;cate=012101000, had to take off the front bumper to install, very easy if you are mechanical! Instead of taking the steering wheel apart to install the included factory light/blinker stock I decided to installed a blue led switch to turn them off and on. I ended up adding H8 Hid kit, they are super bright!
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The factory ones from Shark Racing are what I was wanting to install. I like the factory look. Everyone I've spoken to says they had to remove the bumper, which isn't a big deal. My brother-in-law is a wiring whizz, so I might even opt to use the factory turn signal/light stalk. Again, factory look is what I like. But, I do like the idea of the blue switch.
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I see where there are aftemarket fog light kits for the 2011 Sonata GLS and am wondering what the diffuclty level is to install them. I have the tools and the mechanical aptitude (I think) to do some installations. But I'm wondering what the level would be for this install.

Also, I think I've seen a forum post on here for the installation of the Deluxe Front Strut Bar from Shark racing. Anyone have one installed? Is there a noticable difference. With it being aircraft aluminum, I like the lightweight, but is it stiff enough to realize a benefit? Thanks for any feedback.
I've installed both on my car. The solid strut brace improves the handling quite a bit. I had read that it only helped a little, but to me it was better than that.
The foglights are a good addition also. I posted how to install the oem switch previously in this forum. Others have posted how to remove the bumper and fit the lights. Somebody even put the lights in without removing the bumper, but he said it was not easy.
Do some searching in this forum and I think you will find lots of good info on both of these SR items.
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I've installed both on my car. The solid strut brace improves the handling quite a bit. I had read that it only helped a little, but to me it was better than that.
The foglights are a good addition also. I posted how to install the oem switch previously in this forum. Others have posted how to remove the bumper and fit the lights. Somebody even put the lights in without removing the bumper, but he said it was not easy.
Do some searching in this forum and I think you will find lots of good info on both of these SR items.

On my stock GLS the shark bar made a huge difference in solidity and a very noticeable difference in handling. i also suspect it will prevent rattles.
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The factory ones from Shark Racing are what I was wanting to install. I like the factory look. Everyone I've spoken to says they had to remove the bumper, which isn't a big deal. My brother-in-law is a wiring whizz, so I might even opt to use the factory turn signal/light stalk. Again, factory look is what I like. But, I do like the idea of the blue switch.
Here is the write up I posted last year for the OEM switch installation. If you want you can add a blue led to show when they are on. The switch offers easy access to the trigger wire.
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php?sh...mp;#entry372047
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Thanks Scott2011. Much appreciated.
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