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HI

I just bought my 2007 GLS. Excuse me if the following has been asked already elsewhere.

What can be done in the way of exterior modifications to the Santa Fe? Understand I am not ****-bent on changing anything, merely curious.

I would like a better stereo - which I can upgrade. I'd like to hear what modifications other Santa Fe owners have undertaken in the way of after-market accessories, cosmetic changes etc. I like the 2010 front grills, i'm wondering if anything can be done there :).

What about the suspension height: i notice the wheel wells aqrre looking a little large. What's the lowest profile tires that can be fitted and what is the largest size rims?

Thanks in advance! :liebe011:
 

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QUOTE (stuabroad @ Apr 17 2010, 04:04 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=314171
I just bought my 2007 GLS. Excuse me if the following has been asked already elsewhere.

What can be done in the way of exterior modifications to the Santa Fe? Understand I am not ****-bent on changing anything, merely curious.
Long thread on that topic here: http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php?showtopic=35056 and a couple of other spots.

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What about the suspension height: i notice the wheel wells aqrre looking a little large. What's the lowest profile tires that can be fitted and what is the largest size rims?
Unless you bought this as a boulevard cruiser, I don't think you're going to like the ride without a bit of cushion from the sidewalls! As long as your rim offsets are correct, and assuming you want your speedo to be anything close to normal, there are calculators out there that will put you in the correct ballpark. I'd recommend you use the tool at http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html, starting with the stock tire size, and stay within a close approximation of the same diameter when you're done. I wouldn't go much wider than the rubber you've already got. Unless you're headed for 20" strange-land and are just looking for something "normal", the stock 18" rims will put you back at the right diameter with 235/60/18 or 255/55/18.
 
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QUOTE (canderson @ Apr 17 2010, 04:42 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=314190
Long thread on that topic here: http://www.hyundai-forums.com/index.php?showtopic=35056 and a couple of other spots.

Unless you bought this as a boulevard cruiser, I don't think you're going to like the ride without a bit of cushion from the sidewalls! As long as your rim offsets are correct, and assuming you want your speedo to be anything close to normal, there are calculators out there that will put you in the correct ballpark. I'd recommend you use the tool at http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html, starting with the stock tire size, and stay within a close approximation of the same diameter when you're done. I wouldn't go much wider than the rubber you've already got. Unless you're headed for 20" strange-land and are just looking for something "normal", the stock 18" rims will put you back at the right diameter with 235/60/18 or 255/55/18.


Thanks will have a look. I'm thinking the santa fe would look better lowered a touch, presuming this doesn't compromise the ride quality. And no boulevard cruising...yet :)
 
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QUOTE (looney @ Apr 20 2010, 08:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=315147
eibach makes lowering springs. will lower about 1-1.5 inches. about 260 bucks at summit racing...
Thanks for the link. I don't have the tools to do this type of work at the moment so i'd need to find a good recommended garage in Edmonton to do the work for me...that can be a hassle.
 
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