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So since I bought Eleanor I'm gearing up for a busy summer. The goal: To convert my standard sport Accent into the SR version my friend Mike use to own that is exclusive to Canada. Now I may have to change a few things for either preference or availability of parts. This is what his looked like;





I fell in love with his car and since he recently got rid of it I decided now is the time to resurrect a beauty! lol Step 1.... buy the car....





In a few weeks I'll be installing a brand new cat back exhaust that will mimic this:

SR Exhaust

But me deeper like my Elantra:

Exhaust 1

and look more like this:

Dual Set Up

I should be able to get my Tint done this weekend (same as my Lantra as well, 35% front, 15% rear), and the weekend I do the exhaust (two weeks later) I'll be also tackling the HID's and most likely something else, and then every month after that (including ground effects kit) from eBay.

Some parts will be frackin' hard to find and that's where you fine people come in. :D Any help you can offer me via links, friends or attic :p I would appreciate. It'll be a long road but I can't wait. I plan on buying another Accent (or better, any advise? lol) engine for when this one inevitably dies on me. Here's my list in a sort of order of operations....

Tint
HID's
Exhaust
Headers/High Flow Cats
Lowering Springs
Rims (maybe, I actually love the stock ones, plus they're nitrogen! hehe)
Ground Effects Kit (Must find FLAAAAREEESSSS! :rolleyes:)
Complete Audio Overhaul
Complete LED conversion

I also finally got my Bluetooth OBDII adapter from Korea (It's designed for Hyundai's Specifically) and for now I'm monitoring my Accent via my S4 like bellow;



It's very accurate and looks d4mn cool. :cool: I found a great little wallpaper that lloks like our faux leather dashes. hehe Anyhoo I'll be grabbing a Samsung 7" and retrofitting it for permanent placement in the car.

What do you guys think? Any ideas? I'm open to trying anything and money isn't too much of an issue, since I've done a lot to Black Mamba it's time to put my cash to Eleanor for a few months, but I need to finish all these mods by the Winter cause I'll be parking her at my cottage until the next summer. Any ideas are welcome, might as well, I don't want to ever run our of things to do to her <------ Yes that sounded wrong....yet so right.....

I'll be updating this often. Thanks for reading all! :D
 

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would be nice if you can find some fender flares. i have been looking for a very long time.
keep us all updated, looking forward to it.
I hear ya same here. If I can't find then I'll have to get them fabricated which luckily for me wouldn't be that expensive but more so than just finding the original ones. lol This will definitely be a fun project.

I should also mention I'll be replacing pretty much everything on this car. Once completed it'll be basically a brand spanking new car again. The engines I've seen all have less than 30,000 miles on them. When I do paint her I'm not sure if I'll stay with the grey or go black like my Elantra. My gf drives her now and it would be cool for both of us to have matching rides. Yeah sorry we're that couple. Come on! You don't think it would be cool to show up to a meet, matching HID's and exhaust sounds, revving as we pull up? Okay maybe watched TFATF one too many times. Lol But don't judge, it's not everyday you find a girl that lives cars as much as you do and drives stick better than any woman I know... (Yes I realize this sounds like a euphemism.... Bah never mind!) :D
 

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Got the HID's in today. Still need to adjust them downwards. I included a second side by side with Black Mamba, now we're starting to match. :D





The weekend of the 19th which just happens to be my birthday I'll be installing the tint and the exhaust. I may wait on that actually depending. I have to order the ground effects kit and once that comes install it first in case I have to cut into the bumper which I don't wan't to do this time. If I can get my exhaust guy to bend the exit the way the Vibrant Cat Back is that would be ideal.
 

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Adjusted the headlights so they're lower and even now. This will be the last time I post pics of Eleanor bone stock. :D

Ground effects kit en route, and most mods coming in the next month and a half give or take a few weeks. Should be very close to finishing the conversion by the end of August! :D

So the next time I post pics of her she should be almost completely SR'd out. hehe











 

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Okay so back in the day I installed the SRI that Hyundai and AEM had for these cars. I loved the sound and the improved giddy up that came with it. Fast forward to today; I decided for the time being (ordering a SRI in a couple weeks), I'd remove the incredibly restrictive snorkel from the stock air box to the front bumper. Since I'm getting the full exhaust done this Tuesday (minus headers coming next month-ish) I might as well do this temporarily. Long story short, the mod was very easy, did it in less than 20 minutes, started her up and went for gas.

Holy jeebus does she growls at anything 2nd gear or higher, and I do mean grooowwwllllsssss. lol Much more than with the SRI! For those who have done this refrain from laughing and saying "no duh we've been doing this for years!" Because like I mentioned earlier I just went from stock right to the SRI. I'm assuming the growling comes from the fact that the air box is rather large and it resonates like a mofo in there. I know that a proper SRI will probably be better performance wise but I'll be hard pressed to switch after hearing this sound! lol Anyhow, that's the latest update. Will write a post exhaust install update Tuesday night. :D
 

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I know I said no more pics before the SR kit but what the h4ll! :D

Custom 2.25" pipping to Magnaflow 14830 and Magnaflow high-flow cat. Headers in a month or two, SR Ground Effects Kit officially shipped this morning! Can't wait to install it. Of course she'll be lowered and have engine strut bar installed in a month as well.





 

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I need to ask you a favor. I'm in the production of filming the rear wiper tests on the windshield wiper series. Refer to the info I gave you last week can you take some flickr photos or the rear wiper close up. Then open the truck and take some photos or the wiper motor then unplug the connector and talk a pic of the female and male side of the adapter face and another side picture of both to show the color wires. And finally a pic of the wiper motor showing a wide shot of all the screws holding it on. I will include a pic of your icon and credit to you if you help me with these photos. In turn you will be helping out thousands. Upload them here in this post and I'll download then here. Just finished part 3 switch testing with power probe 3 to the fuse panel. Part 4 will be wiper arm removal followed by wiper motor testing and wiring then I will be removing the headlight and bumper and showing testing at the pump and all the ground distrubtion circuits as well. Then I will be filming the footage for my next series Hyundai horn series because the horn is behind the bumper as well so I might as well recording testing of the horn while I'm in there. I hope you can help me out. If you really up to it maybe we can meet in person and I could use your car to video test the actual switch according to the service tech manual. I live in dunnville and I see your in Toronto not that far from me. I could arrange to bring my studio equipment down there to do a filming. I own 2 HD camcorders and 2tripods and 1000 watt lighting with defussers.who knows. By the way your car is exactly the same color as mine.
 

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I need to ask you a favor. I'm in the production of filming the rear wiper tests on the windshield wiper series. Refer to the info I gave you last week can you take some flickr photos or the rear wiper close up. Then open the truck and take some photos or the wiper motor then unplug the connector and talk a pic of the female and male side of the adapter face and another side picture of both to show the color wires. And finally a pic of the wiper motor showing a wide shot of all the screws holding it on. I will include a pic of your icon and credit to you if you help me with these photos. In turn you will be helping out thousands. Upload them here in this post and I'll download then here. Just finished part 3 switch testing with power probe 3 to the fuse panel. Part 4 will be wiper arm removal followed by wiper motor testing and wiring then I will be removing the headlight and bumper and showing testing at the pump and all the ground distrubtion circuits as well. Then I will be filming the footage for my next series Hyundai horn series because the horn is behind the bumper as well so I might as well recording testing of the horn while I'm in there. I hope you can help me out. If you really up to it maybe we can meet in person and I could use your car to video test the actual switch according to the service tech manual. I live in dunnville and I see your in Toronto not that far from me. I could arrange to bring my studio equipment down there to do a filming. I own 2 HD camcorders and 2tripods and 1000 watt lighting with defussers.who knows. By the way your car is exactly the same color as mine.
Yeah man for sure. If you come to me during the weekend you can record Eleanor to your hearts content. lol I'm not very technically inclined so I'd rather you do it and I'll film it. lol While your here maybe you can listen to this annoying sound my clutch is making? Let me know when, this weekend is a no go because it's my Bday on Saturday, but the following Saturday I'm free. Let me know.
 

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OK got my mom down til the 28th then she's heading back to BC. Let try for Aug 2nd around noon of that's ok. My email is [email protected] I'll give you my phone number thru email. What I'll do is include a clip of you if you want talking about your car and what you got planned . better than a credit if your up to it. I'll buy you lunch is on me after were done. Thankyou again. I did post on here about doing this a month ago and no luck. But live video beats pictures any day. I'm sure you have already checked out my site but if you have not the link is on my profile below this post. When we get a week away I'll call you on the wensday. Before the sat just to make sure everything's a go. I'm in Alabama right now. I'm always home on weekends. If you ever need to use my tools at might house to do a brake service, tranny flush whatever I'm cool with that. Later.
 

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OK got my mom down til the 28th then she's heading back to BC. Let try for Aug 2nd around noon of that's ok. My email is [email protected] I'll give you my phone number thru email. What I'll do is include a clip of you if you want talking about your car and what you got planned . better than a credit if your up to it. I'll buy you lunch is on me after were done. Thankyou again. I did post on here about doing this a month ago and no luck. But live video beats pictures any day. I'm sure you have already checked out my site but if you have not the link is on my profile below this post. When we get a week away I'll call you on the wensday. Before the sat just to make sure everything's a go. I'm in Alabama right now. I'm always home on weekends. If you ever need to use my tools at might house to do a brake service, tranny flush whatever I'm cool with that. Later.
Man that's amazing of course! Yeah any date except this weekend is great. No need to buy me lunch man I was already wondering what you eat. lol my GF already said she'll cook up her famous pasta. :D But I'll happily do a video for sure. I hate being on camera but it is for a good cause. ;) I'll email you when I get home. Have a good night.
 

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Just some sites really. Are most of them from the US for performance parts or the bodykit? All ebay or.? Any Canadian sites that you've used to buy from? I can't find many.
 

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Just some sites really. Are most of them from the US for performance parts or the bodykit? All ebay or.? Any Canadian sites that you've used to buy from? I can't find many.
Be prepared to pay through the nose. Cost me almost $700 all in to get the ground effects kit shipped here and I talked the guy down from $499 to $399. lol

Ground Effects

You'll find another one on there but he doesn't use USPS, he instead uses UPS and you'll get raped on shipping (brokerage and shyte). Other than that there's almost no "Canadian sites." I got all my stuff shipped from the U.S, or Korea.
 
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