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What did you do to your Kia Stinger today?

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by Richard Martinson, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    If I gonna spend 2k+ on rims...might as well spend a bit for for exhaust, body kit, emblems... etc. lol
     
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  2. turboAWD

    turboAWD United States Active Member Sustaining Member

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    Wow! I've had mine just over a month and I'm ~600.. Don't do as much driving in the summer - no taking kids to school, etc.
     
  3. Get Stung

    Get Stung United States Stinger Enthusiast

    Not gonna lie, I did a lil flexing today.:rolleyes: 20190711_165012.jpg 20190711_195414.jpg
     
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  4. turboAWD

    turboAWD United States Active Member Sustaining Member

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    My first "custom" item was delivered today:
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  5. Sam Bickle

    Sam Bickle United States New Member

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    Intakes and BMS Struts added today, my first mods
     

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  6. Get Stung

    Get Stung United States Stinger Enthusiast

    Great combo!
     
  7. Andimal

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    Seibon C-Style duckbill hatch deck.
     
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  8. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    It has begun...

    Pb blaster soak in progress.

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  10. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    Profile tells all. Kia all the way. What's the sticker in your rear side window?
     
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    StungnTn United States Active Member

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    IMG_20190712_203544.jpg IMG_20190712_201722.jpg Prepared my car for cars & coffee in Knoxville TN this weekend.
     
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  12. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 5000 Posts Club!

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    For a couple of months now, I have known of an under panel that I saw hanging down on the passenger side behind the front wheel. Turns out, the under panel is part of the wheel well liner!? That I hadn't noticed before today. That will be an expensive part and somewhat involved to pull the damaged one out and put a new one in. What to do?
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    I jacked the car up so I could get in under there a bit further and take a look. I compared both sides. Turns out, the right side is missing a plastic rivet. This is what that looks like on the driver's side:
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    Apparently the missing rivet allowed the panel to sag and something snagged the forward edge, which put pressure on the trailing edge mount and tore it out. (I don't recall any "incident"; but we usually don't in these matters.) Anyway, I rounded up some hardware and even managed to find a stubby slotted screwdriver (necessary to keep the slotted bolt from turning as I ratcheted on the nut over the washer: this three piece fix replaced the missing plastic rivet.
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    This was a bitch. I had to find the slot in the bolt head by feel alone, match the stubby screwdriver to the slot and fit it and then hold the screwdriver in place with my right fingers against the frame above: this was all by reaching around the inner edge of the under panel. And then reach across my supine body with my left hand and find the nut and put the ratchet on it and start cranking: this was all done in the narrow gap provided by the jack, which was at the same time directly in my way!? I had to work my way in between the jack and the tire. Exhausting to both body and patience. But I persevered and it is tight.
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    The easiest repair was the telltale hanging under panel trailing edge, where the original hardware was still attached to the frame, including the ripped out section of under panel (which you can see in the pic above). I just left that. The bolt has a conveniently long end (as you can see in the third pic, despite the angle being almost directly below it; if you lie down right even with the rear of your front tire and gawk up under there, you can see how long the bolt is), which I made full use of by slipping a washer over it and tightening down a second nut on top.

    I feel so clever and industrious! No new under panel/wheel well liner required; no trip to the service center. Yay! And everything is back up tight against the chassis where it belongs. Man!

    (Yeah, I know, "before" pics would have been so much more useful than blather. Too late now! :p)
     
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  13. ElChanclo

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    GenesisG70 United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    I did not know Kia was partnering with the transformers brand to bring a Bumble bee version of the Stinger.
     
  15. MerlintheMad

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  16. CKeeler

    CKeeler United States Newish Member

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    Wiped her down during a garage sale
     

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  17. nhcowboy28

    nhcowboy28 United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    Small enthusiast get together in Cumming <giggly>, GA

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  18. Chucky

    Chucky United States Member

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    Cquence performance rotors slotted & drilled front & rear, Hawk 5.0 HPS front pads, Eibach front & rear sway bars
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  19. robz32

    robz32 United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator Texas Stinger Swarm

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    Haha!...great minds think a like.

    Cquence disks Front and Rear. SS lines Front and Rear. Front StopTech pads.

    I painted the centers of the disks black with high temperature paint to prevent rusting and achieve a oem look.

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  20. MrSmoofy

    MrSmoofy United States Stinger Enthusiast Sustaining Member +

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    Ooo good idea, what paint did you use for that? Mine should be here Wednesday.
     
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