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sup guys and gals...just picked up a 2013 sonata SE this past sunday at napleton in north palm beach, florida. bought the demo car there with 4,300 miles on it with absolutely nothing wrong with it.

definitely not new to the car scene, and not really new to hyundai either. wife has a 2007 tiburon which i've done little mods here & there to it but nothing major. had a 2004 accord ex fully loaded with about 20k of modifications in it and i sold it 2 years ago.

i've already got a few plans for the sonata but nothing major until the wife and I are back in our own place (staying at a relative's temporarily)

anywho, the following mods/DIYs are what I plan to do:
-escort radar smartcord for passport 8500
-20% tint and 50% windshield tint
-8000k hid's in low beam and fogs
-LED daytime running lights
-LED reverse lights
-full interior leds, with blue led underdash lighting and in cupholders
-plastidip black front grill, door handles, side trim
-remove sonata badge, plastidip black rear hyundai emblem
-Plastidip *custom color* stock 18" wheels

I already had the dealer remove the pinstripes and rubber doorguards and had them install the OEM rear trunk-lip spoiler. Also installed some 13-LED red turn signals on the rear lights instead of the amber bulbs.

Here are some pics from the past few days and I'll be sure to keep a photo log of the modifications as they go!


















 

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Howdy and welcome to the forums! Best of luck to you in getting into your own place and doing the modifications. I have a 2012 Sonata SE and love it. Considering buying another Sonata SE.
 

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few mods

removed sonata emblem. blue led strips in trunk. flat black exhaust tips














 

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welcome aboard Rich! We've got a vendor here who can probably help you out with HIDs for your new girl. Any sound system plans or under hood mods in mind? Looking good already, you should consider starting a build thread!
 

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That's one sweet Sonata. I like how you added blue lighting to the truck, can't just let the blue lighting stop at the instrument cluster!

Any plans for future modifications?
 

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Welcome bud! The trunk looks like a sun tanning booth now, lol. I am excited to see what your Sonata looks like with some of the mods you mentioned, ie plastidip black grille, and de-badged front grille.

Make sure to keep us updated.
 

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sup guys and gals...just picked up a 2013 sonata SE this past sunday at napleton in north palm beach, florida. bought the demo car there with 4,300 See Details Here hyundai-forums.com/222-yf-2011-sonata-i45/201794-new-guy-rich-2013-sonata-se-florida.html

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um what? why did you copy/paste what i said and link what i said on another forum? i joined a few hyundai forums the day i got it
 

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welcome aboard Rich! We've got a vendor here who can probably help you out with HIDs for your new girl. Any sound system plans or under hood mods in mind? Looking good already, you should consider starting a build thread!
i'll be doing some integrating with the factory stuff and keeping the stock navigation. under hoods probably won't be for a while. i do wanna do I/H/E one day but not anytime soon. i have some mods i'm trying to get done before thanksgiving/end of the year, once all those are done, i will make a seperate thread and go through every mod with pics

That's one sweet Sonata. I like how you added blue lighting to the truck, can't just let the blue lighting stop at the instrument cluster!

Any plans for future modifications?
there's blue led's under the front dash and under seats as well now. haven't taken pics yet with my SLR...will post a build thread in the near future

Welcome bud! The trunk looks like a sun tanning booth now, lol. I am excited to see what your Sonata looks like with some of the mods you mentioned, ie plastidip black grille, and de-badged front grille.

Make sure to keep us updated.
haha. you have that backwards though. the front grill is already plastidipped and i removed the rear sonata emblem, and plastidipped the rear "H" emblem and the rear chrome trim.

should have the door handles and all the chrome side trim plastidipped done by next week sometime
 
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