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03/2014 ROTM
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I figured it is about time to do a showroom with some of the pics I have taken over the past few months along with a mods listing since anybody outsde of SoCal hasn't seen the progress I have made with the car. This car has gone from being my wife's grocery getter, to my vehicle because we needed more room to fit a baby seat in both vehicles. The old project (BMW 335i) was not cutting it and had to go to make room for an SUV, so I then took over the grocery getter in early February. It's a 2012 SWP SX.

Current Mods include:

Exterior:
JSP window visors version 1
The World's Best K5 mirror visors
K5 Optima Store K5 Badging (black)
3M tint (5% rear and 30% front)
K5 Optima Store Roadruns V2 Grille (gloss black)
Color matched SWP fog lamp bezels
Specialized K badging (carbon fiber front & steering wheel)
K5 Optima Store "My Ride" roof spoiler
Karbon Koncepts CF rear diffuser
Karbon Koncepts CF mirror covers
Karbon Koncepts/ Seibon CF TS Hood- Custom Paint
Karbon Koncepts CF Hood Prop
Karbon Koncepts/ JC Sportline CF A Pillar
K5 SWP eyelids
Karbon Koncepts/ Seibon Carbon Fiber license plate frames
Carbon Fiber B&C pillars and fender grilles
The World's Best K5 chrome bumper protector trim wrapped in carbon fiber
Karbon Koncepts/ Seibon Carbon Fiber Decklid
Karbon Koncepts Carbon Fiber Sideskirt Extensions
Carbon fiber wrapped all OEM chrome accent pieces
Morris Club front chin spoiler hydrodipped Carbon Fiber
Vertex Front Bumper Valences
Garcia Factory Sideskirts
Garcia Factory rear valances

Interior:
K5 pocket inserts
Carbon fiber dash kit includes:
Navigation trim, door handles, steering wheel, shift knob area and AC panel, and Traction control area.
New Faces Shift Knob

Lighting:
K5 Optima Store/ Mobis Kia Hybrid taillamps
K5 Optima Store/ Mobis KDM Dual projector headlamps w/painted bezels
EXLED Dual Red Demon eyes
K5 Optima Store 50/50 DRLs
K5 Optima Store front LED switchbacks
K5 Optima Store CREE 25 Watt reverse lights
K5 Optima Store CREE 50 Watt reverse lights (replaced turn signals)
Piaa Yellow fog lamp bulbs w/ yellow Laminex foglight film <Older Photos>
K5 Optima Store 6000k HID headlamps
K5 Optima Store 6000k HID high beams
All LED interior lamps (map/ dome, vanity, rear, trunk, license plate lights)
32 color mood lighting LED kit driver/ passenger with remote control
Concept 3 K5 rear bumper LEDs
K5 Optima Store LED cup holders (Red)
K5 Optima Store rear turn signal module
K5 Optima Store Mirror Tilt Module
K5 Optima Store K5 LED Doorsills (Red)
The World's Best K5 change plate insert (above shift knob- Red)
KXGlow wi-fi enabled underglow lighting kit
Diode Dynamics RGB colorchanging foglamps

I.C.E.:
Infinity system with Navigation and Rockford Fosgate 8" Punch R2 replacement sub
2 x 12" Rockford Fosgate P2 series Subs (P2D2-12)
2 x Alpine MRX-M50 500 watt Amps
GS audio bass controller module
PAC Audio SOEM-T line output converter
Prosport boost gauge
Sony Procam suction mount/ 2GB Flip Video Camcorder
Elm 327-OBD2 scanner
Samsung Galaxy 3.0 7" tablet managed with the Torque App pro

Engine:
Injen CAI
Red Injen Hydrojet Watershield for intake filter
K&N breather mod (red)
HKS SSQV4 BOV
Megan Racing Exhaust with burnt tips
HKS M40XL spark plugs
CX Racing custom FMIC setup
Custom painted Red valve cover/ Battery Tie Down/ Fuse Box
UTUNE Performance 91 octane Tune
SickSpeed Red Billet and Carbon Fiber Oil Cap
SickSpeed replacement Horns
Saikou Michi Dual Catch Can Setup (Red)
Optima (Red) Replacement Battery with tiedowns

Suspension/ Rollers:
Garcia Factory/ AirForce Custom Airbag suspension setup
4 Gallon Tank powdercoated SWP
Air Zenith 200psi Black compressor
Airforce Management System w/Bluetooth control via Samsung Tablet
20x8.5 front MMR HR3s wrapped in Hankook 225/35/20 Evo V-12 (et38)
20x9.5 rear MMR HR3s wrapped in Hankook 245/35/20 Evo V-12 (et40)
*****Megan Racing street springs 1.5" drop front and rear-> earlier photos in profile.****
Rims are powdercoated Candy Red Pearl by GAS Powdercoating
K5 Optima Store K5 Valve Stem Caps
Ultra Racing front strut tower bar

Future Mods:
Katzkin leather interior inserts (front and rear)
New Wheels already ordered from K3Projekt

Some pics of the journey along the way:







 

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03/2014 ROTM
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A hint of what's to come..... super excited and can't wait for the rest to come in. :D





While I was waiting, I wrapped a SX-L chrome trim piece with some Carbon Fiber and slapped it on. It breaks up all the white on the back nicely, and now am thinking about a Seibon OEM CF wing.





Got bored and my gauge came in:




End result

 

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New shots as of 7/24/13:

Cockpit:



Evening Shots:







Megan Exhaust w/ burnt tips, Karbon Koncepts diffuser, and LED Bumper Lights:



Carbon Fiber Pillar Overlays:





No more Plasti-Dip> Wrapped Chrome on fenders:



Trunklid Trim and K Emblems in CF:





No More chrome pillars as of today (7/26)





FMIC still coming. Waiting on a couple elbow pieces and soon it will be installed. :rockon:
 

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nice showroom
Thanks..... More pics to come! :)EDIT- New photos from 8/5/13:Some more pics after a carwash today. Also threw on a matching chrome bumper protector (same maker as the decklid trim) and wrapped it with carbon fiber as well. I use my trunk a lot for kid stuff so I didn't want anymore scratches on the top of the bumper.
 

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Man, I should've looked at this before I voted for ROTM! j/k! ;-)

Car looks great, my SWP brother! :)
 

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Yes.... Well reverse and turn signals. Debating whether to take it off. It came out darker than I wanted, was going for a tint look only and it came out dark because I kept trying to make them even. :$ Defeats the purpose of the LED turn signals and reverse lights.... But I am also planning in going with a turn signal module. The one that uses the brake/bumper LEDs as turn signals and disregards the amber signal altogether. When I get some time I'm going to lighten the tinted area with some goof off or lacquer thinner or just remove it and try again.
 

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Man, I should've looked at this before I voted for ROTM! j/k! ;-)

Car looks great, my SWP brother! :)
lol! I will run again and hopefully win since it looks like a loss this time around. A bodykit and exhaust or FMIC are next on the list. The kit will come first if I can narrow down what I want.
 

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Love your car bro! One of the best looking SWP's on the forum! ;)
 
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