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Munky's Showroom

































2011 KIA K5 2.0T
Color : Platinum Graphite
Assembled : 03/2011
Purchased : 06/30/2011

Mods:
"Homestyle" DRL's (OEM with Upgraded LED's)
3.0 Carbon Fiber "K" Badges
Custom cursive "Turbo" badge designed by chrisingassia
6000K HID Bulbs
2500K PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow Fog Bulbs
OBD-II Dashhawk
LED Cupholder inserts
LED Door Sills
LED Gas/Trunk Button Replacements
LED Bulb Replacements (Cabin, Plate, and Reverse)
LED Bumper Reflectors
LED Switchback Front Turn Signals
LED Rear Turn Signals (RED)
"New Faces" LED Shift Knob
15% Tint w/ Windshield Brow
C/F Vinyl Wrapped Door Pillars (Outside)
19x8.5 MRR HR2's ET35
Neotech Lowering Springs
Kinetic Motorsports Catback Exhaust


 

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06/30/2011
Date of purchase

(Had 495 on the ODO)

























07/09/2011
First Photoshoot





















07/16/2011
15% Tint Installed
All windows + windshield brow










08/14/2011
Installed 2.0 "K" Badges
















12/06/2011
Lamin-X Installed on Fogs:













 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
01/04/2012
Upgraded Badges
2.0 to 3.0 "K" Badges



Rear badge, before:





Rear badge, after:











Front badge, after:





Steering wheel badge:





Wheel badges - Old ones on left, new ones on right:





Detail on wheel badge:








On this day, I also removed the stock "OPTIMA" and "SX" badges, and added my "K5" badge.







1/31/2012
"Glow Stick" DRL's Installed


OEM Fog setup






New fascia w/DRL's installed






Fog + DRL









And what they look like on:







Shots after the install:
























2/21/2012
Photoshoot to show DRL's

















2/26/2012
Added LED Lighting




I bought all the replacement bulbs listed in THIS THREAD and upgraded my interior/exterior lighting.





 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
3/13/2012
Added LED Cupholder Inserts

Made by HockeyGod










4/2/2012
Wheels installed


I slapped on the wheels that were sitting in my garage being unused.

Wheel: 18" ASA AR2 V2's 18x7.5
Tires: 225/45/R18 Kumho Ecsta Platinum LX Touring




















4/9/2012
Added Fog light Bulbs

PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow 2500K

Combined with the Lamin-X, it makes it a nice crisp yellow instead of pale yellow with the white-ish OEM bulbs.









4/19/2012
Installed Neotech Lowering Springs



I only have cell phone pics at the moment, but it will do.











Removing the stock springs - no compressors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqqRoO6CjE



Better Pics after springs have settled a bit:


















4/25/2012
Installed C/F Vinyl On Outside Pillars












4/26/2012
Installed Spacers

(15MM Front, 20MM Rear)





 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
5/17/2012
Homestyle DRL's installed

(OEM DRL's with SMD 5050 LED's retrofitted in)

























Quick video to show off the DRL's


















5/20/2012
DRL Manual Switch Installed


It's installed and working! But I had to go with plan B.


Plan A was to take a second panel, remove the esc button from it, solder the button and led onto the other circuit board, and have two OEM like buttons. But the curvature of the switch panel makes all the buttons different sizes, so it didn't work. it would have needed a lot more fabrication, and I would have probably needed a third panel in case I screwed up with the two.

So here's plan B!










You have to drill a hole and feed them out the bottom to make room for the circuit board on the back.









Convenient ground location to illuminate the switch









 

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6/21/2012
Few random pictures


Dat stance











9/05/2013
2.0T Badge Installed






2/27/2014
Removed Lamin-X









05/06/2014
"New Faces" LED Shift Knob Installed





07/24/2014
LED Door Sills Installed
LED Gas/Trunk Buttons Installed







 

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Do the LED's fade in and out like the regular bulbs?


Nice setup!

Can't wait to see what else you got in mind!
 

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They do fade, but not as long as the filament bulbs do. It's kind of hard to explain.

I can get a video, though.
 

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08/14/2011 - Installed 2.0 "K" Badges









Whats that OBD-II Turbo timer looking thing on your steering wheel...What does it do?
 

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That's a Dashhawk. It provides real-time readings for pretty much anything in your car with a sensor. Boost, A/F ratio, O2 sensor readings, voltage, air measurements, etc. So basically, it works as multiple gauges without having to run tubing or wiring. It plugs into your OBD-II port and off you go.

It can also record 0-60 times and 1/8, 1/4, and 1,2 mile times.

You can have as few as 2 readings, and as many as 7 at once. There's also at least 10-11 customize-able screens, so you can change around what you want it to show on a whim.

DashHawk Vehicle Information Display
 

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lots of hard work there and it looks great! Congrats
 

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I took a quick video of the Dashhawk in action, for those of you interested. I took it out on I-69 (For the 70MPH speed limit :lol:) and held my phone next to it..so sorry for the shakiness.

 

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Nice dude, Id love to figure out an OEM like location for that and get a nice clean custom install. Its definitely something that is creeping onto my mod list. Can you get oil temp from it?
I can take a quick vid today showing each menu and choice when programming the screens. There's quite a lot.
 

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This is the best color in my opinion. Had they still offered it for 2012 it would have been my first pick. Lookin good my man
 
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