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General Information

Year
-2018
Make
-Hyundai
Model
-Kona AWD 1.6T
Color
-Sonic Silver
Packages
-Limited
3326
4239

Modifications

Drivetrain
Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs, Wagner Veloster N racing intercooler, AeroTech spring rubbers(lots) for increase spring rate and fine tuning front to rear tuning, Lowered 2.25 inches, sub-frame collars, Whiteline i30 N semi ball front anti-dive bushings (pinned for safety), (Pinned) Veloster N rear swing arm bushings, Whiteline Hyundai Multi-Link rear poly bushings and Whiteline rear camber arms, Whiteline rear aluminum toe arms, front camber bolts, 1.5 neg camber on all 4s. Custom made Veloster R spec airbox to work with bored out OEM cold air Kona grill intake. N-Line lower trans mount with both rubber voids filled with epoxy clay. Frozen Rotors/Slotted, PowerStop Z23 brake pads. Ultra Racing strut brace that I reinforced by about 30%. Front ARP wheel studs, front 12mm wheel spacers, Wink 5 panel racing mirror, Lightweight 11.5 lbs Braille AGM battery for spring/summer/fall. Soon to be installed Whiteline Front Roll Center/Bump Steer-Correction Kit/HardRace Roll Center Kit, and boxed front and rear control arms.
Interior
- 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport front seats. Schroth 3 point, anti-dive, DOT approved racing harness
Exterior
- stock
Audio
- 4) Audio Frog speakers, Alpine amp, AudioControl LC7i
Lighting
- stock
Wheel and Tire
- 18x8.5 silver rims and 235 45/18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 +

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Just curious why on earth would you want to lower an SUV / crossover of any kind... especially considering yours is AWD?
 

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Just curious why on earth would you want to lower an SUV / crossover of any kind... especially considering yours is AWD?
First off, the Kona AWD is not really a SUV, but more a crossover. A hatchback car that is lifted by thicker suspension sub-frames. Take those away or an easier way is lower it though conventional lowering methods to make it a car. So now I have a building ground for a small hot hatch with AWD. EXACTLY what I wanted, the almost perfect platform for a nice handling car for sport driving on a budget new hatchback. I would own an AWD in Death Valley if I lived there. It is #1 on the list for a car for me. It is a game changer.

Hit the red arrow in the center of the screen to start the video at the correct point, listen 5 mins.







Superior handling in almost every corner then a 2WD car. In some cases, by a drastically high margin.




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I have a FWD, but was eyeing a suspension kit similar to the one it looks like you've got. I stumbled upon a discussion of yours when I noticed that the suspension components of the Elantra GT and the Kona were almost identical. Did you end up going with the Eibach kit after you tried the N-Line components? What was your findings as far as compatibility? Finding suspension kits for the Elantra GT is much easier than the Kona.
Quest in finding better rear and front shock "Sport" valving
 
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