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Since attending a car meet last year, been wanting to do some modding my Kona. Now spring is here, or about to, and work in secure for while longer, looking into all of the modding possibilities. I got a list of compatible parts for the Kona from the dealership, and visited an auto parts location in my city who gave some directions to look into. Consensus is Kona modding is rare, and much of that is mainly some aesthetics and more for offroading, that I found so far online. I am keeping my eyes on Kona N stuff, to see what some of the stuff they done for that can be done with regular Kona turbo. Also on what is done with Veloster and such can be done with the kona. All while keeping mind of the warranty.

While I am interested for exterior stuff, and Kona already stands out with the car wrap, more interested in response and handling performance. My Kona already stands out with the car wrap.

Along with this forum and other hyundai, where are good resources for looking this up? What is

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For the 1.6t there are quite a few performance options for handling between lowering springs, coil overs, strut bars, sway bars, bushings, control arms, etc...

There are also Big brake kits, OE bbk's, upgraded brake hoses, slotted/drilled/dimpled rotor options, and a host of brake compounds.

There are a couple of intakes, currently Injen and AFE, A couple of exhaust setups including AFE, Borla, and JuneB.

Plus intake plenum spacers, throttle body spacers, lower torque mounts, hotside resonator deletes, a couple of reduced weight pulleys, and some upgraded internal parts that would surely void any engine/transmission warranty.

And ofcoarse there are tuning options as well.
 

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Keeping this thread alive. I’m not sure aside from aesthetics if you’re not hobbying on a race track w your Kona then most of these mods are short lived in street use.
You’re hard pressed to drive the car in such a way to merit all the suspension and engine mods in city/ suburbs streets.
 

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I recently started modding my 2019 Kona Ultimate too. Just purchased an Injen short ram air intake for it.
 

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Keeping this thread alive. I’m not sure aside from aesthetics if you’re not hobbying on a race track w your Kona then most of these mods are short lived in street use.
You’re hard pressed to drive the car in such a way to merit all the suspension and engine mods in city/ suburbs streets.
WHAT? I do all the time. Short lived? Where is that thought process coming from. You sound like Mr Ken Rogers. https://duckduckgo.com/i/1508e056.jpg While is is rarer for a Kona to be modified, You go to the Civic, Veloster, Golf GTI an Golf R sites there are a ton of street race cars running around. Some 300 hp to 600 hp units running around on the street. There was some old guy who had a 900 hp Golf R running 40 lbs boost. Now that one might be short lived. But then again it had built internals so there is a very very good chance he would be good to 75,000 to 100,000 miles The 300hp to 400 hp will easily last 150,000+ miles .

If the Kona 1.6T 7 speed dual clutch did not have a clutch limitation of around give or take, 240hp, we could get our Kona's to 300 with a hybrid ported and new wheeled turbo. Once a custom clutch is avalible we can easily push our 1.6T to 300 hp+ with a hybride turbo injecters and a high flow fuel pump and a tune. There was a stock block 1.6T Elantra Sport with a manual trans and stage 2 clutch making 392 hp with the former added parts.

I am running semi solid control arm bushing, and Veloster N rear swing arm bushings, I am lowered 2 inches, Eibach lowering springs, with added spring rubbers to increase spring rate/ wider flow form rims, different struts and shocks, and other high performance parts. My Kona 1.6T AWD handles a hair better then a Golf R in race mode. But the Golf R tuned can be a reliable 370hp with ease. We can't come close to that hp unless we tune a Kona N, since those 2 are 2.0 liter cars. That wont be happen for me because it won't be AWD. I was waiting for the Kona N, but that is off the table since there is no AWD option. SO there will be more suspension work this summer for my lowered 1.6T AWD Kona.
 

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WHAT? I do all the time. Short lived? Where is that thought process coming from. You sound like Mr Ken Rogers. https://duckduckgo.com/i/1508e056.jpg While is is rarer for a Kona to be modified, You go to the Civic, Veloster, Golf GTI an Golf R sites there are a ton of street race cars running around. Some 300 hp to 600 hp units running around on the street. There was some old guy who had a 900 hp Golf R running 40 lbs boost. Now that one might be short lived. But then again it had built internals so there is a very very good chance he would be good to 75,000 to 100,000 miles The 300hp to 400 hp will easily last 150,000+ miles .

If the Kona 1.6T 7 speed dual clutch did not have a clutch limitation of around give or take, 240hp, we could get our Kona's to 300 with a hybrid ported and new wheeled turbo. Once a custom clutch is avalible we can easily push our 1.6T to 300 hp+ with a hybride turbo injecters and a high flow fuel pump and a tune. There was a stock block 1.6T Elantra Sport with a manual trans and stage 2 clutch making 392 hp with the former added parts.

I am running semi solid control arm bushing, and Veloster N rear swing arm bushings, I am lowered 2 inches, Eibach lowering springs, with added spring rubbers to increase spring rate/ wider flow form rims, different struts and shocks, and other high performance parts. My Kona 1.6T AWD handles a hair better then a Golf R in race mode. But the Golf R tuned can be a reliable 370hp with ease. We can't come close to that hp unless we tune a Kona N, since those 2 are 2.0 liter cars. That wont be happen for me because it won't be AWD. I was waiting for the Kona N, but that is off the table since there is no AWD option. SO there will be more suspension work this summer for my lowered 1.6T AWD Kona.
You must not have read my post. I didn’t say modding konas didn’t exist. I said modding konas are basically a waste if your driving is on city/ suburban streets. Unless that car all modded up is on a tracknone of the crap you spent your money on will make much difference...simply because you’re not driving on roads absent of traffic, stop lights, and popo’s. You can’t realistically take a turn at 60 mph in the suburbs.
I had my 2.0 up to 110mph on a relatively empty highway but still had to weave around cars doing 70mph.
Imagine trying to get the performance out of your lowered, air intake, harder bushings, mapped out Kona in traffic! LMAO.
 

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You must not have read my post. I didn’t say modding konas didn’t exist. I said modding konas are basically a waste if your driving is on city/ suburban streets. Unless that car all modded up is on a tracknone of the crap you spent your money on will make much difference...simply because you’re not driving on roads absent of traffic, stop lights, and popo’s. You can’t realistically take a turn at 60 mph in the suburbs.
I had my 2.0 up to 110mph on a relatively empty highway but still had to weave around cars doing 70mph.
Imagine trying to get the performance out of your lowered, air intake, harder bushings, mapped out Kona in traffic! LMAO.
I sport drive all the time in suburbs, I never do in residential, if there can be any kids anywhere, I go the speed limit or in home residential where kids are, I can be seen going 3mph. I always go by Murphy's Law around kids, they can turn and run at any point, at any time.

I have taken turns in non residential suburbs at 60 mph on a weekly to daily basis. You clearly don't know performance cars do you? You are trying to talk about a subject you know nothing about. Your comments on wrecking or wearing out an engine because you hit redline a couple times when clearly many people hit redline all the time, every day and have engines that live for 150,000 miles doing so.

All the modded stuff makes a drastic difference at 20 mph and above, especially suspension. A stock Kona is a dangerous car in a panic stop. Soft springs and highly damped shocks with a good sized sway bars is not a recipe for a good braking car, and a Kona fails with ease at it, IE nose dive and rear lift to point of massively reduced rear brake input. Put in lowering springs with an increased spring rate where the car should have came from the factory and it is totally different car, that still has a smooth ride for the most part.

I don't sport drive like you do at 110mph or a weaver at 70mph like you do. Too much can happen at that speed. My car has seen 100mph maybe 2 times in 3 years. I keep my driving down 85 mph and below. What's even worse is when you don't have a safe car that can handle worth a crap at that speed and you are totally inexperienced to top it off. That means you are a danger to everyone on the street and a danger to yourself.
 

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I sport drive all the time in suburbs, I never do in residential, if there can be any kids anywhere, I go the speed limit or in home residential where kids are, I can be seen going 3mph. I always go by Murphy's Law around kids, they can turn and run at any point, at any time.

I have taken turns in non residential suburbs at 60 mph on a weekly to daily basis. You clearly don't know performance cars do you? You are trying to talk about a subject you know nothing about. Your comments on wrecking or wearing out an engine because you hit redline a couple times when clearly many people hit redline all the time, every day and have engines that live for 150,000 miles doing so.

All the modded stuff makes a drastic difference at 20 mph and above, especially suspension. A stock Kona is a dangerous car in a panic stop. Soft springs and highly damped shocks with a good sized sway bars is not a recipe for a good braking car, and a Kona fails with ease at it, IE nose dive and rear lift to point of massively reduced rear brake input. Put in lowering springs with an increased spring rate where the car should have came from the factory and it is totally different car, that still has a smooth ride for the most part.

I don't sport drive like you do at 110mph or a weaver at 70mph like you do. Too much can happen at that speed. My car has seen 100mph maybe 2 times in 3 years. I keep my driving down 85 mph and below. What's even worse is when you don't have a safe car that can handle worth a crap at that speed and you are totally inexperienced to top it off. That means you are a danger to everyone on the street and a danger to yourself.
I think you think a bit too highly of yourself. Every forum has its resident self proclaimed “expert”.
You have deemed yourself it. Congratulations.
 

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I think you think a bit too highly of yourself. Every forum has its resident self proclaimed “expert”.
You have deemed yourself it. Congratulations.
I have been racing cars since I was a kid, was going to be an auto engine machinist and was building motors for my youth car club, and others. I had an Audi repair shop with 50-60 clients, and I am a maintenance guy for a midsized printshop with 3 large buildings @ 175,000 sq ft. Yes, I have clue what's going on. I just can't sit here when some guy throws around the uneducated BS about cars you are spewing, when clearly you have no clue what the **** you are talking about.
 

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I have been racing cars since I was a kid, was going to be an auto engine machinist and was building motors for my youth car club, and others. I had an Audi repair shop with 50-60 clients, and I am a maintenance guy for a midsized printshop with 3 large buildings @ 175,000 sq ft. Yes, I have clue what's going on. I just can't sit here when some guy throws around the uneducated BS about cars you are spewing, when clearly you have no clue what the **** you are talking about.
Sounds like another JRkona is in here. Dont let the ney says bother you. Some people just dont get modification.
 

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Can we get back on topic, please. I’d like to know more bout the OE bbk that was mentioned. Thread or source?
 
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