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Old 04-25-2019, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2018 hyundai sonata hybrid mods

Got a 2018 hyundai sonata hybrid (not a plug in I will explain at the end of the post) with pretty much all the options except for a sun roof, leather and wheels, it has the standard 16 inch wheels.
Glad it didn't have a whole in the roof, glad it didn't have leather and I already have the wheels I want for it.

The first mod is already completed, I think.
I took the 17 inch wheels off her old 2008 and put them on the 2018. Put the 16 inch wheels on the 2008. Those wheels on the 2008 are not original. I think they were all replaced as of 2014 or 2015.
I just swapped them over, no TPMS light yet.

Second mod, throw the spare tire kit in the trunk.
The hybrid does not come with a spare. You get a BS emergency tire inflation kit.

Brighter high beams. Probably install some double brightness LED 9005 highbeams.
I did 100w halogen high beams using a relay and slave relay on the old car and they work pretty good but I put double brightness LEDs in my leaf and liked it better.
The double brightness LEDs use about the same power as a standard halogen.

That's kind of it for now.

It gets 48 to 55mpg when I drive it. It scores me 7 out of 8 economy driving marks, just kind of driving it the same way I do with my leaf. Good enough for me.

I had a plug in hybrid 2016 lease turn in lined up but the stupid dealer can't tell the difference between a plug in and a regular hybrid.

1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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