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post #21 of 451 (permalink) Old 05-21-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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I ordered the exact same running boards from CarID.com - and after charging my credit card almost $400, they sent me an email telling me that they were backordered 8-12 weeks. I cancelled the order.

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You may want to try Autoanything.com. It still took about 3-4 weeks but they may have them in stock. There seems to be a 15% off sale often on their site.

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Thanks for this bit of information, I have an SX as well and completely forgot about the dual exhaust and never realized that the rear bumper is slightly different...saved me a few $$$.
The rear skids follows the grooves on the LX/EX models so its a nice fit. The SX has a different groove pattern, and the cuts from the dual exhaust will be a problem. Since the skids are plastic so there might be some cutting involved but I think itll look ugly when looked up close. I was trying to find fronts skids only, but apparently they are sold in pairs or the price is too much.
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I was trying to find fronts skids only, but apparently they are sold in pairs or the price is too much.
Yeah, I couldn't believe that they were selling the front skid plate for the price of two...and from the photos they were the same ones too! Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait for an SX specific skid plate kit.

It was a nice day outside so I decided to begin my modding. I started off easy and installed the cargo net that was sitting in a bag in the trays in back. Next were the OEM rain guards, the driver's side seems a bit larger than the passenger's side (you'll need to look closely to see the difference). Last mod for the day was to install a pair of Fiamm El Grande horns in place of the weak OEM horn. I didn't have to use the relay for the horns and plugged it right into the factor harness using a reclaimed spade connector from an HID bulb. I had to fashion a support out of two angle brackets as I didn't want the horns to flop around while driving. My only regret is that I should have used black wire instead of white as I can see a bit of white wire if I were looking through the front grill. If the weather holds up this long weekend: HID headlight conversion.

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Sportage been out for some time already, seems that accessories are still quite limited.
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I have to admit I like the idea of low level lighting in the foot wells. My wife's VW golf has it but I think a low white/yellow glow would look excellent. it should only be there when exiting or entering the cabin, not when driving about.
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looks pretty sharp.. was it easy to install?

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There seems to be a number of them. Which one and how much did you end up paying? Looks very nice.
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Looks very nice.Maybe you could snap some more pictures (front,back-side)
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Yesterday I installed in-channel window visors from Myluxuryride.com

It was an easy install and I like the way they look.
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