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I work at a major Kia dealer in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I picked up a 2012 Rio5 LX, white, 6spd, for an AMAZING price. I'm slowing starting to modify it, hard to find parts for it right now since it's so new.

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Here are some pics the week I picked up the car. I got the windows and eyebrow tinted %5 and well as tinted the taillights.
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First "mods":

5K LED license plate bulbs, red dome, glovebox, and trunk LED bulbs, and a custom sub/amp setup where the spare tire should be.

You can also see there's plenty of light coming out of the taillights even with them lenses being tinted.
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Tenzo-R wheels (17"x7) with Falken 912 rubber (205/40-17)

BOMZ SRI with K/N drycharger
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couple more pics with the wheels
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Man that looks great. I've been recently seriously considering buying the SX model. It's just so damn hard to find in the East Coast at a moderately reasonable price (no premium package).
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Nice looking ride there.
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Thank you.

And yeah, we haven't had many SX's come through our lot. Mostly EX autos. The few SX we've had were all non-premiums.
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looks great very nicely done.
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On the wheels...did you just swap out the valve stems/TPMS sensors from your stock rims, or have to buy new ones? My LX is the first car I've owned with TPMS.
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