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#11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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The only *real* mod I've done is to run an open filter to let it breathe better.
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It's usually cheaper if you go with someone else than the dealer... I think mine wanted to charge 300+ for the tinting, and I got mine done for less than half of that.

The combination between the 17" and "sport tuned suspensions" make the ride a bit harsh where I can feel every single bump on the road; but the steering is much responsive. I have a '11 rio5 and on 16" it feels a lot less bumpy.

I believe the orange is country specific..
Thanks zergal, It seems I either go for 17's without low profile tires and no suspension tuning, or just to be safe to get 16's, depends on which rims I can get here in CR, I hope to find some matte graphite ones.

In regards to the tinting I had a question, I've been asking a friends friend about it and he says there is tinting, and there is polarizing, polarizing is cheap and is around $70 but he had no price on tinting. I always thought they were the same thing, is he correct? if so then yay the tinting price isn't too high!

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The only *real* mod I've done is to run an open filter to let it breathe better.
Wouldn't that affect with dust accumulation? 0_0
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Normal tint is usually cheaper than polarizing. Polarizing blocks out glare and reflects heat without losing visibility. Some polarized tints can have metallic look.

With wheels, you can always powder coat or get wheel mask for them if you find one you like but not in the colour you want.
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There's Tinting, polarizing, and polarized tinting.
If you look up what polarizing does, you'll know the difference between the three just by their names.

I wouldn't know the difference in pricing, but tinting will give you privacy where pure polarizing would not. So just keep that in mind.
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Thanks ocd_person, that site has lots of great options. I will use that.

Just a thought, It could be great to make a compilation of sites that offer Rio parts, I know there is a post about it but compile them in one single post could be more useful.
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There's Tinting, polarizing, and polarized tinting.
If you look up what polarizing does, you'll know the difference between the three just by their names.

I wouldn't know the difference in pricing, but tinting will give you privacy where pure polarizing would not. So just keep that in mind.
Thanks zergal, I will keep that in mind when I apply the change.
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If you don't want the LED only, ask to see if they can install the LED first, so that all you have to do is install it in your car and hook up the wires. Unless you're good at cutting plastic...
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"Wouldn't that affect with dust accumulation?"

Hasn't yet.
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So I've been discussing about the rim sizes for the Rio, some people and also the kia dealership seller say that if I go for larger rims (16,17) the way the car drives will change a lot, the suspension might be affected, very common flat tires (our roads are bumpy), my dad also added that I will somehow lose torque 0_o, among other issues.

Will changing rims actually affect this much? I thought it wasn't a big deal but too many people pointed it out.


My dad told me it could be better to keep the tires it has and just change the r15 rims for better looking r15's.

I was also checking on the rim sizes and tire sizes and it seems there are a big array of differences. Friends say they need to have at least 60-70 profile to save me flat tires. So I guess they should be 195/65-R15?.

I thought it was as simple as "plug and play" haha.
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