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Shawn's 2016 Rio Build Thread!!

Hey guys! This is going to be the official build thread for my 2016 Rio Hatch 6 speed. All mods, photos and updates will be listed here! Also if your on Instagram give me a follow @sflindall87 I am much more active on there.

Here's the rio currently very stock...

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Once the weather warms up I will be starting the installs!!

So far waiting to be installed I have;
Full LED interior and exterior swap
35w 8k HID conversion kit
Full MTX audio setup ( 6.5" front components, 6.5" 3 way rears, 2 12" MTX Jackhammer subs) The sub and amp install is going to be an in floor set up with a false floor and black oak laminate flooring.
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Also from my sponsor Evilla Motorsports I have a strut bar, torsion bar and rear trunk brace currently being built!

I will update this thread as much as I can! Thanks for tuning in!

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Great build! I have been using Evilla Motorsport stuff and it is great!


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Great build! I have been using Evilla Motorsport stuff and it is great!
Thanks ApXWingman! Hope to get things rolling quick on this build!! I miss my last build and even more I miss being LOW! Hopefully some more suspension mods will coming soon! Keep up the great work with your build man!
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Sounds good, man.

But, please don't install PnP HIDs into the factory halogen reflector housings. Sincerely -everyone else on the road.
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Sounds good, man.

But, please don't install PnP HIDs into the factory halogen reflector housings. Sincerely -everyone else on the road.
lol yeah.. Until I pull apart the housing and do a retro fit the HID's will be in factory housing just aimed a little lower as to not blind everyone as I did with my last build.. also once lowered it will help as well. With my last set up I never had any complaints.

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lol yeah.. Until I pull apart the housing and do a retro fit the HID's will be in factory housing just aimed a little lower as to not blind everyone as I did with my last build.. also once lowered it will help as well. With my last set up I never had any complaints.
Awesome, dude! Please post a build of the headlight retrofit. That is something I've been looking into and it would be sweet to see someone's build of some Rio lights.

*I recently joined the "headlight junkies" group on FB and there is a lot of inspiration there.
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Awesome, dude! Please post a build of the headlight retrofit. That is something I've been looking into and it would be sweet to see someone's build of some Rio lights.

*I recently joined the "headlight junkies" group on FB and there is a lot of inspiration there.
Will do for sure!!! It's not at the top of my list to do currently, but will get around to it eventually!!!
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Update!!!!

My Stage 1 Chassis Set is ready for shipping! I just got some H&R lowering springs (until I go coils) and I am doing a different audio setup in the hatch now, going with an inverted sub box and black/grey oak hardwood flooring!

Here are a few pics! Stay Awesome
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Update!

My stage 1 chassis kit came in today! Here is a sneak peak of the kit
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35w 8k HID conversion kit
8000 K, reflector... it all just looks bad, man.
Either do retrofit with HID projector fitted with nothing more blue than 6000 K, or drop HID at all.

8000 Kelvin HID in OEM reflector looks like monster truck from Rio.
Visit www.hidplanet.com for inspiration.
Visit www.theretrofitsource.com for rough idea what you might need.

It took me a while and consumed maybe $600, but I did full retro FX-R with 4300 K Osram 66240 D2S.
Man, this is the way to go. The "righter" way, except having OEM HID with autoleveling.


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