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Hey all. I've decided to put the build of my 16' Kona Blue ST2 on here. I picked up the car in September of 2018 after my Nissan Juke was totaled in a head-on collision.

My poor Juke. Say what you want, I loved my little frog.
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After healing I picked this up.
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First Mod

My first 'mod' was the installing the Green Filter. I'm not sure its really considered a mod when you change a filter but, whatever.

I did notice a slight sound difference but not much. I did reinstall the cover after taking photos.

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Symposer delete

The second mod I did was the symposer delete from CFM. I really was looking forward to installing this plate after reading all the reviews online of how it made the car sound so much better. Removing the symposer has a dramatic effect on the engine noise in the cabin. I was stunned at how much I didn't hear once I took it out. I was initially disappointed with the result but have grown to like it as I can hear the BOV and the turbo much easier now.

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Next, I purchased and OBD II cable and downloaded Forscan. After watching many youtube videos, I figured out Forscan. It's a bit scary when you upload the changes and will the lights start going insane!
I turned off the double honk, enabled the global remote windows, added climate control with voice activation to the Sync 3, and changed the splash screen to the ST Performance logo.

Only thing that miffs me is that I can't use the voice activation while my phone is connected. Google overrides it.

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I really do not like the look of the factory shift knob. I looked at a lot of different options and decided on a knob from CJ Pony Parts in dark blue and white. I plan on adding white stripes at some point so the knob will eventually tie into the overall color scheme.

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Used Part

I was able to acquire some slightly used performance parts from someone on FB that was parting out their car after a rear end collision.

I was able to pick up a Velossa Tech big mouth ram air snorkel, CP-E light weight intercooler, & a CP-E Stage 2 rear motor mount for $600 with shipping included.
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Only the RMM has been installed so far.
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Light bar

Picked up an LED light bar to add to the pile of parts to be installed. I plan on shaving the grill and mounting it to the front of the crash bar. I am waiting for my brother to get some time off to help so I can do it all at the same time. I only want to have to take the front clip off once.

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Oops

On my way to work one morning, some ****er decided to go around a circle in the wrong direction. I narrowly missed the red streak at 630am but clipped the curb with my front passenger wheel / tire. I ended up with a bent lower control arm, bent wheel hub, & a bent snowflake.

The whole situation sucked as the other driver didn't even stop but it did give me a new opportunity...

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Upgrades

Having purchased the car used with 34k miles on it, I knew I would have to do all the big maintenance that hadn't been done. Also, thanks to my little accident, upgrades were on the horizion.

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Quickie

How do you like my 50 caliber bullet? I can't figure out how to turn the photos!

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I've thought about getting those in red. But I was afraid it'd be too much. I think my next wheels are going to be something flat black to match the stripe. Also want to add some sort of side stripe to break it up a little.
I've got them on now. I'll be posting shots soon.
 

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Kona Blue = best color!
 

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A few quick shots of the work getting done. Brakes & rotors, Konig wheels, & tires.

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Problems

I ran into a small issue when the mechanic attempted to install the brake pads & rotors I had ordered. According to Summit, the kit I ordered was a match for my car. However, and I did not know this, there are two different sizes of front rotors for these cars. 12.6" and 13.2". When my mechanic called and said the front rotors were too small, I went back on the Summit Racing site and double checked. Sure enough, it says it's a match. So, I went to Powerstop's website. While entering my vehicle info, it asks me what size rotors I need. I chose the 13.2" since the 12.6" is obviously too small. Powerstop's page even has a link to Summit's site where I can order them. So, following that link, Summit says those bigger rotors DO NOT fit my car. After getting frustrated with this, I called Summit about it and explained the situation. They customer service guy was great and took care of me quickly. He had me on hold while he called the manufacturer to confer. It turns out that they do indeed fit and Summit would have to update their site. I was able to order the correct rotors and return the incorrect set. It was all settled in a matter of days. The best part was the bigger rotors were cheaper than the smaller ones!

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I ran into a small issue when the mechanic attempted to install the brake pads & rotors I had ordered. According to Summit, the kit I ordered was a match for my car. However, and I did not know this, there are two different sizes of front rotors for these cars. 12.6" and 13.2". When my mechanic called and said the front rotors were too small, I went back on the Summit Racing site and double checked. Sure enough, it says it's a match. So, I went to Powerstop's website. While entering my vehicle info, it asks me what size rotors I need. I chose the 13.2" since the 12.6" is obviously too small. Powerstop's page even has a link to Summit's site where I can order them. So, following that link, Summit says those bigger rotors DO NOT fit my car. After getting frustrated with this, I called Summit about it and explained the situation. They customer service guy was great and took care of me quickly. He had me on hold while he called the manufacturer to confer. It turns out that they do indeed fit and Summit would have to update their site. I was able to order the correct rotors and return the incorrect set. It was all settled in a matter of days. The best part was the bigger rotors were cheaper than the smaller ones!

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Finally got the accident repairs and upgrades for the wheels & tires done. What do you think? I'm thinking of getting red caliper covers but they're expensive. This is it until I get the LED light bar, ram air snorkel, and the CP-E FMIC installed. I'll take a bunch of photos when that actually happens.

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