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What have you done to your Cadenza recently?

I've recently added OEM front and rear splash guards to help protect my car. I looked around through various websites and decided on buying these www.kiapartsnow.com/accessories/2014-kia-cadenza-splash-guards.html. What upgrade, replacement have you done?

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Mind snapping a pic of the splash guards? Im thinking about adding some. Im also on the fence if I should plasti-dip my wheels soon. Just got the windows tinted about a month ago.
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I had mine washed for the first time since January
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Stripped down the front bumper twice in 3 days, first to install the new urgraded HIDs, then also washed out the Condenser. while the bumper was down; when idling the car wasn't cooling really well, next stop would have been the dealership, but it worked out that after cleaning the condenser real good, used some evaporator spray and a medium pressure spray, AC works like a champ. I can sit in a drive through for 5 minutes and it's cooling the entire time. Second time bumper off to adjust aim on one headlight. It was a PIT A$$, but I'm getting pretty good at removing the bumper, so it just is what it is.
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2nd cargo net retrieved from my Optima, tinted windows all around and that's pretty much all right now. I ordered the rubber mats from Kia and I'm looking for the rear bumper decals... maybe.

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Would love to see a picture of how those splash guards look installed.
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Tinted windows all around including full 50% tint on windshield, splash guards, LED fog lights, front tower strut bar (since removed for engine rattle between 1200 and 1500 rpm from hoses rubbing against it), and alloy sport pedals.

I want to get the wood door inserts for the front doors like the SXL has but tearing apart the door to get down to just the handle would be a massive pain. I'd love to have a strut bar that doesn't rub against the hoses because it really made the wandering stop and stiffened the car up a bit. I would also like to get new HID bulbs for my car, more closely match the LED color in my fogs.

For the guy who cleaned his condenser, where is it located? I couldn't find it. My car doesn't cool nearly as much as I think it should. It struggles to cool off even a few days ago in the low 80s. I shouldn't have to floor my car for it to cool down nicely.

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Cadenza products available at: https://www.k5optimastore.com/collec...denza-products
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The condensor is located in front of the car, usually the first radiator if you are in front of the car. You can clean it backward, from inside out of the engine bay by using a mild degreaser (Castrol Super Clean i.e.) and rinsing thoroughly with a regular garden hose. This will help get rid of dead bugs and road dirt

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I thought that was the radiator for the engine to cool the oil O.o

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Mind snapping a pic of the splash guards? Im thinking about adding some. Im also on the fence if I should plasti-dip my wheels soon. Just got the windows tinted about a month ago.
Why would you want to plastidip our wheels? They are very nice looking wheels! I can understand I guess if you wanted to dip the chrome 19s, those things look pretty bad. But if you have those nice machined silver/black 18s... why!? I've contemplated getting some bronze wheels for my car, just not sure I can justify the price or if it would even look good on my Metallic Bronze car. I also think purple caliper covers would be nice with that combo, but those are fairly expensive too...

2014 Kia Cadenza, Metallic Bronze and Beige, Lux Package

Leased 3/1/14
Purchased 1/28/17

Additions:
-Full Korean K re-badge
-Ultra Racing Performance front strut tower bar
-Racing sport pedals

Cadenza products available at: https://www.k5optimastore.com/collec...denza-products
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