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Found a few more. Here are more shots of the front end radar / laser unit. I also now have the Escort Laser Shifter ZR4 unit too with 4 shifters - two front corners and two rear corners hidden just behind the bumper facia in custom fiberglass outward facing pods. You have to really be careful with these they are really only effective beyond 400 or so feet. Also I forgot to mention the rear screens are made by a Chinese company called X-trons. I'm very happy with these 10" Touchscreens, they have custom mounts remote / game controllers and RF Headsets, they also have multiple inputs, USB and SD in's and built in side insert DVD players. There are several versions of these screens mine have the WI-FI add on and you can connect them to a hot spot on your phone etc. I've been working on the car for 3 months and done several performance mods to it, I'll add some more pictures soon.
 

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Those picture look nice! I remember I had TV monitors on my old car but never used them. I am guessing you must have kids though. You said you have done performance mods, What have you done?
 

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Thanks guys I appreciate the comments. @ foldman I sent you a private message on this one I hope it helps, I also added to your commentary on the 12volt near mirror thread. You should checkout Blendmount on E-bay the link is in your messages. Sometimes it's one of those deals where you get what you pay for. He does package deals where the mirror tap and the mount are sold as a package. This stuff he sells are more highend. The mount is made very well, the mirror tap has gold pin taps and insane insulation / connections. It's also good to buy from people who know what the heck they are doing too. @ thedunk300 so far added a custom K7 turbo kit, opened up the intake and exhaust a bit, as well as custom tuning and I was able to bring the weight down so far over a couple hundred lbs. There are really 3 ways that I've seen people play with this engine variant, you can simply add a custom intake / exhaust and maybe a FAI unit, you might see gains of somewhere around 30 horse. You can go with a bolt on type supercharger, or you can go with aftermarket turbo add kits. It's really tight in the engine bay. You're going to really need someone who knows what they are doing. You have be very careful about the amount of torque though I don't think this trans can take crazy loads. You might see some of this aftermarket stuff gains of 100 to 120 horse and maybe 50 to 75 lbs of torque. Anything more than that and you better upgrade the trans.
 

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I know everyone knows this but it's worth adding,,, so if you do anything to the motor or the ECU / PCM you're done,, no more warranty. - FYI - this car has a BLACK BOX //// event recorder so don't think you can change something and then change it back before you go in for maint. - they will know. Also you will have a tuff time finding aftermarket performance stuff for this vehicle / application. The reasons are the following: It's a newer design so you have to allow time for people to figure it out and start building up the add ons. Also KIA is well known for sweeping quick design changes, in other words these guys put blood sweat and tears into figuring some of this stuff out only to be thrown a trump card within maybe even one model year. 1 to 1 custom application are mainly being done in Korea, simply because they got a head start on all of us. Again the applications are 1 to 1 and completely custom, so you will pay out the wazu for this stuff as it's not mass manufactured / wholesaled / retailed yet. Once you receive your shipment most likely from Korea,,,, you will need someone here that really know there stuff under the hood, and someone I suggest that their daily job is working on Korean cars //// Kia / Hyundai. Depending on what you do you'll need to have the ECU flashed with new tuning, and you may even have to go as far as adding a secondary or replacing it,,,, which gets you into a whole other arena as far as $$$$$. You have to weigh it out. If your car is a daily driver my suggestion don't mess with the motor. If you enjoy projects and have the $$$ to play go for it. After you finish there are a ton of HTS parts both front and rear you can CNC from Aluminum / Carbon and swap to help get the weight down. This car with a little weight off, a little more giddy and a tighter torque curve with better shift points ( higher RPMS ), is a BEAST. It's fun but an expensive and time consuming hobby. I have 3 / 4 months involved in mine, and several thousands of dollars.
 

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Niceee!! Wont be needing the performance upgrades but those screens in the back are awesome! Mind letting me know the goods on those? and how does that connect to the head unit? or is an auxiliary input system?
 

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Did you use a Mirror Tap for your Max radar? If so, which wires did you tap? Red to ? Black to ?

I'm trying to find the switched wire.
 
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