mhershorn
mhershorn New Reader
12/31/10 12:27 p.m.

I have an 09 Accent GE with a manual. what would i do to make it legal and competitive in AutoX H Stock and where would i get aftermarket parts? thanks.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla Dork
12/31/10 1:07 p.m.

pull the muffler, find a spare set of wheels for some R-comps and go have fun. There aren't any aftermarket strut/shocks currently available for the Accent.

If you want to jump to ST, H&R makes springs and there are aftermarket cold air intakes available aftermarket. You could swap on a GS rear sway bar and change wheel sizes.

Repteel
Repteel New Reader
1/1/11 11:12 a.m.

I think that the Accent is the same chassis as the Rio. So any parts should be interchangeable.

failboat
failboat Reader
1/1/11 12:38 p.m.

You have a gs or se accent?

Yes all the 06-10 rio and accent parts are interchangable. No aftermarket shocks yet. SE shocks would be an upgrade if you have a GS. Most of the aftermarket springs pretty much put your front end on the bump stops I think.....at least mine did. Eibach made some springs that weren't as low as all the others but they have already been discontinued.

Biggest handling improvement besides tires I found was a set of camber bolts and maxing out the front negative camber. I have an 09 SE

Kfxperformance.com has a the biggest selection of upgrades, and hyundaiparts4u.com has the lowest prices on oem accessories like the b&m short throw, dc sports strut brace, aem short ram intake, etc....

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
1/1/11 1:14 p.m.

I would guess that Koni makes strut inserts that would/could be made to work (8610/8611) as well.

corytate
corytate New Reader
1/1/11 1:19 p.m.

http://kfxperformance.com/ixxocart/catalog/Suspension-143-1.html coilovers, lowering springs, strut tower bar, brake upgrades, etc kfx usually has something for every korean car out there now.

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
1/1/11 1:38 p.m.

http://www.koreanautoimports.com/

http://www.kspec.com/

RoosterSauce
RoosterSauce Reader
1/2/11 12:05 a.m.

Yeah, so just get tires and then work on your driving.

petegossett
petegossett SuperDork
1/2/11 7:43 a.m.

KYB does offer a stock replacement shock/strut, no idea if they're any better than stock.

I'm working on a hair-brained idea to adapt A2 VW Bilstiens to my '07 Accent for rally-x, but it will probably be spring before I find out whether it will be possible and/or practical

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
1/2/11 9:30 a.m.

I just want an lsd. Haven't made up my mind on suspension yet... Please post results on what you decide with the suspension, I'm hoping to get some autox done sometime this year.

petegossett
petegossett SuperDork
1/2/11 9:41 a.m.

Quaife does offer an LSD for the Accent, but their catalog doesn't state which years. Still haven't found pricing or details for it, though.

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
1/2/11 11:29 a.m.

I'm thinking Quaife and decent suspension and this thing would be a lot of fun on the autox course. Granted I have no idea what class that would be and I'm more of a road course going kinda guy but this car makes me want to take it a course or two this year.

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
1/2/11 12:29 p.m.

LSD means at least STX (street tires) or FSP. There are some Asian brand coilovers for the 00-04 Accent shown; how different are those to the 09s?

chknhwk
chknhwk Reader
1/2/11 12:45 p.m.
ST_ZX2 wrote: LSD means at least STX (street tires) or FSP. There are some Asian brand coilovers for the 00-04 Accent shown; how different are those to the 09s?

Is that class fast?
Brands/links?

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
1/2/11 12:59 p.m.

STX (M36 Bimmers,RX8s, WRXs etc.) and FSP (VWs, Focus, Neons, Civics etc.) are mid-pack fast. I saw KSport coilovers listed.. We use them (RR series--w/ custom rates and valving) on our ZX2 Escort--IMO they are not the crap many make them out to be...but my experience is based on the higher-line stuff and not the basic EBay series.

mhershorn
mhershorn New Reader
1/3/11 12:09 p.m.

thanks for all the info everyone. any recomendations on wheel/tire size?

ST_ZX2
ST_ZX2 Reader
1/3/11 12:51 p.m.

205/50-15 is a good place to start if you go street tires. Everyone makes a good tire--Dunlop, Bridgestone, Kumho, Hankook, Falken... Find some nice, light 7" wheels--which are a dime-a-dozen for stuff in the 12-13 pound range.

You can alsways run that size in a Hoosier too--though if you are inclined to want to use R Comps, 13" sizes may be a better choice.

What class are you inclined to want to be in? What autocross background do you have?

Bobzilla
Bobzilla Dork
1/3/11 1:15 p.m.

00-04 IS COMPLETELY differnet from the 06-10

mhershorn
mhershorn New Reader
1/6/11 5:25 p.m.

In reply to ST_ZX2:

I was thinking of H Stock, but if I do springs and cold air then i would not qualify. As far as AutoX, I have done over 30 HPDE's, ShipBarber and Panoz schools and have raced sprint karts. I have done AutoX as part of schools, etc.

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