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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#417 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [bannod]
Jun 05, 2008 (3:43 pm)
what is the warranty on the exhaust? i figured i would wait for it to fail and replace with aftermarket - hopefully it doesn't fail for a long time - but i won't do anything until the warranty is up....
#419 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [bannod]
Aug 02, 2008 (8:38 am)
sure have, I replaced the factory front muffler with a flowmaster 40 series...still have the stock resonators on the rear...I was look at the same thing...better sound and gas mileage...still a little quiet with the stock res's but breathes eaiser...if u r going to make it less restrictive i suggest that u change the stock air box to a cold air intake...i did this also...man what a difference...gas mileage increased by about 15% not sure about the hp...gonna replace the stock cat with a high flow next month. I have a 07 Limited 2wd...very happy with it and will be happier once finished with the basics mods...I plan on drpng the suspension with springs, adding body kit, went to a smaller rim size and different tire...didn't like the OEM tire and wheel pkg...18s with Bridgestone Dualer HT 235/60/18...new shoes r perillie 235/17/55 and did they make a big difference in the ride quality...send me an email and I'll provide pic of what I have done...u can find aftermarket parts at koreanautoparts.com...as far as the warranty chk with the rep and not the dealership.
#420 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [np45]
Aug 02, 2008 (9:12 am)
Hi: I would like to see some pics of your Santa Fe and the lowered springs as we are considering doing exactly that. We have HID lights and what a difference over the stock ones. Also going to take the roof rack bars off as we never use them.
#422 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [rmcbain]
Aug 02, 2008 (9:35 am)
just uploaded chk photos
#423 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [np45]
Aug 09, 2008 (10:36 am)
You mentioned that replacing the stock air box with a cold air intake increased gas mileage by 15%. Can you let me know the one you chose?
I have the same vehicle as yours. I had always thought the cold air intake was to increase power, but if it also increased mpg that would be great.
#424 of 446 Re: Exhaust modifications [orzecap]
Aug 12, 2008 (3:22 pm)
seeing the there is really nothing the you can buy that really fits is had to buy off the shelf products. Got all my parts from Advance Auto...in my configuration I used 245 and 190 degree, 26 inch, 14 inch chrome with the adpter for vacuum lines. Seeing that these are plastic I drilled a 1/2 hole and used a rubber gromet with a 5/8 inch house barb to attach the recirc gas hose after removing the airbox. Chk my pics out to see the config. the mileage that I am getting at the moment (today) and by the computer is 23.8 city and that is with the A/C going from time to time....it's been hot here in SC. I haven't had the chance to put it on hwy yet after getting everything the way I wanted it. So I expect to get at least 27 to 28 on the hwy maybe more. I'll keep you posted. Gonna remove the resonators in a couple of wks after I get some resonated exhaust tips and a performace cat to see what kind of mileage and performance I get then. ...this is a work in progress so bear with me.
#425 of 446 '08 Sante Fe sunroof wind deflector
Aug 30, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I've been unable to locate an '08 Sante Fe sunroof wind deflector. The dealer says Hyundai does not offer a wind deflector for the Sante Fe. I've been able to locate deflectors for the '01-'06 models, but not for the '07 or '08 Sante Fe. Anyone have a sunroof wind deflector for the new model Sante Fe's?
Please respond. Thanks.