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Just wanted to share some recent pictures/renderings of modded Stingers I've come across. I'm sure its only a matter of time before we see some serious aftermarket mods by owners, as there is no doubt in the Stingers potential. Anyone here have plans to customize their Kia?





 

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The first and last one are just renderings. The green one would be nice with different wheels but that bottom one is hideous, except for the color, and would be useless.
 

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I know they are just renderings...but they can still provide some starting points for modification plans. I really like the wing and fender flares on the last one, but I have no idea why you would want a two door variant of the Stinger.
 

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Slammed and heavily modified cars just makes me cringe, especially the first example. While the paint is fine when paired with nice body lines like what the Stinger has, everything else rubs me the wrong way. That front air intake piece with the studs, those wheels and chunky splitter.

I'd much prefer something simple like a nice set of copper wheels and call it a day. To each their own I suppose, or else all those mod shops will go out of business.
 

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Looking more into body kits out there, a big incentive for me would be a kit that's race inspired, much like what we see below:



Motorsports influence is always a winning strategy.
 

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What kind of car is that that you've linked above? If that's a Stinger body, it certainly doesn't look like one anymore. I'm really curious what sort of builds we'll see in motorsports around the Stinger platform. I wonder just how far professional teams will be able to push its performance.
 

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What kind of car is that that you've linked above? If that's a Stinger body, it certainly doesn't look like one anymore. I'm really curious what sort of builds we'll see in motorsports around the Stinger platform. I wonder just how far professional teams will be able to push its performance.
Its a racecar, hence the whole mention of motorsports.
Definitely not a Stinger but its an example of styling that the Stinger can use in a body kit, although it would be rather expensive
 

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Well there already is a motorsports version of the Stinger, and it does look pretty nice with the racing body kit. Hopefully there is lots of aftermarket support for the Stinger, because as of now I think I've only seen one real modified version that was done by West Coast Customs.
 

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Well anyone interested in doing exterior aero mods can get universal parts like a front splitters and side splitters, along with canards for the front bumper. Those when done right can make a big but subtle difference if you know what I mean.
 

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Aside from aesthetics the real reason to use aftermarket body kits is for the weight savings they provide. I haven't seen many sites selling aftermarket body kits atm, and I have a feeling most of them will require expensive shipping/importing. The only things I've come across are universal kits, which I have no interest in.
 

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Aside from aesthetics the real reason to use aftermarket body kits is for the weight savings they provide. I haven't seen many sites selling aftermarket body kits atm, and I have a feeling most of them will require expensive shipping/importing. The only things I've come across are universal kits, which I have no interest in.
Not always do aftermarket kits provide weight savings and often the cheaper stuff are made out of material that weigh just as much as the OEM stuff. Even when you do find the lighter stuff that costs more, its not that much you're saving.
 

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Came across this pic of a lowered Stinger on Vossen wheels. Have to say that I really like how it looks with a lowered stance, and I'm eager to see other builds.
 

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What a difference a couple inch drop makes. That setup looks really clean on the white Stinger. I've heard that there are talks to bring the concept yellow to production.
 

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When it comes to cars, we know that often people sacrifice utility for looks. Definitely wont be running that Stinger in the winter with that setup. Wonder if there is any wheel well rubbing.
 

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There are so many potential problems when a car is lowered that I just simply don't see the point of doing so outside of track specific vehicles. Chances of bottoming out increases, tires wear unevenly, and sometimes it can be too close to the anti-lock brake system, the tire sidewalls, etc. At least it's not stanced, that's just the bottom of the barrel to me.
 

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As much as I dislike stanced cars, just wanted to show off this Liberty Walk inspired Stinger. I do like the widened body kit and exposed intercooler, but I could do without the slammed suspension and wheels.

 

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Never did like Liberty Walk's exposed rivets look no matter which car they mod and stanced cars just grinds my gears, especially to the point where the wheels are angled outwards like that. What a waste of a good Stinger.
 
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