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Old 05-21-2007, 09:32 PM
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Hi everyone, my name is Paul, but I'mknown on several forums as Doohickie. I've been recently asked to become a moderator for the site, and I accepted.

Mostly people are polite and courteous here; there are a few differences of opinion, but things are pretty civil. The reason I accepted the job of moderator is that I think this is a growing forum community, but the one thing that seems to irk me and other frequent posters to this forum is SPAM. So if I see posts that look like SPAM, I now have the power to delete them. At least to begin with, I will send a detailed explanation to anyone who's post I remove, with clear reasons why I removed it. If you disagree with my assessment, feel free to tell me your side. I like to think I have an open mind, and besides, although I'm active on several other forums, this is the first time I'm serving as a moderator.

So play nice, ask any questions you have about Hyundais, and we'll try to help each other find the answers. If you see something that needs my attention, PM or email me through my profile (if you PM me and don't hear back, send an email).

So you can put a face with the name, here I am with my 2005 Elantra 5-door:

Since that picture was taken, I've added fog lights, tinted the windows, and done several other mods. And that kind of reminds me... maybe we should start some threads showing off our cars!
Old 05-25-2007, 07:19 PM
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Hello Paul and congradulations to your new post
You and I have talked and we both agree on the spam issue and I will continue to support you as I have already:
Good to see that you were picked from everyone and I know that you will do a great job in here:

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Old 06-08-2007, 10:54 PM
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I put several pics in my Gallery: https://www.hyundaiforum.com/albumph...amp;sortType=9

Here's a sample:
Old 06-13-2007, 09:46 PM
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Some more about my car:

My car, the Red Rocket, is a 2005 Elantra GLS 5-door. I have made several mods, trying to use as many Hyundai corporation parts as possible to keep the OEM feel. So for my rims, I got a set of Elantra GTs, the sway bar is from the Tibby, as are both the subwoofer and the amp that drives it. The strut bar is from the Kia Spectra. This car and all its parts, to the greatest extent, are Made in Korea. One unique mod is a storage tray I built the fits under the cargo area floor, keeping the cargo area clean while carrying around tools and such.

CD changer & Tib amp:

I made this tray that sits under my trunk floor to store tools and stuff:

A night pic showing my backlit grill:

Complete mod list:
. Pioneer DEH-P3700MP In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA/WAV Receiver
. Pioneer CDX-P686 6-Disc CD Changer
. Tiburon JBL Amplifier and Infinity Subwoofer

. 3-Note Horn
. Backlit Grill
. Under-hood Light
. Front Side Markers Blink with Turn Signals
. Disconnected the Chime
. Front and Rear Fog Lights controlled with XG Multifunction Switch
. Map Lights on with Dome Light
. LED City Lights
. Cleared Front Blinkers

. Meshed Grill
. Window Tint (35 sides, 20 rear)

. OEM Floor Mats
. 04XDGT Stereo Mounting Adapter
. Leather Shift Boot
. Metal Tiburon Pedals with Dead Pedal
. Woodgrain Dash Kit
. GT Leather Steering Wheel (installed 13 Jun 07)

. Cargo Area Storage Under Floor

. Tiburon 19 mm Rear Sway Bar with Metal End Links
. Kia Spectra Front Strut Bar
. GonzoSport Removable Rear Strut Bar
. Painted Calipers

. Elantra GT Wheels
. Kumho Ecsta AST 225/50R15 Tires

The end!
Old 06-18-2007, 06:49 PM
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I got a leather GT steering wheel and installed it last week, so my interior looks just a bit different:

Also, here are some new views of my backlit grill:

Old 07-31-2007, 08:15 AM
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Hey Doohickie, Mechanic98 aka Ron here... just wanted to say that I like your elantra. Looks pretty nice... As I too support your anti-Spam montra... I hate those things... thats why we have a sellers column, so they can pay for advertisement... My fiance' and myself, just purchased a 2002 Accent.. liking it so far, havn't gotten any pics yet... but, working on it... its been rainy here, and trying to get a good pic of it You will see me around. Have a good day.
Old 07-31-2007, 10:01 AM
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As far as the SPAM goes, I'm letting sleeping dogs lie. If it was there before I was a moderator, I don't bother to delete it unless it pops into the new posts column because someone responds to it.
Old 11-16-2007, 11:43 PM
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A few changes (modding is NEVER complete!)

First, I replaced the city lights (parking lights) in the headlamps with LEDs which give a bluish look when the headlights are off:

Then just today I removed the amber lenses from the turn signals in front and put in Silverstar blinker bulbs:

Andwhile I was working on the headlights the doorbell rang and my new removeable rear strut barwas delivered from GonzoSport:

It's the only rear strut bar I'm aware of that's removeable- back off the thumbscrews and Ican take the bar out which is handy if I wantto carry something big in my hatch. The rest of the time the bar reduces body flex for moreprecise handling.
Old 11-17-2007, 04:45 PM
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forgive me if I am in the wrong spot asking this question. I have only used this once before .
I have a clock question. I am just nowgetting around to changing the time on my clock in my 2005 accent
. I depress the buttons for H M R and nothing happens. A new radio was installed a few months ago and could they have disconnected something . I used the point ofa pen and pressed it in but nothing happens. The clock is running andshows the time.. Any idea's what it is.
Thank You

Old 11-20-2007, 06:30 AM
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hey need help on setting up a gallery on here man any help?

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