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Got the black on black SEL Premium. I really wanted the stone blue but beggars can't be choosers.

Planning on some customization to amp up the fun factor. Going for a playful surfer/beach bum style, but not too extreme because I'm a middle aged dad in the upper Midwest. Just like I'm gonna throw a couple kayaks in the back after work and chill in the wilderness.

Here are my thoughts. What do you guys think?

- Custom paint job. Maybe the Subaru Baja style yellow on gray? Or something more minimalist like just painting the side mirrors? Definitely open to suggestions. I want it to look cool and interesting but not like I just ran it through a back alley chop shop.

- Lowering suspension. I wanted the 18s for better ride quality but they look lonely inside those huge wheel wells. Lowering the body would give more of a car-like look. Plus I figured it might improve handling.

- Alternatively - Wide tires for the Jeep look. Maybe keep the stock 18s for winter tires, and get a set of wide rims for summer. Definitely not those knobbly Jeep tires though, they are miserable to drive on.

- Trunk bed rails. Practical and they look cool.

While I'm at it, I was thinking of an audio upgrade too. The standard system is nothing special and people here are saying the Bose isn't that great either. I don't need ground-shaking bass but clarity would be nice. Also I wonder if you could put speakers in the bed for tailgating?

All suggestions welcome!
 

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Got the black on black SEL Premium. I really wanted the stone blue but beggars can't be choosers.
It's ridiculous that Hyundai's rollout and "ordering process" (or lack thereof) has made people buying a high trim new model vehicle think that they are beggars in any way. For the kind of money they are getting for these, you ought to be able to get what you want. But that's another story.

I'll be watching for some tips. Scour the forums there's a lot of good info already out there. Tons on wheels and tires, and a little on the stereo too. I know on the Limited someone found it easy to replace the anemic Bose sub with a powered Kicker Hideaway unit and said it made a huge difference. It may be a little trickier without wiring in place for a sub (though maybe it's already there?) but you can at least know that it fits behind the seat.
 

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I kinnnnnnd of want to wrap my Limited in yellow…..maybe a good alternative to a full blown paint job.

Someone also replaced the subwoofer behind the rear seat with a better sub, and it looks like that was an excellent decision to do so:

 

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Regarding changing the color....

Found this Baja mock-up, you've probably seen it -- pretty cool!
Wheel Tire Vehicle Sky Automotive tire


Also, @Mrs.Hoskins wrapped hers, and it looks great!

Wheel Tire Car Vehicle Sky


 

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Regarding changing the color....

Found this Baja mock-up, you've probably seen it -- pretty cool!
View attachment 3311

Also, @Mrs.Hoskins wrapped hers, and it looks great!

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Regarding colours——it would have been nice if they had more dynamic colour choices. Maybe a crimson red. The yellow picture is awesome.
 

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You could always do stripes, one forum member (I think) did yellow racing strips on black. Another did reflective red tailgate letters on the Black and the night photo looks really cool.

I'm not sure I would consider lowering and wider tires. If you put wider, knobbier tires on there it might make the wheel wells seem a bit fuller. I've not loaded much weight in my bed yet, but if you throw in much weight you might be glad of that empty space. I've bottomed out pickups before (short drives through a field only) and was thankful for the space, it doesn't take as much weight as you would think.

I'm waiting on some bed rails (the front to back kind), step bars that aren't $500-1000, a bull bar or brush guard of some sort, hood deflector (black), and some nice weather to black out my grille (and maybe tint the running lights so the disappear when off).
 

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I have the Ice White Santa Cruz SEL I want to get Leather Seats but not sure what color I should do…. My interior is Black, I really love the Cognac color with Black not sure if it would match? Help or should I do Black?
 
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