Shawn Flindall: 2016 Kia Rio

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Shawn Flindall wanted to dive into the KDM scene, but he also wanted to do it in a unique way that suited his own personality and style. After deciding on a 2016 Kia Rio LX+, he was motivated by the popularity of the KDM niche in the car scene, and began transforming his compact Korean hatchback into a unique ride of his own.

Owner: Shawn Flindall
Location: Port Hope, ON
Vehicle: 2016 Kia Rio LX+
Horsepower: 138 whp
Club: StaticLows

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Shawn Flindall
Instagram: @staticlows

Photography by staticlows.com, Alysha Kotlan, Lunn Photography

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
AF Dynamic Cold Air Intake
Catless Mid Pipes
Evilla Motorsports Magnaflow Axel-Back Exhaust System
NGK Plugs
Spec D Oil Catch Can
Evilla Motorsports Carbon Fiber Rad Cover
Carbon Hydro Dipped Engine Cover
Carbon Hydro Dipped Relay Cover
Streetz Ville Chrome Fender/Bay Bolts
Blue Engine Bay Glow
SickSpeed Radiator Cap
Mugen Oil Cap
SickSpeed Dual Tone Horns

EXHAUST:
Evilla Motorsports Magnaflow Axel-Back Exhaust System
Catless Mid Pipes

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Volt Gauge
Oil Temp Gauge
Oil Pressure Gauge

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Fast Exploit wheels - 16x8 (f/r)
Ingen A1 tires - 195/45/16 (f/r)
RTX chrome tuner lugs
20-mm spacers

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Evilla Motorsports Strut Bar
Evilla Motorsports Hatch Brace
Evilla Motorsports Torsion Bar
Wasp Racing Coilovers
Megan Racing Camber Bolt Kit

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EXTERIOR:
Wrapped in Vvivid Matte Metallic Charcoal
Front splitter lip
Splitter Support Rods
EZ Lip side lip
EZ Lip rear Lip
Front Tow hook
Gennsi 8k HID Conversion kit
Cree LED Pure White Reverse Lights
Carbon K Emblems
Tinted Plate Covers
Black Housing Headlights
Headlight Amber Delete
Tinted Tail Lights
1-inch Sickspeed Hood Spacers
VMS Shorty Antenna

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LIGHTING:
Gennsi 8k HID Conversion kit
Cree LED Conversion Lights
Interior LED Light conversion

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INTERIOR:
Cipher Auto Racing Seats
Cipher Auto 4 Point Racing Harnesses
Custom Seat Brackets
Cipher Auto Harness Bar
DND Performance Steering Wheel
DND Performance Coilover Shift Knob
Carbon Fiber/Silver Pedals
Fabric Wrapped Shifter Boot
Fabric Wrapped Pillars
Fabric Wrapped Headliner
Matte Black Double Din Head Unit Kit
Rear Seat Delete
False Rear Floor Wrapped in Black Fabric
Amp Rack in Spare Wheel Well
5- Panel Wink Mirror
LED Light conversion
3 pod Gauge Cluster
Volts, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure Gauges

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Sony Double Din Head Unit
6.5-inch MTX Thunder Pro Audio Component Speakers (2)
6.5-inch MTX Thunder Pro 3-Way Mid Speakers (2)
10-inch MTX Thunder Pro2 Subwoofers (2)
Bassworx Inverted Sub Enclosure
1800w Kenwood Amplifier
1800w Amplifier Kit

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Motorama Spring Fever 2017 - Best Wrap
CSCS Round 1 2017 - 1st Place Kia
NVUS Summer Showdown 2017 - 1st Place KDM
GrassRoots 2017 - 1st Place Kia Other
Torque Modified 2017 - Top 75 in Class
Canadian Automotive 2017 Expo 2017 - Top 3 in Class Kia
GrassRoots 2016 - 3rd Place Kia Other
Torque Modified 2016 - 3rd Place Kia

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"I honestly do not have a specific favorite modification, I just love the overall look of the Static Rio and how everything is coming together to complete my vision."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"There are a few small future modifications that I want to do such as Drilled and Slotted Rotors with Performance pads and SS Brake lines, Half cage, Rear Window Vents, Swift or 326 Springs to get me a little lower and stiffer suspension but at the end of the day the biggest future modification is going to be the engine itself. A complete swap to the 1.6 GDI turbo engine from a Veloster or Forte or a complete custom turbo build on the stock 1.6 GDI N/A. Once I dive into the performance side of this car, I suspect it will be off the road for sometime to complete it."

SPONSORS:
Optimum Wraps
Evilla Motorsports
Cipher Auto
PowerShift Inc
SickSpeed

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