You know the story: they don't promote do-it-yourself projects because the more enthusiasts we have and the more how-to's are published, the less money the professional installers get. Still virtually all those who have body shops today started as DIYers. Here's another DIY project you can enjoy. Lovingly customized, this 2000 Kia Sephia won about 30 trophies, including NOPI and NHRA National's.
All the work was done by the owner who is (surprise-surprise) a girl. The engine and exhaust mods include front strut bar from Mazda, Thrush Turbo muffler, custom 3'' Ractive intake coated Yellow, Power Flux 2 pieces intake manifold, Bosch platinum spark plugs, Exedy Stage 1 Racing Clutch, and KFX 4-1 header. The exterior modifications are custom-made body kit by Innovative Design, Celica GT wing, 2-tone custom body paint, 6000K HID Kit, white LEDs on the license plate area, St. Stylez custom license plate, underbody red LED lights, and clear headlights. Surely the compact car got a lot of interior modifications, e.g., clear gauges with red LEDs, custom paint cluster and needles, CF racing seats, 4-point seat belt harness, reactive E-brake and pedals, and CF headliner. Unfortunately, the owner refused to reveal all the secrets, so list of modifications is more than incomplete.