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  1. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Incase anyone was wondering, the Veloster poly engine mount inserts fit in the Soul too. I had to sand down the outside perimeter of mine, to get them to fit, as they were a bit too wide(I think it was just poor quality control). This is the anti-torque mount that sits on the bottom of the...
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I replaced the driver one at 80k. Now passenger side is sloppy at 100k. Why worn out so soon? I never had a car that they wore out so fast. Two cars i had and they lasted pass 200k. One car that i replaced them was at 160k.
  3. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I love my new 2017 Soul EX Premium, but it does not have what my 2012 Soul did which is an is an arm rest attached to seat. I do find the driving position a bit awkward and would like to be able to extend the console somehow. I have seen on other higher end vehicles that the console extends...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Love my 2016 Soul. The only thing I find uncomfortable with is that it feels like I have nowhere to rest my left arm while driving. The door armrest is to low to be comfortable Maybe because I am tall. Does anybody else notice this and is there any way I can add a fold down armrest on the...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I was under the car to take a look at the CV boots because we are having what definitely sounds to me like a bad CV joint noise (speed related wa-wa-wa / not quite ticking which changes in intensity - louder and more pronounced when cruising, less but still there when accelerating, less but...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I found out that my Rear Control Arm bushing is broke. It makes a clunking sound on the passenger side. I think that this is the correct part number: 551602K000 Is this bushing easy to replace? Thanks,
  7. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    the title says it. i have a bad trailing arm bushing in the passenger side rear. ive confirmed it several different ways and i got a new one and im going to take a crack at replacing it this weekend. it looks like its going to be a pain. just wondering what im in for and if anyone has any tips...
  8. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    If so, can you tell me? I need to take the entire arm off, not just the blade. I want to leave the motor in place. I see the little dust cover pops off and on but beneath that looks like a nut holds the arm on? If the nut has to come off how do I hold the motor shaft to keep it from turning? TIA.
  9. Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Hey guys, great threads all over this forum, have learned a lot and sparked a lot a new ideas and making improvements to my Soul. Just recently worked with the guys at Redline goods. They made me a custom center console armrest which you can now buy on their site. Had to do the dirty work...
  10. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Just for fun, I made myself an arm rest for the driver door. The OEM arm rest is not very comfortable and too low for Tall guys. So first I made a paper template of what I wanted. Then I transferred that to some thin wood. Then I glued on some carpet padding. Then I stapled on some...
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Anyone have problem with the "rubber" coating on the door arm rest coming off and peeling?
  12. Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Looking to buy the US base model, but it has no center arm rest. Does anybody know if a factory arm rest part made for a '+' model can be installed? And if not a factory part, does anybody know of an OEM after-market part? Thanks in advance.
  13. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Anyone starting to see the front driver and passenger door arm rests on the 2011 start to discolor? I have about 2700 miles and both armrests have dark blotchy patterns where you grab the door to open it from the inside and they do not clean or work themselves out of the plastic. My...
  14. Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    We just bought a 2011 Base Soul, the one thing we miss is a center arm rest, Kia Accessories has one, has anyone installed it themselves? How simple is it? I am thinking it somehow screws into the console base our car already has? Thanks in advance Wildcat
  15. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    HI. Just bought the Soul- Love it- I'm looking for a price for an armrest. I grabbed the base model so it didn't come with one. Shipped to 34637 Thanks.
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I want to know if someone in the forum has removed the built in arm rest that came in some models. If so, are any DIY instructions for this? Thanks
  17. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Anyone knows on how the get one.. Im in montreal!!! Thanks!!!
  18. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    has anyone cracked any cd cases beside me??? have you noticed that if you place multiple cd cases in your arm rest and, if they slide to the rear of the space and you try to close the cover, the hinges will break the cases. bad engineering. either the space needs to be deeper or the hinge...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    For most of you I'm sure this is not a deal breaker, but I am kind of weird about stuff like that. Do you just get use to not having one? Is it a factory option at all? Aftermarket?
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just wanted to see if someone can ease my mind on 2 different questions.... A) For all non-burner models sold in Canada I believe the Roof rails are standard. Does anyone know if you can opt not to have them installed? Or is it possible to remove them (prob not guessing they are drilled into...