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  1. Changing the Front Wheel Bearings

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    At almost 270,000 miles, the front end started getting loud. I jacked it up and the only issue I could detect was a lot of slop in the inner right CV Joint. So I replaced both front axels. I couldn't detect any play and the rotors turned smooth with the axles out. But the noise didn't go...
  2. Leather Steering Wheel Cover

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 3)
    My EX Designer's Collection has a "leather wrapped" steering wheel. Oddly, it is hard as a rock and sort of uncomfortable. Also, as summer is upon us in the desert Southwest, touching a black steering wheel after work is pretty low on my list, down there with fixing plumbing. I ordered this...

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    This is getting crazy. Has anybody had issues with the oem cheap plastic strut bearings? I have had 3 installed in the last 6 months, only to get a single pop noise when sitting still and slightly turning left or right. the noise is a single snap type noise from the driver front suspension...
  4. Grinding Noise Coming from Driver Side Front Wheel During Hard Right turn.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi folks! I did a quick search and could not find anything and I am hoping to pick y'all's brains. I took the wife's 2012 Kia Soul in to get the throw out bearing replaced. It is currently at 90k miles. As you may or may not know, this is a heck of job to do so I took it to a mechanic that...
  5. Steering wheel wrapped

    How To / DIY (Gen 3)
    Sorry, couldn't get photos of how to while doing because of the need to use two hands to maintain tension. I used parachute cord. Roughly 75 feet. Laid out binding along inside of wheel and allowed 4 inches for extra tail. Started each section using simple overhand knot pulled tight. Made a...
  6. 2010 Rear Wheel Hub Bolts

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Was installing new wheel hub assemblies today, and when I went to torque the bolt to spec, it snapped. Was fortunately able to remove the threads easily from the new hub, but now I'm thinking that maybe I should get new bolts for both sides. Where can I find the specs to source these outside of...
  7. Wheel Bearings

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hello Everyone Anyone here have any wheel bearing problems with their 2nd gen. Soul ?
  8. Locked wheel nuts

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    I noticed on each of my wheels one of the nuts is a locking nut, what does the key look like to undo the nut as i dont see anything in the glove box that would unlock a wheel nut .
  9. Wheel decals

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    Hey all. Was wondering if anyone could provide any info on where I might find some wheel decals for the 16” stock wheels on my 2018 base soul. Wanting to add a bit of pizazz to them without going the new wheel route. My car color is shadow black. Sorry if this has been covered. I searched the...
  10. Steering Wheel Swap from Forte/CEE'D

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hi guys! I wanted to post some pics of my steering wheel swap. I wanted leather and a different look so I installed a steering wheel from a 2017 Forte. It wasn't plug and play. I did gain radio MUTE control on the steering wheel but had to solder a different resistor in the controls to get...
  11. K Emblems and Wheel Decals

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    The wheel decals have a carbon fiber look and are for the 2014-2016 18" Exclaim Wheels. Never been opened. Selling because I've decided to stay with the stock look. Emblems - SOLD Decals - $20 SHIPPED Will only ship to lower 48.
  12. Steering Wheel Cover

    Soul Accessories (Gen 2)
    Has anybody found a cover that fits precisely? All the standard ones from auto stores are too big.
  13. More sidewall = less Wheel Damage from potholes and such?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    In researching, I came across the, possibly obvious?, notion that having more sidewall reduces the risk of wheel damage from potholes? So if I go from my stock 235 45r18 to the 215 55r17 for my 2016 Kia Soul then I'd be adding aspect ratio which in turn keeps the rims a tad bit safer...
  14. Aftermarket steering wheel

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Has anyone changed the oem steering wheel? Does the airbag light stay on or once unplugged does it not recognize it anymore? Is it hard to do going to start modding my 2011! Now since it's been paid off for a while now
  15. Are tune-ups and wheel alignments a thing of the past?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    The last time I ever had a car tuned up was my 1989 Pontiac Grand Am. But ever since I've owned Hondas, Suzukis, and now a Kia, I haven't had to have any of those cars go through a tune up or go through a wheel alignment, and went over 100,000 miles one with over 200,000 miles, without either...
  16. Front Wheel Bearings Replaced

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I just had both of my front wheel bearings replaced. The bill came to $493 at the local KIA dealership. I considered doing it myself, but it takes a press to remove and install the bearings. I took it in to have the bearings replaced due to an intermittent hum at around 40MPH at above 30F or...
  17. HonoluluSoul is Back With Aftermarket Wheel Upgrade!

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hey everyone. Finally got around to taking some pics of the wheel upgrade that I did earlier this year, replacing the stock steel wheels on my Base. They're Raceline 126 black with "mirror lip", 6-spoke, 16x7 with 40mm offset, with 72.62mm diameter hub opening. I use a 72.62mm O.D. to 67.1mm...
  18. Amateur questions about wheel size and tires

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Hi. I wanted to make a gift for my wife and I do not know if I accidentally made a bad purchase :redface:. I bought a used set of OZ wheels with tires and soon I would like to order new tires for them. Does are dimensions of wheels: 5x114,3/ 8jx18/ ET45 and tires: 225/40/18. So now I have some...
  19. Wheel source recommendation

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    Just ordered some American Racing VN405 wheels from BB Wheels: Highly recommend them for selection, service and price.
  20. Wheel source recommendation

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Just ordered some American Racing VN405 wheels from BB Wheels: Highly recommend them for selection, service and price.