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    Hey guys and gals! I'm Kevin. I just bought my Veloster Friday night. Been watching the forums for the past week or so for info and possible mods.

    The car is black with black leather, 6 speed manual, Dimension audio. Oh, and I went for the 3 door option.

    I'm actually more of a muscle car guy, but the Veloster fit my budget much better. I've had quite an assortment of cars in the past. For the hell of it, I'll try and list them.

    88 Bronco II Auto
    85 Accord Manual
    87 Accord Manual
    89 Accord Manual
    91 Firebird Auto
    95 Neon Manual
    95 F-150 Auto
    04 Maxima Manual
    04 Corolla Manual
    95 Camaro Z28 Manual
    02 Maxima Manual
    09 Versa Auto (Ugh. Never again)
    09 Altima CVT
    97 Maxima Auto (Still own this)
    07 Odyssey Auto
    08 Acadia Auto
    06 Accord V6 Manual (Still own this)
    14 Veloster Manual (Duh)

    The slew of automatics came when we had kids... then we woke up and realized it didn't matter so we went back to manual cars.

    I love getting together with fellow car enthusiasts, so hopefully there are meetups often!

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    Don't call it a Veloster, call it a VT. Looks like you're more of a JDM guy... Anyway, forget what you know and learn the way of T-GDI:

    Full (PAO-based or ester based) synthetic oil, factory oil out by 500-700 miles. Oil changes every 3500 miles or less. Catch cans on both sides. 93 octane top tier fuel and add fuel treatment every oil change. Disconnect clutch switch.

    If none of that made any sense, you have some homework to do.

    Enjoy.
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    I don't like abbreviating much... I'll take it into consideration though.

    Most of it did. I'll have to look up the clutch switch.

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    Welcome! You'll love the car. It responds well to bolt ons and tuning. Check us out and let me know if you have any questions.
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    Thanks! Yeah, I was looking at your site before I even bought the car. Looking forward to getting some mods done.

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    Wow. Quite a list. Welcome to the forum. Gotta love the gen6 manual AV6. I loved mine! Kinda only see a couple muscle cars in that mix, and those are kinda pony cars.

    Be sure to change out that oil and get a catch can or 2.

    Too many parts to list: My build thred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Wow. Quite a list. Welcome to the forum. Gotta love the gen6 manual AV6. I loved mine! Kinda only see a couple muscle cars in that mix, and those are kinda pony cars.

    Be sure to change out that oil and get a catch can or 2.
    That's cause muscle cars aren't affordable anymore.

    Definitely looking into those simple mods first. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritz View Post
    That's cause muscle cars aren't affordable anymore.

    Definitely looking into those simple mods first. Thanks!
    Don't I know it. I had a 72 El Camino SS for a while and it was a money pit. Nothing like it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E9C900A View Post
    Don't call it a Veloster, call it a VT. Looks like you're more of a JDM guy... Anyway, forget what you know and learn the way of T-GDI:

    Full (PAO-based or ester based) synthetic oil, factory oil out by 500-700 miles. Oil changes every 3500 miles or less. Catch cans on both sides. 93 octane top tier fuel and add fuel treatment every oil change. Disconnect clutch switch.

    If none of that made any sense, you have some homework to do.

    Enjoy.
    I disconnected the clutch switch... not sure if I can tell a difference or not. I may need to plug it back in after a day or two and see if I can tell any difference then. If I can, I may install a toggle switch for it. We shall see.

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    New owner near Raleigh, NC

    Drive it for a week with a lot of stop/go traffic before re-enabling it. People have posted DIYs for adding controls for it, but you'll have to look for them and not always in the obvious locations.

    You can start by reviewing this thread:
    Clutch switch mod, always on trial
    Last edited by E9C900A; 02-07-2017 at 10:09 PM.

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