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This is my 2014 Ironman Silver VT, which I've named Ellie. This is my daily driver, so I'm going to keep the performance mods somewhat mild. I'll also be doing aesthetic mods that are cheap and DIY, so no $500 carbon fiber body panels, etc.
Here she is all stock.
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Mods to date
Engine:
  1. PCV OCC (installed)
  2. Intake Breather OCC (installed)
  3. CNT Catback Exhaust (installed)
  4. 75a Motor Mount Bushings (installed)
  5. Intercooler Resonator Delete (installed)
  6. 6EE 3.5" Intake (installed)
  7. Half Gutted DP (installed)
  8. Turbosmart VR02 BOV (installed)
Suspension/Chassis:
  1. Pierce 2 Point Brace (installed)
  2. Rigid Collars (Installed)
  3. H&R Sport Springs (installed)
Brakes:
  1. High Heat Brake Fluid
Misc:
  1. HIDs
  2. Fire Extinguisher
  3. Hella Horns (4x)
  4. Polyurethane Exhaust Hangars
  5. LED Light Bar
  6. Rear LED Light Bars
  7. Functional Hood Vents
  8. Prosport Boost Gauge
Aesthetics:
  1. Red Calipers
  2. Blacked Out Chrome
  3. Debadged
  4. Red Lower Trim
  5. Roadrunner Grille (en route)
  6. Tow Hook (also kinda functional)
  7. Rear Reflector Delete
  8. Tinted Tailights
  9. Red Engine Cover
  10. Footwell Lighting
  11. Black Door Mirror Caps
 
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You should have came to tune event today. Could have likely gone home with 30+ whp. Muffler delete only auto car went from 175 to 201 and could have gone a little further than that.
Oh well, snooze ya lose! ;-)
looking good so far by the way!
 

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You should have came to tune event today. Could have likely gone home with 30+ whp. Muffler delete only auto car went from 175 to 201 and could have gone a little further than that.
Oh well, snooze ya lose! ;-)
looking good so far by the way!
I would have, except I blew all my car modification cash for the month already. I'll just have to make the trip down to Sxth engineering another time.

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Installed my pierce 2 point brace. Not a huge difference, but I did notice better accuracy, feel, and responsiveness. I'll pick up the swaybar and rear torsion bar and I think they'll work together nicely.

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Installed my pierce 2 point brace. Not a huge difference, but I did notice better accuracy, feel, and responsiveness. I'll pick up the swaybar and rear torsion bar and I think they'll work together nicely.





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After a couple weeks I'd gethe back under there and retorque the bolts. I torqued to spec and checked it a month later and needed a good 3/4 turn on one side and half on the other to get back in spec. The base of the mounts seems to settle.
 

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After a couple weeks I'd gethe back under there and retorque the bolts. I torqued to spec and checked it a month later and needed a good 3/4 turn on one side and half on the other to get back in spec. The base of the mounts seems to settle.
Awww, man. Those were a PITA to get torqued. It requires 30 less lbs of torque than I weigh.

It's been awhile, but here's an update.
Got my car all cleaned and waxed to prepare for a charity drive tomorrow.

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Next I installed the aftermarket hangars and the intercooler resonator delete pipe.
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Pro tip, the 2 point brace makes this slightly more difficult.

The last thing I did was fabricate a fire extinguisher mount. I didn't have a fire extinguisher, so I used a spray paint can as a test. The bar sandwiches the straps against the floor, so that it can't loosen during say a crash. However, that does mean you have to loosen the two front bolts every time you need to replace your fire extinguisher with one that has a different diameter.

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Engine cover painted with leftover caliper paint.
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Update. I painted some shit, got stickers from a local Veloster club, and got some motor mount bushings.

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Painted the reflectors glossy black and got some red wheel valve caps, because they were free.

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Looks like it is coming along nicely! Let me know if you have any questions or want to get some more go fast parts in your life!

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Looks like it is coming along nicely! Let me know if you have any questions or want to get some more go fast parts in your life!

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A 3.5" intake will be next, then a dyno tune and that'll probably be it since I don't want to push the A/T too hard. After that I'll start focusing on handling modifications, as well as some carbon fiber replacement parts to make it lighter.

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New horns to replace what Hyundai called a horn.

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Re-doing the lower trim. Took off the red flexidip and replaced it with actual paint.

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Been awhile since I've updated this. Finished painting the side trim red, painted the mirror caps red, got the tail lights tinted, and I think that's all I've done since my last post. Got some more items on the way though. 6ee SRI, 6ee cold pipe upgrade, turboxs BOV, and a lightbar which I'm going to try and mount behind the grille in a stealthy manner.

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Installed a light bar today.

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This is with just the light bar
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This is light bar + low beams + fogs
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This is just low beams + fogs.
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I think above the crash bar would be a better option.
 
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