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Upon purchasing a new Veloster Turbo, what would be the first mod you'd do to it?

With every car I've bought, I usually always try removing intake silencers and go for a freer flowing air filter (K&N, etc)

Honestly, this is not an all out performance car, but Hyundai has done amazing things to squeeze out some decent power, and I believe it's tuned to run well on 87 octane gas. Any thoughts?
 

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first 3 things i will probibly be doing when i get mine

1) tint windows
2) plasta dip the wheels
3) prolly either boost gauge or blow off valve
 

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Well they have stated that the block can handle 18lbs and is coming out at 8lbs if boost so I cant wait to see what happens first for some.. Definitely gotta make this thing growl first off...
 

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Well they have stated that the block can handle 18lbs and is coming out at 8lbs if boost so I cant wait to see what happens first for some.. Definitely gotta make this thing growl first off...
I WANT MORE BOOOOOOOOOOST. lol not really my high boost says are over :'(
 

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A wideband will DEFINITELY NOT be my first mod..

there is no point unless you are upping the boost or tuning it.. To my knowledge you wont even be able to wire in a piggyback to do any tuning with the GDi.

Also, I thought I had read the turbo will be pushing out 18lbs, not that the motor could handle it. If it were pushing 8lbs, they would have used a smaller turbo.

Being a turbo motor common sense would assume the motor can withstand a significant power boost without opening the motor up.

The thing to overcome will be the electronic wastegate and tuning. I believe that boost IS limited in at least 1st and 2nd gear. IF the EWG can be figured out or bypassed to have the same boost in every gear along with upping the boost, the car should be much more fun. At this point, you would want a wideband.

Injectors in the car are probably close to peak flow but will probably be able to get a little more out of them. Combine that with OEM conservative tuning and with a flash, we should be able to get another 30hp and more fun drive ability out of the car, not to mention more economy off-boost.

I will be doing a custom CAI, custom FMIC setup, boost gauge and replace some exhaust parts for a freeier flowing system.

Then will come a bit lighter set of wheels to reduce unsprung weight.
 

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The number one 1st, no question about it, not only will it be 1st, but it will be within the 1st 24-hours of ownership
3M Clear Bra
 

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I'm pretty sure this thread is labeled "First Performance Mod".

Anyway, exhaust. I want to hear my car and the exhaust that ARK developed for the NAV sounds AMAZING. I can't wait to see what they develop for the turbo.
 

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This is a great idea. Do you plan on doing this yourself or having an installer do it?
I'm too much of a chickenshit to do it myself...

I have had this done to both my 2005 Titan and my 2009 Frontier, at the same local shop, and I'm somewhat sorry to say, they have done it twice on each vehicle because the Titan had an argument with a Forest Rodent (deer) and the Frontier had an argument with a ditz in a car (pulled out in front of me without looking) so I have seen their work 4-times, and I'm happy with it

The clear bra seems like a lot of money, but for someone who holds onto their vehicles, I think it is well worth it
 

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I'm pretty sure this thread is labeled "First Performance Mod".
The clear bra is a performance mod, the car will have more power and go faster because everybody knows, the more stickers ya put on a car the more it performs :D

My 1st Performance Mod would be something like wheels or exhaust
 

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well id love to see how well the warranty for hyundai will back any mods.
wideband gauge
unless you loosing you cat , changing the factory tune your not going to need to monitor the AFR.
Probably the first mod of anyone planning to mod the VT. Open element/ cone filter to hear the turbo more mostly.
probably the most bang for your buck performance wise but Bye Bye nice warranty.
sleek stock exhaust mabye upgrading the to 3" and loosing the cat. good performance.
increassing boost
part of tuning but i doubt running 18psi on a unbuilt engine going last long. might as well make the Blown motor sticky already.
honslty id wait on the custom parts and what id like to see is great venders like ETS,AMS,COBB,etc come out with.
 

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Probably will keep the VT stock in favor of funding a 911 resto project I have going on right now... It is a 1973 911T but someone recently suggested that it is actually a "Boxster" because the bits and pieces are strewn about in a bunch of boxes.
 

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My first mod will be claying my car and then adding nano-fusion protection onto my hood, fenders and mirrors...then tinting 35% front windows, 20% back and rear windows...then will add in the Diode Dynamics interior lighting, follow by getting replacing the headlights with Oscam Nightbreakers...
 

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I gotta read up on this warranty first.

I plan on running it in auto-x a little, so I imagine I'll do some BPUs that won't void my warranty, or I can easily switch back if/when something breaks.
 

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this will be one car that I will NOT be planning on cracking open the engine or anything major because of the warranty. Bolt-ons and keeping the stock stuff in storage will prevent me from having any warranty issues.. I will just have to really resist temptation when a tune is available....
 
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