I agree with X.... first thing is to limit the threat of LSPI.... catch cans, also Cerma and using a quality motor oil. Mods don't always have to increase performance.
There are numerous threads debating various OCCs, setups, etc. that can be found by Google searching "veloster turbo oil catch can"; you'll get hits to threads on this forum (and others). The search feature that the form uses is kinda crappy, but Google will serve you well.Great, thanks Professor S! I skimmed through this thread and I don't think I saw Oil Catch Cans mentioned. I've read posts about them on other website and folks, especially with GDI engines, seem to think they are incredibly important to add as soon as possible. Any thoughts? If you agree, any particular brands better than others? I'm sure the Mishimoto ones are of high quality, but I've seen a couple other brands out there that are a little cheaper. Cheaper is good, but I don't want to sacrifice their ability to do their job.
I agree with -X- here; the VT is an amazing car for the price, but there are some issues that these forum members have noticed (and corrected!) that should be addressed before adding more power. My next planned mod is the fuel line (think I'm going with Tork on this one), and I will then move on to the suspension.Things change over time. When this thread was created, we didn't know anything about LSPI.
Catch cans would now definitely be in the top three must-do mods, but there are so many...
Again, I chose my first mods based on flaws I noticed right away; engine/trans banging on hard launch (lower mount bushings) and wandering steering (rigid collars).
IMO stabilize the car, keep oil out of the intake tract and replace the fuel line with a stainless PTFE line before adding power enhancers.
Stainless PTFE line is up there on the list now due to the failures across all model years, along with Hyundai's unwillingness to expand their TSB campaign and turning people away. The replacement OEM lines are just as bad.
Pierce has shipped a few things to me in Australia (including torsion bars). Since he is rather close to a shipito.com warehouse he usually just hand delivers the products to them, then shipito contact me that I have a product to be sent, and I organise shipping. Since you fill out your own customs declaration you can devalue the cost if you want Shipito rates are rather good also. The parcel containing a front sway bar and rear torsion bar cost $105.58 via TNT ExpressDoes anybody know where someone can purchase a rear torsion bar in Canada? I read Pierce is the best, but I don't know if they ship to Canada and even if they do I'll get nailed for duty, tax, and exchange rate. I don't want take it up the rear. I already get that feeling when I drive over rough roads. I won't mind settling for a lesser quality (but not crap) bar.
Thanks for the info!Pierce has shipped a few things to me in Australia (including torsion bars). Since he is rather close to a shipito.com warehouse he usually just hand delivers the products to them, then shipito contact me that I have a product to be sent, and I organise shipping. Since you fill out your own customs declaration you can devalue the cost if you want Shipito rates are rather good also. The parcel containing a front sway bar and rear torsion bar cost $105.58 via TNT Express
Amen. Drive it like you stole it and give it back in 3 years...not your problem. If you own the car, it's hard to have as much fun with it.For me the car was just unbearable to drive hopping all over the place so the bars/Collars were a must have and delivered.
As for the CC and the Fuel Line. My car will never see either as it's a lease, not mine, and refuse to potentially void the warranty. As of now something happens, line pinches, it goes lean and windows the block not my problem, pulls so much timing out of it's ass because the pipes, IC, IM are riddled with oil, not my problem replace em.
They can come get it and bring me a loaner
Sorry not sorry I have no love for the second owner. :crazy:
But for those planning to keep the car a long time yes do the above as X said
NZ and AU use the RON system, while the US uses R+M/2, which gives a lower number.is 92-93 octane fuel premium in the US? for us 98 is premium and the car fuel sticker states do not use below 95... curious what other differences between US and AU delivery VT's
I hate running the car on regular gas, it just seems to have to try much harder to get up steep grades. Up a hill on regular the car seems to huff and puff and it just sounds and feels rough. Up that same hill on premium the engine delivers a smooth range of power and you just fly. Driving from Delaware to Key West in a few weeks I may just run it on 89 for the long highway trips since I want to save a little money, but day in day out I run 91 and above.