2013 VT, Manual
Put some new plugs in because I got the P0300 and P0303 codes. Im wondering if I have a sick engine. My old plugs only had 12k miles on them. Oddly enough cylinder 3 is the cleanest plug!?
Hopefully you installed the proper plugs, gap properly, and fix the issue causing the plugs to look like that.
I torqued the plugs to 10lbs with no anti-sieze, is that good? I totally meant to order 16+, looking at my rock receipt I typed in 2015 VT 😣. I last replaced the coils 45k ago so its about that time.Those are heat range 7 which is a little better than the heat range 6 oem plug that came in your car but on the oem tune you'd been better with the heat range 8 oem plug for a 16+ VT. Change out the coils with new oem coils every 50k miles or so as well.
That tq should be good. The heat range 7 came in some of the 14's and in all 15's from the oem. Was heat range 6 in all 13's and some 14's. Since they still had issues in 15 they went to heat range 8 ever since 2016. Be sure the coils are hyundai/kia/mobis oem coils. $200/set of 4 is what they cost directly from south korea.I torqued the plugs to 10lbs with no anti-sieze, is that good? I totally meant to order 16+, looking at my rock receipt I typed in 2015 VT 😣. I last replaced the coils 45k ago so its about that time.
How are you liking the bracing?SCGW carbon Sequence-style spoiler installed along with PMS front 2-point brace and mid X-brace. Combined with my existing PMS rear torsion bar, PMS upper hatch brace, Uniq Performance strut brace, Koni Sport Yellows, and BFG g-Force Comp-2 A/S Plus 235/40ZR18 XL tires, I think my handling mods are finally complete! Next up brakes and then I can finally move on to some serious performance mods.
Thanks! 🙏How are you liking the bracing?
Be aware that the front race hangs low so anything on the road more than 3-4 inches and the brace will feel it. 😳😒
I'd also suggest some subframe collars to finish off the chassis bracing.
On that x-brace if there's a provision on the rear portion for another bolt hole and mount for it on the car you can add another length of bracing to complete the full brace.
I'd post a picture of mine to show you but it's on the other phone but what it entails is closing up the open end of the rear of the brace that will eliminate flex at that end.
I'll post it up later if you'd like.
Lastly it's nice to see someone going this route with their car on the chassis. Most have no clue about chassis bracing and is the fundamental first thing any car builder will do before anything else because if the chassis is a noodle when you're pushing the car or putting down a ton of hp the chassis is crucial.
Keep us up to date and nice build so far. 🙏🤟🙂
Man, the bracing overall just makes such an unbelievable world of difference, especially with a full-glass roof. I absolutely love having all that glass but the chassis flex is practically as bad as having a convertible! Got her out on the hard twisties today to really push it, and I am super close to being completely satisfied... she sticks to the road like she's on rails! I think you're right, though, I still need the collars. And yes, I think Pierce has a rear 2-point (or maybe it's mid, since rear is the torsion bar and the inner hatch brace) that closes the back of the x-brace... I'll look into it for sure.
...and agreed, as a kid I was taught that you do handling first, then braking, then add power. Make it stick, make it stop, then make it go faster. Super logical, but as a rule it does seem that everyone wants to jump straight to power and skip over the "boring" stuff... me, hell, I'm so happy with how she handles now that I'm actually in less of a hurry to make her go faster, if that makes sense
Aw man... No, mine does not have that plate with the second eye in it I'm sure a rod across those two bolts would still help, though, if it comes to it. I'll do collars first and see how I feel about it then...Here is what I was referring to on the x-brace modification.
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You can see how this would complete the brace and add a degree of stiffness by closing off the rear of the brace.
I know that Eli Villa or Evilla collaborates with Pierce and a couple of other KDM tuners with his parts but your brace may not have that second eye on the tail of the brace to do this mod.
I took an adjustable rod I'd used on the Z24 for a rear torsion bar, modified the ends, and made it fit perfectly.
RodEndSupply is the company that makes the rod and ends and has been a go to for fabbing up various bracing on my Z when I had a brain storm.
They all worked brilliantly and the car drive like it was on rails.
Anyway keep at it and I'm enjoying your updates for sure. 🤙😁