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Never wanted to do a build thread, but as im sitting here trying to remember what i did to this car up to now and where its going i figured it may be time to make one.. Ill try and upload pics as i go, i have to locate them all

This car has no name.

The car:
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The Motor:
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Custom Cold air/ram air/ intake using blox velosity stack 3" filter/ Heat wrapped my own special sexy way (Filter sits in stock IC location and had to use Pierce Motorsports crash bar to fit)
Dual Catch cans
Map vacuum adapter
845 FMIC Mandrel bent piping tork pipe delete in included ( I like how we call it tork pipe delete!!)
Hks BOV (real)
Custom exhaust
Big Daddy 02 elbow
Torque solutions shifter bushings
HKS M45xl plugs
Tork Tune 1.25
Engine dress up kit by Rad boltz
11.4lbs Lightened single mass Flywheel (Aasco)
Pierce Motorsport Clutch kit (6 puck Organic/Ceramic) 400 break tq and 1782 holding (Stock pressure plate)
Turbo Tuning Racing Engine mounts
Pierce Motorsports SS Braided Clutch line
6E shift bushings


The Suspension/Brakes:
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Ive spent a lot of time and money in this area. I didnt just slap on the parts... I had in corner balanced and aligned everytime i touch the suspension, which means i spent A LOT of money on ALignment stuff...

Ksport coilovers rebuilt by Feal suspension
Pierce Motorsports Rear camber kit- Camber set at -2.2 with less than .5 toe total
Caster on this car is slightly off and requires caster bushings which are a bitch to get.. So ive settled with the caster issue for now ( the rigid collars i feel are the reason we cant adjust the crossmember)
Pierce Motorsport Race strut bar
Pierce Motorsport Lower 2 point tie bar
Pierce Motorsport Front sway bar
Pierce Motorsport Rear torsion bar
Turbosocks rigid collars
Pierce Motorsport trunk tie bar (Built into rollcage)
Pierce Motorsport Steel braided Brake lines
Secret BBK kit using 4piston Brembos and 14" rotors
Speedbleeders
Brake ventilation ducting (custom)
Arp wheel studs
Motul Brake fluid

Wheels and Tires:
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2 sets of Konig Torch 18 x8 +35
Hankook Ventus evo2 235/40/18 for street
Hankook Rs3 for track

Inside the beast:

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Pierce Motorsports 4 point bolt in Rollcage with custom X brace and built in trunk bar
Cobra Suzuka seat
Schroth 6pt harness (hans)
Lifeline Fire system
Handheld Extinguisher
Weather tech floor mats
B&M short shifter
Ram laptop mount
Ram cell phone mount
Power converter
Escort Max radar detector
No rear seats in car
Frav door insulation kit
Full tint with front windshield strip

Exterior:
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KDM lights
Seibon CF Hood
Flush mount hood pins
Move over Racing Quick release front bumper kit
Weather tech rain guards
Custom rear valence cut out
Tippet rear reflector vents
Pierce Motorsport front crash bar
Pierce Motorsports rear crash bar
Custom anti sag system for front bumper ( just replacement brackets i made out of 1/8 steel to replace factory brackets)
Custom Brake ducting housings made from factory fog light
Hydro dipped Black marble Emblems
Socal Garageworks D style Carbon fiber spoiler
Socal Garageworks rear wiper delete
 

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@Whiteboy Please tell me that custom Clutch Kit is from Clutchmasters and includes their Billet Steel Flywheel?
No.. I doing a one off deal with KY clutch and having a machine shop pull some weight off the flywheel. However i havent gotten any info on the flywheel yet as they want to see it before they can say for sure its possible and if it is possible how much weight i can safely remove.

With Ky clutch you send them the stock housing and they rebuild it to your specs. I told them i want a clutch to handle 300-400hp. Basically they are making it equivalent to a Stage 3 is what the guy told me. When i actually get some specs ill let you know.. For now its based off a phone call.

However i heardd clutch masters is working on something and SPec clutch already has one.. But im not so sure

Im kinda trying to get everything lined up to do the LSD/clutch/flywheel work at the same time. I dont want to drop the tranny more than once if possible(Im lazy)

Matter of fact i called clutch masters to see if they can make a clutch for the Veloster turbo and i got a flat out no. So its interesting that i read somewhere they were working on something
 

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Why are the caster correction bushings so hard to get
The caster bushings are coming from Australia. You have to order them and it will take 4-8 weeks from time of order.. Plus once received you have to get them put in by a alignment place because they have to be placed correctly and pressed in. Once they are in you cant just rotate, you have to remove and repress.. Its just a pain all the way around..

Im guessing its a $300-400 dollar job for not a huge difference in the grand skeem of things.
 

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ahh same ones I'm running, thought I missed something when doing homework
Yeah my bad you did your research correct. They are amazingly bright...I love them

Then night breakers are nice too, actually i cant remember what bulb i used for the h11 but i just went and looked and the Night breakers are in the box. I switched them out for a brighter bulb then the night breakers... Ill try and dig up that info
 

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No.. I doing a one off deal with KY clutch and having a machine shop pull some weight off the flywheel. However i havent gotten any info on the flywheel yet as they want to see it before they can say for sure its possible and if it is possible how much weight i can safely remove.

With Ky clutch you send them the stock housing and they rebuild it to your specs. I told them i want a clutch to handle 300-400hp. Basically they are making it equivalent to a Stage 3 is what the guy told me. When i actually get some specs ill let you know.. For now its based off a phone call.

However i heardd clutch masters is working on something and SPec clutch already has one.. But im not so sure

Im kinda trying to get everything lined up to do the LSD/clutch/flywheel work at the same time. I dont want to drop the tranny more than once if possible(Im lazy)

Matter of fact i called clutch masters to see if they can make a clutch for the Veloster turbo and i got a flat out no. So its interesting that i read somewhere they were working on something
So you just bought a spare clutch and flywheel for them to build one off of?

Definitely let me know how it goes. LSD, Clutch, Flywheel is definitely on the list for next year and like you I am only dropping it all once. lol
 

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So you just bought a spare clutch and flywheel for them to build one off of?

Definitely let me know how it goes. LSD, Clutch, Flywheel is definitely on the list for next year and like you I am only dropping it all once. lol
As soon as i drop the tranny im sending my stock clutch to KY and flywheel is going to the machine shop and tranny off to the tranny guy... If i plan it all right i should only be down 5-6 days... unless i can find a stock clutch housing then i will send it like yesterday.. But i have it lined up to go.. Just need to send it.. It will take about 1 week turn around. At this point its all waiting to get the BIG thumbs up for the LSD.

As for the flywheel i will take mine off the car as well. The price of a stock flywheel is NUTS... Ive been checking wrecking yards daily to see if i can find a CLutch/flywheel to send out.. No luck

Also They said after they get the clutch there they will look into making a full clutch kit for the VT. The guy on the phone said he is 90% sure they have everything there to make a clutch for the VT now, but he just needs to get one in his hands to be sure. I talked to him about the rotor (whatever its called) that keeps cracking and they will upgrade that as well.. Sounds positive but we shall see

For me im all for the rebuild for the price.. and if it fails im only out $200-300 including shipping..
 

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As soon as i drop the tranny im sending my stock clutch to KY and flywheel is going to the machine shop and tranny off to the tranny guy... If i plan it all right i should only be down 5-6 days... unless i can find a stock clutch housing then i will send it like yesterday.. But i have it lined up to go.. Just need to send it.. It will take about 1 week turn around. At this point its all waiting to get the BIG thumbs up for the LSD.

As for the flywheel i will take mine off the car as well. The price of a stock flywheel is NUTS... Ive been checking wrecking yards daily to see if i can find a CLutch/flywheel to send out.. No luck

Also They said after they get the clutch there they will look into making a full clutch kit for the VT. The guy on the phone said he is 90% sure they have everything there to make a clutch for the VT now, but he just needs to get one in his hands to be sure. I talked to him about the rotor (whatever its called) that keeps cracking and they will upgrade that as well.. Sounds positive but we shall see

For me im all for the rebuild for the price.. and if it fails im only out $200-300 including shipping..
Not bad at all. Keep us updated I like the sound of this and if all else fails and we don't get a quality kit on the market I may follow your lead.
 

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So you just bought a spare clutch and flywheel for them to build one off of?

Definitely let me know how it goes. LSD, Clutch, Flywheel is definitely on the list for next year and like you I am only dropping it all once. lol
Pulling the transmission really isnt that bad
 

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No.. I doing a one off deal with KY clutch and having a machine shop pull some weight off the flywheel. However i havent gotten any info on the flywheel yet as they want to see it before they can say for sure its possible and if it is possible how much weight i can safely remove.

With Ky clutch you send them the stock housing and they rebuild it to your specs. I told them i want a clutch to handle 300-400hp. Basically they are making it equivalent to a Stage 3 is what the guy told me. When i actually get some specs ill let you know.. For now its based off a phone call.

However i heardd clutch masters is working on something and SPec clutch already has one.. But im not so sure

Im kinda trying to get everything lined up to do the LSD/clutch/flywheel work at the same time. I dont want to drop the tranny more than once if possible(Im lazy)

Matter of fact i called clutch masters to see if they can make a clutch for the Veloster turbo and i got a flat out no. So its interesting that i read somewhere they were working on something
KY clutch must not have done a VT yet. Usually they have everything they need to make a clutch. They are very nice guys.
 

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KY clutch must not have done a VT yet. Usually they have everything they need to make a clutch. They are very nice guys.
Yeah they were super nice. They stated they probably have everything there to make any clutch for anything from farm equiptment to trucks.. Im sure once i send the clutch they will be able to just build one and have them available for purchase...

On a side note i just found a Flywheel and CLutch out of a wrecked vt, working on buying it now...
 

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The question now is how much weight to get removed.. There is a place in COsta Mesa that ive watched videos on Youtube and im going to talk to KY..

So the stock slywheel weights 32lbs from what ive read. Now this is a daily driven car with slight track use.. I need to figure out the perfect amount of weight to pull off that i can still drive comfortably for a daily and get the rpms to climb quick.. Im wondering if 10lbs is a good starting point? What do you guys think?
 
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