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Exclamation 2.0L turbo gt (track pack with brembo) or 3.8L V6 gt (track pack with brembo)

Hey gencoupe community i love this site but have been wondering, which should i get , btw i live in canada, so the top of the line 2.0t with 6spd mt or the top of the line 3.8 v6 with 6spd mt, the only reason im asking is because ive read places where they say the 2.0 feels more nimble and quick then the 3.8 and that the shifting is much better, and ive seen a bunch of videos that show that the 2.0l is more tuner friendly? is that true? and yes i will tune my car take it to the track but also use it as a daily car.. need some help thank you to everybody who answer this
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Go test drive.

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but i wanna know which one is more tuner friendly...?



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I guess for now it's the 2.0T as it is just a de-tuned evo X motor. But road race is doing some great things with the 3.8 now. Personally I wanted to most power out of the box so I went with the 3.8GT (I'm also Canadian)
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but i wanna know which one is more tuner friendly...?
Being an owner of a 3.8GT I can tell you currently the 2.0t has more aftermarket parts available. I say currently because eventually there will be tons of companies releasing parts for both engines (most of which are currently in development) but for the moment most companies have geared their efforts towards the turbo.
I personally wouldn't go based purely on another's opinion, as Pure Adrenaline says: drive 'em both and decide for yourself; everyone has different tastes and either way it's a hell of a car!!

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This is up to perspective and what your willing to do for power.

If your in experienced go 3.8

if your a turbo nerd go with the 2.0T
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either one will be good. the 2.0 is said to be more nible because of the weight diference
if your looking to do autocross and stuff the weight savings will probably help.

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If you want just love raw power then get the V6
If you have the itch to mod and love hearing the PSSH sound then the I4 Turbo.
I wanted the V6 but the 2.0 was in my budget and I got money left over to mod.
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I'll make it simple: 2.0 Track. Dont ask why, do it.

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2.0T cuz it`s turbo. I drove 350Z before. I prefer Turbo. Fun to drive!!

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3.8 - no question
The 2.0T has proven unreliable with anything over 250 - 260 whp. That's the numbers you get stock from the 3.8, with a few tuning goodies from RRM you're close to 300whp.
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if you plan on modifying the car, get the 2.0T. if you don't plan on modifying, get the 3.8

i don't know where the guy above is coming from saying that 260whp is your limit, i've seen 350whp 2.0T's. i'm all for turbo motors, so thats why i choose the 2.0T.

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This is up to perspective and what your willing to do for power.

If your in experienced go 3.8

if your a turbo nerd go with the 2.0T
if you're experienced, go with the 3.8? why?

the 2.0T can be made faster than a 3.8 with bolt-ons very easily.

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the 2.0T can be made faster than a 3.8 with bolt-ons very easily.
Maybe, but you'll have to prove that at the track. Oh, wait, you don't even own a Genesis Coupe yet, so your statement is pure conjecture. But assuming you did own a 2.0T, how much money do you think it will it take to bring a 2.0T up to the horsepower and torque ratings of a stock 3.8? And how reliable will your 2.0T be when it is maxed out with stock internals? In the end, once you max out your 2.0T with stock internals, a maxed out 3.8 with stock internals may still beat you in horsepower and torque.

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the receipe for the 350 whp 2.0t isn't tottaly displayed IMO. And also...it is way too early to tell if it is realable or not. We can just speak theory for now.
My choice will be the under exploited 3.8L engine.
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heres ma thought.... when hyundai came out and said they had designed the 2.0t as the "tuner friendly" version, it seems to me that a few companies (*cough*RRM*cough*) took that as a challenge, just to show the 3.8 is no slouch.

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This is going to be another one of those 2.0 vs 3.8 threads.

I dont like where this is going.

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This is going to be another one of those 2.0 vs 3.8 threads.

I dont like where this is going.
word, just wiat till fleshy comes in and says "why cant everyone just enjoy both engines!?" lol


personally i went with the 2.0t. Having a stock turbo is a huuuuge advantage. if you want more power, bolt on a bigger turbo and get a tune w/ supporting mods.

after you get a tune on the 3.8 with bolt ons there is no where for you to go, and you willl tell everyone that beats you "i'm gonna turbo it sometime soon" - yet you never will because it is a pain in the ass and it costs a fortune on top of the 3.8 being more expensive.


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This is going to be another one of those 2.0 vs 3.8 threads.

I dont like where this is going.
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word, just wiat till fleshy comes in and says "why cant everyone just enjoy both engines!?" lol


personally i went with the 2.0t. Having a stock turbo is a huuuuge advantage. if you want more power, bolt on a bigger turbo and get a tune w/ supporting mods.

after you get a tune on the 3.8 with bolt ons there is no where for you to go, and you willl tell everyone that beats you "i'm gonna turbo it sometime soon" - yet you never will because it is a pain in the ass and it costs a fortune on top of the 3.8 being more expensive.


just my .02
A potent complete bolt-on turbo kit for the 3.8 will hover around 5k.
How much are you going to spend on your feedly 2.0T to get it to 450whp?

The 3.8 has proven much more reliable under boost as shown with the RMR car running STOCK internals at 500whp.

The 2.0T blew up its rods at barely 260whp. You are playing with fire.
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