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Seeking advice!!! 2.0 Track vs. 3.8 GT

Hi all,

I'm planning on getting my GenCoupe within a week and I have to decide whether to go with a 2.0 Track or a 3.8 GT.
I got to test drive the 3.8 GT in automatic but am hoping to get a manual.
While I was testing the automatic, I noticed that the time it took to upshift was almost as slow as a Scion tC...

So my 2 questions are...
1. Should I go for a 2.0 Track + bigger turbo, exhaust or intake? or 3.8 GT?
(any recommended colors?)
2. Does it really take that long for the rpm to drop to shift gears in a manual as well? If so, are there any solutions for this?

Would appreciate some thoughts.
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Repost times a million

This has been covered a LOT and usually results in an argument cause the 2.0 guys are "jealous" or because the 3.8 guys are "arrogant", take your side and defend it to the death.

But seriously, search yo
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If ur going to upgrade, a 2.0 is for you no question, upgrade that turbo and it will be much faster than the 3.8
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^ yup.

drive both in both auto/stick.

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i'm pretty much leaning towards the 2.0 Track at this point...

but those of you who have stick, any says on the rpm matter?
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try again in english
"any says on the rpm matter"

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the matter where you have to wait about 2 seconds before dumping the clutch to up/down shift because the rpm doesn't drop quick enough...
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you don't have to wait...

rev hang is a tsb that has been fixed somewhat in the newer cars. it's not a wait issue... the revs just hang up like you're still on the throttle a bit with the clutch in.

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Fatcat tsb takes off like 1aec or so, so you still end up with a wait. But an atmospheric bov will fix that issue. You're planning on upgrading anyway aren't you?
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Just get track model, you will regret of not having track model options

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Fatcat tsb takes off like 1aec or so, so you still end up with a wait. But an atmospheric bov will fix that issue. You're planning on upgrading anyway aren't you?
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Fatcat tsb takes off like 1aec or so, so you still end up with a wait. But an atmospheric bov will fix that issue. You're planning on upgrading anyway aren't you?
then would that mean the rev hang is because there's something wrong with the turbo?
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2.0t Track. can't go wrong with the upgradability, LSD and Brembos
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This has been covered a LOT and usually results in an argument cause the 2.0 guys are "jealous" or because the 3.8 guys are "arrogant", take your side and defend it to the death.

But seriously, search yo
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P.S selling kit to upgrade to 500whp. buy the 2.0t track and with the money u saved buy my 7ism turbo kit to kill v6's and v8's

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IF you decide to purchase a GC and modify it, it would be financially unwise (unless you have lots of money to waste) to purchase a GT/base model. Hyundai gives you an AMAZING deal on the components included in the R-spec/track package compared to purchasing them post-purchase. The MSRP on a R-spec 2.0t is ~$23500 and a track 2.0t is ~$26500 and if I had to do it again I would have waited for the R-spec. The 3.8 has considerable potential if you have the capital to invest in properly building it but the 2.0t will out-perform the 3.8 in budget-friendly modifications. Consider your ultimate goals here as the 2.0t becomes expensive after 340+whp, which is about the same point where modifications to the 3.8 become similarly expensive. Also, Hyundai has expressed that they are going to produce a 3.8 R-spec, so if you are considering the 3.8 I would wait until that surfaces. The bottom line here is waiting for more R&D to occur as well as what moves Hyundai makes will be the intelligent path to take.

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If you plan on staying in Albany and this will be your DD, get the 2.0t track. LSD will be helpful in the weather there.
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unfortunately...
there aren't any track models available in my area...
i had the dealer search 3 states for it and they couldn't find any...
so i guess i'm going for the 3.8 GT...
at least i'll be able to upgrade some handling parts instead of power for the mean time...
thanks for all the info tho...
really appreciate everyone's help
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I'd have him search further away, or look at Hyundai's website and browse dealer inventories. The LSD is what your really going to want and I don't think anyone here has put an aftermarket one in yet.

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unfortunately...<br>
there aren't any track models available in my area...<br>
i had the dealer search 3 states for it and they couldn't find any...<img src="http://www.GenCoupe.com/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg"><br>
so i guess i'm going for the 3.8 GT...<br>
at least i'll be able to upgrade some handling parts instead of power for the mean time...<br>
thanks for all the info tho...<br>
really appreciate everyone's help <img src="http://www.GenCoupe.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg">
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