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Turbocharging my 3.8

So I tried posting this in the build section, but after a week and a half it appears I was either denied or no mods saw my request. So I'll post it here! In the next few weeks, my turbo kit will arrive from TurboKits.com, and I will be documenting the install/build here, for anyone who is curious or is toying around with going FI. As she sits now, the car is a 2016 3.8 Ultimate with around 14,250 miles, essentially stock. I have done a bunch of cosmetic mods, including 20% tints, tinted tail lights/side mirror lights/spoiler light/and fog lights, powder-coated factory 19" rims gloss black, all LED interior/exterior lights, 6500K HIDs, LED switchback front turn signals, custom painted headlights in black and Empire State Grey, DD tail-as-turn rear turn signals, de-badged/black wing badges/carbon fiber Genesis wheel caps, offset front license plate mount, and painted front chrome trim (black). Performance-wise, at the moment I have an Injen SRI, a Borla cat-back exhaust, Hankook V12 Evo summer tires/Michelin X-Ice snow tires, EBC red stuff brake pads (installed yesterday!), and a Sprint Booster V3. I also trimmed my IAT sensor's plastic (a la titan2782's 3.8 upgrade thread, lots of good info there!). The turbo kit itself should be arriving in 1-2 weeks, and then install will commence! I've been doing tons of research, and have a lot of plans for this car if all goes well! In the meantime, I'm doing a bunch of small projects to tide me over until the kit arrives - I have a set of test pipes going onto the car, I plan on installing my Torque Solutions throttle body spacer, I have an engine leash en-route, I'll be heat wrapping my intake manifold, and I plan on fixing the ground issues on the battery's return to chassis. My guest bedroom is literally overflowing with parts right now, so I have to get cracking or my lady will kill me lol. For now, I plan on using the factory exhaust manifold - I might get headers in the future, as well as an oil cooler/meth injection (I don't really track the car, so I'll be monitoring the engine's metrics to determine if they are necessary.) I'm going with Tanabe VLS gauges (AFR, boost, oil temp) and a GFB Gforce III electronic boost controller, as well as a custom triple A pillar gauge pod by JCSpods. I also have a dual oil catch-can setup being built by Saikou Michi, so if it gets here in time that's going in too, otherwise that's another install day lol. I look forward to seeing how this motor performs under FI. For now I'll be running at a relatively conservative 6-7 psi; if things go as I hope a built engine/increased boost/etc. may follow! I've learned a ton here and in general during my research, so if anyone has any questions I'll be more than happy to give my 2 cents! I'm sure I'll have some of my own for you! For now, here's some pictures of the car as she sits now.

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Cool Hey have FUN !!

Tip one,.............take your time.

Tip two,........take your time.
Ha !

Enjoy the ride, installation was so much fun. If you come to a sticking point just review the engineers vids.

Really important parts to get right:

Oil pan gasket cleaning and re-install. Dont fuk this up,..dont be lazy,..clean with a flat razor and hand scrub all surfaces with ACETONE.
Turbo oil return line fitting,..buy a threaded nut for your fitting. Use Ultra copper.
Clocking your turbo !! Make sure you understand this.
The most important part,...aligning and seating your V-band clamps.(Tip---use dry lube during seating) TIP use K-copper aerosol to seal finished fitttings.

Oh yeah,...buy a upgrade race radiator,...if you don't,..you WILL be sorry.

The kits are built, do it right and they are quite reliable. Mines at 40K now, installed at 19K.

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Hey man, when you install the test pipes, could you please post a sound clip? I have the exact same set up as you with the Injen Intake and Borla Exhaust on my 3.8 and I’ve been waiting to hear what test pipes sound like on this set up before deciding to do it myself.
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Hey man, when you install the test pipes, could you please post a sound clip? I have the exact same set up as you with the Injen Intake and Borla Exhaust on my 3.8 and Iíve been waiting to hear what test pipes sound like on this set up before deciding to do it myself.
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Ha, believe me, I’ll be taking my time!! I’ve been poring over the old 3.8 turbo threads and have watched Ryan’s install videos countless times, as well as scrutinized every aspect of the install manual (Jesse sent it to me before I pulled the trigger.) I’m sure I’ll encounter some unforeseen complications, but I honestly feel quite confident about the install... still going to relegate 3-4 days entirely to it though, just to be safe! And a bigger radiator is a primary concern for me, it will most likely be the next supporting mod I go for. Thanks for the tips!

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Hey man, when you install the test pipes, could you please post a sound clip? I have the exact same set up as you with the Injen Intake and Borla Exhaust on my 3.8 and I’ve been waiting to hear what test pipes sound like on this set up before deciding to do it myself.
Hey there, I believe I replied to your older thread earlier tonight. As I said, I’ll be happy to upload a video when it’s all installed. However, keep in mind my car will be turbo’d, and the exhaust note will likely differ from the same car NA (I’ve read from others who’ve gone before me that it is slightly subdued.)

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Cool, thanks! Hopefully I can still get a general idea of what it will sound like. If you’re able to get the test pipes installed before the turbo, that would be even better lol.
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No problem! I doubt I’ll install the test pipes before the turbo install; it’s a PITA getting the secondary cats off the car due to the long studs equipped from the factory; I’m doing it with the turbo install because it requires the removal of the factory secondary pipes to fit the new turbo piping which will make removing the cats much easier without dropping/messing with the cat back. However, if the kit gets delayed and I get bored, who knows!

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Water / meth,oil cooler.larger radiator , turbokit.com "EXPENSIVE" headers and forth diff mount would do wonders for longevity of your build .In the case of the 4th mount diff ,if you look under your car's rear you can see the diff is hanging lower on the unsupported right side,not good . Like a pair of saggy boobs the diff needs that little extra support .

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Yea, I planned on installing water/meth and an oil cooler in the near future, as well as a bigger radiator (probably my most immediate concern). I already have some ideas on mounting the oil cooler, and I’m installing a throttle body spacer in preparation for the meth kit. I’d love to get the headers, but they’re quite expensive and for now I can only blow so much cash lol. I’ll have to check the diff as you mentioned, I never really took a look at it myself lol. Thanks for the suggestions shorttrack!

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Here's a picture of my Tanabe VLS gauges; I chose them because I love the way they look and think they will match the interior gauge lights well (they have blue OLEDs). Also pictured is my GFB Gforce III EBC (I paid for the Gforce II but they sent me the III; I'm not complaining lol!) It was pretty reasonably priced, and has all the features I need; it also comes with all the hardware you could need.

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This is the triple A pillar gauge pod, crafted by JCS pods. It's available in 52mm and 60mm, and in black or tan depending on your model. You can get it with 1-3 gauge slots, and blanks are available, as well as a matching passenger side pillar. I haven't checked fitment, but it's made from an OEM pillar so I'm guessing it will be a perfect fit.

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This is the Torque Solutions throttle body spacer, with a set of thermal gaskets. I'm primarily getting this for the 1/8" port, which I'll later use for meth/water injection.

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These are the Depo Racing test pipes I purchased. They also sell Hi-flow cats if you're worried about emissions, but by me they don't really check as long as there's no CEL, so I just went straight pipes.

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After proper turbo break-in, this is the oil I'll be using; Shell Rotella T6 diesel, 5W40. I've see this oil recommended many times for this particular application from those who have gone before this route before me, and know it to be a quality diesel oil. Amsoil also came highly recommended; although it seems to be a point of contention, I've seen too many 3.8T guys warn against Mobil 1, and decided to heed their advice; I can't say if it is warranted or not.

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Finally, here's some pictures of my EBC red stuff install from a few days ago; it's crazy easy changing pads on this car, so just do it yourself! As some others have mentioned, for the rear pads it was too tight to fit, so I had to sand off some of the paint off the top and bottom of the pad to allow it to slide in easily. I also installed some carbon fiber wing emblem center caps to replace the Hyundai "H", they just pop right out from the back. The CF matches the Empire State Gray paint well, and the wing logo looks nice also, way better than those flimsy metal stickers some of the wing badges come with.

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I would find the money or delay your install, Their headers are the real deal. Their headers have burns collectors. The flow is more than twice the oem. Its why my car feels like its supercharged and not turbo'd. Zero lag at any rpm.

***Word of warning though,.......I'm fortunate not to be in a gay ass carb state. I have no CATS. The Tkits.com headers will melt your CATS. R-spec ryan found this out the hard way. He made a video about it.

Back to ORDER, as in order of installation. Its easiest to do the following before your actual turbo kit install.

1. Lift the motor up slightly to install your Urethaned motor mounts, use 75 D urethane. An enigne leash is no way enough for the power your about to put in her. Urethaned motor mounts wont budge at all,....and no extra vibration either.
2. As lifting each side gives you extra clearance, removing the oem headers and installing your new headers is easier.
You have to get the torque specs right on. None of this,..ah **** I could barely reach that bolt crap.
Use K -copper aerosol with any exhaust gaskets
3. When you are urethaning your engine mounts do your trans mount too.MT or auto, doesnt matter it needs the reinforcement. I did trial and error D rated urethanes are to "hard", use A rated urethanes to provide NVH dampening,..I used 65 A.
4. Like Shortrack said, do the fourth diff bushing, you have to, if you dont you will snap the anchor bolt on the single diff bushing,..R-spec ryan found this out the hardway too........LOL.

I would do all the above before the actual turbo install,........prep that soil first !

**Putting the kit in then going back in to install the headers would be a nighmare.
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I would find the money or delay your install, Their headers are the real deal. Their headers have burns collectors. The flow is more than twice the oem. Its why my car feels like its supercharged and not turbo'd. Zero lag at any rpm.

***Word of warning though,.......I'm fortunate not to be in a gay ass carb state. I have no CATS. The Tkits.com headers will melt your CATS. R-spec ryan found this out the hard way. He made a video about it.

Back to ORDER, as in order of installation. Its easiest to do the following before your actual turbo kit install.

1. Lift the motor up slightly to install your Urethaned motor mounts, use 75 D urethane. An enigne leash is no way enough for the power your about to put in her. Urethaned motor mounts wont budge at all,....and no extra vibration either.
2. As lifting each side gives you extra clearance, removing the oem headers and installing your new headers is easier.
You have to get the torque specs right on. None of this,..ah **** I could barely reach that bolt crap.
Use K -copper aerosol with any exhaust gaskets
3. When you are urethaning your engine mounts do your trans mount too.MT or auto, doesnt matter it needs the reinforcement. I did trial and error D rated urethanes are to "hard", use A rated urethanes to provide NVH dampening,..I used 65 A.
4. Like Shortrack said, do the fourth diff bushing, you have to, if you dont you will snap the anchor bolt on the single diff bushing,..R-spec ryan found this out the hardway too........LOL.

I would do all the above before the actual turbo install,........prep that soil first !

**Putting the kit in then going back in to install the headers would be a nighmare.
I agree ,take your time and do it 1 time so that you can enjoy the car versus having to take it down and redo something that should have been done the first time during the build .Good luck with your build .

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Whatever you decide, good luck. I'm just trying to save you some frustration and possible undeserved disappointment. I absolutely loved every second of my install.


This car is still an event just to climb into. I hope yours is too.


PS,...if after you are done your engine bay doesnt look like the Hubble telescope (from all the heat proofing), your wrong ! LOL.

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I would find the money or delay your install, Their headers are the real deal. Their headers have burns collectors. The flow is more than twice the oem. Its why my car feels like its supercharged and not turbo'd. Zero lag at any rpm.

***Word of warning though,.......I'm fortunate not to be in a gay ass carb state. I have no CATS. The Tkits.com headers will melt your CATS. R-spec ryan found this out the hard way. He made a video about it.

Back to ORDER, as in order of installation. Its easiest to do the following before your actual turbo kit install.

1. Lift the motor up slightly to install your Urethaned motor mounts, use 75 D urethane. An enigne leash is no way enough for the power your about to put in her. Urethaned motor mounts wont budge at all,....and no extra vibration either.
2. As lifting each side gives you extra clearance, removing the oem headers and installing your new headers is easier.
You have to get the torque specs right on. None of this,..ah **** I could barely reach that bolt crap.
Use K -copper aerosol with any exhaust gaskets
3. When you are urethaning your engine mounts do your trans mount too.MT or auto, doesnt matter it needs the reinforcement. I did trial and error D rated urethanes are to "hard", use A rated urethanes to provide NVH dampening,..I used 65 A.
4. Like Shortrack said, do the fourth diff bushing, you have to, if you dont you will snap the anchor bolt on the single diff bushing,..R-spec ryan found this out the hardway too........LOL.

I would do all the above before the actual turbo install,........prep that soil first !

**Putting the kit in then going back in to install the headers would be a nighmare.
Thanks for the tips; I really would like to get those headers; do you have a CEL all the time or did you tune it away? And I assume you mean the higher flow through the headers would melt the secondary cats? This would be a non-issue for me as I would have test pipes. How did you go about filling your engine and tranny mounts? Did you just fill the OEM ones, or buy aftermarket? Also could you go into a little more detail concerning the fourth differential bushing? What exactly do I need to do to reinforce it? I appreciate all the input, I'll be doing some more research of my own the next time I have a day off!

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Turbo kit should be shipping this week, and my girlfriend is using my car while hers is in the shop!! So many preliminary mods to do, no time! Lol!

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Thanks for the tips; I really would like to get those headers; do you have a CEL all the time or did you tune it away? And I assume you mean the higher flow through the headers would melt the secondary cats? This would be a non-issue for me as I would have test pipes. How did you go about filling your engine and tranny mounts? Did you just fill the OEM ones, or buy aftermarket? Also could you go into a little more detail concerning the fourth differential bushing? What exactly do I need to do to reinforce it? I appreciate all the input, I'll be doing some more research of my own the next time I have a day off!
Turbo kits used to use BTR who used a Korean tuner in Korea,...he's now gone. I dont know what they do now. Some one said they use Alpha, if your a MT you'll be fine.

The CATs, not the secondary CATs will burn up and disintergrate into your turbo with the high flow headers. Thats what happened to R spec Ryan.

He had to remove and dis assemble the compressor housing of his 6266 BB turbo. It faired ok once cleaned, but you sure dont want to go that route.

There is a whole thread on the fourth bushing. The short of it is you go to your dealer. Buy the oem bushing and bolt. Then you purchase a steel housing pipe, cut to order. You then use a hydraulic press and press the bushing into the pipe till its flush. Then you punch/cut/ drill the subframe, the manufacture crimping/stamping is already there. Then you spot weld the assembly in place at the appropriate distance, and either weld it in place: Or use resins and re-inforce and attach it. I re-ienforced the entire subframe assembly with Space X resins which are stronger than welds.They can take shock and yaw without cracking unlike welds.(your subframe is only 14 ga steel). Mine was done .333 thick one square inch of this stuff at .333 has 375,000 psi strength. Mine is perfect after 20K on the big turbo conversion, with alot of ooommph having been pushed on her. Note this is not speculation or opinion or third party I had a buddy blah blah whine. I did this and its the ****.

I bought new Beck Arnley motor mounts and filled them ahead of time.
I removed the trans mount,...a few times , and tried different urethanes until I got the harmonics right.

Even tune you might get a bank one sensor one cel but it goes away with a torque app scan.

PS dont use Rotella it foams up in applications like ours,...also use 5w30. The oil guides in these engines are very specific to a specific viscosity. This is not my opinion,...this is from my Genesis guy. Just change oil every 3K which any smart turbo owner will do because of blowby etc. Oil analysis my balls. Add methanol injection and its a requirement.

Oh and here are your plugs, change them every 45K like clock work, but they are the toughest things on the planet,...there is nothing better. NGK racing R2556G-8 They are heat range 8,..suitable for your boost levels. Torque them to 18 ft lbs. Gap them .028

Buy them from NENGUN in Japan. Buy them here and pay 120.00 a plug.

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For tuning, TurboKits.com has a new solution that according to Jesse is even more comprehensive than the old BTR tune; he said they are keeping it under wraps for now but are planning on going public with it soon. I believe I am the first to get it, as they pulled the BTR ECU option off the website while I was planning on ordering. It's also cheaper (lol). Wouldn't the TK headers completely replace the old primary cats? Forgive my confusion, but I thought upon installing them you'd have no cats at all (assuming you replaced the secondaries with test pipes.) As for the differential mount, I had some time and looked into it, I don't understand why Hyundai would opt to only use one rear diff mount, sigh. NVH my a** lol. Seems simple enough though, so I plan on knocking that out also. Any particular recommendations for oil brands that you have experience using that satisfactorily lubricate our engines when going FI? I'd definitely appreciate input from someone who has a 3.8T!

Oh, and just received an email; apparently the kit is shipping today and should be here tomorrow!!! I didn't think it'd get here that fast! I don't think I'll be able to fall asleep tonight!!!

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It came!

The Turbo kit came today!!! I was actually wrenching on my car when the FedEx truck pulled up! It was packaged securely in 2 large boxes:

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I immediately set out opening it and inspecting everything; here's a picture of all the piping and the FMIC, with various hosing:

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This is the turbo wrap and fiberglass wrap for the uppipe/downpipe, as well as the optional heat blanket upgrade for the uppipe, downpipe, and the intercooler piping to the TB:

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Here's a picture of a bunch of the turbo hardware, such as the Forge BOV, Turbosmart wastegate, K&N filter, and the turbo itself (my gauges and boost controller are also pictured, and not included):

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Here's a picture of all the couplers, fasteners, and oil hardware included with the kit; ignore all the little notes, I labelled everything to make install easier so I know what/where everything is exactly:

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Finally, here she is! A Precision 6266 ball bearing turbo, brand new straight from Precision! She's a beauty...

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Jesse even threw in some super official and exceedingly rare TURBO bubble gum (lol)!

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I went through every component and double checked the packing list, and it's all here and in perfect shape. I had concerns when I thought my downpipe was damaged in shipping, but upon contacting Jesse he informed me that they add an intentional dent into the piping to help clear the factory O2 sensor, and not to worry. (BTW, his customer support thus far has been excellent! He has promptly answered any question I've had for the past several weeks! Two thumbs up!) I can't wait to start installing it, I just need to find a few consecutive days off to bang it out. Honestly, I might just do it a few hours a day over a longer time period if I can't find a stretch of days off (I have an R1 which I don't mind riding instead of the Genesis lol), although I'd prefer to have the uninterrupted time to dedicate to it. I'll keep the forum posted with pictures and notes from install when I start, for anyone who might find this useful down the road! Wish me luck!
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Past: 2013 2.0T Base Genesis Coupe AT, Caspian Black Pearl (RIP!)
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