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Had a build thread going over at genesisforums.org but don't really visit the site too much anymore so I figured I'd move it over here. Please note the thread was started about a year ago so all of this has been done for a while now.

I've got some turbo, suspension, and exterior mods coming up soon so stay tuned




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Kind of a late start to a build thread, but with some trips to the dealer, a woman backing into me, and some parts decision changes, my car is back to having intake, cmd, and fmic kit as my only performance mods. While it won’t be as “OMG” as some of the big power build threads, I figure it should help those building on a budget, so to speak.

My overall goal for the car is to make it a blast to drive around town and still be able to control it at a track, for now I think 300/300 will do the trick. My initial power goals for the car were to hit ~250whp and similar or better torque. With that being pretty much accomplished with my first 2 mods, only 25whp short without any exhaust, I had to bump up the power goals a little bit. I’m hoping to pick up a membership at Harris Hill Road in San Marcos, Tx later this year or early next so I can finally get some actual track time with the car.
As far as looks go I think Hyundai did a pretty good job and I prefer more of the subtle aesthetic mods.
I've got a Seibon CF oem style hood going on and I should have a CF grille and fog surrounds coming soon too.

First performance mod I put on the car was the CP-E Intake. Overall I felt this was the best solution out despite the high cost. The fact that it’s 100% made in the USA is also worth a bit of extra dosh to me. I don't have a pic of just the Intake but the following should suffice.



I’d definitely suggest this intake <edit: after it rubbed paint and slightly dug into the frame on 2 of my coupes and many others I retract my suggestion> to anyone unless you plan on swapping turbos and not going with a full CP-E solution. If you do, you’ll need to make your own elbow to go from the turbo to the back of the box. It keeps the darth vader sounds to a minimum, keeps the heat away from the filter, and looks pretty slick under the hood. Overall impression of the intake is good and it definitely added a bit of power on the top end.

Next I decided a retune was in order. I picked up the Dynojet CMD and was immediately impressed with the performance on the GC. Even before hitting the dyno I knew some really good gains were made.
Getting the CMD setup and running was a pretty straight forward process. Install took about 20 minutes including installing the software and uploading a map. The base maps that are available do need slight adjustments though, mainly map and tip clamp values. Hooked up the laptop, went for a few WOT runs, updated the clamp values, and away I went. No CELs, no random shutdowns, no problems to speak of since install.

Using a 20psi peak tune I was able to put down 225whp and 270ft/lbs of torque, an increase of 40whp and 80ft/lbs on top of my “baseline” with the CP-E intake. That’s only $10 / WHP, pretty hard to argue with that IMO. Coming from driving N/A Hondas before, having 270ft/lbs of torque at 3000rpm is a blast!



Next up was the AGP catch can and breather. After putting the CP-E intake in and seeing the amount of oil in the factory intake and on the lip of the turbo, no way I was going to run without one.



Almost 8K miles later and not a drop of oil in the intake or on the lip of the turbo, makes me happy!

Next up I decided that a new FMIC was in order to help keep the air a bit cooler with the turbo working harder now. LoveFab was looking to get a new “crash bar friendly” core out so I did a little testing for them and got a killer deal on their FMIC kit. One thing I like about the kit is the short piping and only 4 couplers on the whole setup. The core should be good to 400whp so unless I change plans drastically, it should suffice for the long haul.




I hit up the dyno after getting the FMIC and quickly experienced the suckage of the stock injectors. The FMIC fattened up my power band a little down low and didn’t really lose any power anywhere in the powerband. With the stock injectors being maxed out and now running a little lean, I ended up having to drop boost back ~1psi across the board. I ended up with the same power on less boost though, so I was a happy camper.




After finishing up the basics on the intake side of things I moved on to the exhaust. At first I was dead set on a quad tip that was quiet but still performed. Found a good deal on the Agency Power cat back from Vivid Racing, so I ordered that and installed. The exhaust itself looks like a quality piece and had a nice quiet tone to it. Pretty much no droning on the highway at all, but a bit too quiet for me under WOT.



A little bit went by and after some more thinking I decided to go with a single exit exhaust instead. I picked up the Ultimate Racing single exit with resonator from another forum member. Exhaust has nice welds and sounded pretty good on his car, unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to install yet.



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Thanks guys, unfortunately my car is still in the shop so I'm still sitting on a stock pile of parts waiting for the body work to get done.

I posted most of the parts I've got for the rest of the build in another thread, but I'll put them in here too.

First things to be installed after I get it back are:

Tein springs for a slight drop. I searched all over for some urethane bump stops to use with them but decided I'll just be cutting the stock bump stops by an inch so I'm not riding on the bump stops, last thing I want to do is make the car handle worse...



Hopefully the same day I'll be able to install my Lovefab downpipe and UR exhaust on the car so I can head back in for a "maxed stock turbo" dyno. Thinking 250whp should be doable. With the stock injectors in there I'm assuming I'll have to drop boost back a little more to keep from running lean.



After that stuff goes on and the dyno is done I'll be putting the Beyond Redline upgraded stock turbo, DW injectors, and the GrimmSpeed EBC. I picked up Tony20TGens stock turbo and sent that into them for the upgrade. I'll be tuning it with CMD initially but will also be picking up a PowerX module with BR's "Stage 3" tune on it. Going to use my current stock turbo for credit towards a PowerX module once I get it off the car.

Now if the body shop would just hurry up with my car!




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Finally getting my car back from the shop tomorrow. Still waiting on a replacement hood to come in since the one that got shipped to me was damaged, so it still won't be 100% repaired but insurance won't pay for a loaner anymore and sharing a car with my wife for the last 2 weeks has been a little rough.

Got a few more little parts in the mail like BR turbo studs, some random gaskets, and a filler for the empty hole that's going to be in my rear valence after I install the UR exhaust.




Also got my upgraded turbo back with a new turbo blanket on it so I can ditch the factory heat shield. Posted about it in the following thread though since I had started a thread about it a while back...

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Hoping to get my injectors, boost solenoid, turbo, 02 housing and downpipe, and UR exhaut installed this weekend.

I'll be using a pretty mild CMD tune until my PowerX module comes in. I'm going to sell my OEM turbo to Beyond Redline so they have another for their core exchange program. In return I'm getting a killer deal on the PowerX module with Stage 3 tune. After I get the PowerX module and upload the tune I'll be fine tuning BR's canned tune for my car with the CMD. I'll also most likely drop boost back a few PSI down low to keep from frying my clutch too soon.


The last mod I'll be doing before exploring clutch options will be a methanol kit that I should have installed after I get everything dialed in with the new turbo.




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Got a nice delivery from UPS today The rear wheels are a bit more concave. Tenzo Cuzco 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 +20. Hopefully get them mounted and balanced this weekend or early next week. Took advantage of the "make an offer" on ebay and got them for pretty cheap, brand new in the box.






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Got my tires & wheels mounted today. Tenzo Cuzco in flat black. 19x8.5 +20 in front and 19x9.5 +20 out back. Springs, exhaust, and turbo go on tomorrow hopefully. I'll take some better pics after I get the springs put in.









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Tried swapping out the oem turbo for the BR Stage 3 today but ran into many crappy bolts, nuts, and studs. 2 studs on the manifold had to be cut, one of the power steering bracket bolts rounded, and one of the cold side bolts holding a coolant fitting sheared when I was trying to take it out. I'd have to give Hyundai a big F on bolt quality/selection. 3 of the exhaust manifold nuts and one of the downpipe bracket bolts were barely even finger tight, doesn't say much for Hyundais quality control either, IMO. There's no way those three were torqued properly. Makes me wonder if they pay closer attention when putting the internals together...

Hopefully I can finish up tomorrow after I get the manifold to a shop to get the studs taken out.




Didn't get around to the springs. Should be able to knock those out tomorrow or Tuesday.




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Another fail on Hyundais part today. Called 2 different dealerships and neither of them stock ANY of the bolts I need. I can understand not having one or two of them at different locations but NONE of them? Seriously, how do they even work on the cars?!?!?

Then to top it off, the service guy starts to write down my wifes vin number when I go to show him the location of the power steering pump bracket which he couldn't find in their software. When asked why he said it was to note when a customer is working on their own car. Another, Seriously? I can't even work on my own car without them taking note?!?!? After a few minutes of griping and explaining it was useless to write down those numbers since it wasn't her car that was being worked on, I left.... Hoping I can find some bolts that will work at home depot.




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Didn't get a chance to hit up the stores for bolts today but I'm pretty sure there is a truck repair shop down the road from here, might give that a go. I was able to finish putting the exhaust and downpipe in today though, it's not hooked up to the turbo yet, but it's all ready for me to drop the manifold and turbo in.

With everything else going smooth with the exhaust install I had to run into some kind of issue Looks like the exhaust cutout filler doesn't come close to fitting. I'm wondering if they sent me one for a Tiburon or something, not sure. Waiting on a response from Import Shark currently.






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Was able to track down bolts for the manifold from Austin Bolt Co today so I actually made some good progress. Got the manifold back in, downpipe attached, and all tubing run again. Found some bolts that were left over from swapping engines in my Integra that fit into the turbo coolant fittings as well. Still waiting on one for the power steering bracket though and neither of the Hyundai dealerships I called returned my call about ordering the bolt. Think I might just get it as tight as I can and call it a day. 3 out of 4 bolts good and one fairly tight should be enough, hopefully.



My one tip to Hyundai for the next gen coupe is to not block one of the exhaust manifold nuts with 1/8" of the power steering bracket. If they would have simply designed a better bracket you wouldn't have to touch the power steering or the drive belt at all when removing the manifold. Would save their techs and us an hour of labor at least.




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Got the drive belt back on, got the intake back on, filled up the coolant, got the couplers tightened down, and fired her up. Got an 02 sensor code right away but I just didn't snap the connector in all the way. Got all the bubble out of the coolant and went for a quick drive. No cels, no leaks, no wierd noises made me happy. Going to reinstall the CMD after it cools off a bit and see what my a/f ratio looks like. Tomorrow I'm planning on doing the injectors, boost solenoid, and potentially the lowering springs too. Just depends on how long it takes me to get the other stuff done and dialed in with the CMD.




I've got a new heatshield for the manifold coming in From Modern Automotive performance tomorrow so I just left the factory jiffy pop off for now.




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Well looks like I spoke too soon about no leaks. Had a little puddle of oil under the car this morning. Looks like the lower oil feed line was leaking so I had to rip it all out again this morning. On the up side, it only took me about 30 minutes to get the turbo off this time. Down side is that another downpipe stud had to be cut since the threads on the nut sheared off. Had to drop the turbo back off at a machine shop to get the stuck stud out Hopefully have it all back together again tomorrow.




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Got everything buttoned up last week with no more leaks. I've put about 600 miles on the car since then and haven't gotten a CEL once so I think all is well. I haven't gone too crazy with the tune and so far just have it running ~16psi across the board. The upgraded turbo defintiely doesn't spool as fast as stock but it's by no means laggy. I'm only able to muster about 15psi at 2500 rpm but by 2700-2800 rpm it's pretty much full spooled. Once I get the BR Stage 3 tune in the mail we'll see just how quick it will spool to 20psi. I tried gettnig a custom PA tune when they were in Dallas but they ran out of time before I could get my car on the rollers Just holding 16psi to redline efficiently makes it pretty fun and pulls pretty hard on the top end now.

I'll hopefully have the BR tune and a dyno done by mid next week so I'll post up a chart, some pics, and vids then. I've been loving the sound of the Ultimate Racing exhaust too nice deep tone at idle and doesn't get too crazy loud at WOT.




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Figured I could put a quick update up even though I don't have my dyno results or and 1/4 mile times yet...

I've been driving with the Beyond Redline Stage 3 tune for the last few weeks and have been enjoying every minute of it. The upgraded turbo doesn't spool quite as quick as stock but it's by no means laggy. Anything from 2500 rpm and up and you're making double digit boost with ~3000rpm being fully spooled and pushing 20.X psi. Floor it randomly while driving and it only takes about 200-300 rpm to get fully spooled. The pull from 4500-7000 rpm is where it seems to be the most noticeable increase in power as it just doesn't fall on it's face anymore and keeps pulling hard to redline. I was running the stock turbo to about 22psi from 2500-4500 rpm before so 20psi from the upgraded turbo seems to be making about the same amount of power as 22psi from the factory turbo.

All in all I'd say the BR stage 3 tune/turbo is just about a perfect setup for a daily driver. No clutch slip yet but I have a feeling that's just due to the suckage of the factory tires which seems to spin at will now. I'm pretty sure once I replace the factory tires I'll need to get a new clutch shortly there after.

Hopefully have a dyno this week and some 1/4 mile times coming once it can stay below 100 during the day down here.

Also managed to get some more CF bits on the car as well. VIS fog surrounds and RMR grille were installed last week, here's a few pics.







Here's the parts list of what I've got installed so far as well.

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Tenzo Cuzco Flat Black 19x8.5 +20 and 19x9.5 +20 with Potenza 225/40/19 and 245/40/19
Seibon OEM style CF hood
Vis CF Fog Surrounds
RMR CF Grille

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Dynojet CMD
Dynojet WB2
LoveFab FMIC and piping
LoveFab Downpipe w/ high flow cat
Beyond Redline 65mm TD04
Beyond Redline Stage 3 PowerX reflash
Project PTP Turbo Blanket
DeatschWerks 550cc injectors
CP-E Intake
ATP Wastegate actuator
AGP Catch can
AGP Breather Valve
Forge MS BOV
Ultimate Racing secondary cat delete
Ultimate Racing Single Exit Exhaust
Modern Automotive Performance Exhaust manifold heat shield

Interior
Dakota Digital Boost gauge
PowerAxel Unavi
Aeroforce Interceptor


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M&S Exhaust cutout filler
Grimmspeed Boost solenoid
Tein Springs




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Finally got around to installing the M&S exhaust cut out filler. Makes the rear end look much better than having a gaping hole on the drivers side. Still hoping to make it to the dyno soon, had some unexpected expenses come up at the house that took all my fun money away for a month or so Hopefully have some numbers soon though.





Thinking I'll finally have time to install my springs and new boost solenoid next weekend. Once those are in and I have my initial Stage 3 dyno done I'm hoping to pick up a meth injection kit and see just how far the upgraded turbo will go, and how long the stock clutch will last....




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Long time no update but I finally got around to installing my Tein springs, 6 months later Cell phone pics though, sry. I think it could still use another .25" drop but this will hold me over until I can get some coilovers later this year.





Ride quality is pretty close to stock when just cruising but feels much more composed when going into a turn. Traction control doesn't kick on as early when doing a couple of u-turns I take all the time and there is much less body roll. Didn't even make it bumpy enough for my prego wife to complain.

I ended up trimming about .75 inches off the factory bump stops since the Teins don't come with any replacements like the eibachs do. Install was actually REALLY easy. Took me about 2 hours total. 45mins for the first front and 15 for the second one after figuring it all out. Same for the back. IMO the back was actually easier than the fronts. Didn't have to use a spring compressor in back. Just undo about 4 bolts (2 for sway bar, 1 for bottom of strut, 1 for brake assembly/hub), force the control arm down, slide the spring out, and replace.

A couple other changes since last update are new transmission from warranty replacement due to 5th gear grind and Spec 3+ clutch with lightweight flywheel. The clutch is very streetable but can be hard to get a smooth take off in 1st for me and bucks a little in reverse if you don't hit it just right. Aside from "driver issues" it's been 100% problem free for me and is holding up to 24psi from BRs stage 3 turbo just fine.

On the tuning front I think I've finally got my tune complete after a month or so of weekend tweaking. I've got it peaking at 24psi from 3000-4000 then tapering down to 20psi at 6500, then falling to 16psi by 7200. I rarely if ever take it above 6500 though so I'm not too concerned not having it hold 20 all the way to 7200. Stock redline is fine with me until when/if I get an upgraded valvetrain. The tune I've got now is basically BRs stage 3 tune with a few psi extra across the board. I'm thinking it should be good for about 315whp but I still haven't hit a dyno unfortunately. Now that I've got my tune pretty much finalized I should actually be hitting a dyno up soon to verify my numbers.

I also picked up Kamkaze's old 10" sub box for the trunk. Thought I had an old 10" sub to throw in there but turns out I didn't so I'll be checking into options for that soon as well. Went ahead and installed the box though so it wouldn't be sitting in my garage for 6 months like my springs were



Just a random engine bay pic. Also shows where I moved the CMD to. I just didn't like it being on the passenger fuse box since it was only like 1.5' away from the hotest part of the car...





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Here's the dyno runs I got from a couple weeks ago. Best whp number was 305 and best wtq number was 319, they just weren't on the same run.


Baseline Stage 3 91 octane w/ high flow cat


Fine tuning, errr, trying...


As you can see, consistency was NOT the name of the game but I did pick up an extra ~20whp and similar torque... Going to go back in a week or two and give it another go. I'm hoping, if the ECU cooperates, to get a nice 320/320 run in.

The next time I'll be resetting the ECU when I get there, trying the 93 octane tune, and setting clamps in the CMD (before hand). I don't think the clamps are necessary since i haven't used them and can hit 100% throttle on the street no problems, but it's something to try. I'll most likely be switching the CMD to "open loop" boost control instead of the current "offset" setting as well.

Here's a log of what the throttle was doing while the dyno operator has his foot to the floor. Car was fully warmed after a 20 minute drive, 187 coolant temp, 02s up to temp, etc. I peak about 4.3-4.4v (~22psi) on map 1 on the street, could barely get to 4.1 on the dyno.





Here's a chart with my stock, intake and retune only, and "stage 3" build layed out together. Once I get the tuning gremlins hammered out I'll post an updated sheet.



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Good shi*t Gary. Your build is one of my biggest inspirations. Thanks for all the experience you've been able to share with all of us as well! You're car is coming along nicely.

Btw, have you been able to find any of those stock turbo logs I asked about?

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I had a rather enjoyable ride in this car about 2 weeks ago.

It flat hauls. In the upper gears it would just eat my 3.8 up I'd say.

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