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Alright guys so I figured I would go ahead and post up what I have done to my car with some pictures so others can see and get ideas. So first off I bought my car Oct of 2014 with 110miles on it. She is a 2015 snow white forte5 SX fully loaded A/T. So now onto the pictures and what has been done!

First here are a few pics of just the car




Ok now my first upgrade was a ingenue CAI. Then I quickly went to a 6th Element CAI and there was a big difference on power and spooling of the turbo and smoothness. Here are some pics of the comparison of the 2. You be the judge on what should be on the car lol!



injen coupler inside the 6th coupler


Then the air filter.


Then I heat wrapped my intake to help with lowering the temps. I wanted to protect it more from the coolant lines near it



I also wrapped the cold pipe to see if it would help


As you can see from the other pics I added 2 ADD W1 V2 catch cans to the setup. 1 for pcv valve and the other for the breather

 

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So after the catch cans I did the hotpipe upgrade with the help of Mr. Knee (Max) This made a huge difference on the car


Tried to get a good under car shot but didn't want to bust out the jack to get more under it


So now onto my exhaust. My setup as of now is a 2.5" axle back to dual 4.5" wide by 3.5" tall tips. Also I have no resonator or second cat.




Here is a shot of the difference in tips. I may be going to just round 4" tips soon


Here is links to my youtube for the exhaust clips

Also my coolant bypass I did


Have to monitor boost right? Well I bought a prosport electric gauge for that. Don't mind the mount for it. That's what it came with and I will be getting a better one shortly


Had to personalize the car with new red K badges from k5optimastore
 

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So after talking to Mr Knee (Max) he guided me through steps to check my LPFP to see if any crap was in the filter. Well there was.....



Now onto my trans cooler. Since I am tuned and a A/T I needed to keep the temps down. This cooler I bought quickly because I needed one for when I went to the track. It does help but I want to get a different one soon.



Now my suspension is totally stock besides the Evilla Motorsports Torsion bar and Trunk brace. In these pics of the truck brace its not painted but now is



Next up I had a buddy give me a turboxs sml bov from his srt-4. He was going to use it but went a different route so he said take it. As you can see the upper I.C mount isn't on in the pic because I had some clearance issues that is sorted out now. Also the blue hose has been changed to black. It's just what I had at the time


I also did red brake calipers to keep with my theme. In the pic they are dirty since I haven't washed and we are getting rain today



Other things I have that aren't pictured is....
Tork Motorsports stage 1+ tune for the A/T
Infinity 6.5" components in the front
Infinity 6.5" rear door speakers
Memphis 500w amp for sub
Memphis 10" 500w sub
Custom ported box (needs new carpet)

That's all so far for my build. Hope this shows what I have done so far and gives everyone a idea of what you can do. I will be adding to the thread as I get new parts for the car. If you have any questions feel free to PM me or comment here.
 

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i didn't re install my hooks when I did my trunk brace install.... but I like your set up as well...
 
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Thanks guys!

The hotpipe makes it a different car for sure. It seems to spool faster and there is no hesitation.

As for the sub box in my car it's a custom made ported box for the sub. It's a 18" port for the sub. Looks like a regular giant box lol
 

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So wednesday I had my in law send off my ecu to Tork Motorsports to get a few things fine tuned while I recover from my surgery I had wenesday. I can't wait to get it back and see what the mad scientist has done to it! Also going to be changing up my exhaust soon. Going to put a inline muffler where the stock resonator was and put new tips on. Then if finances allow I will be ordering my dp!

 

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Cool beans. What was the clearance issue with the bov
 

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Had to take apart the BOV and turn it so it would clear on the right side from hitting the bracket for the hood latch
 

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So today I got my ecu back from the mad scientist Mr. John and all I can say is WOW and Damn! This car is a little nasty 1.6 now. The tune got sorted out with my afr's being set proper and limiters raised. I am now spiking 24psi and holding 22-23psi till 6k. The car feels more alive and now it is way smoother to drive. The idle is a lot smoother and when on the fly the motor sounds calmer and not as rough. When you hit it and go wot all she does is pull like crazy.

Had a newer Si roll up next to me after I flew by him and he tried really hard but I pulled hard on him that when I looked back it looked like he gave up after we hit 100mph.

I have a few more things coming that I am sure you guys will be excited to see in the next week or so. So stay tuned for the next big upgrade!
 

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That tune looks like it's the ticket to bump us up into competition with all the larger displacement turbo cars like the evo and sti. At least if they are mostly stock.
 
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That tune looks like it's the ticket to bump us up into competition with all the larger displacement turbo cars like the evo and sti. At least if they are mostly stock.
I think it is for sure. This new updated tune is nasty so far. I would like to run one on the fwy and see what happens for sure. If you get the tune you will be amazed on what it turns the car into. The way the tune is I feel this is exactly how the car should have came. If it was then John would make it even more of a nasty little 1.6
 

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I will try to get one for sure. I will get it when the tune settles in a bit
 

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OK took the car out for a good run today and it seems like the ecu is starting to adjust. Now on the boost gauge I am hitting 24psi and holding that till 6k and then fades to 22psi till the a/t shifts. If I shift at 6k it just keeps pulling hard. There is a slight lag when I got wot right from a dig but I kinda like that because I am not just spinning. When the car takes off I just hear a few chirps and that's it and nothing but pull from there.

So far so good!
 

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So here is a new video with the stock second cat removed. This is the best I can get right now and was done with my nikon camera. I really need to invest in a gopro. Hope it sounds good. I will post up more pictures of my car soon

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4au03wh9zhs2xp7/DSCN0905.MOV?dl=0
 

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Holy crap brother that thing sounds seriously nasty! Just imagine that stuffed turbo as an addition.
 
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