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What kind of aftermarket parts are you anticipating for the new Elantra Sport ?

I'll be looking forward for a full exhaust system because I know how restrictive they can be especially when there is a turbo involved. A downpipe will probably be first thing to do.
 

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I really can't imagine adding much to the stock Elantra Sport as it's already packing so many new features. Maybe a front splitter and rear spoiler?
 

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I would say something like a lip spoiler on the rear. But that front splitter would look pretty mean with some stabilizer rods on it. I would also want some sort of rear diffuser so it doesn't look so left out. Maybe a vented hood as well... possibly...
 

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Love the use of other wheels from the same manufacturer or something basically the same. Ex. Using G35 wheels on the 350Z

 

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What about a Rocket Bunny wide body :O

Just kidding. The 350 sporting G35 wheels are classic, look so much better than the horrendous 350z oem wheels are.
 

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This definitely doesn't seem to be a vehicle that they would consider for a widebody kit from Rocket Bunny or LB (obviously)

But... I'm sure the aftermarket body kit support will be there for this one. That being said, I'm not looking into that... more so splitters and stuff.
 

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Turbo tune for 91 octane and above, not extreme, just something that takes away running on regular gas, which I don't do with turbos anyway. Modest gains putting power and torque in the 215 range. I anticipate the 'N' brand will go much further than that.
 

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Turbo tune for 91 octane and above, not extreme, just something that takes away running on regular gas, which I don't do with turbos anyway. Modest gains putting power and torque in the 215 range. I anticipate the 'N' brand will go much further than that.
I'm sure the N brand will be going with a turbo change. Something like what VW did with the K03 and K04 upgrade turbos. Slightly bigger, more unicorns flowing into the engine. :cool:
 

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Anyone know any shops that have announced parts development yet?
 

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Shark Racing has a few parts, including a full intake kit with larger intercooler and optional BOV. Bigger brake kits, and some bracing. The larger intercooler setup has me curious, but no LSD in this car doesn't really lend itself to more power that well. One wheel peel is already a thing, making it worse won't help any.

http://www.sharkracing.com/elantra-sport-2017/
 

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An LSD upgrade would be nice and is doable if you have the money.

In any case, just found this posted on the LAP3USA facebook:

2017 Elantra Sport 1.6T-GDI DCT Custom ECU Tune
Base: 170ps / 24.57kg m (167whp / 178 ft lb)
After: 232.7ps 39.91kg m (230whp / 288 ft lb)
Over 75whp gain @ 4500RPM



 

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A 75whp gain would make this thing feel like a night and day difference but the lack of LSD would make launching it hard such a PITA. I can only imagine how fast I would wear that one wheel out haha
 

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I think everyone's making the whole LSD thing more of a big deal than it needs to be. Unless you are going full throttle all the time, you'll hardly notice it. Even some suspension mods will help keep it under control. Sure it is nice to have one, and I do plan on installing one in the future, but it's not something I am going to worry too much about.
 

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Spoke with Lap3 yesterday, tune hasn't hit the US yet because there hasn't been much of a "want" due to the car being new... The price will be $950 plus shipping. They send you a new ECU to put in the car. If you need to go to the dealership you would need to put your stock ECU back in. Tune was done stock, and they stated that adding exhaust or intake wouldn't add much more power. Bigger intercooler would help a little.
 

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I would've thought at least a better downpipe would yield some good power gains. $950 for a complete ecu sent down isn't a bad price at all though.
 

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I don't care for the way the motor is set up, turbo in the back makes the piping a pain, looks like the hot side of the intercooler piping travels under the motor to the intercooler. I prefer the top mount turbos like I had in my 240 and Evo9. Much easier to work with. But then again I probably would just do the tune and call it a day anyways.
 
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