2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT – Modified Magazine

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This Hyundai Tiburon Is For A Feeding Frenzy!

The Hyundai has and probably always will be a soul in the sport compact However, to the fans of these long-nose, short-deck hatchbacks, doesn’t matter in the least. …-hard enthusiasts to the core-the sort of inspired folks who the import car craze in the early with Volkswagens, Hondas and People who refuse to hear can’t be done with small-displacement vehicles.

Daniel is a shining example, and even if he may not graduated high school long after the heyday of the JDM that same spirit his love for his’03 Tiburon GT.

with an OEM high spoiler for the and a metallic pedal set, was pleased with his car until he upon Newtiburon.com. I came the Korean version of the Tib and, all of a I found myself with goal to make my car have all the offered overseas. I started the KDM badging conversion, followed by the KDM gas and doorsills. From there, the bug had taken root in his soul and he a turbo kit.

One small problem, no one made a kit. In fact, only one Street Performance, in Sterling, even working on a prototype kit for the V-6. Daniel kept on the progress, and when the idea was off, he arranged to buy the prototype

For the next nine months, the kit sat in my as I worked my … off to get all the supporting I was determined and found myself at one working three jobs to up-all of this while going to school. Finally, in hand, he went back to Brady at Enhanced Street for the installation. We wish we could you it all went smoothly, but with parts, this isn’t the case.

The Subaru turbo was smoking boost and worse, it was making noises. The list of issues on and on, and included a too-large intercooler, creep and a damaged air-conditioner Not exactly the high point of the Daniel and Dave kept at it, and worked up a plan.

They to a Subaru TD05-20G, meant for the 2.5-liter Boxer engine, and had Performance weld the internal shut so ESP could fit a Synapse external unit and atmospheric Daniel selected a Treadstone Mounting it required flipping it down and welding on new 90-degree (and a little creative bar trimming).

The results speak for themselves, mighty tasty in the lower front bumper opening.

some revisions to the up- and downpipes, car was back on the street and looking for 350 hp at 9 Considering that it started with just 140, a notable increase. Of course, also been busy the exterior, swapping first the stock hood to a VIS Racing carbon-fiber hood, then to a GT N1 CF hood.

He added KDM ’05-06 and taillamps. The new-style bumper he needed a new front lip spoiler so he on one from MS while choosing the and rear skirts from the GT catalog. I went through a few of wheels as well until one day I you know what, I need to do else that no one has done to car yet.

He plunked down his hard-earned for a set of Work Emotion CR Kai wheels in and 9.5-inch. The rear offset is a 38mm and resulted in contact his OEM struts. A pair of 6mm spacers and a set of ARK coilovers solved that and got his Tiburon back on the street the wheels flush to the arches.

he admits it’s not kosher to run sort of staggered setup, already planning his next combination with a closer eye on performance.

In the interior, he learned the lack of aftermarket support for the didn’t necessarily mean parts weren’t available. the aid of Speed Concept, he discovered an EVO harness bar from Sparco work well with the Euro 2 seats and Takata harnesses. Likewise, an NRG-Innovations short hub and 2.5 quick-release mount allow Daniel to run with a Neo Grinta 350mm steering in place of the OEM piece.

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With the long process six years to this point, could be forgiven if he had skimped and there along the way. But he Four-piston Wilwood Superlite grip oversized rotors ceramic pads.

A Super blow-off valve from HKS a bit of audible entertainment between A Clutch Masters four-puck hub clutch, Fidanza lightweight flywheel, and an NGM solid front mount help him transfer the 347 of torque to the wheels effectively.

In the end, we have more just a turbocharged Tiburon-more a hopped-up Hyundai. We’ve got a into the future of KDM tuning.

cookie-cutter EVOs popping up the country as fast as people can plug-and-play parts, it’s to see the original JDM-infused can-do is still alive and well. all it takes is a fresh design a different country to stir the juices? Whatever the case, no mistake about it-Daniel’s road shark is on the right now.

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