UnknownNate's '17 CVT Hatch

UnknownNate

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Wanted to start documenting my progress since I plan on finally modifying my car after 10 months of ownership. I probably won't do much more for power past Ktuner and a CAI as I do have the CVT and would rather play it as safe as possible since this is a daily.

Finished:
- intake resonator delete (temporary, next up is a CAI)
^ would recommend if you plan on upgrading to a CAI and are bored. the slight gain in turbo/intake noise is pretty fun to hear

Planned:
>Performance
- 27Won CAI
- Catted downpipe (probably MAPerformance, I think PRL stopped selling it)
- Frontpipe
- Stiffer rear motor mount (probably 27won 70a)
- Ktuner v1.2 (probably from Phearable just for the extra tune)
- Rear sway bar
- H&R lowering springs
- Custom exhaust reroute
- 18x8.5 +35 Avid1 AV27s (incoming lecture about reps)
- 235/40r18 Indy 500s

>Aesthetics
- Knockoff/Replica J's Style Racing Grill (if the fitment sucks then oh well they're only like $100)
- HRS V2 Hatchback Tailights
- Hatchback Sport rear diffuser
- Vinyl window chrome delete
- Rear bumper reflector lights
- Fender reflector lights

 
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Ktuner v1.2 w/ Phearable 1.5 installed!

Had a few hiccups and confusion with the car flashing back to stock and throwing every single code, but other than that it has totally changed the car.

Not gonna repeat what every other ktuned/phearable 1.5 owner has said, but I let my parents drive it (who daily is a 392 Daytona Charger/Durango RT (haha boats)) and he now has been asking to drive my car some more lol. Probably the most effective mod I'll ever do to my car, totally worth it (especially since it was about $12.5 : 1 hp)

The next mods will likely be aesthetic, thinking about getting a cheap lip, maybe the sport side skirts too, and a chrome delete kit/window covers. The next performance mods will definitely be CAI and now that I have the extra power, possibly a more stiff rear motor mount to better drive power.
 
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Finally, some progress! Both of these were installed back just after Christmas, I just never got around to posting them. They're just a set of carrera style side markers off of either amazon or ebay. Super easy install, I didn't even need a video or any instructions. Just a few screws holding in the fender liner and pushing in a tab to unclip the marker was all it took. Not a major change, but definitely looks way better not having the ugly orange.
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Also wrapped my own window trim, getting rid of the only chrome on the car. It looked so out of place before, and I know that once I get a set of wheels on it'll really bring the whole car together. I did the whole thing without using heat, which looking back I probably should've done, but the vinyl I used said nothing about heat and I was unsure as to whether it would've worked after heating it. Either way, there are barely any noticeable air bubbles or wrinkles, and only a few places where my cuts were a little off. Nobody I've asked has noticed them without me pointing them out, so that's a definite win in my book.
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My plan has definitely changed a bit, and I'm currently looking at getting some coil overs and wheels before dong anything else. After that, likely a CAI and custom exhaust (unless I can find a reputable one for my model).
 

 
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