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post May 3 2014, 08:27 PM
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Iím posting this thread here because it covers a multitude of topics.

I need advice on what I should do to improve the performance output from my 2000 Elantraís 2.0.

I would like to make it faster while not compromising the interior or ride comfort. Everyone Iíve spoken with in the import tuner world looks at me like Iím speaking Latin when I mention the 2.0 from the 2000 Elantra. Iím not trying to build a track car but I would like some increased HP and torque.

To give an idea of where I am now, Iíve put together a little history on my Elantra. Basically I want to show what has been done to the car already and what is in the process of being completed. Some of this content was posted years ago in a section of the forum that has been subsequently archived.

The story of my 2000 Elantra

History

I purchased my 2000 Elantra new on May 18, 2000 from Tuttle Click Hyundai in Irvine California. It had 4 miles on the odometer. Itís Sandalwood metallic pearl with every available option for that year. I needed a reliable commuter and the warranty sold me. The looks aren't bad either rolleyes.gif

(4/2004)


Over the ensuing 14 years, this car has been commuting and road tripping for over 250,000 miles all across the western US.

Bodega Head Whale Watching


June Lake, Eastern Sierra Mtns


Calistoga, Napa Valley snow flurry


First series of modifications.

Around January 2012, at 220,000 miles, the transmission died. Additionally, with that many miles, the Elantra had definitely seen better days. I decided that if I was going to replace the transmission, Iíd do a full refresh to the interior and exterior of the car as well.

Interior

Stripped out interior and completely covered interior surfaces with Dynomat Extreme . This took well over 15 work hours and countless cuts and bruises. Always wear gloves























Steam cleaned the carpet while it was out



Replaced factory speakers with Pioneer TS-A6964R A-Series 6"x9" 3-Way (rear) and Pioneer TS-A1304C A-Series 5 1/4" Components (front). Iíll take more photos next time I have the door panels off. The Pioneer tweeters fit perfectly into the stock tweeter location.



Replaced previous head unit with a Pioneer AVIC-X920BT double din navigation unit.







Installed Kansas City Customís Leather Interior Package (replaces cloth seats and door inserts with leather) If anyone wants to buy the original cloth covers I have them in pretty good condition. E-mail me. Also replaced the worn window buttons and interior door handles with new ones.









Recarpeted the rear package tray. The old carpet had faded to a pale green



Put in new factory floor mats and installed Elantra scuff plates



I also put in a new center console and console storage bin

Removed old tint and replaced with new 3M 50%

Exterior

Replaced worn headlight enclosures with new ones and installed factory Hyundai Avante fog lights in the factory locations. The American Elantra does not come with mounts behind the fog light covers so custom mounts were made. Lastly I installed matching PIAA 4100k bulbs in the headlights and the fog lights.





Replaced rusty windshield wiper arms with new ones

Installed Avante valve stem covers


Mechanical

Installed new struts, new engine mounts, had the transmission rebuilt at 220,000 miles.

As the Elantra looked in June 2012



In June of 2013 I purchased remanufactured 2009 Kia Spectra Sport package wheels. They're 16x6 with an offset of 43. One of the benefits of using a Kia product is that Hyundai used the same mold to make the Kia Spectra center caps as they did to make the Elantra caps. So, I bought a set of Elantra caps and they popped right into place.





taken Nov 16th on a road trip to Mt. Shasta to do some snow hiking.



Thatís where everything stood until November 20, 2013.

On Nov 20 of last year (2013) I loaned the Elantra to a friend to run to the local CVS and back. Unfortunately it didnít make it back in one piece. sad.gif






So again it was decision time and I still could not bring myself to scrap it. The title is still clean and this could be the perfect opportunity to really finish it off and make the final modifications that Iíve always wanted to.

My friends and my brother in law were right there to help me out. First, we took out the motor and transmission, the radiator and core support, the front bumper, and remove the damaged hood.







The bulk of the hit was to the front drivers side apron and frame.



I grabbed a pristine OEM hood from a local Pick-N-Pull which for the time being will keep the non-damaged sensors and parts dry. Eventually I would like to go for a carbon fiber hood but this will do for the moment.



The Plan!!

SO, first things first, the Idea is to use this Cuper Elantra as the starting point for the new exterior look. I love the look of this body kit.



I would use the Cuper bodykit for the front bumper and side skirts. I didnít like the rear bumper attachment that comes with the kit so instead Iíve decided to go with the Duraflex Evo rear bumper cover.



I also really wanted to swap in the 2.0T from a 2013 Sonata but after much adu, that would have required completely re-doing the chassis to the tune of $$$...not what I had in mind. So the plan has shifted to modifying/ rebuilding the current motor to increase performance.

The acquisitions

From December 2013 to around mid March 2014 I was in parts gathering mode. The Cuper kit and the Duraflex rear bumper cover eventually arrived as well as all the parts that would be needed to bring the Elantra back to life.

















The Re-construction

At the end of March, the Elantra went to my friend Markís shop, Poggies Rods and Customs in Santa Rosa to repair the damage done to the frame, the apron, and the core support.

You can really see the damage to the apron here





By Mid April, the frame and apron repairs were done.

Mark and the repairs


The Engine bay was cleaned and re-sprayed.









Lastly, the quarter panels and hood were attached and adjusted.





The Engine

That brings us to where we are today. Before the new bumpers are attached and the Elantra goes in for final paint and body work, I want to get the engine enhancements completed and installed and the engine put back in the car.

At this point Iím open to any and all suggestions.

Iíve heard the basics: new headers, intake, exhaust, and bigger injectors off a 2000 Tiburon w/ tuning to the fuel management system to increase fuel flow.

Alpine Developments used to make a supercharger system for the motor which has been discontinued. The same goes for Sherwood automotives bolt on Turbo kit which is sadly no more.

SOÖThoughts?..... Iíd like to keep engine costs under $5k if possible. Itís a stock 2.0 with around 250,000 miles.

Thanks, any and all comments and advice are greatly appreciated!!!

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one of the best posts ever.

well, not sure if NGM's supercharger will work on your car... its about $3000 i think.. for about 250hp

Pulley set will help since you have an automatic... transmission cooler will help keep it cool.

but as always..

NITROUS is best bang for buck. . . $400-500 for kit, and if you want to go spray big, a fuel tuner another $300-500

there's a billion other things you can do to gain bits and peices of power.. i.e. valve job, port and polish, meth inj, timing adjustments..
unfortunately the beta engines were designed for dependability and thrifty mileage


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QUOTE (wizewun @ May 3 2014, 09:27 PM) *
I’ve heard the basics: new headers, intake, exhaust, and bigger injectors off a 2000 Tiburon w/ tuning to the fuel management system to increase fuel flow.

The 2000 Tiburon injectors are identical to the ones you already have. Bolt-ons don't require larger injectors.

QUOTE (wizewun @ May 3 2014, 09:27 PM) *
Alpine Developments used to make a supercharger system for the motor which has been discontinued. The same goes for Sherwood automotives bolt on Turbo kit which is sadly no more.
SO…Thoughts?..... I’d like to keep engine costs under $5k if possible. It’s a stock 2.0 with around 250,000 miles.

Rebuild the motor or swap one with lower mileage, turbo it, I can't guarantee how long that autotragic is going to last...


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Since nobody in north america managed to succesfully flash the hyundai ECU for the beta motor you'll need to go at it "old school"
You could get a self oiled supercharger to avoid issues with oil lines and exhaust manifold
I'd gladly sell you my toyota sc14 but shipping would be the killer.

Then you would use an apexi safc to adjust fuel
The rule in the old days turbo setup like that was about 7psi on a t25 to avoid engine problems
Yes, it was a very vague era of tuning!

This should allow you to get additionnal power.
If you look at the mazdaspeed protege, similar threatment got it to 175hp

With these 2 ghetto components you should be good for 500$
You now have 4.5k left to tune or replace engine when you'll blow it


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an extraordinary story. The amount and type of work you've completed to date is so far above what the average Elantra owner could ever think of attempting. Just looking at your total rebuild of the interior was amazing.


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This was one of the best threads I've ever read. I can't wait to hear the next chapter! Ohh and a HUGE welcome to the club! thumbsup.gif


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Dedication to the core; wow.
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Thanks for all the advice. Sorry I haven't replied sooner, between work and life I've been pretty swamped.

Since the last post we've torn down the motor to the long block. I'll know more about what mods are feasible after the machine shop has a look at it next week. I like the self oiled supercharger idea so one of the big decisions is going to be compression and whether or not I can afford supercharging or turbocharging and doing it right. Also on the table are boring, porting and polishing, lighter pistons, performance cams etc.

Keep the advice coming

Cheers

Here are a few pics of the tear down.





All wrapped up and ready to be worked on




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Here's an update on the motor progress. Most of the motor work has been completed (see worksheet below). Some more porting and polishing on the intake manifold is still required. Additionally the cams have yet to be worked on but I'm told that will take place either this week or next. Lastly, final cleaning, re-spraying (silver) and long block assembly should come soon. I'll take more pics then.

Other projects that are in various stages of completion:

Sanderson Headers will be making custom ceramic coated stainless steel headers as soon as the new cam properties are determined.

The Transmission is being delivered tomorrow to be inspected, cleaned, and re-sealed. At a later date when the motor and transmission are back together and in the car, a transmission cooler will be installed.

I'm looking into a high pressure fuel pump and injectors as well as doing research on the best way to control fuel flow.
(any suggestions on aftermarket computers is always appreciated)

Looking into braided fuel lines

Mechanical projects that still need to be addressed:

Cold air intake

custom exhaust into dual Borla mufflers

looking into front and rear sway bars

looking into rear disk conversion from a Tiburon



Lastly, some photos as the motor sits today.





















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Thanks for the update! Great engine pics.


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