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PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

WHAT UPGRADES FOR MORE POWER ?

General performance topics that aren't specific to any particular generation.
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:45 pm

On my car I installed cold air intake,removed rear catalytic converter and synthetic fluids through out .And for handling upgrade I installed a rear swaybar from a Hyundai Tiburon it made it handle so much better .

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Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:46 am

There's a lot of small upgrades you can do that will add some power, but honestly, the best bang for the buck is working on the suspension. The Tiburon rear sway is a nice upgrade for sure. Tightening up the front with a strut bar will improve steering feel and stiffen the front end for not too much money. Add grippier tires and you have a nice corner carver for not much money.
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:53 pm

Yea the tibby rear bar is a must. Have you installed poly bushings on both front and rear bars?
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Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:55 am

No I should have when I replaced the front bar bushings also ,but I did add all new bushings for the rear bar and the end links with the metal ones as the Elantra ones are plastic .

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:15 pm

Forgot to mention I replaced all four struts ,I think it made it handle better as they seem like a stiffer spring rate than OEM .

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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 pm

I've read that many newer cars have intake systems that are already somewhat tuned for optimal engine breathing and that aftermarket intakes have minimal impact. Is the Elantra one of these types, or does installing a SRI or CAI have a big impact on what the engine can put out?

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Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Veldayen wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:19 pm
I've read that many newer cars have intake systems that are already somewhat tuned for optimal engine breathing and that aftermarket intakes have minimal impact. Is the Elantra one of these types, or does installing a SRI or CAI have a big impact on what the engine can put out?
Intakes dont do much for these cars. More sound. You get a bit of throttle response.
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