We have been making some progress on the Hearse this week. We were all excited to get the new engine installed but first we needed to address a couple things. Before installing the LQ4 engine our head Hearse Technician, Danny, sorted through the factory wiring harness and eliminated the unnecessary wiring.
We apologize for the lack of photos of the build, but we hope this will be welcome news to the Genesis Coupe 2.0T community. With Nica’s approval, we decided to take a different approach with the upgrade of her Genesis turbo system. Upon further review, we decided to go all the way with a full turbo kit since it would only help Nica reach her final horsepower goal of 400+whp anyway. This convinced us to revisit a plan that we had to co-engineer a Genesis turbo kit with our good friends at CP-E. To help everyone better understand the situation, CP-E and AMS had plans to develop a turbo kit for the Genesis which was placed on hold due to a lack of a tuning solution at the time. Some of you may remember the 3D CAD print of a tubular header design for the coupe. Well, it was sent out to CP-E a few months ago to aid in the development of their manifold design. No compelling discussion took place since then to drive the project forward, but upon viewing this thread, the guys at CP-E contacted us with news that their prototype manifold was complete and that they would be able to ship it to us immediately for installation on Nica’s Genesis. This conversation with CP-E got the wheels turning and the AMS/CP-E joint venture on the Genesis Turbo Kit was back in full swing once again!
Many of you remember our thread earlier this year about Tim sanders bringing his GT-R for what will be our AMS SR800 Package. Recently Tim left the sunny confines of Florida to the bitter winter of Chicago to visit AMS. While he was here he saw the future AMS V-band turbo kit being developed first hand on Chucks GT-R. That was all it took.
Recently we had a customer purchase our Sport Compact Car Ultimate Street Car Challenge winning EVO X. The customer wanted to bump up the horsepower into the 700 range. Because this had never been done before, I was a bit skeptical that I could get it to work, and we had him settle on a low to mid 600whp number instead.
After the transmission was reinstalled Tuesday morning, Ivan began work on installing the front mount intercooler. This is our very own AMS Performance Hyundai Genesis Race Front Mount Intercooler that provides additional cooling for more heavily modified Genesis 2.0T vehicles (those using significantly larger than stock turbos and injectors). Although the standard core would have been sufficient in this current build, the larger design of this intercooler was ideal in support of Nica’s future plans for her Genesis.
Nica’s Genesis build began yesterday after lunch with the Spec Stage II clutch installation. Our head technician at AMS, Ivan, was able to quickly remove the exhaust, driveshaft, and transmission. In order to install the clutch as noted in the instructions, the flywheel required some careful machining in order to properly seat the two pieces together. By day’s end, the clutch was installed.
We’ve come to the realization that more and more Hyundai Genesis 2.0 T owners now have great expectations when it comes to upgrading the performance of their cars now that the DynoJet CMD is available as an effective tuning program. Just a few weeks ago, AMS Performance received a call from one such owner named Nica with a final goal of around 400whp on her brand new 2010 Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R Spec. This is quite an impressive goal to say the least . . . but as usual, a goal we’re extremely eager to work with!
Nica is definitely no stranger to turbo-charged vehicles having owned a Subaru STI prior to her Genesis. Although she enjoyed driving and customizing her STI but was in search of something unique and different unto which she came across the Genesis 2.0T. Already knowing that the Genesis 2.0T Track package had been out for roughly a year, Nica did some research and decided to wait for the R-Spec – foregoing all the plush bells and whistles of the Track package while retaining all the raw hardware needed to create one powerful, well-rounded street tuner.
It brings us great pleasure to announce that our Championship winning Time Attack Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is being displayed in the Mitsubishi Motors booth during the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The show opens to the public this weekend and runs through February 21st.