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Looks like a decent build but it isnt said it is 300hp. It is still plenty fast tho. The guy has said it runs stock turbo and intercooler, only done a tune, wheels and exhaust mods. It may be around 230-250hp. Stock DCT tune as well. I think its right where it should be.
He told me it is hybrid turbo, and his times show a hybrid turbo. I know what a 240-250hp 1.6T Kona's times are, these are faster then that. These times are in older Golf R/Audi S4 stage 1 slots. So it is truly a 300 to 310 hp hybrid turbo Kona.
 

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would love to see a big HP kona
should be the same as any other build piston rods ring_gap big_turbo injectors 3bar_map clutch (replace organic friction with kevlar or sintered iron), unlike the veloster that can be tuned via HP tuners i'm not aware of an option for kona's, another big issue is DI might need to piggy back a port injection system
 

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would love to see a big HP kona
should be the same as any other build piston rods ring_gap big_turbo injectors 3bar_map clutch (replace organic friction with kevlar or sintered iron), unlike the veloster that can be tuned via HP tuners i'm not aware of an option for kona's, another big issue is DI might need to piggy back a port injection system
All the Hyundai tuners can tune Kona's, some don't as there are very few people who have wanted an ECU tune because they are too worried about warranty. Tork Motorsport has a tune for the Kona. Lots of Piggyback tuners have units available. DTE, DTUK, RaceChip, TDI, Gains, and Sxth Element Engineering are some of the piggybacks that USE DTE's hardware. Most will deny they are using DTE hardware, but they are. Some will go to their grave denying it when clearly, their hardware is DTE. Some of the sellers use their own tunes on the piggybacks and some just use DTE's tune. DTE has a "sellers" program where they do everything for the seller you buy it from. DTE 's hardware is Grade A, that's why people buy their hardware and because of their full service sellers program. DTE prints the sellers boxes and ships, and does any warranty/tech help that the seller can't handle. Then there is JB4 which is a very good piggyback. These are a safe and very very easy way to go.

When getting into a custom higher end stage 2 tune you don't need any port injectors. As of this post there are no known sellers of Kona 1.6T downpipes. Once you go with a hybrid turbo and around 300 hp (AWD would be a smart move in this HP area I would suggest and you will have to finfd someone to make a custom downpipe) you "may need" to add a high pressure fuel pump, but that's up to your tuner if he feels he needs that. One is at least available.

 

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Thought I would add my car and it's mods here too, since we are getting more performance orientated Kona guys here.

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Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs, Wagner Veloster N racing intercooler, AeroTech spring rubbers (lots) for increase spring rate and fine tuning front to rear tuning, Lowered 2.25 inches, sub-frame collars, Whiteline i30 N semi ball front anti-dive bushings (pinned for safety), (Pinned) Veloster N rear swing arm bushings, Whiteline Hyundai Multi-Link rear poly bushings and Whiteline rear camber arms, Whiteline rear aluminum toe arms, front camber bolts, 1.5 neg camber on all 4s. Custom made Veloster R spec airbox to work with bored out OEM cold air Kona grill intake. N-Line lower trans mount with both rubber voids filled with epoxy clay. Frozen Rotors/Slotted, PowerStop Z23 brake pads. Ultra Racing strut brace that I reinforced by about 30%. Front ARP wheel studs, front 12mm wheel spacers, Wink 5 panel racing mirror, Lightweight 11.5 lbs Braille AGM battery for spring/summer/fall. Soon to be installed Whiteline Front Roll Center/Bump Steer-Correction Kit/HardRace Roll Center Kit, and boxed front and rear control arms.

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- 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport front seats. Schroth 3 point, anti-dive, DOT approved racing harness

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- stock

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- 4) Audio Frog speakers, Alpine amp, AudioControl LC7i

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- stock

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- 18x8.5 silver rims and 235 45/18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 +
 

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Love the seats. Any issues during installation ?
None, except............Every model Hyundai has a different wiring harness/scheme. So airbags are disabled even after my attempt to jumper them with color code matching. I need to get a schematic from both cars and try again. Keeps getting pushed down the list.
 

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HA HA HA, Boy don't you speak the truth. That's been my pet peeve since 2018 on my car too. Hopefully this year I will get a DCT tune for mine and let you know if it fixes the flakiness of the HORRID OEM DCT tune Hyundai gives everyone with a 7 speed DCT.

Mine isnt really jerky, it acts as if the clutch is slipping on a foot to the floor. It still is bad and schizophrenic even if you roll it on. It acts like it could be doing some form of torque reduction, because sometimes it works great, more then 60% of the time it doesn't. The DCT tune has to be 100 times better in the Euro i20 N (yes i20 N ) with the 7 speed DCT I bet. It would have to be. We need to get that "coding/tune " where they spent time coding high performance driving into this DCT computer module.
I'm really keen to hear how this goes. I think the hill start assist is the closest piece of programming to how it should behave all the time, with minimal clutch slip and good first gear power to the ground in the lower rev ranges. I can't believe Hyundai hasn't released an update to the DCT, because IMHO minimizing clutch slip is both more practical for the driver in everyday conditions, safter, and even with more torque should cause less wear on the plates!
 

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He told me it is hybrid turbo, and his times show a hybrid turbo. I know what a 240-250hp 1.6T Kona's times are, these are faster then that. These times are in older Golf R/Audi S4 stage 1 slots. So it is truly a 300 to 310 hp hybrid turbo Kona.
on friday i did [email protected] mph....more power but less traction...new tires already installed..dct still going strong....thanks a lot...
 
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