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2014 Hyundai Veloster

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  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
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  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster
2014 Hyundai Veloster
Elite White Pearl
1.6L Turbo
Matteson, IL

The Story

Purchased brand new in fall of 2013. A 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 6sp Manual with Factory "Style" and "Technology" packages. It's a 1.6L Turbo GDI as most people know Hyundai for their 4cyl turbo and non turbo packages this one was very hit and miss for the KDM brand. I can say that I have not had anything terrible happen other than loosing a stock turbo at about 47K miles.

Premium options like the full glass sunroof, navigation, heated seats, rear vision camera, and bluetooth handsfree calling were all options that had my attention when looking for a modern hot hatch back then. The Veloster presents unique 3 door design pared with a genuinely fun to drive car that had me sold with the first test drive. Over the years, I have attended events and shows spread across the whole midwest region totaling eight different states surrounding IL my home. Of course, I always drive round trip because this car is not a trailer queen.

The OEM paint is called Elite White Pearl and the Blue accents are done with Prismatic Powders Illusion Blueberry powdercoat. My ideas were pooled from ques of the lowrider scene, classic cars, hot rods, rat rods, and many other custom built award winning show cars I have seen over the years. Attention to detail is always important. I always keep the words "form and function" at the top of my mind when making and designing parts as well.

This car has changed my life in many ways over the years. To most people its just a Hyundai or its just a car but for me my cars give me reasons to stay focused, work hard, and set goals. I invested my own countless hours to work on and plan each project before creating. I have future plans to do a full motor as well as upgrade the stock turbo. Currently the car is at full bolt status with a modest staged tune from Blood Type Racing Inc. I have been running this tune for years safely. Although its only a 1.6L she does make somewhere around 250hp and is really a joy to drive. My future goal is to build to a mid 300hp number. Recently rolled over 47,000 miles. She's garage kept and doesn't see snow ever. I have Autocrossed with it over the years, as well as some other short track days for fun here and there. The Veloster is sporty and nimble but comfortable to drive. It will absolutely put a smile on your face.
Thanks for checking out my build and reading some of my story. Comments or Questions? Leave them below.

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This list is current as of Feb 2023
Sponsors: XKGlow, SocalGarage,, Vega Modified

-SoCal Garage Works Vented Carbon Fiber Fenders with OEM color match
-Vega Modified front splitter with Vega aluminum support rods
-Vega side skirt splitters (Designed by Steve Peterson)
-Vega Spoiler Extension with custom carbon fiber accents
-Vega 3-pc Rear diffusor (Designed by Steve Peterson)
-Vented Type C Hex Weave Carbon Fiber Hood
-Custom hex mesh grill (by Steve Peterson)
-Custom Headlights, retrofitted with dual low/high beam projectors hex etched and custom painted bezels
-Morimoto Bluetooth control Profile Prism LED accents, Morimoto mini pod switchback signals
-Custom fog light bezels fit with XKGlow bluetooth 2 way Bulbs
-XKGlow full under glow kit and interior lighting
-Custom carbon fiber side mirror visors (by Steve Peterson Design)
-25% 3M window tint
-Custom aluminum rear crash bar (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom aluminum battery cover (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom fuse box cover (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Rear reflector delete and custom hex mesh
-Rear wiper delete
-Sparco tow strap blue
-Painted all the accent bezels around the car gloss black
-Custom blue acrylic 3rd door window vent (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Weathertech window visors
-Rola Roof Rack - custom powdercoated
-Thule Bike mount - custom powercoated
-Custom clear blue acrylic wind diffusor for roof rack (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom 20" Haro BMX bike to match the car

-BTR (Blood Type Racing) Stage Tune
-Greddy 3" stainless catback exhaust system
-845 Motorsports custom/modified short ram air intake
-K&N Performance Filter
-K&N Pre-Filter Blue
-Mishimoto Oil Cooler with custom mounting brackets
-Glowshift Oil temp gauge
-TurboSocks Front Mount Intercooler and Piping
-Pierce Motorsports front crash bar w/ intercooler mounts
-HKS SSQ Blow Off Valve
-Custom diamond shaped aluminum coolant reservoir (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Tork Motorsports electronic boost control solenoid upgrade
-MAC BOV solenoid upgrade
-ARP Headstuds
-Supertech Valve Springs
-Nonstop Tuning Lightweight Crank Pulley
-Nonstop Tuning Lightweight water pump pulley
-Shaved valve cover Powdered Illusion Blueberry
-Shaved and port matched intake manifold (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Forge Blue silicon coolant hose kit
-Wire tucked main engine harness (by Steve Peterson Design)
-HKS M45 spark plugs
-Custom aluminum OCC bracket with dual ADD1 cans anodized blue
-ECU relocation
-Turbosocks stainless braided fuel line upgrade
-Aluminum shift linkage bushings and shifter base bushings
-Catless downpipe
-Hot pipe to intercooler upgrade 2.5"
-60mm throttle body swap
-60mm throttle body spacer
-Tork Magnetic oil drain plug
-Tork Lower Engine Mount poly bushings
-Forge Motorsports Blue Silicon coolant hose kit
-Redline MT85 Gear oil
-Custom Sickspeed coolant cap cover
-Custom Sickspeed aluminum oil cap
-Custom Clear fuse box cover (by Steve Peterson Design)

-SSR Wheels Professor SPX 18x8.5 +35 Custom color Illusion Blueberry and chrome hardware
-Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40/18
-KSport Adjustable Coilover Suspension
-Whiteline rear torsion bar powdercoated illusion blueberry
-Whiteline adjustable sway bar endlinks
-Ultra Racing front 3-point under fender braces
-TurboSocks Rigid Collar kit
-ARK performance front strut brace anodized in blue
-KDM Tuners braided stainless brake lines
-R1 Concepts Drilled/Slotted Rotors
-R1 Concepts Ceramic pads
-Motul 5.1 brake fluid
-G2 Caliper Paint Calipers and brackets in white

-SoCal Garage one off custom carbon fiber steering Wheel
-Custom blue micro suede interior accents and headliner (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom Hydro dipped white CF interior trim (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Sickspeed marble blue shift knob
-Blue micro suede shift boot (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom Blue Seatbelts (by MyAirbags .com)
-Diode Dynamics LED interior lighting
-XKGlow LED accent lighting
-HP Tablet w/ Bluetooth Torque App and Custom Gauges
-Custom hardwood trunk floor (by Steve Peterson Design)

-Battery relocation to trunk
-Kicker 10" L7 Subwoofer
-Kicker ZX300.1 Amp with custom acrylic cover
-Kicker 6.5" door speakers with blue LEDs
-Kicker subwoofer grill white with LEDs
-Custom painted Sub enclosure and woofer face (by Steve Peterson Design)
-Dynamat sound proofing
-Big 3 upgrade

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    1.6L Turbo
  • Color
    Elite White Pearl
  • Location
    Matteson, IL
  • Transmission
  • Drivetrain