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2014 Hyundai Veloster

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

The Story

This is my 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 6sp Manual with both optional "Style" and "Technology" packages. It came with a 1.6L Turbo GDI. The Veloster presents a unique 3 door +hatch design. It is genuinely a fun to drive car that had me excited from the first test drive. Over the years, I have attended events and shows spread across the whole midwest region totaling 9 different states. Illinois my home state and all surrounding within a 10hr drive. Yes, I always drive the car for these trips, this car is not a trailer queen.

The White Pearl paint just looks amazing and the blue accents complement the complete vision for the car. The Powdercoat color is Prismatic Powders Illusion Blueberry.

The build has been influenced by my love for all things car related from the lowrider scene, classic car shows, hot rods, rat rods, and of course mainstream import car culture. Attention to detail is always important while keeping the words "form and function" in mind when making and designing parts.

This car has influenced so much of my life in every aspect over the past 9 years. To most people its just a car but for me my cars are my passion. They are basically family for me. They give me reason to stay focused, work hard, and set goals. I invest countless hours working on and planning each project before creating.

Future plans include doing a complete motor as well as upgrading from the stock turbo. Interior upgrades and improving upon the sound system are also on my to do list. Currently the car is at a full bolt on status with a modest staged tune from Blood Type Racing Inc. I have been running this tune for years safely. It is a rather conservative tune. 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 which can easily be achieved by adding meth and a stuffed turbo.

Recently rolled 50,000 miles. She's garage kept and doesn't see snow ever. In the early years fo building I auto crossed with it. sprinkle in a few 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 March 2024
Sponsors: XKGlow, SocalGarage,, Vega Modified

-Honeycomb weave carbon fiber vented hood
-Honeycomb weave carbon fiber vented fenders
-Custom mesh grill (Steve Peterson Design)
-Full Aero kit designed by Steve Peterson in collaboration with Vega Modified
-Aero kit includes: splitter, side skirts, wing extension, Rear Diffuser
-Vega Modified stainless splitter support rods
-Custom headlights retrofitted dual low/high projectors etched hex pattern
-Morimoto Bluetooth Profile Prism LED accents
-Morimoto mini pod switchback turn signals
-Custom painted headlight bezels
-Custom painted fog light bezels
-XKGlow 2-in-1 Bluetooth demon eye led fog lights
-XKGLow Full Bluetooth LED underglow kit + interior led lighting
-Custom carbon fiber side mirror visors (Steve Peterson Design)
-25% 3M window tint
-Rear honeycomb mesh kit (CustomCarGrills)
-Custom aluminum rear crash bar (Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom battery cover (Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom clear fuse box cover (Steve Peterson Design)
-Rear bumper reflector delete
-Rear wiper delete
-Painted all exterior accent bezels gloss black
-Custom blue acrylic 3rd door window vent (Steve Peterson Design)
-Weathertech window visors
-Rola Roof Rack - custom powdercoated
-Thule Bike mount - custom powercoated
-Custom blue acrylic roof rack wind diffuser (Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom 20" Haro BMX bike themed with the car

-BTR (Blood Type Racing) Canned Tune
-Greddy 3" stainless catback exhaust system
-QwikTyme Performance 3” stainless catless downpipe
-Megan Racing all aluminum radiator
-Supertech valve springs
-ARP head studs
-Nonstop Tuning lightweight crank pulley
-Nonstop Tuning lightweight water pump pulley
-845 Motorsports custom/modified short ram air intake
-K&N Performance Filter
-K&N Pre-Filter Blue
-Mishimoto Oil Cooler
-Glowshift oil temp gauge and hvac vent delete
-Glowshift oil pressure gauge
-Glowshift boost gauge
-TurboSocks Front Mount Intercooler and Piping
-HKS SSQ Blow Off Valve
-Custom diamond aluminum coolant reservoir (Steve Peterson Design)
-Tork Motorsports electronic boost control solenoid upgrade
-MAC BOV solenoid upgrade
-Shaved valve cover (Steve Peterson Design)
-Blue vacuum hoses
-Custom aluminum upper radiator support (Steve Peterson Design)
-Custom front crash bar (Steve Peterson Design)
-Wire tucked complete main engine harness (Steve Peterson Design)
-HKS spark plugs
-Add1 dual oil catch cans anodized blue w/custom bracket
-Turbosocks braided stainless fuel line upgrade
-KDMTuners braided stainless Clutch line upgrade
-Solid shift linkage bushings
-Aluminum Shifter base bushings
-2.5" hot pipe upgrade
-60mm throttle body upgrade
-60mm Aluminum throttle body spacer
-Shaved and port matched intake manifold (Steve Peterson Design)
-Torque Magnetic oil drain plug
-Sxth Element Engineering lower engine mount
-Forge Motorsports Blue Silicon coolant hose kit
-Redline MT85 Gear oil
-Custom Sickspeed coolant cap cover
-Custom Sickspeed oil cap

-SSR Wheels "Professor SPX" 18x8.5 +35 custom color faces
-SRR Chrome wheel hardware
-Nitto Motivo 225/40/18 tires
-KSport Suspension adjustable coilovers
-Whiteline rear torsion bar powdercoated
-Whiteline adjustable sway bar end links
-Ultra Racing front fender 3-point chassis braces
-TurboSocks rigid collar frame kit
-ARK Performance front strut brace anodized in blue
-R1 Concepts drilled/Slotted Rotors
-R1 Concepts ceramic pads
-G2 Caliper Paint painted calipers and brackets in white
-Chrom Lugs

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

-Battery relocation to trunk
-Big 3 upgrade
-Kicker 10" Solo L7 Subwoofer
-Kicker ZX300.1 Amp w/custom acrylic cover
-Kicker 6.5" door speakers with blue LEDs
-Kicker 1" Tweeters
-Custom painted sub enclosure and woofer
-Dynamat sound proofing

Vehicle Info

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


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