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well i'll start out with the pics and then the mod list since it will take up a page itself. I'm using a so-so camera so it's about as good as I could get without having photoshop at my command. Enjoy!




 

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i'm sorry man but that camera isn't so-so.

it's horrible :D

nice looking car though from what i can see
 

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the mod list:
99 accent L 5spd

exterior:
debadged except the front emblem painted flat black
removed pinstriping
flat blacked bumper lip

interior:
corbeau forza seat custom bracket with factory slider
sunpro tach
autometer oil pressure and boost gauges
aem uego wideband gauge
hacked shifter with momo knob
all a/c components, back seat, package tray and cargo cover removed

wheels/tires:
street- 14" elantra five spokes painted flat black
195/60/14 hankook z212 rs2
autox- 15" rota gt3s gunmetal polished lip
205/50/15 kumho v710

suspension:
ksport coilovers (7kg/4kg springs)
shorter springs in back for clearance
alignment -3 degrees camber front -2.5 rear zero toe front and rear
whiteline adjustable rear sway bar full stiff
full yaya bushing kit
front and rear evofusion strut braces

brakes:
front-tiburon spindles,hubs,rotors and calipers
satisfied grandsport pads
stainless lines
rear-stock accent drums rebuilt with oem shoes and hardware
valvoline sythentic brake fluid

engine:
1.5 sohc stock internals
gimp custom log manifold
watercooled dsm t25 with removed wastegate
tial 38mm wastegate .4 bar(5.3psi) spring
gimp custom wastegate dump(not pictured)
bleed valve boost controller
gimp custom oil feed, water feed and fuel line
custom oil drain with 3/8 hose and fittings
gimp custom intercooler piping
gimp custom front mount intercooler
stock 1g recirculating blowoff valve
gimp custom intake with k&n filter(not pictured)
custom intake manifold with beta tb flange(thanks xericrally)
beta throttle body, maf and 240cc injectors
bell engineering rising rate fpr 40psi base 90psi max
autometer fuel pressure gauge
walbro 255lph fuel pump
apexi safc2 with custom map
unorthodox racing crank pulley
gimp custom downpipe (2.5 inch)
custom exhaust 2.5 inch with catco cat and magnaflow muffler
1 range colder autolite plugs
gimp custom slimline fan
odyssey 8 lb battery/ piaa horns
custom routed greddy catchcan
custom red anodizing paint on stock 1.5 valve cover

transmission:
redline 75w90 gear oil

I think that's it, i'd like to thank gimp for getting most of the work out the way for me and to my friends for helping with the rest. It is still not a completed project as the turbo needs a rebuild which is coming soon and the ksports will get swapped with the newer ones from my daily driver. Once everything is sorted i'll try to get some dyno numbers for everyone. I'm going to try to get a full autox season in next year if everything stays together. From the 2 events I did with it this year, I can say it surprises a lot of people including myself.
 

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yeah its a friends and it takes better video than pictures
I need to get silva to take some better pics for me but for now this is what you get
 

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first thing nice car

second thing is that better than doing the beta 2.0l swap

third thing where did you get the stainless brake lines ands can your friend gimp make another set of any of them parts that he didi for your car

i have a 98 x3 4 door 1.5l sohc
 

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i noticed it says you have a beta TB? what exactly are the specs?
im almost done with a full header back exhaust and i want to work on the other end of the spectrum.....
 

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thanks for the compliments

I love my 1.5 turbo, I don't have dyno figures but i'm sure they are comparable to the beta swapped accents. With just a bit more boost i'd be well past the bolt on betas.

For the money going turbo with the 1.5 or going with a 2.0L are about the same price and time and effort. For the time it takes to plumb a turbo setup you could have the motor out of an accent.

It all depends on where your plans lay for your car in the future. This car just ended up on my lap when gimp offered it to me. It was too good of a deal to pass up so that is why I have it now. For the people who still plan on driving their cars everyday I think the 2.0L swap is a good option because it delivers power like a factory setup. With the t25 on my car it feels like a slightly modded 1.5 until I hit full boost around 3000rpms. A beta swapped car would have better torque at lower rpms because you don't have to wait for the turbo to spool and it is a bigger engine. Both have their perks.

Gimp fabbed the parts when the accent was his, he's on his second car since then and I think the accent stuff was a one time thing.

I'm not sure where the stainless brake lines came from but they weren't custom made. They might have been for a tiburon but worked for both of my accents. If you need brake lines made, find a shop that deals in hydraulic lines and bring them one of your stock lines and they can make you new ones off that in braided stainless steel.

Beta tb was custom adapted by xericrally
it uses a 2.0 intake flange welded to the stock accent intake manifold.

You can make it work by enlarging the holes on the 2.0 tb and making a new gasket and it should bolt up to your accent tb flange once the mount holes are bigger. 2-3 holes will almost fit without enlarging.

hopefully I answered everyone's questions, if i missed something let me know
 

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Andy, Great job man. I wish I lived closer and could take a ride in it. Maybe hit the drag strip again.

mhoff25 said:
what accent???

thats an Excel
An Excel for you Aussies. In the US the Accent started in 1995.
 
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