348 HP
295 LB-FT
Curb Weight
4191 LB
rear wheel drive
Engine Size
3.8 L
Transmission Type
Zero to Sixty
Not available Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
Not available MPG

My story eh? Of course it started long before I bought my Genesis 2.0T in 2011 but I'll start there. So I upgraded from a 2010 2.0T to a 2016 3.8 R-Spec. Why, some might ask, the 2.0T has so much potential. I would have to agree with you, but for me it wasn't about the potential it was about NA power and the sound. Before I traded in my 2.0T I had already made some modifications to it: Short shifter, brake lines, trans mount, shifter bushing, brake rotors, brake pads, suspension and CAI as well as various lighting mods inside and out. When I traded her for the 3.8 I was able to bring some of those mods with me as you can read. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? I'm really particular about my parts, I like to do quite a bit of research before buying something, not to mention saving the money.  If I can suggest anything about installation is that it's important to take your time and always budget more time than you actually think it's going to take. Don't be afraid to save up a little extra cash and have a local shop (find one that knows what their doing) install the parts for you, it may cost you but it'll save you from any big mistakes and also usually comes with the cushion of that shops guarantee.  What are you planning next? Next I want to get her shifting and stopping better with some bushings from Addicted to Quality (ATQ) and some SS Braided lines from Uniq Performance.  After that I'll probably work on her power a bit by installing the full Grip header back exhaust from Ark Performance.   What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? I would have to say money! I'm sure that's everyone's challenge, but I chip away at it gradually. That's all for now but follow along if you like and I'll try and keep this as up to date as possible. Cheers

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