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My journey from STOCK to Alpha 7

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majj35

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I couldn't believe I was going to finally purchase my DREAM car. I promised myself that I would keep it stock. It's the excitement of finally having what I really wanted. I was living in Boston, finishing my BS and I purchased my 2014 Black Edition from a dealership in Connecticut, and had it delivered on January 10th, 2014
 
The GTR was my daily car and used to commute to work. Loved it, but hated how quiet it was. It finally kicked in, 20 days later, I decided to purchase the HKS Legamax Exhaust...just to make it a little louder... little did i know lol.
 
My Journey below:

Phase 0: STOCK
 
Phase 1: I definitely need an Exhaust
 
Phase 2: Mod itch begins (HKS Midpipe & 2" Cobb intakes), started to like premium wheels over the BE's, so made a trade.
 
Phase 3: Ricer?.... WING! (Aeromotions) + Diffuser fins (Difflow)
 
Phase 4: I need aftermarket WHEELS (Advan RSD)
 
Phase 5: mooore power....Alpha 6
 
Phase 6: Steering Wheel
 
Phase 7: Happy with power...back to focusing on aesthetics! (front lip, skirts, diffuser, head/taillights..)
 
Phase 8: Want more POWER! e85 + Alpha 7
 
Phase 9: Done from the US. Shipping it back home, new tune
 
 
 
PHASE 0: stock
 
BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
 
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PHASE 1: HKS Legamax Exhaust - Titanium tips
 
 
Frankly, I was dissapointed. The noise was barely different than stock. I guess I was used to V8 N/A (previous car Audi S5 v8).
 
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PHASE 2: HKS resonated midpipe + COBB 2.75" intakes + Premium wheels
 
I needed the improve the car sound, as well as keeping my warranty (lol). The midpipe made it much better, however commuting for 40 miles everyday made me realize the drone it made at around 69-71mph on 6th. 
 
I don't know what I was thinking, but I started to like the premium wheels more than the BE Rays. A GTR member decided to trade his premium wheels with my BE (hell of a deal i know ..for him lol)
 
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PHASE 3: Aeromotions wing + Difflow diffuser fins
 
I instantly hated this decision. Mainly because the car looked stocked (no wheels,kit,etc..) and just a big ass wing driving daily in the city. I literally kept it for less than a month and sold it. I also installed the Difflow fins, with an inch shaved off. Probably one of the best parts installed. Such an aggressive look and that thing can take a beating!
 
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PHASE 4: WHEELS: Advan RSD + Titek lugs + Eibach spacers + 285/295 wheels
 
Finally decided to get wheels. Advan RSD 20x9.5 / 20x10.5. Eibach spacers 15/20mm and Pzero tires 285/295. No rubbing. Car is on stock suspension
 
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PHASE 5: Need power. Alpha 6
 
f the warranty. 3" Sakura intakes, Asnu 1100cc injectors, and tune on Cobb by Kaizen Tuning. The car made 584wtq/557whp on pump 93
 
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PHASE 6: Steering Wheel (DCT motorsport)
 
 
 
 
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PHASE 7: Front lip + Side Skirts + 2015 headlights/Tailights 
 
 
Rexpeed K-Style splitter with Air duct option + Rexpeed Zele style skirts + 2015 head & taillights 
 
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PHASE 8: FBO e85 + Alpha 7
 
Alpha Street FMIC, Alpha 90mm downpipes, COBB catted midpipes (replaced with the HKS), Asnu 330lph, Visconti V2 and a retune from Kaizen again. I didn't want any track/drag days until i build the motor/trans (thx paranoia) so I kind of regret paying so much for e85 mods.
 
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PHASE 9: USA to KSA
 
After 6 amazing years in the US (3 yrs w GTR) my journey ended and had to return home last October 2017...of course with the GTR. Gasoline in KSA is 95 RON, so I had a retune by Kanoo Performace. 3 maps (low boost, Hi, popBang). I've been busy with work but can't wait for phase 10... most probably a built engine/trans..finally. 
 
 
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TO BE CONTINUED....
 
 

Edited by majj35, 13 August 2018 - 03:51 AM.

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Engine:   Alpha Street FMIC | Sakura 3" intakes | Asnu 1100cc | Asnu 330lph | HKS M45HL FlexFuel v2 HKS SSQV4
Exhaust: Alpha catless downpipes Cobb catted midpipes HKS Legamax titanium
Exterior: Rexpeed K-style splitter Rexpeed Z-style skirts Difflow fins '15 lights 3M Trunk Wrap Stealth Plate
Interior: DCT Custom steering wheel COBB ApV3-005
Wheels: Advan RS-D 20x9.5/20x10.5 Titek lugs Eibach spacers 15F/20R Pzero 285/295
646whp/661wtq (e85) - KaizenTuning
603whp/605wtq (93 Aki) - KaizenTuning
540whp/540whp (95 Ron) - KanooPerformance
 
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Other vehicles:
1968 Camaro SS Ls2
1984 Ferrari BB512i
2013 CLS 63 AMG 
2012 Audi S5 V8 4.2L  APR Stage I - SOLD

 

 


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Great stuff and nice to see such an enthusiast. Best of luck back home.
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TSM Billet Crank 4.1 w/ CP billet pistons, TSM Elite Prime turbos, TSM Wet Sump Oling upgrade, flex fuel, ETS mid and down pipe, STM titanium axle back, STM race FMIC, ID2000’s, Shep One K with drop gears and all the goodies., DS Axles, Volk Saga 18” 10/12” (MT ET Streets), Advan GT Premium 20” R888. 1450+ hp / 1210+ tq

Old setups : Alpha 9 w/ AMS 3.8, GTX3582R Gen II w/ AMS 4.1 billet crank, GTX3582R Gen II w/ AMS 4.0 big bore billet crank and of course FBO E85.

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Great stuff and nice to see such an enthusiast. Best of luck back home.

 

appreciate it. Thanks man :)


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Engine:   Alpha Street FMIC | Sakura 3" intakes | Asnu 1100cc | Asnu 330lph | HKS M45HL FlexFuel v2 HKS SSQV4
Exhaust: Alpha catless downpipes Cobb catted midpipes HKS Legamax titanium
Exterior: Rexpeed K-style splitter Rexpeed Z-style skirts Difflow fins '15 lights 3M Trunk Wrap Stealth Plate
Interior: DCT Custom steering wheel COBB ApV3-005
Wheels: Advan RS-D 20x9.5/20x10.5 Titek lugs Eibach spacers 15F/20R Pzero 285/295
646whp/661wtq (e85) - KaizenTuning
603whp/605wtq (93 Aki) - KaizenTuning
540whp/540whp (95 Ron) - KanooPerformance
 
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Other vehicles:
1968 Camaro SS Ls2
1984 Ferrari BB512i
2013 CLS 63 AMG 
2012 Audi S5 V8 4.2L  APR Stage I - SOLD

 

 


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what a great history!  

 

I like the to be continued LOL


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In7anity!!


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what a great history!  

 

I like the to be continued LOL

 

haha deep down i know there's more coming  :D


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Engine:   Alpha Street FMIC | Sakura 3" intakes | Asnu 1100cc | Asnu 330lph | HKS M45HL FlexFuel v2 HKS SSQV4
Exhaust: Alpha catless downpipes Cobb catted midpipes HKS Legamax titanium
Exterior: Rexpeed K-style splitter Rexpeed Z-style skirts Difflow fins '15 lights 3M Trunk Wrap Stealth Plate
Interior: DCT Custom steering wheel COBB ApV3-005
Wheels: Advan RS-D 20x9.5/20x10.5 Titek lugs Eibach spacers 15F/20R Pzero 285/295
646whp/661wtq (e85) - KaizenTuning
603whp/605wtq (93 Aki) - KaizenTuning
540whp/540whp (95 Ron) - KanooPerformance
 
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Other vehicles:
1968 Camaro SS Ls2
1984 Ferrari BB512i
2013 CLS 63 AMG 
2012 Audi S5 V8 4.2L  APR Stage I - SOLD

 

 


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Nice story.  Also nice that you won't have to subject your baby to the New England winters again (salt and sand). :)


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