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  • dwn4life

My current project. Updated 01-24-21

Aggiornato il: gen 24

Here is the list of modifications so far. This will be updated as progress is made on the car and when time allows.


AEM cold air intake with K&N filter. Evilla 2 point front subframe brace. Evilla x-brace subframe brace modified. FuelLab 10 micron fuel filter Custom 3 point trunk brace made from a Lincoln Mark IV strut bar. Evilla rear torsion bar bought from Pierce MotorSport. SxthElement lightweight NST water pump and crank pulleys. Chase Bays 20 oz 6061 billet windshield washer fluid tank. Chase Bays 6061 billet 32oz overflow coolant tank. KDMTuners billet/ baffled higher capacity reservoir racing oil pan for the turbo motor swap. Quaife lsd for Turbo transmission. 2014 Turbo R-Spec 6 speed manual tranny for the swap. 2014 Turbo R-Spec ECU for the turbo swap. Setrab 19 row oil cooler w/ integral cooling fan, Setrab isolation mounting bracket, Mishimoto high flow sandwich plate w/ 160 degree t-stat. Canton Racing Accusump 1qt pre-Oiler with valve and dash mounted switch. Elantra 60mm throttlebody. Throttlebody coolant bypass. Triple catch can using 2 Mishimoto and one SAIKOUMICHI Catch cans-all vented time air. SoCalGarage Delrin shifter cable bushings by SxthElement. Upgraded grounding and battery wiring. Flaming River battery kill switch set to NHRA/ IHRA and SCCA compliance. SxthElement lower racing dog bone engine mount using 85 durometer bushing. TurboTechRacing upper engine racing mount. Torkon rigid collars from KDMHolic. Whiteline adjustable sway bar end links from Evilla MotorSports. Moog camber bolts.


NRG gen2 quick release. NRG short hub adaptor. NRG reinforced steering wheel. Torque Solution billet 3" shifter extension. SoCalGarage billet shifter bushings. Dewhel shift boot adaptor-modified for reverse lockout. SickSpeed gold weighted shift knob. Ultragauge OBD2 gauge. OnlineLedStore 4 gang switch box. Holley stand-alone CanBus programmable led shift light hard wired. AutoMeter gauge pods mounted on dash cowl. 2.5 pound BC fire extinguisher for safety and track use. Hope I never need it. 😂😳 MiddTown Company billet front seat quick release fire extinguisher mount. Corbeau Forza fixed back racing seats on Corbeau modified Toyota sliders. Weather tech front floor mats. Sparco aluminum pedal set-hard mounted


Subaru aftermarket lip installed on front bumper lip. Korean OEM factory rear spoiler painted factory white. KDMHolic lower led rear bumper lights. Custom led side marker lights front and rear. Modified lower front upper and lower grill to allow more air flow to the radiator, oil cooler, and future fmic. Functional corner non fog light openings for air flow to cai and oil cooler. Verus Engineering '15 Ford Fiesta ST hood louvers from Whoosh MotorSports. Rennline steel front tow hook hard mounted to crash bar. Rear tow hook removed for future trailer hitch.

Wheel and Tire

Konig Rewind rims with 15x7 size and 40 offset 14 pound weight each. Yokohama S1 summer tire with 205/50R15 size. McGard wheel lug with red tips. H&R springs 949Racing billet valve stems in red

From the beginning

Here are some pictures when the car was rear ended while I was at a stop light and a lady was paying no attention while texting. 😳🤕 Hit and run at 35mph. $4400 in damage but got her back in great shape once more. 👍

Once I got the car back the modifications to my dream car began. Some pictures to do the talking. 👍

Here is how I made my custom side skirts using J-channel for mobile home siding and looks as good as factory 🤫😉

Cold air intake installed with heat tape using AEM components. AEM dry filter replaced with larger K&N filter.

I used the Paseo seat brackets from Corbeau and modified the brackets with hard steel brackets to make them fit the Accent Solid as a rock and worked great 🙌

So now it was time for some more profound additions to the car.

First some light weight pulley's. 😍

Next I installed some Whiteline adjustable swaybar end links for my lowering springs by H&R and soon DGR coilovers.

And finally a few pictures of how she sits so far. She's coming along nicely. 🔥😜

I figured since it may be some time before I continue on this build so I'll put up a video of the ride so you see it's current state of build. 🤷🏼‍♂️😉👍

Small update on the car as my spare valve cover for the turbo motor is finished. It now has 3 -6AN ports for the crankcase emissions and has been powder coated in a gorgeous red for a bit of some bling under the hood.

Ive also obtained some Russel fuel adaptors for the high pressure and in tank fuel pumps so I can finally route my stainless steel braided hose for the fuel system upgrade I'll need for the turbo. I'll also be installing the Fuel Lab 10 micron fuel filter to keep debris out of the injectors and running great. Here's the pics for valve cover and filter.

More to come so stay tuned. 👍🤟

Finally had time to update a bit.

The above is one of the best modifications you can do for a cars cooling. I never thought I would put holes in my hood but the effort was well worth it. Verus Engineering has the best hood vents and with a ton of measuring and using their templates you see the results. 😍👍

Oil cooler install as I'll need this once I'm turbo'd.

Setrab makes one of the best oil coolers and used by many Motorsports teams for their coiling needs. 19 row compact oil cooler with integral fan so I don't have to worry about having it direct air flow. 160 degree thermostat before the cooler does its thing. Custom lower bracket and electrically hooked up to a switch on the dash and vent opening for air flow has been enlarged- not pictured. 😁

Catch cans are doing their job. All are vented to air instead of directed back into the engine for a cleaner intake tract and NO crankcase emissions going back into the engines. This will be my setup for the turbo motor as well but will be using a dual catch can and single instead of 3 that I'm now using.

First picture is how much gunk is collected in a 1500 mile interval. 😳😬

All that would've been going back to the engine. 🤦🏻

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