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I bought my Base N about 6 months back and I’ve been slightly regretting not getting the PP after some time. The eLSD and the exhaust sounded great but I didn’t have the money to afford the PP. However, now I am sitting on a bit more money that I’m looking to spend trying to get some of those features that my Base lacks. So the questions is can I install an OEM eLSD that I found on HyundaiParts? Will I be able to get this installed via a dealership? And if so can the car be modified so that the eLSD will show up in the custom menu? Thanks!
 

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It's far more than the eLSD. active exhaust, 19" Wheels and tires, tune, etc. It will cost you far more now to upgrade, than if you purchased the VN/PP. What was $2100 before is now nearer to $5K to do after the fact.
 

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It's far more than the eLSD. active exhaust, 19" Wheels and tires, tune, etc. It will cost you far more now to upgrade, than if you purchased the VN/PP. What was $2100 before is now nearer to $5K to do after the fact.
A tune and you'll be pretty much clear up that. Also it's not as simple as saying this is a $2100 upgrade when dealerships mark it up near 8k once it is all said and done.
 

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Not really. Any aftermarket tuning will void the warranty, as specified in the Hyundai Assurance Track Warranty. Hyundai will simply, not install the OEM PP tune in a base model. Overboost control is the primary difference between the Base and PP models.

$2100 is the difference between the Base and PP models list price. To upgrade after the fact, isn't cost effective as I mentioned above;
What was $2100 before is now nearer to $5K to do after the fact.
This was a quick quote, for parts alone. $8K is simply not a realistic figure, based upon Hyundai manhours and parts costs.

$1123.43 wheels
$309 ELSD-ECU
$529.73 ECU
$3861.73 Transmission
$463.29 Active Exhaust Center Muffler Assembly
$922.68 Rear Muffler Assembly
$755.36 Tires
$100.83 Key Fobs

$7703.49 Total in basic parts, not including required fittings, various electronic parts cables etc, without man hours.

With these^required parts and installation man hours alone, you're looking at well over $13K+ and I might even say closer to $15K to do what was done for $2100.00 difference at the factory. $8K would be a spit in the bucket, so to speak to get the any dealership service to convert the base to a PP.:smile:
 

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Well actually, I should have been clearer about my first post. I’m really just eyeing the eLSD. I prefer the 18in wheels with what I consider the better option of MPSS. The exhaust doesn’t matter much to me as I may straightpipe the car once I buy my other daily. All I was really wanting to find out is if I could get an eLSD and the ECU to work with the Base vehicle. Warranty is expected to be nixed
 

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$3861.73 Transmission
$309 ELSD-ECU
$529.73 ECU

As A Minimum. Hyundai won't split the trans to do any work they replace parts not rebuild. The ELSD-ECU and ECU are a specific requirements after the trans is fitted. With the man hours required, you're talking around $8K - 8.5K just to add the eLSD. The engine has to be pulled to fit it.

I'd wait for an aftermarket unit and have it fitted by a separate installer. It will cost you far less.
 

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$3861.73 Transmission
$309 ELSD-ECU
$529.73 ECU

As A Minimum. Hyundai won't split the trans to do any work they replace parts not rebuild. The ELSD-ECU and ECU are a specific requirements after the trans is fitted. With the man hours required, you're talking around $8K - 8.5K just to add the eLSD. The engine has to be pulled to fit it.

I'd wait for an aftermarket unit and have it fitted by a separate installer. It will cost you far less.
Ok, that’s what I was thinking this past day as well. Hopefully the aftermarket lsds will be up to par but we’ll have to wait an see I guess.
 

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This is an option I'm thinking about too. I want to see if Quaife comes up with something for this car. I'd like a standard non-elec LSD. My only concern is if it'd play nice with the torque vectoring.
 

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I made my peace with the fact that i bought the base, even though it has the couple of lesser components than the PP. My car is daily driven for the most part so doing the bolt on stuff is plenty good enough for what I use the car for. I know no matter what i throw at it it’ll never be a PP but I’m ok with that. Messing with an ELSD swap will cripple your bank account because it’s not as simple as changing the part out and moving on, there are way too many electronic issues to overcome as well so it won’t be economically feasible. Give it some time and see what the aftermarket comes up with and go from there or trade it later for a PP. I’m waiting for an AWD model or to see if they’re gonna make it mid engine like their race car, we’ll see i guess.
 

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Glad to see this thread. I'm happy with my base VN, but would like to know if an LSD or eLSD will practically be an option further down the road. Sounds like the answer is "no" for now, but maybe later. And frankly I'd rather not mess with my car while it is new and under the best part of the warranty.

- Joe
 

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Currently Wavetrac has an aftermarket LSD that may fit the Veloster N. (Emailed to confirm, no response yet). If their LSD is compatible with the VN, it will make for a far better upgrade than what the OEM LSD offers. It's a pretty penny, but worth it for those who are looking to track a VN and want absolute performance.
 

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Im sure if they make one..I read somewhere here in the forum one was in the works, It will be far better than the OEM one...
but honestly I would wait and trade it in.. im sure the veloster n 2023 will get a limited edition... all orange instead of blue.. patience. Enjoy ur base. Tune the engine and ur just ask quick as any veloster n. With the pp wheels and tires.
Please enjoy it
 

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This is the same question Subaru enthusiast used to ask, how much is it to turn my WRX, in to WRX STI. The answer is, just not worth it. I agree with red, wait till some one makes aftermarket. But I doubt it will be Elsd, most likely we'll just be LSD. But I could be wrong.
 
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