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I’ve had my ‘22 VN for just over a month now and every time I drive it, I still have the same grin I had when driving it off the lot. As a former Porsche 911 & Lotus Elise Sport 190 owner, this is definitely the most feasibly fun car I’ve owned and driven. That said, there are little things that can be done to improve the VN experience.

Ceramic Window Tint & Paint Ceramic Coating

The first thing I did was have the windows ceramic tinted (15%). Here in Southern California, the sun is intense and UV can destroy paint, rubber and fabric in short order. Ceramic tint with UV block is necessary to protect and cool the interior. In addition to all the windows, clear ceramic tint was also applied to the windshield to block UV rays. It’s amazing how cool the interior is after tint. :cool:
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Black-out Red Accents / Carbon Fiber Badges

I also had them do a little bit of tint on the turn signal / reflectors (front & rear) and black-out the red accents around the car. A little to bold for my taste with performance blue. The brake calipers are plenty.

Below you can see tinted back-up lights & rear reflectors. I also removed the Veloster badge and installed carbon fiber badges.
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Interior Comfort Mods:

The interior of the VN is pretty basic, so I did what I could to improve interior comforts. The alcantera components available are really nice. I like the way the blue stitching matches the interior well.
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I also added some door panel covers that keep shoe marks off the plastic door panels.

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Electronics Upgrades:

Amplifier:
The addition of a 450 watt Kicker Amplifier really improved the performance of the factory sound system. The bass pumps a little more now.

Dash Camera System: Here in California, dash cams are necessary on the crazy freeways. This BlackVue 4K system records front & rear views and integrates with my iPhone for instant viewing & downloads. Also has a ‘parking mode’ record capability for parking lots.

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Digital Video Entertainment:

This little device plugs into the USB port and takes over the VN 8 inch LED display. It connects to my iPhone’s WiFi Hotspot so it can stream Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and Hulu video programming. You can also play video files from the Micro SD Card and connect to CarPlay wirelessly.

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I also added a glass protector on the display that really helps reduce fingerprints. It’s easier to clean too.

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Performance Mods:

Forge Short Shift Kit:
This was the first performance mod I did to the car. Easy to install and a huge improvement!

RaceChip GTS: Wow! This piggyback performance tune makes a huge power difference. This is when I started to notice some wheel hop, so some upgraded motor mounts may help improve that issue. Performance mode control through the iPhone application makes activation and mode selection easy on the fly.
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Cold Air Intake: I just installed the AFE Takeda Momentum CAI w/ Takeda Turbo Inlet Adapter to improve VN airflow.
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TTR Motor Mounts: They just arrived! Can’t wait to install.
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Other Mods just arrived…

  • Forge Dual Catch Can Kit
  • Forge Intercooler w/ Boost Kit
  • Velossa Snorkel Intake
  • GarageLine Wheel Spacers
 

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What is sad about the performance? Why the blues? Congratulations on picking the best color! I'm not a fan of blacking out the red trim. Lots of people black it out, but I'm a fan of the red. Other than that, looks good.
You’re right! Made the change. ;) No longer ‘Performance Blues’.. meant it in the jazz sense. But Jake & Elroy would love it. :cool:

While subjective opinion, I think yellow goes better with performance blue than red. I’m considering some rally stripes, but haven’t found the right yellow yet. Needs to be a soft yellow, as the blue is soft.
 

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Installing a few bits this week. Installed some TTR upper & rear motor mounts. The yellow sure pops with performance blue paint! Haven’t yet pulled it out of the garage yet but can’t wait to feel the difference.
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I also installed the Forge combination coolant tank & catch can. Really well made product and easy to install. It also really makes the engine bay look bitchin.

I’m really excited to install the new Forge Intercooler! It can get pretty warm here in San Diego, so looking forward mid-afternoon boost rather than just on cooler mornings. Again, I have to hand it to Forge. Great craftsmanship and design! The fit is perfect.
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In addition to the included ‘hot side’ boost pipe, I installed the Forge ‘cool side’ boost pipe.
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Then it was time to install the Velossa Tech Big Mouth before refitting the front end. Thanks to @RedVN for posting an install threads on these items. The Gen4 was a little different, but I adapted to create a comfortable fit.
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Use a black Sharpie Marker to touch up any scratches on the CC nuts.

Looks great and the yellow sure does pop!👍🇺🇸
No scratches or mars. I used a crescent with Teflon pads. 👍😎 But I did use the sharpie for manufacture marks, mostly on the bent tubes.
 

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Performance Mods:

Forge Short Shift Kit:
This was the first performance mod I did to the car. Easy to install and a huge improvement!

RaceChip GTS: Wow! This piggyback performance tune makes a huge power difference. This is when I started to notice some wheel hop, so some upgraded motor mounts may help improve that issue. Performance mode control through the iPhone application makes activation and mode selection easy on the fly.
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Cold Air Intake: I just installed the AFE Takeda Momentum CAI w/ Takeda Turbo Inlet Adapter to improve VN airflow.
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TTR Motor Mounts: They just arrived! Can’t wait to install.
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Other Mods just arrived…

  • Forge Dual Catch Can Kit
  • Forge Intercooler w/ Boost Kit
  • Velossa Snorkel Intake
  • GarageLine Wheel Spacers
Is that paint or vinyl on the intake? I need to do that!
 

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Is that paint or vinyl on the intake? I need to do that!
It’s vinyl. I’ll be re-doing the Takeda & Logo, which I cut by hand. Now I’ve decided to use my Cricut cutting machine for much cleaner cuts (near perfect). You can see the Turbo letters are much cleaner and precise. I created vector design patterns, so it’s easy to cut any color vinyl.

Notice the carbon fiber vinyl around the engine bay. I also made a pattern for my steering wheel buttons. 😎
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It’s vinyl. I’ll be re-doing the Takeda & Logo, which I cut by hand. Now I’ve decided to use my Cricut cutting machine for much cleaner cuts (near perfect). You can see the Turbo letters are much cleaner and precise. I created vector design patterns, so it’s easy to cut any color vinyl.

Notice the carbon fiber vinyl around the engine bay. I also made a pattern for my steering wheel buttons. 😎 View attachment 10700
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That is absolutely sick bro!
 

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Hey @KennyMac where did you get the Alcantara around the speedometer and gauge cluster for the dash? and how easy was the install?
Purchased from SoCalRacing. Pretty spendy at nearly $500, but really helps luxrurize the minimal Veloster N interior. But what the hell, it’s only hard-earned money.. right?

Really easy to install after watching some YouTube videos. 15 minutes.
 

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Santa filled my Stocking pretty good this year, Little bits and goodies to personalize my ride.

Boomba Racing black anodized caps for the engine bay. Not crazy about logos ‘front & center’ so I use vinyl to minimize the marketing on the bits.
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They look pretty good! Unfortunately, the Brake Reservoir & Coolant Caps sent were for a Stinger, so waiting on an exchange from Boomba.
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I also got a few carbon fiber upgrades - mirror caps and switch covers.
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I also did a few of my own vinyl enhancements.
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My favorite upgrade is the new subwoofers. I installed a new Rockford Fosgate 300W 10” sealed sub in the rear. Very punchy! A remote volume allows me to dial in just the right amount.
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I also like a little kick in the butt, so I installed a second 10” compact subwoofer under the driver’s seat. A second remote volume allows for that sub to have just the right amount. The two in combination are incredible!

Since both of these subs accept both high & low level inputs, no converters we’re necessary. Very clean. The rear sub easily unplugs for removal if you need the space for the day - while the underseat sub continues to punch.
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