The short version for those who aren`t familiar: Had a 2016 3, built it, tuned, bolted, literally a day away from putting cams in it when it was hit by an inattentive driver and totaled, and a mere 5 months after I bought it.
I now own a GenPu Speed 3 (the car I was actually shopping for when I got the other one). I`ve had it for two weeks. It had a CS intake and TIP when I got it. Since I picke dit up I`ve done wheels, springs, exhaust (test pipe and catback), new plugs, JBR RSB, and a JBR short shift plate. Today, I ordered the HPFP internals upgrade (had some indications they were already installed but as it turns out I just have a healthy stock pump), the AccessPort, and the JBR 3" intake. Having Stratified handle the tuning on this one, and I`m going to do a 93 tune with a methanol system, still very much on the fence about E85. Also going to put on a bigger and more effective aftermarket TMIC next month. I don`t have any problem with front mount intercoolers, but I`m going for sleeper status here.
The first goal it to hit somewhere around 325whp and hang out there while I`m formulating the next wave...little bit bigger turbo and 400whp. I know a lot of cats get crazy going for big numbers. My goal is to have 400hp on tap wherever and whenever I want and have it as reliable as can be. Having absolutely no idea what the performance numbers are now, I`ll say I`d be elated at getting a low 12 second 1/4 mile out of it, and get it out and have some twisty track fun, too.
So yeah, I rolled the clock back a few years and got an older car than I had. But I`m rollin` on leather interior (sic), WAY more power on tap, and the cool wooshy sound a spooling turbo makes. There are a few things I left off, like an HID conversion and LED tail lights/turn signals (getting rear ended by someone going 70mph while you`re sitting still makes one want to make the rear lights as bright as legally possible). I`ve got a little bit of paint TLC to do, as there are a few regular local car shows I`d like to attend once spring hits.
Thanks for those who were along for the last one, and here`s to those who will be for this one