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Hey everyone. Last week I purchased a used 2018 GT Sport. So far I love this car. This is my first Hyundai and I’m coming from previously owning a 2010 Ford Fusion sport.

I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions about the car itself and about some possible mods. I’ve never modded any of my cars so this would be new to me as well.

1. Are their any tips/tricks/ advise to preserve the life of the car? I have the DCT and I already know about avoiding inching further in traffic etc.

2. Would a ram air intake benefit me in any way? Would I need a tune to go with the intake to notice any improvements? I’m trying to avoid a CAI/ big mouth due to fear of hydrolocking.

3. Does anyone know of the production numbers for the GTS? I know they were only made for one year so they’re slightly rare.

Thanks guys. Glad to be apart of the forum!
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Hey everyone. Last week I purchased a used 2018 GT Sport. So far I love this car. This is my first Hyundai and I’m coming from previously owning a 2010 Ford Fusion sport.

I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions about the car itself and about some possible mods. I’ve never modded any of my cars so this would be new to me as well.

1. Are their any tips/tricks/ advise to preserve the life of the car? I have the DCT and I already know about avoiding inching further in traffic etc.

2. Would a ram air intake benefit me in any way? Would I need a tune to go with the intake to notice any improvements? I’m trying to avoid a CAI/ big mouth due to fear of hydrolocking.

3. Does anyone know of the production numbers for the GTS? I know they were only made for one year so they’re slightly rare.

Thanks guys. Glad to be apart of the forum! View attachment 1775
2. You will not hydro lock your car with a Big Mouth and/or Intake. Its just not going to happen unless you drive into DEEP water.

3. I tried to get production info from Hyundai but they never got back to me after saying they would ask the correct team. Yes the GTS might be more uncommon than the N Line simply because its a one model year car vs two but I dont see it being any more valuable over the long run.
 

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2. You will not hydro lock your car with a Big Mouth and/or Intake. Its just not going to happen unless you drive into DEEP water.

3. I tried to get production info from Hyundai but they never got back to me after saying they would ask the correct team. Yes the GTS might be more uncommon than the N Line simply because its a one model year car vs two but I dont see it being any more valuable over the long run.
So there’s no way it could happen with rain/ snow? I live in ohio and we can get a good amount of both. And sucks they never got back to you. But yeah I don’t think they’ll be anymore valuable in the long run either. I’m actually pretty surprised though there’s quite a cult following for the GTS and N lines for only being around for 3 years. But thanks for the insight man
 

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No way unless you drive through standing water that is deep enough to touch the intake. I live in Western Illinois and ran one for over a year without problems. Heck if you run a snorkel with an open intake (Non box design) water would be hard pressed to touch it. The snorkel (combined with the steep angle the air travels) just doesn't allow that much (if any) water to make it to the intake where it sits even though its behind the front grille. I will be running one shortly but I am waiting on Dan (The owner) to send me out one of the first Gen 4 designs which has interchange flares so you can change the color without buying a new snorkel altogether. I will be showcasing it on my YT channel once I get it. In regards to the following, I have been around the Elantra GT community since I got my license (Just over 6 years now) and its only grown with this generation which is now gone. There was only a handful of modders back in the previous generation including myself and the current gen attracted a ton relatively speaking. I am glad I experienced back to back generations because its a stark difference in quality, materials, and chassis between them only for the better. The more you know about the Elantra GT the more you know the nuances of its European design/build and the parts from around the world that are/may be plug and play.
 
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