01 Ken Fuller 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo PASMAG

Ken Fuller once owned a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS which was fairly modified, but he started to feel like he had gone as far as he wanted with the car. Since he had started working as a tech at Hyundai, he decided to take the road less travelled and represent his home brand.

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With a love for hatchbacks, he picked up the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo as a different approach to the compact hatchback world.

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“I like being different,” he says, “and the Veloster, even though it is a good looking car, is a bit different and odd.”

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Fuller’s entire intention with the car was to build something that was well-rounded, able to turn heads on the street, and still hold its own on the track.

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It didn’t need to win shows or races, but it needed to be capable of enjoying both without being trailered home.

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With the scarcity of aftermarket parts for the platform at the time he started his build, timing everything to work together was an art form, but luckily he was able to pull it together thanks to the help from some key players in the KDM scene like SXTH Element Engineering and KDM Tuners.

Today, you can find Fuller and his Stormtrooper Veloster Turbo at local meets in Ottawa, where he helps organize community events.

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ESSENTIALS
Owner: Ken Fuller
Location: Ottawa, ON
Vehicle: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

SOCIAL
Facebook: Ken Fuller
Instagram: @trooper_vt

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ENGINE
KDM Tuners stuffed turbo
SXTH Element Engineering (intercooler, braided fuel line)
Synapse diverter valve
Forge Motorsports wastegate
AEM air filter
DW65 fuel pump
HKS M45XL spark plugs
Molnar forged rods
CP Carrillo (pistons, piston rings)
ARP (head studs, turbo studs)
AEM V2 methanol injection

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EXHAUST
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
SXTH Element Engineering down-pipe
Solo Performance exhaust tip

DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Masters 6-puck clutch
Aasco lightweight flywheel
Cosmo Racing short shifter

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WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
Avant Garde M310 wheels – 18x8.5 +35 (f/r)
Falken FK453 tires – 225/40/18 (f/r)
Cadillac CTS-V Brembo brakes
Mitsubishi Evo X 1-piece slotted rotors
Pierce Motorsports braided lines

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CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
HSD monotube coilovers
Luxon rear X-brace

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EXTERIOR
NEFD (front lip, rear CF diffuser)
Carbon fiber OEM style lip
Sequence rear bumper garnishes
VIS carbon fiber hood
SoCal Garage Works CF Variant spoiler
Custom headlights (Quad projectors w/ Morimoto matchbox bi-xenon projector, low beam Diode Dynamics HIDs, ExLED switchback eyeline, dual
ExLED switch back halos w/ double halo outer and single on inside, ExLED inner switchback turn signal, ExLED demon eyes, Klearz clear corner w/ switchback ExLED corner marker, painted satin white)
Custom fog lights
Tinted tail lights
Satin Pearl White vinyl wrap

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INTERIOR
Billetworkz custom Star Wars Imperial logo shift knob
SoCal Garage Works CF flat-bottom steering wheel
AEM (boost gauge, AFR gauge)
Prosport (Oil pressure gauge, volt gauge)
Single door mount gauge pod
Triple gauge pod

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AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS
Polk Audio door speakers

SPONSORS
SXTH Element Engineering

Ken Fuller's Veloster Turbo is spotlighted in PASMAG #149. CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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