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Cars > Challenges > “Plat-um” Vs “The Z”

 

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platinumtib

M–28
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
United States

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT

“Plat-um”

1994 Chevrolet Beretta Z26

“The Z”

 
Photo of: 2003 Hyundai Tiburon
Photo of: 1994 Chevrolet Beretta
 

Head to Head

 

About “Plat-um”

Bought the car new in 2003 and i knew it was going to be a show car. Never drove it in the winter and rarly drove it in the rain.
Its garage kept and maintained.
Perfect condition and am allways adding new modifications.
I do all my own work.

About “The Z”

This car is my daily driver. My only intent with the car is to keep it as close to mint as possible. I took it to the dragway a few times last year for the first time ever. It ran a 16.4, which isn't too bad for what it is.

The main reason I bought the car was because not only was it the right price, but I loved the look, it was clean inside and out, and it had the rare blue interior I loved so much.

 

Specs for “Plat-um”

2.7
24-valve
DOHC V6
200HP
1/4 mile in 14 sec

Specs for “The Z”

Trim: Z26
Engine: 3100 V6 160hp
Trans: 4 Speed Auto
Drag: 16.460 @ 84mph (1/2 tank gas, minus spare tire)
Suspension: Stock w/strut brace

 

Factory Options for “Plat-um”

2.7L, DOHC, V6 engine
4-speed automatic transmission
16" allow wheels
low oem spoiler
Duel Exaust
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Black leather seat
Mood Roof
AM/FM/CD/MP3/ audio system with Infinity Speakers
Cruise control
Metalgrain interior trim
Projector-beam halogen headlights
Fog lights

Factory Options for “The Z”

Lets see if I can get them all...I'll have to check my trusty dealer sticker & see what it says under the "added options" portion. :)

- 4 speed auto trans
- V6 3100 engine
- 16" aluminum wheels (incl performance handling suspension)
- rear window defroster
- power windows
- power locks (w/auto locking)
- tilt wheel
- power trunk opener
- cruise control
- color keyed floormats
- cluster w/tach
- intermittant wipers
- adjustable lumbar support

 

Mods for “Plat-um”

Exterior:
AeroGear Hy-Bryd 2 series body kit
Greddy Evo2 dual exaust
High oem spoiler
Clear Corners
Chrome Altezza Taillights
30% tinted windows
painted red calipers
Red streetglow
Euro-lite headlight bulbs
custom Red/silver Tuscani Badges
Super White reverse and Turn single bulbs
Custom vanity license plate
Objects in mirror are losing sticker on side mirros

Interior:
Speed hut full tripple pillar
Glow Shift Gauges
oil Pressure, Air Fuel, Volt
custom painted silver trim peices
Corvette wrapped door inserts
with custom 15" led light
Chrome shift plate
Chrome gauge rings
Chrome vent covers
Custom trip meter switch
Tempature knobs
Tuscani door sills
Tuscani emb. headrests
w/ 5.6" Tv's
Oem Pedals
2 red neons under dash
Super white map light bulbs

Engine/Performance:
ARK front strut bar
Ark rear strut bar
Injen CAI
Injen polished oil cap
Optima Yellow Top Battery painted red
Shaved fuse box
Painted red engine covers and fluid caps and other misc items
Steel braided hoses
Chrome wire lumes
Red engine wire covers
6" red Led 12" red Led on firewall 2 red strobe lights

Suspension:
18x8 Motegi Chrome Mr4
Kumho ECSTA 711
P225/40R/18

In Car Electronics:
Pioneer 6.5" indash touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3 player
2 5.6" Headrest monitors
PS2 outlet convertor box under glove box
2 10" pioneer Premieres
1800watt Rockford Fosgate amp
Custom Ported Red and Black leather box
Custom Led light
Custom OEM hyundai switches for bass control, bass, indash neons, streetglow underbody,engine neons and foglights

Mods for “The Z”

Appearance
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I haven't really changed the appearance too much. I'm more about keeping it in nice condition than modifying the look. That said, I did do a few things to make it fit my style a bit more.

The first thing I added was an HVAC overlay from speedhut. However, I've had it for 2yrs and still haven't gotten around to hooking it up so I can see the settings at night.

The second thing I added were strut mount covers from MRZ Performance. They're polished with "Z26" on them.

The third thing I added was a flush mount plate for the headunit from MRZ Performance. It's gloss black with engraved Z26 in silver. To match the silver theme, I also painted the fins inside the vents silver.

The last thing I did was change the reflectors on the rear of the car. I was bored with the red, so I put blue reflective tape over the taillight reflectors, and black (reflects white) over the filler panel.

Performance
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The only mod is a Y-pipe after the rear axle to dual dynomax mufflers; there's also a high flow cat on it. I'm more into keeping it running well, than I am with modifying it. Though I do plan to add a Tranzgenic CAI and a FFP underdrive pulley at some point. The pulley will probably happen when I get around to replacing the alternator.

Future Mods
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FFP Underdrive Pulley
Tranzgenic CAI
Not really a mod, but new speakers all around

 

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Cover photo of 2003 GT Tiburon album
2003 GT Tiburon
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Points for Plat-um Total Votes Points for The Z
26 16 54

 

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