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Hello, this is my '14 Performance 6spd manual ATS that I bought July of 2017. Focusing on cosmetic mods until the warranty is up, just documenting my progress with the car here.

Last updated 10/9/20
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THE BEGINNING


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MODIFICATIONS:

Engine / Performance
  • Vsport engine cover DIY
  • ZZ Performance silicon intake tube (33,822mi, 7/23/18)
  • K&N drop-in filter (33,822mi, 7/23/18)
  • Mishimoto red silicon intake tube (36,803mi, 1/27/19)
  • Mishimoto oil catch cans (33,822mi, 7/23/18)
  • Cut airbox mod
  • Denso ITV22 spark plugs (47,000mi, 5/12/20)
  • Coolant Y-line replacement (6/27/20)
Wheels / Suspension
  • TTCR-II 7075 aluminum strut tower bar (36,803mi, 1/27/19)
  • 2015+ center caps
  • Niche Vosso in Anthracite 19x8.5 +35 F / 19x9.5 +35 R (41,272mi, 6/26/2019)
  • Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 K120 rubber 235/35 F, 265/30 R (41,272mi, 6/26/2019)
Interior
  • Vsport floormats
  • Liwrap white carbon fiber vinyl badge inlay
  • CTS Vsport steering wheel trim cover
  • Vsport door sill aluminum scuff plates
  • Custom piano black cupholder cover w/etched Vsport logo
  • OEM cargo mat
Exterior
  • DEPO clear front sidemarker lenses
  • Vsport plate frame
  • save the manual decals
  • Liwrap white carbon fiber vinyl badge inlays (steering wheel)
  • Silver center caps (17800014)
  • Weather tech window visors
  • Rear bumper chrome trim wrapped in white carbon fiber 3M 1080
  • Brembo's finished in Grabber Blue G2 caliper paint w/Vsport decals
  • OEM accessory rear diffuser
  • OEM ATS-V rocker panels (35,100mi, 9/22/18)
  • High rise CF ATS-V style trunk spoiler (35,100mi, 9/23/18)
  • OEM front lip (35,150mi, 9/25/18)
  • Paintmatched rear chrome bumper trim piece (35,300mi, 9/30/2018)
  • Blacked out chrome window trim (lower 35,300mi, 9/30/2018 - upper 39,500mi, 4/28/2019)
  • ATS-V gloss black rocker panel extensions wrapped w/4D carbon fiber (4/16/2019)
  • SPR rear bumper CF splitters (4/23/2019)
  • Blue pinstriping on front/side/rear splitters
  • DIY mesh front upper/lower grill (5/8/2019)
  • 2015+ front bumper/trunk badges painted Grabber Blue (40,000mi, 5/12/2019)
  • LAMIN-X yellow tint flim on lower LED DRL lenses (41,500mi, 7/7/2019)
  • CF look front "splitters" (7/4/2020)
  • ATS and 2.0T emblem debadging (7/12/20)
  • LAMIN-X clear UV film on headlight lenses (49,000 mi, 8/01/20)
Lighting
  • LED front sidemarkers
  • LED license plate lights
  • LED reverse lights
  • LED front turn signals w/load resistor harnesses
  • Euro reverse light housing w/rear fog (4/27/2020)
Electronics / Audio
  • ADSRO auto windows up/down module
  • Vitesse Motorsports throttle controller (4/8/20)
Current Projects
  • ZZ Performance 26mm RSB
  • ZZ Performance single gauge pillar pod
  • Aeroforce Inteceptor scan gauge (CN201)
  • ATS-L center console storage shelf
  • replace passenger side strut mount (#22918275)
  • Borla S-type axleback exhaust w/resonator & 2nd cat delete
Future Projects
  • tint windows 20%
  • ZZ Performance FSB (27mm) or Eibach FSB (29mm) 38163.310
  • BWoody or Moog endlinks
  • 2015+ airbag w/white CF inlays
  • Euro tails w/amber turn signal/hazards (PASS 84540022, DRVR 84540023)
  • ATS-L door handle storage pocket
  • Eibach lowering springs (38163.140 - 1"F, 1.2"R) OR Vogtland springs (1.2"F, 1.2"R)
  • Renick Performance lower chassis brace
  • Custom flat bottom CF (or leather?) steering wheel
  • paint horns?
  • shift knob
  • OEM locking fuel door retrofit
Maintenance
  • 4/23/2018 (31,600mi) - oil change (DEXOS full syn), tire rotation, and induction system cleaning (dealer)
  • 6/17/2018 (33,170mi) - added coolant (filled top reservoir full, filled bottom reservoir halfway)
  • 7/12/2018 (33,800mi) - CUE replaced, motor mounts checked (good), headlight adjusters checked (pass side loud, driver side quiet), idle considered normal, diff whine noted
  • 9/08/2018 (34,973mi) - Checked/emptied both catch cans (CCV empty but PCV had some). Removed exhaust manifold heat shield and found downpipe mounting bracket bolt backed out most the way, & tightened it. Adjusted silicon intake tube to be further seated on turbo.
  • 9/09/2018 (34,973mi) - Cut triangular section on (extra) lower airbox and removed foam piece from behind grill intake tunnel
  • 3/6/2019 (37,XXXmi) - oil change (DEXOS full syn). Car returned to stock (I removed strut bar, catch cans, and air intake) for service.
  • 5/12/2019 (40,000mi) - cleaned and polished factory muffler tips
  • 6/26/2019 (41,272mi) - Safelite replaced windshield
  • 6/29/2019 (41,382mi) - replaced wipers with Bosch Icons, emptied catch cans (CCV empty but PCV had a little), checked to make sure pathways were not collapsed.
  • 8/3/2019 (42,248mi) - oil change (DEXOS full syn). Car returned to stock (I removed catch cans and air intake) for service.
  • 8/25/2019 (43,000mi) - swapped in the rubber hoses Mishimoto sent me to replace the original silicon ones for the catch cans.
  • 9/12/2019 (44,004mi) - steering rack bolts recall, timing cover cleaned and resealed, rear axle seals replaced and differential fluid service (B&M) w/LSD additive. I asked about rear speaker deck rattle TSB but it would not be free of charge. Car returned to stock (I removed catch cans, air intake, and Niche wheels) for service. Techs put 20 miles on the car, it had 44,024mi when I picked it up.
  • 10/3/2019 (44,500mi) - remounted Niche wheels
  • 2/20/2020 - Oil change at Camargo
  • WARRANTY EXPIRED 5/28/2020
  • 8/23/2020 (49,500mi) - Replaced rear 'L' PCV plastic line with 6in rubber fuel line (plastic was not cracked yet, just preventative maintenance), and emptied catch cans: PCV half full, CCV empty.
  • 9/7/2020 (49,750mi) - Removed rear differential vent and cleaned it, bought OEM replacement from RockAuto but did not install because it was different. Did not check diff fluid level, still need to. Not hearing anything out of the ordinary, this was just preventative maintenance. More info on this here: ATS rear differential vent port
  • 9/24/2020 (50,200mi) - Pulled & checked ITV22 spark plugs, all looked normal.
  • 10/7/2020 (50,560mi) - Oil change w/Amsoil Signature Series 5W30, 5qts. Wix WL10290XP oil filter. Reused drain bolt, need new one for next time. Oil life was 24%.
  • 10/9/2020 (50,630mi) - Installed AEM dryflow air filter
  • 10/25/2020 (50,875mi) - Removed rear differential vent and cleaned it, put it back on. Still have not used new one.
Bought 7/13/2017 CPO with 26,318 miles.
 

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I have been inactive for a while, house was taking up most my time and then just getting car parts painted and installed was another long ordeal. BUT I think it was worth it and I am happy with the outcome and seeing my car shape up to be the way I want it. Was hoping to update my 1st post with all this info but I see this is one of those forums that locks posts after a certain period of time has elapsed. Argh. Anyway, a few pics. Neeless to say, can't wait to upgrade wheels lol.


20180928_075739 by C B, on Flickr

20180928_075750 by C B, on Flickr


Passed by this mural on the way home from cars & coffee.


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^Thanks, can't wait to get them on and finally ditch these lame 17's I've been rocking for 1.5 years haha. C'monnnnn tax refund.

They are Niche Vosso, 19x8.5 +35 F and 19x9.5 +35 R. Might go with 235/35 rubber in front and 265 or 275/30 rear. Seems to be the most common sizing people have used from all the setups I've seen on the Facebook page.
 
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