Written & Photographed by Alysia Fiebig
NightCrawler’s 2014 2.0T Hyundai Genesis
In the Summer of 2014, Jason Black purchased a 2014 2L Turbo Hyundai Genesis which he told himself he was going to keep stock and have as a daily driver. What he didn’t know, is that three years later he would have a fully built Genesis and accomplish a Canada wide-known nickname for not only his car but himself as well, known as “Nightcrawler”.
The first very upgrade Jason ever purchased for the Genesis was an AEM short ram intake. His current engine modifications include Z-Spec neochrome engine bolts, dual blue chrome oil catch cans, Mishimoto hoses, Turbo XS FMIC, Turbo XS ROFL BOV, Turbo XS FMIC polished piping, blue flex chrome primer engine pieces, and a Stage 2 BTR Tune.
With just the listed engine modifications, Jason knew it wasn’t up to his standards just yet. He decided to further his build by working on his exterior look by creating retrofit headlights, sponsorship logo stickers (colour matched to fit his theme), Autoglym paint protection with flex rub, custom made splitter, neochrome ARP splitter arms, and Redline Society side splitters. The retrofit headlights are built of RGB 80mm halo rings, RGB DRL, RGB demon shroud, honeycomb projector, darkened lens, spliced sound module (for interior and exterior light function), and HID ballast control module which can all be controlled by the simple touch of his iPhone via Bluetooth. Mind you looks aren’t the only important thing when properly building a vehicle of your choice. Jason has also focused on one of the key aspects of owning a “race kar”, the suspension and driving terrain. He has purchased BS racing coils, BC racing end links, full underside reinforced braces, unique chrome strut bar, subframe collars, and a LSD diff. Next up were rims, tires, and brakes; Niche Verona DDT rims including 9.5” rears with 245/45/18 Toyo Proxes R tires, front includes 8.5” with 225/40/18 Toyo Proxes R tires, XDS black drilled and slotted rotors, and VMS neochrome spiked lugs. Since the Genesis was looking amazing and driving to perfection, it had to sound good as well. Therefore Jason went with a Magnaflow CBE, Turbo O2 housing, and a Turbo XS downpipe.
Now with the satisfactory of his engine completed to his standards, along with his exterior including suspension and exhaust, it was time to pay a little more attention to the interior. Instead of buying second-hand racing seats, Jason went straight to the source by emailing Sparco and saying he wanted custom made seats. Sparco created carbon race seats (Italy 2017 stamped) right down to hand stiching with custom 6pt blue metal racing harnesses and lightweight aluminum mounts. Not only is Jason representing one well known brand, but two; his NRG black wood 3” 350mm deep dish neochrome steering wheel with a NRG 3.0 gen quick release and a NR x160 short hub quick release really ties in the looks with his custom Sparco seating. What does every boosted car need? A boost gauge. Jason has a JCS triple pod pillar with x3 Glowshift gauges along with Diode Dynamic blue LED interior lights to match. Not only do the blue interior LED lights match the Glowshift gauges, but they match the custom rear seat delete that Jason has recently spent 500+ hours on to make it to Grassroots Show N’ Shine on time. The rear seat delete is made up of completely of fibreglass and holds 2 pace painted blue Kicker speakers with an8” NOS bazooka tube powered by a 1200W Sony Xplod quad channel amp.
Even with each and every modification purchased and completed on the Genesis, Jason still has a few more future plans for the vehicle over the next few years including a wide body kit, drift wing, and more stance. To keep an eye on Jason’s 2014 Hyundai Genesis 2L Turbo build, you can find him on Instagram at nightcrawler_jay.
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