I hit up a local junkyard and found a fairly decent 2011 soul, double checked with the owner of the yard and he let me make a template and measurements of the charger’s manifold and it is a
perfect fit for my spectra, and likely any ~2005 hyundai 2.0l.
The charger itself wasn’t in running condition due to a cracked housing and a few other issues so I wasn’t going to go through the hassle of rebuilding one, but it is great news and a massive advance in our modifications!
If you have a G4GC (Hyundai Beta II / same model in the Spectra and any 2000’s Kia 2.0L) or have similar exhaust manifolds, the Kia Soul turbocharger would 100% work. These engines are pretty dang durable, but I wouldn’t go above 5psi, 10psi max, on stock internals.
Another important note is that you can find Turbochargers for Kia Carens which are still capable of bolting onto the Spectra manifold without modification
List of models that use the G4GC engine:
Kia Cerato, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Ceed, Kia Spectra, Hyundai Tucson,
Hyundai Sonata EF, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Coupe, Hyundai Trajet, Kia Carens
(source: Hyundai KIA G4GC 2.0L Engine Specs, Problems, Reliability, oil - In-Depth Review)
I’m super stoked that I was able to discover this, for what I believe to be the first time someone has ever tried it! I seriously hope I can get my hands on a cheap(ish) turbo to prove this.
Until then, I’ll be updating my Spectra Build in a little bit if you’d like to take a gander! Maybe pop in with a few ideas and whatnot!
Stay safe and have fun, people.