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Any modified Kias out there

Discussion in 'Kia Forums' started by obi_waynne, 5 July 2011.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Post up your pics of modified Kia's and tell us about your Kia projects in this thread?
     
  2. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Northampton, England
    Car:
    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    C'mon guys! Someone must have one...
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Saab 9-3SS T9
    It's eerily quiet out there!
     
  4. Andymacc

    Andymacc New member

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    From:
    Windaroo Australia
    Car:
    Kia Koup
    Hi
    Think the biggest problem is Kia's are not associated with performance and ther does not seem to be any performance parts out there for Kia's. Maybe Kia could do something themselves if they read this!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    Don't let that stop you! Go custom!
     
  6. SportageXL

    SportageXL Full member

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    From:
    Korea
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    New Sportage 2.0 TD
    Well, I did ECU mapping to my SUV, installed custom intercooler with BOV (I like how it sounds!) and converted to open style ITG air filter. Had to change to bigger brakes too. Now trying a bit of restyling.
     
  7. bigbadjoe

    bigbadjoe Pro Tuner

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    Evo 8 @ 400bhp
    LOVE IT! Thanks guys. I have been a bit down as of late, but this has really cheered me up! :D

    I like the part I read - Kia's - not associated - performance! lol

    I'm glad no one is wasting there money doing one up.
     
  8. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    I reckon they know best
     
  9. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    From:
    Northampton, England
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    BMW E36 318is Coupe
    Sounds good! After you reach 10 posts you should post some pictures for everyone.
     
  10. SportageXL

    SportageXL Full member

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    Korea
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    New Sportage 2.0 TD
    Thanks! I will definitely post some pics soon.
     
  11. shukry69

    shukry69 Newbie

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    From:
    malaysia , kuala lumpur
    Car:
    kia sephia 1999
    I'm looking for anybody have KIA sephia and have acknowledged, coz I want to install my rides with turbo charger . Is it possible ?
     
  12. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings and Welcome to TorqueCars my friend! :)

    Not familiar with the Kia range myself but I'm sure someone will be along in a moment who can help you! ;)
     
  13. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Insignia SRI.
    Hello and Welcome to TorqueCars.:bigsmile:
    Hope you enjoy your time with us.

    Turbo'ing a naturally aspired engine will prob cost ££££'s.
    Have a quick read here
    http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f10...-engine-15003/


     
  14. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    Hello and welcome to the nuthouse mate ;)
     
  15. hicusdicus

    hicusdicus Wrench Pro

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    From:
    arkansas Ashflat
    Car:
    kia optima turbo
    I have learned the hard way that tuning the suspension and handling should come before tuning the engine. Having owned and driven cars that went over 160 mph power and speed are exciting but losing control at 150 mph may be more excitement than you really want.
     
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  16. hicusdicus

    hicusdicus Wrench Pro

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    kia optima turbo
    I have a KIA optima turbo. I have owned 1 jaguar XK120, 1 Porsche spider, 2 Alpha Romeo spiders. 2 Austin Healeys, 2 MGA's , 1 alltrack Celica turbo, 1 BMW m3 and 1 BMW 540I. 1 custom built hot rod. I have got a feel for speed and handling. For the money the optima fills the bill for me. 30 to 35 mpg, 130+ mph, 0 to 60 in 6 sec or less The 70 to 120 mph is breath taking. $26000.00 price tag with a 100000 mile 10 year warranty. I can live with this BUT!!!!! I am a handling freak. have installed 3 body or frame braces and it has made a decided difference. I can not bring my self to spend copious amounts of money replacing parts with less than 10,000 miles on them. BUT!!! I may upgrade the brakes because I am old and am easily distracted when confronted with the vision of a heavy breasted bed thrasher walking down the street. I am also having latent male hormones rearing there ugly head causing me to experience wet dreams about nitrous oxide injector systems. How to do this and keep it a state secret is beginning to give me a psychosis. Since money is not a problem I have to keep my self in check. This is helped by a wife who has considerable authority. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, she is the one who bought the BMW M3 and loved it. If any body has any insights on how to do a covert NOS system let me know.
     
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  17. badaveil

    badaveil Wrench Pro

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    From:
    Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
    Car:
    Peugeot 407
    Yes, there is one out there in Malaysia and that's mine. Wait till I reach 10 post and I'll put it up in the member's gallery. Many people said since I painted my car, it doesn't look at all like a KIA Spectra. :bigsmile: That's my teaser for you.
     
  18. txslim55

    txslim55 Full member

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    From:
    talisay city,phillipines
    Car:
    kia bongo K2500
    i am modifying a 2006 kia bongo double cab
    adding a turbo
    sitting the cab, an the bed to tilt in series
     
  19. Wired85Pete

    Wired85Pete Newbie

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    From:
    Palos Park, IL
    Car:
    Forte Koup 2.4L
    I have a 2011 KIA Forte Koup SX 2.4L and slowly adding parts. I'm new member here so as soon as I can I will post pics of it on here. Nothing crazy has been done to it, but cold air intake and front strut bar is a good start i think. i do live in the U.S.A. so if anyone has any questions as far as KIA is concerned, I will help as much as I can or even on other cars too.
    Thanks
    Pete
     
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  20. CombustHugger

    CombustHugger New member

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    From:
    South Africa Gauteng
    Car:
    Lexus IS 300
    LOL!!!! sounds about right HAHAHA!!!
     
  21. HuntingTarg

    HuntingTarg Tuner

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    From:
    Cali USA
    Car:
    '02 Kia Spectra LS
    That is so well-said it could be your signiature.
     
  22. HuntingTarg

    HuntingTarg Tuner

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    From:
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    Car:
    '02 Kia Spectra LS
    It also reminds me of the first Pirelli tire commercial I ever saw. It had no words except their slogan: "Power is nothing without control."
     
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