Any modified Kias out there

Andymacc

New member
Points
56
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!!!!!!!!
 

SportageXL

Full member
Points
36
From
Korea
Car
New Sportage 2.0 TD
Don't let that stop you! Go custom!
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.
 

bigbadjoe

Pro Tuner
Points
0
From
Elgin - Scotland
Car
Evo 8 @ 400bhp
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!!!!!!!!
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.
 

SLEEPER

Pro Tuner
Points
542
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!!!!!!!!

I reckon they know best
 

Prince

Torque King
Points
242
From
Northampton, England
Car
BMW E36 318is Coupe
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.
Sounds good! After you reach 10 posts you should post some pictures for everyone.
 

T9 man

TC Pro Founder
Moderator
Points
1,077
From
London, UK
Car
Saab 9-3SS T9
I'm looking for anybody have KIA sephia and have acknowledged, coz I want to install my rides with turbo charger . Is it possible ?
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! ;)
 

hicusdicus

Wrench Pro
Points
143
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.
 

hicusdicus

Wrench Pro
Points
143
From
arkansas Ashflat
Car
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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badaveil

Wrench Pro
Points
13
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.
 

Wired85Pete

Newbie
Points
1
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
 

HuntingTarg

Tuner
Points
52
From
Cali USA
Car
'02 Kia Spectra LS
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.
That is so well-said it could be your signiature.
 

HuntingTarg

Tuner
Points
52
From
Cali USA
Car
'02 Kia Spectra LS
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.
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."
 

Odie

Newbie
Points
3
From
Loris SC
Car
2017 Kia Optima SXL
Sounds nice, what power are you making with all that on it?
Approximately 335. Just added a Flowmaster HP Converter and Vibrant 1141 resonator. Will add W3 Catch Can System This week. Both above items are straight through with deep rumble at idle. No Drone and only minor cab noise at low rpm. Should have close to 350 HP now. Planning to add JB4 tuning system soon.
 

thexav

Pro Tuner
Staff member
Points
357
Car
2002 Clio 172
That's an awesome project.

Is it me or are the forums getting busier?
 
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