Kia ProCeed Tuning

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We look into ProCeed tuning and report on the ultimate upgrades. Kia ProCeeds great bases for a tuning project and with the optimum mods you can noticeably maximise your driving pleasure.

The ProCeed is a good tuning project to execute. We see car enthusiasts wasting money on their ProCeed doing the wrong mods and then having to start over. Follow our guides to avoid making the common mistakes

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Handling/Suspension upgrades

Many ProCeed owners uprate the handling of their cars with performance suspension mods as a priority, this will certainly increase your enjoyment of the car.

Fully adjustable suspension allows you to fine tune the handling of you ProCeed dramatically improving your drive.

Drop the car by as much as 23mm - 38 mm. and fit sports stiffer dampers, bigger drops will need other modifications in most instances.

Don't just look at the peak power figures, you need to see the whole torque curve when determining if a mod is right for you ProCeed.

With performance tips you can convert your ProCeed into a really fun car, beating bigger engined cars on the track.

Sadly with smaller engine sizes you are wasting your time spending money on modifications, so if this applies to you get yourself an engine swap then apply the following mods.

Power mods.

These mods performance kits are usually fitted by our members, decide how far you wish to go in your tuning project before you begin.

Getting the right performance upgrades for your planned usage of the car is essential. Stage 3 (competition) mods just don't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.

Stage 1 mods: Alloy wheels, Sports exhaust, Suspension upgrade (drop 23mm - 38 mm.), Remap, Lighter flywheel, Panel air filter.

Stage 2 mods: Ported and polished head, high flow fuel injector, Fast road cam, Power/Sport clutch, fuel pump upgrades.

Stage 3 mods: Sports gearbox, Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Engine balancing, Competition cam, Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves).

You really need to keep as much low end torque as you can and aim to achieve a wide power band rather than a narrow top end power hike.

The whole point of our articles is to give a brief overview of customizing mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is best place to go if you need more detailed advice and tips on your modified car project, the best sport mods and all aspects of modding cars.One of the biggest mechanical upgrades you can do to your NASP engine is to fit a fast road cam .

The intake & exhaust durations play a large part in your cars power band, but be careful here, getting this wrong can upset the idle and make the car challenging to drive in traffic. You'd need to follow a cam upgrade with other mods and finish with a reflashed ECU for the best performance gains.

You will need to ensure that the engine is not starved of fuel so will need to look at the fuelling.

Using high octane fuel is another option if you find you are suffering from pinking or premature ignition on your Kia project after fitting other tuning upgrades. To get sufficient fuel you may need to improve the injectors on your engine.

If you've uprated your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Induction kits only help to add performance if your cars air intake is restricted! Adding an induction kit to most stock engines will see NONE OF A LOW END POWER GAIN AT ALL. If you have heavily modified your engine and it's need for air INCREASES DRAMATICALLY then an induction kit is the answer and will help remove this restriction.

Induction kits can work well on turbo engines and larger engines (if supplied with a suitable cold air feed or air box), generally though we'd just recommend for ProCeed engines you should settle for a performance panel air filter preferably made from cotton.

Sports exhausts can usually air flow through the engine but do not go too big or you could will reduce the flow rate. Stick to 1.5 to 2.5 inches for best results.

Getting a professionally gas flowed head with larger valves can fully maximise your power gains. A good heavy duty fast road upgraded clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never make false economies or ask your standard clutch to cope. The best mods we recommend for your ProCeed are fast road camshaft, remap, induction and exhaust, suspension.

Remaps offer impressive power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a flashed ecu on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods.

We've also seen some tuners playing with twin charging conversions and making some very high power gains.

The most impressive power gains for NASP engines usually involve the addition of forced induction. Turbos are usually harder to add than a supercharger. Turbos provide boost in increasing proportion to increasing engine speed and this can make mapping difficult.

The nice correlating boost and rpm characteristics of the supercharger make them more straighforward to map. Adding forced induction will generally require a lower compression ratio or water injection.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Alloy wheels can help the brakes cool down and are generally less heavy than the steel ones. Pay attention to your choice of tyres (tires) for your car, a good directional tread pattern tire can really enhance your cars handling. The downside to large rims on your ProCeed is that you're changing your final drive ratio and this will have a negative effect on performance.

Because of this we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 17 inches, although we know some of our members have installed larger rims with no problems.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss ProCeed options in more detail with our ProCeed owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Kia tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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