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General Information

Name
Malystryx1
Year
21
Make
Kia
Model
Forte
Color
Black
Packages
GT
History
Had an 18 FE 6MT and Kia made an offer for it I couldn't refuse to upgrade.
2021 Black GT DCT "subtle"
Improvements:
Evilla Strut Bar & Rear Sway Bar
ADD W1 V3.3 Oil Catch Can
CCV open air venting relocated (no more gas smell)
Blacked-out Emblems "Forte & GT"
Va Legal window tint
Vinyl "raw carbon look" Sill Protection
Engine noise microphone disconnected!
Trunk close strap (DIY)
9006 SV.4 LED Fog lights
EK1 Pro w/N75 tune
Takeda CAI
GFB Hybrid BPV/BOV (connected in hybrid config)
Pierburg Solenoid
HKS colder plugs
Whiteline Heavy Duty Lower Engine Bushing (Highly recommend this but only on the compression side!)
PowerFlex Yellow Lower Engine Bushing This is the one! Feels solid but finally zero NVH
Hot Pipe Resonator Delete

Considering:
Ultra Racing Front Lower Bar for Hyundai Elantra (AD) (waiting for it to be manufactured)
Evilla 2pt Tie Bar (have it, thinking I'm going to sell it)
Front switch back DRLs/Blinkers (have it)
Ebay spoiler from China (have it need a new trunk without holes to install)

Modifications

Drivetrain
PowerFlex (Yellow) Lower Torque Arm Bushing
Interior
EK1 Pro "A" Pillar Mounted, VA legal tint, Door Sill Protectors.
Exterior
Forte/GT "blackout"
Audio
Stock +iPhone
Lighting
S-V4 LED Fog Lights
Exhaust
Stock
Wheel and Tire
Stock

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2021 Forte GT w/GT2, Currant Red, SXTH Element Intercooler Kit, Evilla Exhaust, Takeda S2 Intake
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Nice!
 

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'21 Forte FE 6-Speed
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Looks good! The 2pt lower tie bar makes a decent difference. Mine is from Pierce Motorsports but it should give the same result. From what I've read, wheel hop is reduced significantly without much more vibration with the SXTH Element EM3 lower engine mount. I don't have one, so I can't comment with firsthand experience, but that's what I've heard.
 

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2021 Forte GT DCT Black
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Looks good! The 2pt lower tie bar makes a decent difference. Mine is from Pierce Motorsports but it should give the same result. From what I've read, wheel hop is reduced significantly without much more vibration with the SXTH Element EM3 lower engine mount. I don't have one, so I can't comment with firsthand experience, but that's what I've heard.
Copy and thanks! I was considering the SXTH unit, but $300, these guys are stupid insane with their prices. Whiteline has a bushing that will do the trick I'm told for $33, and it doesn't harshen the ride like everyone complains about with the SXTH unit. I already have their $799 EK1 (at this price you still have to purchase insurance that you'll get it, as they take zero responsibility), getting my tunes from N75, and will be avoiding SXTH as much as possible. The allure of this car to me is how inexpensive it is to own and tinker with, if I'm going to throw away $$$ I'll work on my FD.
 

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Copy and thanks! I was considering the SXTH unit, but $300, these guys are stupid insane with their prices. Whiteline has a bushing that will do the trick I'm told for $33, and it doesn't harshen the ride like everyone complains about with the SXTH unit. I already have their $799 EK1 (at this price you still have to purchase insurance that you'll get it, as they take zero responsibility), getting my tunes from N75, and will be avoiding SXTH as much as possible. The allure of this car to me is how inexpensive it is to own and tinker with, if I'm going to throw away $$$ I'll work on my FD.
Yeah true. I got a cheap one off Amazon and it worked great for controlling engine movement but rattled the cabin unbearably at idle, and it was a softer bushing insert than what Whileline sells, which is why I mentioned the SXTH bushing since people generally have pretty good luck with it. Then again, I put in both sides of that bushing and a lot of people say to only put one side in, so for 33 bucks it’s probably worth a try for the Whiteline ones. Whiteline makes some good stuff, so it’s probably gonna be better than my cheap Amazon one I got
 

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2021 Forte GT DCT Black
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Yeah true. I got a cheap one off Amazon and it worked great for controlling engine movement but rattled the cabin unbearably at idle, and it was a softer bushing insert than what Whileline sells, which is why I mentioned the SXTH bushing since people generally have pretty good luck with it. Then again, I put in both sides of that bushing and a lot of people say to only put one side in, so for 33 bucks it’s probably worth a try for the Whiteline ones. Whiteline makes some good stuff, so it’s probably gonna be better than my cheap Amazon one I got
Installed that "Whiteline Heavy Duty Lower Engine Bushing" and it's dramatically better! So live and responsive and the vibration/noise is minimal so far. I did used some urethane grease on the connecting points to help though. Also, deleted the Hot Pipe Resonator and that's definitely worth the $30 too. I do think my BPV is failing with boost I'm getting now though...
 

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2021 Forte GT DCT Black
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Not throwing the BPV overboost code anymore, but I have the GFB BPV/BOV and Pierburg solenoid in hand, so will be installing those as soon as it quits raining. Went with the Hybrid unit as it was the cheapest option (weird) so I'm going to give it a try with the horn and recirc installed to see how I like the sound. If it's too weak, then I'll delete the bypass portion again.
 

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Finally installed the GFB Hybrid BOV. I had it first set to be 100% atmosphere and it's way loud! Like low boost (7-8PSI) with it is louder than the factory BPV (disconnected). So I connected the recirc as well and I'm happy with the sound. Performance is top notch as to be expected and I of course paired it with the Pierburg Solenoid. I replaced the AFT Whiteline Bushing with the factory one too, it started to vibrate too much! Now it's great, stiff on accel and softer on let off without vibes!
 
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