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General Information

Name
The Red One
Year
2021
Make
Kia
Model
Forte GT
Color
Currant Red
Packages
GT2
History
Purchased 5 Nov 2020
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Modifications

Drivetrain
Takeda Stage 2 open Intake, SXTH Element Intercooler Kit (Larger Intercooler, larger Hot Pipe, and larger Cold Pipe), Velossa Tech Big Mouth Intake, SXTH Element Universal Oil Catch Can in PCV hose. R1Concepts Drilled and slotted rotors/Ceramic brakes.
Interior
Red Shift Paddle Extensions, Powered mirror W/Homelink and Compass.
Exterior
Kia Mud Guards, Chrome fog light covers (ebay)
Audio
Stock
Lighting
Stock, Sylvania 9006 Cool White Halogen fog light bulbs.
Exhaust
Evilla Motorsports Axle-back exhaust with Evilla Sport Resonator and Evilla Motorsports mid-pipe exhaust with Magnaflow Resonator.
Wheel and Tire
Stock

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Next to install...
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Auto dimming mirror with homelink and compass installed

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How was the install? Was it a pain or plug and play?
A little work. The instructions were clear - you have to remove the side windshield trim panel and the lower instrument panel cover.

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Installed Evilla Motorsports axle back exhaust. NICE sound!

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Will be adjusting the exhaust after it goes through some heat "cycles"...
 

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And the mod bug bites again...

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SXTH intercooler installed:

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Velossa Tech Big Mouth Intake:

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Added some ebay bling:

Now it looks different from every other Forte on the road (for now)...

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Oil Catch Can installed in PCV hose
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SXTH Element universal catch can and red anodized 5/8" hose clamps from Summit Racing.
 

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Front brake upgrade in progress: R1Concepts drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brake pads:

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Rear brakes now have R1 Concepts drilled and slotted rotors and R1 Concepts Ceramic Brakes.

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2021 Forte GT- Currant Red - GT2 Package - Ambien Lights
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How do you rate the R1 Concepts brakes upgrade?

BTW it looks great. Same color as mine, but with a little, tiny more upgrades than mine😁😎(y)
 

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How do you rate the R1 Concepts brakes upgrade?

BTW it looks great. Same color as mine, but with a little, tiny more upgrades than mine😁😎(y)
If you're looking to replace your brakes then I recommend the R1 Concepts. I installed them for "eye-candy" because tinkering on my car is my hobby. I can't honestly say if they stop the car better then the factory brakes but they certainly work as well as the originals brakes - no complaints.
 

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2021 Forte GT- Currant Red - GT2 Package - Ambien Lights
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Yeah, I love the looks, but I'm also interested in better braking. Most of the time, I'm speeding. I love cars and speed! ... among other things ... 😁 Thinks like cooking, computers, and technology ... among other things. LOL😎
 

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Silver pinstripe added:

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Took some time to find the right combination - color, size, one stripe, two stripe...
Then I saw another forteforum members red Forte GT picture with silver stripes and I liked how it matches the silver lines of the GT wheels...so silver it is...:)
 

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Thanks!
 
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