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You can try disconnecting the negative from the battery might reset for the new bulbs. If that doesn’t work you’ll probably need a resistor kit.
 

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My aFe Cold Air Intake came in for my Forte GT.
I'm a new owner of a 2020 Forte GT and stumbled on this 5$ BOV mod. I find it sketch that comments aren't allowed but found a similar video for the veloster and the poster didn't run into any problems. Any reason this would be a bad idea? @2:20

I just did this and it works decent sound from it as well. Haven't decided on which BoV I want to install but this will do until then.
 

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So, I used to have a '16 Forte5 SX but the suspension sucked so bad from the factory I didn't want to have to do a bunch of modding just to get it decent. So I traded it in for a Fiesta ST and absolutely love it but I'm getting older now and want something classier. I can tell you guys that the $5 BOV mod totally works, I did it back then in 2017 and adds a nice pssst sound, lag was not increased and to help with lag, remove the pipe resonator for the straight piece, did that to my old car too and that helped. Now that I'm getting a 2020 GT sedan (pretty rare GT2 one as well, found it "used" with 2k miles on it) I'm going to start with the same mods again to start with, but keep in mind only Canada has the hatchback and those with sedans should look for mods for the '17+ Elantra Sport before ones for the Veloster for best fit, although some Veloster stuff should fit. This time I'm going to get it tuned for sure since Tork is only 2.5 hr drive for me but drop in, IC res delete and if you want sound, the intake plug method works great.
 

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Has anybody found anything in terms of suspension? I was looking around and didn't really find anything other than away bars. I was looking more for a full kit but I'm starting to think it might be a lost cause
 

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If you have a Forte GT, all the aftermarket suspension parts that work on AD Elantras work on the BD Forte, same suspension.
 

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Has anybody found anything in terms of suspension? I was looking around and didn't really find anything other than away bars. I was looking more for a full kit but I'm starting to think it might be a lost cause
Kdmtuners.com has some components.
 

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Hello all - new to the forum. Just passed 500 miles on my new 2020 GT. Planning to rebadge it this weekend and have already done some silly light cosmetic touches (red accent licence plate holder and tire valve stems).

Looking at some warranty safe - low key performance mods (this is my everyday car) to squeeze just a few more ponies out of it and was hoping to revisit the CAI discussion.

Looking at the factory installed air intake - it looks like a CAI already to me....snorkles up front over the radiator pulling air from up front.

Looking at most of the custom CAI options, especially the aFe ones some on this thread have installed, it looks like the exact same set up structurally and layout wise...just a different brand OR a cosmetic "CAI" that looks cool but isn't a CAI.

What exactly is the benefit? Same layout, similar materials....am I missing something?
 

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You are right that the stock air intake is a CAI but the benefit is that it shorts the air flow length. If memory serves me correct, after the snorkel the airflow path goes down and then into the air filter. With an aftermarket CAI there is a direct path to the air filter making it a more efficient system. I could be wrong but that is what I think.
 

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Hello all - new to the forum. Just passed 500 miles on my new 2020 GT. Planning to rebadge it this weekend and have already done some silly light cosmetic touches (red accent licence plate holder and tire valve stems).

Looking at some warranty safe - low key performance mods (this is my everyday car) to squeeze just a few more ponies out of it and was hoping to revisit the CAI discussion.

Looking at the factory installed air intake - it looks like a CAI already to me....snorkles up front over the radiator pulling air from up front.

Looking at most of the custom CAI options, especially the aFe ones some on this thread have installed, it looks like the exact same set up structurally and layout wise...just a different brand OR a cosmetic "CAI" that looks cool but isn't a CAI.

What exactly is the benefit? Same layout, similar materials....am I missing something?

Take a look at the pictures and the information.
 

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You are right that the stock air intake is a CAI but the benefit is that it shorts the air flow length. If memory serves me correct, after the snorkel the airflow path goes down and then into the air filter. With an aftermarket CAI there is a direct path to the air filter making it a more efficient system. I could be wrong but that is what I think.
It makes exactly 0 difference. Air doesn't wait outside the intake, it's right outside the throttle body regardless of the length of the pipe. CAI are one if the biggest wastes of money.
 

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It makes exactly 0 difference. Air doesn't wait outside the intake, it's right outside the throttle body regardless of the length of the pipe. CAI are one if the biggest wastes of money.
At stock boost levels I would agree and I haven't seen much evidence with additional add-ons. This is a car that needs a tune to raise the torque limiters in order to gain any power from bolt-ons, plain and simple.
 

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I wanted to mention this before. DSport is a serious magazine, IE they get into the science of making horsepower from a tuner/import perspective. This is not for the crowd that thinks BOV's are an upgrade, just a warning and they do explain things rather well.

They announced Project Kia Forte GT presented by Harmon Kardon two months ago. I was notified they have added some valuable information including dyno pulls, not just of the Forte GT but it's direct competition in the market, the Civic Si

D’GARAGE Project Kia Forte GT Presented by Harman Kardon : Part 2 - DSPORT Magazine

I knew they had installed a DTE Power Control X but hadn't seen the results. It picked up 24 whp peak and 39 ft of torque on 91 octane. You will make more power, much closer to the 33+ hp that DTE claims on better fuel. I've seen results from my fuel testing that proves you will see at least that much. Not only that, I don't know what mode the Power Control X was in, but going by their other dyno testing of this on other cars they can't use the most aggressive tunes on 91 octane, advantage to those in America with 93 and Canadians with 94 octane fuel.

Don't despair those with 91 octane and 90 in high attitudes like Colorado/Utah you can get on more equal footing, stay tuned.
 

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I wanted to mention this before. DSport is a serious magazine, IE they get into the science of making horsepower from a tuner/import perspective. This is not for the crowd that thinks BOV's are an upgrade, just a warning and they do explain things rather well.

They announced Project Kia Forte GT presented by Harmon Kardon two months ago. I was notified they have added some valuable information including dyno pulls, not just of the Forte GT but it's direct competition in the market, the Civic Si

D’GARAGE Project Kia Forte GT Presented by Harman Kardon : Part 2 - DSPORT Magazine

I knew they had installed a DTE Power Control X but hadn't seen the results. It picked up 24 whp peak and 39 ft of torque on 91 octane. You will make more power, much closer to the 33+ hp that DTE claims on better fuel. I've seen results from my fuel testing that proves you will see at least that much. Not only that, I don't know what mode the Power Control X was in, but going by their other dyno testing of this on other cars they can't use the most aggressive tunes on 91 octane, advantage to those in America with 93 and Canadians with 94 octane fuel.

Don't despair those with 91 octane and 90 in high attitudes like Colorado/Utah you can get on more equal footing, stay tuned.
Nice find. Waiting to see if race chip comes out with thier one and findings. Very similar to Power Control X.
 

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I talked to RaceChip they said it was in development but you had to be close to their facility in FLA.. Then I found this -


Not sure how credible it is since they dynoed much lower than what my car and DSport's car did, both are ours are manual trans but it shouldn't make that much of a difference since 1/4 mile and 1/4 mile trap speeds more importantly are basically the same.

So their gains are inline with DTE's, given they are located (Panda) where 93 octane is the highest rated pump gas. All these boxes do the same thing, the only one with real tuning ability is the Burger Tuning JB4.

JB4 adds the ability to tune the ignition tables so you can run ethanol blends and water-methanol injection controlled from the JB4.

You can also data log with the JB4 since it plugs into your OBD-II port. You also can tap into the wide band 02 sensor the car has for running the above mentioned ethanol and water methanol.

This car runs excessively rich in my testing, my datalog from my 91 octane dyno run confirms it.
 
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