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.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
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?
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.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.
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.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.
Nice find. Waiting to see if race chip comes out with thier one and findings. Very similar to Power Control X.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.