Has anyone here grabbed the SXTH Element tune? It's amazing how little aftermarket info is around.
There is some really good information out there. There is a FB page ( Kia Forte GT Turbo Club) with alot of cool things and information on our cars. Also check out the links in the first page. I try to update it when i can.Has anyone here grabbed the SXTH Element tune? It's amazing how little aftermarket info is around.
I hear you brother. I live in KC. There are places to race these cafs?There is no risk at all.
I was just looking at my logs. AFR is 11.8 at high load 18.5 psi with 116 degrees iat (inlet temps as measured at the manifold).
That is Map 3 at night with a ambient of 70 degrees.
Water temps are under 200 degrees.
Those data points tell me a few things -
1) More E85 can be ran I'd say E40 which might allow more ignition advance. With a bench flash you can run 100% E85 and the advantages of that is more heat is pulled from the combustion chamber. It's the cheap thing to do but other fuels have much higher BTU's than E85.
Also pump E85 is cut with 87 octane unleaded and becomes unstable at high rpm which is the advantage of racing grade E85 and allows you to keep the majority of your timing advance.
That's important especially at the strip or any other competitive driving where you spent a good amount of time in 3rd and 4th gear which is max load as well.
2) Map 5 which offers no tapering of boost looks like it will hold 20 psi to fuel cut (6700 rpm)
Nothing is getting hot, glowing red or any of that stuff, we are working within the window of the stock tune but have access to all the same information the stock PCM has. We aren't over-revving the engine either, which is more about timing chain life between changes.
That's why got the JB4 and the very next thing I bought was BMS water-methanol injection. I am waiting for the map sensor adaptor to come back from back order.
I am about to embark on Race Week 2.0. There is no reason to assume that as long as you work within the car's limits that it will break down. If it's going to break it's going to be in the first couple of thousand miles. I am over 9500 as the car sits.
That's five days, making at least one pass at every drag strip. Max ambient temps will be around the time the track goes hot (4 pm), with a fully functional water-methanol system there's no concerns and the goal like Hot Rod Drag Week is to get your run in early, make a qualifying run which in my case is an ET of 13.0x and get on down the road.
That said one of my side goals was just more track time. So I will likely make 3-4 passes a day. That's 13-20 passes over a week and over 1,000 miles between all the tracks. Not to mention the 1,500 mile drive from LA to Topeka and then back.
If I thought for a minute the car couldn't do it, I wouldn't have entered it.
Heartland Park has a road course, autocross course/drift area and a 1/4 mile drag strip. Great Bend is also in Kansas is 1/4 mile drag strip.I hear you brother. I live in KC. There are places to race these cars?
You won't gain anything other than the fuel used over 87 octane. These cars have tight torque controls, anything that increases torque which in-turn increases horsepower will be tamped down by the engine controls.So bought a sixth element catch can, hks colder plugs, Takeda cai. Found a shop near me that works with rice burning turbos hehe
I have 93 octane so gonna have them dyno for base then after. I'll post what is going on.
It's a bargain for the amount of things it's capable of. They don't offer discounts, but the others aren't better products either.
Where in the US only gets 87 octane? No name brand fueling stations? If you are on a Indian Reservation I can sort of seeing that being possible.