2020 Forte GT
Water/meth injection kit started today. Dunno if ill have time to finish full install.
The only listing on X-Force US for Fortes is their cat-back exhaust...no axle-back exhaust.
Kinda sucks that prefab exhaust system are very limited in choices and availability. I want an axle-back, too, but I am looking into an exhaust shop with mandrel bending capabilities and getting one made to my liking. It seems our cars are flying low under the radar to be noticed by the aftermarket.
Sign of the times, unfortunately! If this had been "pre-COVID Crap" there would be all kinds of offerings.Kinda sucks that prefab exhaust system are very limited in choices and availability. I want an axle-back, too, but I am looking into an exhaust shop with mandrel bending capabilities and getting one made to my liking. It seems our cars are flying low under the radar to be noticed by the aftermarket.
That is because Corsa tried to complete in the Sport Compact market before and weren't too successful at at it.CORSA Performance is about 15 minutes from my workplace. I emailed them last month about exhaust systems for our cars and offered to let them have my car for fitting and testing purposes. They were not interested lol.
In the meantime, I finally received my aFe Takeda Stage 2 from JM Auto Racing. One of the few places that would give me an honest answer about their stock allocation and delivery. Great customer service and they updated their website within minutes of me letting them know about the Forte GT compatibility.
Installed it last night...
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You guys have that plug in the hole on the side or did you leave it off. I have it off for now.
Kinetic was an actual race team that ran KIA's in SCCA World Challenge (Optima SX) and N/A Forte's Koups in Grand Am Continental Tire Endurance Series.Aftermarket performance parts sales for Kias are historically low - the fact that the Hyundai Elantra shares our platform is helping us Kia owners tremendously.
In the past both Solo-Performance and Kinetic made exhausts for Kias but obviously the sales were so low they dropped providing performance parts altogether.
Solo-Performance provided quiet-to-LOUD exhausts on Amazon (@$499) for 1st Gen Forte sedans and Koups too...no longer available.
Kinetic raced Fortes and Optimas and tried to become the premier Kia performance shop - but that fizzled. I have the Kinetic exhaust on my wife's Optima - it retailed for more then $1,200 but I was able to win it off e-bay for $600 including shipping because no one was interested in it - NO BIDS!
Right now EVilla Motorsports and X-Force provide exhausts for our cars...if the sales go south we can count on them to stop making them. It's just good business sense.