There is no "tweaking" involved, but hold on a second.Precisely today, I went to the Dyno to check what did I gained with the following mods:
1. aFe Takeda Stage 2 CAI
2. xForce with Varex cat-back
The results were a little disappointing.
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Looking for the pics, I found a ridiculous coincidence. Last year precisely on June 3, 2021, I tested the car with only one mod, the RaceChip piggyback chip. With these results: View attachment 87645
From 192 to 236 hp and 214 to 281 lbs torque.
Today (yesterday) June 3, 2022, I only got from 236 to 243 hp and 281 to 296 lbs. torque.
RaceChip GTS gained 44 hps (23%) and 67 lbs torque (32%) for less than $500.
CAI + cat-back gained 7 hps (3%) and 15 lbs torque (5%) for about $1,400 plus some $400 additional installation charge.
Both mods gained 51 hps (27%) and 82 lbs torque (38%) for about $2,300
Now one for those "turbo heads" in the forum, the dyno operator pointed me to see how rich the mix is, and checking the last dyno test, I found the same behavior. I believe I know the answer to my question. The car's computer must be tuned to accommodate the mods. And my problem is that I didn't want to do that kind of tweak to the engine. So now I must decide to keep down the rabbit hole or take the blue pill and stay with what I got so far. 🤔🧐
Don't get me wrong, I'm a happy camper so far. The difference I felt driving the car, I believe, was the improvement in torque and not hp.
If i did something like that, I probably would find a place that could anodize the stock one to match the other pedals, or just anodize the stock ones.I like those a lot! But I do wish there was a foot rest cover too.. I started to ask for a link but I don’t think my brain could handle having that lonely silver one still there lol
The power band goes right up with RPM, the torque peaks at 2500 and holds until 4800-4900Hello,
Anyone install mods that helped with having a smoother powerband? Also, does the pierburg wastegate and bov solenoid work on the 2019+ 1.6L?
Well around 2k-3rpms half throttle the car almost seems jerky. I've read some reviews of people saying the sxth hot pipe and some other mods help with drivability and smooth power delivery.The power band goes right up with RPM, the torque peaks at 2500 and holds until 4800-4900
That is stock, the JB4 minics the stock power band, peak power is sooner because boost tappers depending on which map you run, Map 5 has no tapper because it assumes you have E85, oxygenated race fuel (VP MS109) or E85 added to race fuel (Sunoco GT-260+)
The car runs better higher quality fuel, that is not what you find at the pump.
One of the funniest cars I have owned, it makes power right up to the rev limit, though you should still shift around 6500 rpm, assuming manual trans.
GFB BOV though a useless noise making mod is a direct bolt-on, it does require the solenoid to keep the PCM happy.
I am going to assume you don't know this because the car has a much better electronic wastegate so I am puzzled how you think the power delivery isn't smooth? The 1.6L will get EWG control at some point but the main reason it's not available is because this community still has training wheels on it.
Manual or DCT? That is a drivablity issue it has nothing to do with power delivery.Well around 2k-3rpms half throttle the car almost seems jerky. I've read some reviews of people saying the sxth hot pipe and some other mods help with drivability and smooth power delivery.
When I test drove the Forte GT for the first time it was a DCT.I'll give that a shot. Will the TCU tune help reduce bucking from a stop also? Its a love hate relationship with this DCT lol.
Lol that was a good laugh. I'll try that next time I fill up. Usually filling up with 91 no ethanol. I'd like to know thoughts on parts that help out the car even if it doesn't make anymoreWhen I test drove the Forte GT for the first time it was a DCT.
Like the manual, if you try to low rpm launch on pump gas, the car wants to die. Now the DCT won't do that but that behavior you are describing sounds low throttle input cause the transmission to act funny.
I haven't spoken to anybody that has a DCT about this. But in my manual one of the main reasons I run a E blend tune all the time is because of that tendency to want to stall with low throttle input. The E blend gives me much higher part-throttle ignition advance which stops that in it's tracks, I can launch the car below 2k rpm and if I let the clutch out too fast which drops the RPM down it, won't stall.
Clowns on Facebook tried to say I didn't know how to drive a stick. Mind you I am 51 years old and the majority in those groups just started shaving regularly.
I would try a few gallons of E85 mixed with premium in your area to see if that helps some. You can run E20, the car is rated for E15, I run 30% and higher since the car had about 5,000 miles on it, it has 72,000 now.
Nothing that I know of, the tune in it from the factory is more focused on fuel economy not performance.Lol that was a good laugh. I'll try that next time I fill up. Usually filling up with 91 no ethanol. I'd like to know thoughts on parts that help out the car even if it doesn't make anymore
I agree with this. I did a throttle tuner and it solved my not so smooth driving. I felt disconnected from the throttle input when rowing through gears. I'm so used to drive by cable, i can't break the habit of driving that way after driving manuals for a very long time. The delay in throttle opening is annoying. I noticed my passengers heads don't rock back and forth after installing a throttle tuner when i shift.
Would you believe they followed me to the JB4 Hyundai/Kia Facebook Group? Every time I post something about improving the WMI system on some of the Stingers on there or anything in general, Kyle, Jason Caton and some other nutcase ask "Where are the 251whp dyno sheets". Same reason I haven't posted them here, I don't have access to my Windows machine nor my server, nor the NAS.I agree with this. I did a throttle tuner and it solved my not so smooth driving. I felt disconnected from the throttle input when rowing through gears. I'm so used to drive by cable, i can't break the habit of driving that way after driving manuals for a very long time. The delay in throttle opening is annoying. I noticed my passengers heads don't rock back and forth after installing a throttle tuner when i shift.
I also agree with you on those kids on the FB forum. After seeing how they are I just got myself out of that. They are so cookie cutter and petty. When proven wrong, they resort to name calling. I'm too old for that nonsense.