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Forecast for Saturday is sunny and 50. Looks like it is time to do more installs. This weekend I will try to do the wheels and tires, Eibach rear sway bar, motor/trans mount inserts, GFB BOV and solenoid, and catch can. I am also going to replace the front half of the Whiteline lower mount bushings with a yellow Powerflex to see if the NVH is reduced at idle.

Last weekend went great with the Veloster short shifter and Racechip XLR installs. The shifter feel with the Veloster short shifter and base bushings makes it feel like a higher end vehicle with a much more solid and positive feeling. Kia should make this design standard since it feels that good. The XLR I seem to have settled on sport setting for day to day use. Race setting is nice but a little touchy in stop and go, great for open road fun however.
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Forecast for Saturday is sunny and 50. Looks like it is time to do more installs. This weekend I will try to do the wheels and tires, Eibach rear sway bar, motor/trans mount inserts, GFB BOV and solenoid, and catch can. I am also going to replace the front half of the Whiteline lower mount bushings with a yellow Powerflex to see if the NVH is reduced at idle.

Last weekend went great with the Veloster short shifter and Racechip XLR installs. The shifter feel with the Veloster short shifter and base bushings makes it feel like a higher end vehicle with a much more solid and positive feeling. Kia should make this design standard since it feels that good. The XLR I seem to have settled on sport setting for day to day use. Race setting is nice but a little touchy in stop and go, great for open road fun however.
$76 Veloster N Short Shifter Fits | Kia Forte Forum (forteforums.com)
Racechip XLR installed | Kia Forte Forum (forteforums.com)

On a side note... I am accepting donations to buy a Wagner intercooler for a financially challenged Forte GT :)
Let me know how the BOV install goes. Got mine today. I鈥檝e seen it鈥檚 kind of annoying as the best way to do it is from the bottom.
 

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Let me know how the BOV install goes. Got mine today. I鈥檝e seen it鈥檚 kind of annoying as the best way to do it is from the bottom.
It's not too bad. Another way is to remove the air box, unplug the wire harnesses on the intercooler pipe, disconnect the recirculation pipe, loosen the clamps on the intercooler and throttle body and extract if you don't want to crawl underneath the car.
The easiest way is putting it on a lift and remove the undertray.
 

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The easiest way is putting it on a lift and remove the undertray.
Ya that鈥檚 what I鈥檓 going to do as well. Question for you guys. Is it imperative that I change out the solenoid valve right away? I will be swapping it with the pierburg. Probably makes more sense to just do them at the same time right?
 

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I wish I knew what the internal differences are on all these solenoid valves. The oem valve is the identical design to Pierburg and I am almost positive Pierburg makes them for Kia/Hyundai. The VW, Ford, Volvo and Kia valve (all Pierburg) are identical body with slight inlet/outlet diameter differences. The internal diameter of the inlet/outlets look to be identical however. So my question would be is there internal differences that make one better than another or do the original solenoids get tired and a replacement of any kind wakes things back up. I am considering trying my new BOV with stock solenoid for a week, then Volvo the next week and Ford the week after. The Ford one should be almost exact match with inlet/outlet diameters vs oem. N75 claims the VW solenoid has been redesigned several times to meet the needs of VW which makes it the best one to have. I really don't know what the best answer is.
 

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My car is ready for summer. New wheels and tires went on, Eibach 22mm rear sway bar, upper engine mount, GFB Mach 2 and solenoid were all installed. The only thing left is the catch can. Since everyone loves the QuickJack I will post that too :).
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Let me know how the BOV install goes. Got mine today. I鈥檝e seen it鈥檚 kind of annoying as the best way to do it is from the bottom.
Ending up doing it from the top and the bottom. It is so easy to take out the AFE airbox and the lower splash panel. Getting the BOV screws on and off is tight but having access from the top and bottom makes it easier.
 

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Ending up doing it from the top and the bottom. It is so easy to take out the AFE airbox and the lower splash panel. Getting the BOV screws on and off is tight but having access from the top and bottom makes it easier.
I imagine having the quick jack makes that easier, mine was kind of a pain, but my car is also slammed lol
 
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