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My new toy:
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aFe Takeda Stage 2 Intake Installed:
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Paddle Shifter Extensions Installed:
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SXTH Element Intercooler Installed:
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SXHT Element Cold Pipe Installed (part of intercooler kit)
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Velossa Tech Big Mouth Intake Installed:

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Evilla Motorsports Axle-back sport exhaust

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I know Kia hates Forte GT owners...why else would they choose a wheel that takes as much time to wash and dry ONE wheel as it takes to wash and dry the entire car!!! LOL!
 

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I just got a 2021 Forte EX. Assuming the headlights are the same on the GT -halogen bulbs- do they cast enough light? I only drove mine once at night and it seemed to be lacking even on high beam.
Dude, you started your own thread on this already (Headlights on 2021 Forte EX seem to lack brightness). Don't hijack other people's post.
Secondly, the GT has LED headlights so very different.
 

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I just got a 2021 Forte EX. Assuming the headlights are the same on the GT -halogen bulbs- do they cast enough light? I only drove mine once at night and it seemed to be lacking even on high beam.
Your question made me realize I have yet to drive my Forte GT at night - no kidding! They are LED headlights and are quite bright but I honestly can't answer your question...yet!
 

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Your question made me realize I have yet to drive my Forte GT at night - no kidding! They are LED headlights and are quite bright but I honestly can't answer your question...yet!
Probably no issue with LED headlights. Mine are called 'projector headlights'.
 

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Looks good, I have a 2020 GT with a cold air intake, sxth hot pipe and just installed a lap3 protuner. It is addictive! The protuner definitely woke the car up.
 

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Looks good, I have a 2020 GT with a cold air intake, sxth hot pipe and just installed a lap3 protuner. It is addictive! The protuner definitely woke the car up.
Addictive? I'll say it is...it takes a lot of will-power to NOT put your foot to the floor every time you drive it to feel the acceleration!

2020CLEGT - Post some pictures of your GT!
 

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I received a Kia powered mirror with homelink, auto-dim, and compass...next project!

Now waiting for warm weather.
 

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Installed:

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The Kia instructions are very good - took me two hours because I took my time and followed the instructions step by step.

The instructions show 5 retainers but there are six - one black one that is below the white label:

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The kit comes with 3 extra foam strips - I used two to protect the wiring where the wiring goes into/under the dash and another one on the wire behind the junction box to protect it.

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Hey ForteSX2.4, how is the hot pipe? Does it make any difference and is it an easy install? I was looking at it the other day and wondering about it...
 

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Hey ForteSX2.4, how is the hot pipe? Does it make any difference and is it an easy install? I was looking at it the other day and wondering about it...
Take a look at the factory hot-pipe set up and you can see why the SXTH Element hot-pipe is an improvement! Larger diameter pipe and it removes the "muffler" too. There is no doubt that airflow is increased. I'd like to get their intercooler but I don't really want to take off the front bumper... It was an easy install. It's your hobby...so get to it!
 

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Got the Evilla Motorsports axle-back exhaust installed. Nice performance sound!

The resonator is free-flowing:
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Looking in the front of resonator:
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Looking in the side of the resonator:
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Comparison of factory exhaust and Evilla Motorsport's exhaust:
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Installed (on ramps still):
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See if this works (thanks to Acura Kai):
Cold start to idle
Evilla Sound MPEG.mpeg (dropbox.com)
 

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I made a sound clip but when I try to load it it says the file is too large. Any ideas?
 

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I made a sound clip but when I try to load it it says the file is too large. Any ideas?
You can download and use one of those video convertors that will compress the video. Otherwise if you can change the settings on the phone itself and re-record the video again.
 
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