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Ok look, I work at a Porsche dealership and ever since I got my car and shared my plans of a turbo being put in it, everyones been talkin crap like "dude dont do it, you'll blow your motor, its a kia, its gonna blow if you do that"

.....is there ANYTHING that i can do to get them to shut the heck up?!?!?! holy HELL its getting annoying for everyone to be like "you blow your motor yet?" EVERY ****in day!

give me something to prove to them that i wont blow the motor (this is performance addons i know but i figured id post here since i technically am asking about a turbo lol
 

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unless they offer some aftermarket rods, you'll end up like crock... the factor of safety on any of the internals won't be enough...
 

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well im just interested in seeing how long TK.com's Forte will hold up over the year, they do drive it daily right?
 

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I believe Crock's damage was due to some different circumstances. Check turbokit's posts- they explain a lot about their package and apparently with lower boost settings, everything has been holding up just fine (300 hp).

Here are some specs about the Theta II engine from wikipedia:

It features hollow stainless-steel DOHC with powder-metal cam lobes, pent-roof combustion chamber and shimless bucket tappets in the cylinder head. BorgWarner Morse TEC supplies the complete timing system which uses the company's proprietary silent timing chains. Continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) works on the intake side. The aluminum alloy engine block, which is formed using a high-pressure die-cast method, has a unique Metaldyne-supplied cassette-type balance shaft module with a two-stage oil pump built-in. In the lower-end, the block is reinforced by a ladder frame. Other notable features include fracture-split sinter-forged connecting rods and a stainless-steel exhaust manifold. Theta's EMS (engine management system) software is EMS-II from Siemens VDO and the 32-bit PCM (Powertrain Control Module) calculates the amount of intake air by utilizing a contamination-proof hot-film type MAF (mass air flow) sensor
 

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well yeah, im not gonna go crazy with it like one of my coworkers did with his integra (12lbs of boost lol) at the MOST id go to 7 or 8 UNLESS otherwise recommended to stay at 6lbs.

TK.com guys - you guys have a future buyer right here, just give me one year of bad-ass performance and no problems out of your turbo-ed Koup and I can PROMISE you, I'll bite lol. My Koup is my DD so Ill need it to run for years to come! lol
 
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It's actually not a Kia...it's hyundai, and they got turbo in alot of their cars. You'll be fine with the turbo. It's not like you're running a 100 shot of nitros everyday.
 

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^ That !

Seen a lot of guyz running 15 and more than 20 on their Beta or Beta2. Don't Hyundai use the TethaII for the Gen Coupe 2.0T? And they do so for the Sonata 2.0T too...

Don't mind them...



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Who the hell would be insane enough to mod a Hyundai or a Kia ????
 

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I could be completely wrong here....but isn't the 2.4 Kia/Hyundai motor essentially the same "World Motor" used in the Dodge Caliber SRT-4 Turbo with a reported 285hp...
 

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unless they offer some aftermarket rods, you'll end up like crock... the factor of safety on any of the internals won't be enough...
he didn't snap a connecting rod he banged valves because his timing was over advanced basically
our rods should actually stand up to a serious beating: sinter forged crack rods are supposed to be pretty damn good
 

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he didn't snap a connecting rod he banged valves because his timing was over advanced basically
our rods should actually stand up to a serious beating: sinter forged crack rods are supposed to be pretty damn good

yeah that reflash he had done kinda over did it..
so the top end got hurt.. buttom end was fine..
 

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Just let them say whatever they want, who cares ?

When you turbo your car, simply do it the right way and everything will be alright and then they'll shut up. :)
 

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Any sort of Forced Induction: NOS, Super Charger or Turbo without the proper fuling and tuning will blow any car, Porsche or Kia.

The reason our Turbo Koup has been flawless for aprox 7K miles so far is that we address the addition of the turbo with larger injectors and tuning! This IS the key to any successful FI upgrade. Tuning!!!

We don't foresee any issues with the Koup and our Turbo Kit. We run a very conservative amount of boost, keep the air fuels on the rich side and are retarding the timing.

Yes we do drive the Koup Everyday (not in the winter when there is snow on the roads), but otherwise yes.

You can rest assured that the Forte Turbo Kit has been tested and tested and proved long before we release anything to the public :)

Thanks for your interest. Have a safe and happy new year!
 
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