Well first thought that comes to mind is the 4 speed auto Forte has very tall gearing designed for fuel economy - I'm sure the time would be a lot better with the 5-speed stick.
This.Well first thought that comes to mind is the 4 speed auto Forte has very tall gearing designed for fuel economy - I'm sure the time would be a lot better with the 5-speed stick.
Unless that CAI is attached to an intercooler, a turbo, turbo header, and a cat+cat back it's not going to shave a second off his time.Get a cai and try again
^ As in beating the integra, don't get his hopes up. You'll get better results from more seat time then anything else.A cai full exhaust should be more then enought to get you to were you have to be.
Dude, that was mega-helpful. I didn't think about the stability control interfering with my launch...hmm. Gotta call Tony and tell him to bring his broke-ass Acura back over! (yeam..the one I LOST to) with 2-zillion miles on it!Unless that CAI is attached to an intercooler, a turbo, turbo header, and a cat+cat back it's not going to shave a second off his time.
Acuras have incredible gearing in their autos for take offs. You'll see that most of the time the engine is at >3000RPM at highway speeds. Our cars are barely at 2500 at the edge of legal limits.
You also turned off ESC right because that'll kill your launch. If you want to launch harder you can try loading the Torque convertor by holding the brakes and revving the engine.
Wheel combos will also make a difference. If he's running light weight 17s and you're running heavier 18's for example you'll loose power as well. Smaller wheel circumferences also help the car get up and going faster.
Uh I don't know what's wrong with your car but when I floor my car from a stop I can spin my wheels, or should I say at least when my ESC is off when it's on you car hear the brakes go nuts and see the ESC light flash like crazy. These LS2s have decent grip but ain't as grippy as race tires. The Hankooks are worse than the LS2 in grip.Personally I don't think stability control changes HP, MPG or acceleration (unless for some reason your wheels are breaking free. Stability control apply brake when it detects that a wheel is spinning... which is not happening in this case. I also don't think it changes MPG. I think that the thought on that is that (sentence = ouch) as the vehicle turns the wheels move at different speeds and this caused the stability control to do something. It should not. It should only apply brake when a tire actually breaks free and spins.
As far sa 0-60... as mentioned above, gearing is _everything_!
I vaguely recall either a post on this forum or a magazine review saying that the ESC seemed to kick in despite it being disabled, but I guess that could be down to a faulty ESC switch or something else. Or maybe it's just my faulty memory!The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. To switch to ESC OFF mode, press the ESC OFF button. The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate indicating the ESC is deactivated. If this indicator stays on when ESC OFF is not selected, the ESC may have malfunctioned. Take your vehicle to an authorized KIA dealer and have the system checked.
ESC and TC can be turned off with the same button. Apparently tho it's more like the Merc definition of off. Meaning it's never really off it's just super duper lax and will only help you vector the car in extremes. I can't prove this as extremes would mean I need a track and not using one would be stupid.Hmmm checking the manual again turns out I'm wrong, the ESC is switchable and there's no mention of TC.
I vaguely recall either a post on this forum or a magazine review saying that the ESC seemed to kick in despite it being disabled, but I guess that could be down to a faulty ESC switch or something else. Or maybe it's just my faulty memory!