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Is there a thread on installing aftermarket keyless entry? I'd like to give it a go on my 2014, but if anyone's already gone through the process I'd like to see what they have to say about it.
 

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Is there a thread on installing aftermarket keyless entry? I'd like to give it a go on my 2014, but if anyone's already gone through the process I'd like to see what they have to say about it.
I dont think any 14ers have done it. But the principles are the same on any car. If ya need some help with disassembly check out a couple 14+ speaker install threads for help getting doors apart. Any other questions go ahead and start a thread in the 14+ sedan general section.
 

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Hey I'm really new to this forum but I have a question on my exhaust I would be getting a new exhaust and I'm really confused between the ark an Turbokits exhaust and I know both are good exhaust but which is better for the money
 

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Hey I'm really new to this forum but I have a question on my exhaust I would be getting a new exhaust and I'm really confused between the ark an Turbokits exhaust and I know both are good exhaust but which is better for the money
Hi Amir, welcome to the group! I'm assuming you have a Koup - please correct me if I'm wrong. Any performance difference between the two brands will not be significant, so most decision making is done based on sound and appearance. Here is a thread with some videos of both for comparison.
http://www.forteforums.com/forums/performance-modifications/9894-ark-exhaust-turbo-kits-exhaust.html

I will add that Turbokits supports us here on ForteForums, and their customer service/support has been stellar.
 

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First of all thank you so much for replying and I would like to correct you that I currently have a 11 forte sedan and I know the performance between and good brand exhaust wouldn't be much but the reason I'm here because I know people have experience in real life and they just don't sound same on a video than a real life because I rather go with a person experience over a video because they sound better in real life
 

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My 2014 Forte EX GDI has a weak speakers compared to 2010 forte EX. Is it because of a internal amp in the 2010?..Can using OEM 2010 Forte speakers solve this? they're both 6.5 inches. Can't find radio specs of 2014
 

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My 2014 Forte EX GDI has a weak speakers compared to 2010 forte EX. Is it because of a internal amp in the 2010?..Can using OEM 2010 Forte speakers solve this? they're both 6.5 inches. Can't find radio specs of 2014
A lot of this depends on if you had/have the nav unit in either one. Nav has a factory amp.
 

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i work at a salvage yard

Ok, I got a thread I need some help finding. I remember long long ago there was some talk about finding parts at junk yards. Someone posted a website that linked several junk yards across the country and you could search for the vehicle you were looking for and it would show you what yards had it. Does anyone know where that thread/website is?

I've found a couple junk yard databases on the interwebz and they either don't have a Forte as an option to search for or the site just isn't put together well at all. I remember liking the one I used in that thread.
www.car-part.com
 

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Driver seat a/c

Are you a new member here and want to ask about a particular topic, modification, or any other question without starting an entirely new thread? Need help finding that allusive thread that you remember seeing way back when? Are you on your phone or too lazy to search for something yourself?

Then ask her

And when someone helps you find that thread, hey, do someone else a favor and help them find a thread. Thanks!
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When I activate the seat A/c it feels like the fertile part of the seat actually gets warmer, not cooler at all. The horizontal section cools but not the a=back. Is this right?
 

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Do any of you guys know where I can find a rear window spoiler for a 2015 koupe?
The sedan has had one available for a while. I am not however aware of one for the koup. Maybe the same? Maybe not? Would not surprise me if it came out In The near future if its different. But expect to have it shipped from the motherland. (Korea)
 

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Hello All. I just bought a 2012 Kia Forte LX with 2.0 engine automatic & AC. I absolutely love the car but it doesn't have cruise control. I see many Kia original kits for the Rio on ebay, but nothing for the Forte. If anyone knows how I can add original cruise I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
 

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Hello! Just signed up from Tampa Bay, FL. The search bars all seem to search the entire web; how do i search just forteforums.com? In particular, I am looking for a full factory service manual.

Found and registered for kiatechinfo, but it's a pay-to-play site (seems geared towards auto repair shops, not Kia owners)
 

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Click on the search box and change it from Google to VB and it will search just the site. If you can't get what you are looking for, PM me. I'm in St. Pete, btw.
 

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Looking for how to bleed clutch on a 2011 Koup SX. I understand the slave cylinder is inside the bell housing? My car sits for 3 weeks at a time while I travel for work and now the clutch won't fully disengage when depressed.
 

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I just bought a used 2013 Kia Forte lx+ HB. The previous owner and I couldn't figure out whether it had a 2l or 2.3l engine. He added a navi/back up camera, fog lights, rain deflectors, and HB mat.

It's a sweet car, but I would like information on making it a little faster either through a turbo/super charger, or other suggestions as well as a recommended maintenance schedule. I also would love to find out what the lx+ trim includes.

I avoided learning about cars for years but now I'm trying to learn everything I need to responsibly maintain and have fun with this car!

Appreciate any help.
 

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I just bought a used 2013 Kia Forte lx+ HB. The previous owner and I couldn't figure out whether it had a 2l or 2.3l engine. He added a navi/back up camera, fog lights, rain deflectors, and HB mat.
Well, there is no 2.3L, the optional engine is a 2.4L and that was only in the SX model. So, LX/EX = 2.0L

I also would love to find out what the lx+ trim includes.
The hatchback is only supposed to be available in EX or SX. There shouldn't be a LX hatchback in 2013.
https://www.edmunds.com/kia/forte/2013/review/
Used 2013 Kia Forte Review

The 2013 Kia Forte is outclassed by newer competitors, but it still has a lot to offer in terms of value and style.

what's new
The 2013 Kia Forte gets additional acoustic insulation and upgraded leather for the steering wheel. New available features include LED running lights and power-folding mirrors.

vehicle overview
Compact cars have gone from ho-hum to holy cow in a remarkably short time. When the Kia Forte was introduced, we were impressed by its sharp styling, quality cabin, agreeable driving dynamics and generous features list. Then the bar dramatically leapt upward as a slew of newer sedans were introduced that matched or greatly surpassed the Forte's previously praiseworthy attributes.

As such, the 2013 Kia Forte is easy to overlook even though it remains a perfectly acceptable compact car. It's still one of the few that offers three different body styles: a sedan, a four-door hatchback and a coupe. The Forte's features list also remains a bright spot, since Kia has only increased the amount of stuff you can cram into this relatively diminutive car. And in a sign of modern priorities, power locks and windows might not be standard, but Bluetooth, satellite radio and an iPod interface are.

Under the hood, the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine may not achieve that flashy 40-mpg highway number touted in the ads of rivals, but at 37 mpg, it's still properly efficient. If you're willing to sacrifice some mpg for a little mph, the SX trim delivers handling on par with anything in the class. The ride can be unpleasantly firm, though, which isn't the case for some of its newer competitors.

As for those competitors, the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3 should be your prime targets. Each provides a substantially nicer cabin, a more refined driving experience and its own fresh take on sharp styling. Their engines are more sophisticated, and even if they don't boast quite the same bang-for-your-buck, their features lists are overflowing with items you wouldn't normally associate with compact cars.

Given this, it should come as no surprise that Kia is fast at work creating a new-and-improved Forte ahead of the usual schedule. Until that car arrives, the 2013 Kia Forte is a decent choice if the right deal comes along, but you should know you'll be settling for something more ho-hum than holy cow.

trim levels & features
The 2013 Kia Forte is available in three body styles: sedan, four-door hatchback ("Five-Door") and coupe (or "Koup" as Kia calls it). The sedan is available in LX, EX and SX trim levels, while the Five-Door and Koup are EX and SX only.

Standard equipment on the LX includes 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, Bluetooth and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. There are no options for the LX.

The EX includes all of the following plus full power accessories, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, map lights, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with steering wheel controls. The Five-Door and Koup get 16-inch alloy wheels standard, whereas the sedan gets them as part of the Premium package, which also includes a sunroof. The Eco package adds to the EX electric power steering, a different alternator, low-rolling-resistance tires and aerodynamic enhancements for improved fuel economy.

The Forte SX adds a more powerful engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, foglights, LED running lights, steering wheel paddle shifters for the automatic transmission, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and metal-finish interior trim pieces. The Koup SX gets gloss black exterior trim pieces. The Leather package adds to the SX leather upholstery, heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Technology package available on both EX and SX adds keyless ignition/entry, chrome exterior door handles, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a navigation system and real-time traffic. The EX version also gets the automatic headlights, foglights and LED running lights.

performance & mpg
The 2013 Kia Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 156 horsepower and 144 pound-feet of torque. In certain states, the engine is certified as a Super-Ultra-Low-Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) and as a result produces 154 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 26 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for an automatic-equipped sedan or hatchback. The coupe and manual-equipped cars are just a hair worse. The Forte Eco package bumps efficiency to 27/37/30.

The SX gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder good for 173 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. In SULEV form the engine is rated at 165 hp and 161 lb-ft. The 2.4 gets the same transmission choices as the 2.0-liter. In Edmunds performance testing, an SX hatchback with an automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, which is on par with similarly powered cars. The Koup is a bit quicker. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23/32/26 with the automatic and marginally less with the manual.

safety
Every 2013 Kia Forte comes standard with antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, a Forte SX coupe came to a stop from 60 mph in an above-average 118 feet. An SX hatchback stopped in 122 feet, which is average.

In government crash testing, the Forte sedan and hatchback received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, frontal protection and side protection. The coupe has not been rated. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Forte sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

driving
The 2013 Kia Forte benefits from an increase in acoustic insulation for 2013, but this is still a car that lacks the refinement of its newer competitors. Its ride and handling also lack a certain sophistication. You either get doughy handling and a comfortable ride with the LX and EX, or sharp handling and a harsh ride with the SX. You don't need to make such sacrifices in a Ford Focus or Mazda 3.

The Forte's engine choices might also not be as sophisticated, but nevertheless deliver competitive power and fuel economy regardless of whether you opt for the 2.0-liter or 2.4-liter. Obviously, the latter is stronger. We highly recommend the automatic transmission, as the manual is both unpleasant and difficult to use.

interior
The Kia Forte's interior is a fairly comfortable place, with good room up front and backseats with legroom that, while not great, is about par for the category. One notable exception is the coupe's rear seat, which is a tight squeeze by anyone's standards. The quality of the interior is certainly acceptable, but it's a noticeable step down from what you'll find in a Focus, Elantra or Volkswagen Golf. Some Forte test cars we've sampled have also suffered from haphazard construction. On the upside, interior controls are very user-friendly.

Both the coupe and sedan have a good amount of cargo room, with 12.6 cubic feet and 14.7 cubic feet, respectively. The hatchback version is even better, with 19.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats that expands to 44.2 cubic feet with those seatbacks folded down to make a flat load floor.

edmunds expert review process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
 

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just started payments on a 2012 forte koup sx 6-speed and loving it. but i miss my sub big time... does the stock head unit have rca hookups? i have a rockford fossgate 2 i one sub+amp and all it needs is power, ground, and rca. has anyone done this?? really dont want to get a new bezel and radio etc. this is my first post on forums so sorry for being a noob :,(
 
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