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    The way I look at it is if you are going to spend...

    The way I look at it is if you are going to spend the money to push the 1.6 to 300WHP why not spend a little more and build the 2.0 to easily have 350WHP and be more reliable.
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    Just an update, yes I still have the car and it...

    Just an update, yes I still have the car and it is still under construction. Purchasing a home and doing a complete renovation over
    the last 2 years has soaked up all extra funds I have plus some I...
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    Yes I am still lurking, When the compressor...

    Yes I am still lurking,

    When the compressor side bearing in my turbo went bad it caused it started making a strange low tone squeal when it started making boost
    and ultimately is what caused my...
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    Welcome :cool:

    Welcome :cool:
  5. Running 200F to 230F is perfectly normal...

    Running 200F to 230F is perfectly normal (personally I prefer closer to 200) but 99% of engines are designed to operate at the higher temps for a few reasons.
    First being fuel economy, warmer...
  6. It wouldn't be this post would it? ...

    It wouldn't be this post would it?

    https://www.forteturbo.org/forum/24-kia-forte-turbo-suspension/894-engine-mount-bushings-3.html#post16632
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    Here is what the Energy Suspension bushings look...

    Here is what the Energy Suspension bushings look like installed.
    9346

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    Stock Bushing
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  8. Sticky: Depending on how I have the valving adjusted but...

    Depending on how I have the valving adjusted but for the most part ride is better than stock.



    Opted to stay with the standard spring that gives a firm but smooth ride.
    From my understanding...
  9. Sticky: WOW that Koup looks very familiar lol. That was...

    WOW that Koup looks very familiar lol. That was taken the same day BC Racing did the install.

    This was on the standard 2" drop coil over kit, now it has the extreme drop kit at 3.5".
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    Sorry, must have missed this last year lol. To...

    Sorry, must have missed this last year lol.
    To answer your question on why I chose BC (A) They have a good reputation for quality, (B) They have a warehouse and R&D shop 20 miles from where I live...
  11. Adjustable sway bar links can also be found but...

    Adjustable sway bar links can also be found but only really needed if you are lowered.
    The Whiteline KLC180-235 are what I used (slight modification required) and could actually go shorter another...
  12. This is the easiest parts to find, our sway bar...

    This is the easiest parts to find, our sway bar is 23.6 mm with a mounting bolt span right at 76.5 mm (3") so I used the chart for Energy Suspension and ordered Part# 9.5159G (G is BLACK, R is RED)...
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    Poll: Everything you can do to the front will make a...

    Everything you can do to the front will make a difference, with lower control arm bushings and collars I had no wiggle. BC coil overs helped some but I still noticed a positive difference when the...
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    Poll: Power Mod.. If you don't plan on doing a FMIC in...

    Power Mod..
    If you don't plan on doing a FMIC in the future then go for the hot pipe upgrade. FMIC kit would replace the hot pipe.

    Handling..
    This also would depend on future plans, if you plan...
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    Unless you have aftermarket suspension parts...

    Unless you have aftermarket suspension parts there is no real adjustments besides toe. For caster and camber adjustments you would need adjustable top plates for the struts.

    Still a good idea to...
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    Last place I would ever place the jack is under...

    Last place I would ever place the jack is under that end of the mount. This positioning of the
    jack places the weight of the car on 2 bolts (center bolt of trans mount and center bolt of right...
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    Normally I don't agree with a lot of people, but...

    Normally I don't agree with a lot of people, but I would have to agree with this.
    Remember if you decide to go with BC, decide how low you want to go before ordering. Since you have a F5
    you...
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    Normally the Inlet would be connected to the PCV...

    Normally the Inlet would be connected to the PCV and Outlet would be connected to the intake manifold. That way the
    oil particles have to go through the separator as it enters the can.
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    Sticky: New custom built torque converter, increase to...

    New custom built torque converter, increase to stall to 2500 rpm, fully furnace brazed turbine and stator, new bearings and replaced the factory
    compressed paper clutch with kevlar. Converter is now...
  20. Before taking this to the dealer try removing the...

    Before taking this to the dealer try removing the interior LED bulbs and install the stock ones. The Canbus unit may not be seeing the required load/resistance for the dimming module to turn all the...
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    Sticky: This didn't happen with the SXTH intake but I did...

    This didn't happen with the SXTH intake but I did get a vibration in both gas and brake and all
    that happened is the intake wasn't pushed in far enough into the reducer at the back of the engine...
  22. Since you said "hub" 99.8% of front hubs also...

    Since you said "hub" 99.8% of front hubs also known as knuckles have pre-greased
    sealed bearings and a few manufacturers use a "semi-seal" of sorts for dust and moisture on the CV side. This isn't...
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    Sucks to spend money and have problems like that....

    Sucks to spend money and have problems like that. At least Kia replaced the ECU which was causing the issue.
    Now to get the spare ECU you purchased or maybe they might refund that part since it is...
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    If the sensor on the intercooler is only rated at...

    If the sensor on the intercooler is only rated at 1.5 bar (21.7557 PSI) and with even a small ecu tune that increases boost a
    small amount, you would now be out of the parameters of that sensor...
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    Nice find, need to remember this when things...

    Nice find, need to remember this when things start finding their way back together.
    Much to do before that point. Curious as to there would be any benefit in changing the sensor on the intercooler? ...
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