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I got a Dyno appointment for my car, I could hear the laughter when they found out it was a Kia. I can't wait until they see the look on their faces when they see that I'm pushing 180+ ft-lbs of torque at the wheels, stock. Out of a 1.6L no less. Too bad they weren't willing to work with me on the modification while on the Dyno. I want to put the intercooler resonator delete pipe in, and get a before and after on the Dyno. I would of gone some where else after they said no I can't change the part between runs, but after I heard them laugh, I have to show up now. The look on their face is going to be priceless.

Question, as I have never been on a Dyno run before, which gear should we use on the Forte? I know they usually use the final gear, but iirc 5th gear in our cars is 1.0, and 6th is something like .8 or .7.
 

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I think we run in 4th gear on ours. I haven't had this car on a dyne but I have others. I feel you on wanting to show them what's up. I had a 03 corolla that I dyno'd and the shop laughed and asked why and I just told them because I can. Well low and behold they popped the hood and saw my TRD supercharger and their face changed fast lol.
 

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Where is this located? And when is your appointment?

Perhaps if it isn't much I could see about mine as well. So you could have a small understanding in power since I have the CAI and delete resonator. I'm about to shell the money for the exhaust or the down pipe
 

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Where is this located? And when is your appointment?

Perhaps if it isn't much I could see about mine as well. So you could have a small understanding in power since I have the CAI and delete resonator. I'm about to shell the money for the exhaust or the down pipe
I have it scheduled for Wednesday at 1pm in Bonner Springs at LSXKILR Custom Calibration (I'll PM you their number). It's going to cost $65. I'm waiting to hear back from Modified by KC in KCK , they are $50 a run, but are pretty booked. They said it would be about two weeks before they could get me in. This way I will get a base line, and I'll be able to see what the resonator delete adds.

Which side are you on?
 

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I'm on the Missouri side. That's not to bad and I have weds off. I got your pm and I know you got it before this post lol
 

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I have it scheduled for Wednesday at 1pm in Bonner Springs at LSXKILR Custom Calibration (I'll PM you their number). It's going to cost $65. I'm waiting to hear back from Modified by KC in KCK , they are $50 a run, but are pretty booked. They said it would be about two weeks before they could get me in. This way I will get a base line, and I'll be able to see what the resonator delete adds.

Which side are you on?
It isn't going to add enough to make it worth paying to dyno it again afterwards. Actual numbers you might see are 2-3 WHP maybe, but there is a lot that comes in to play when doing tests like that 2 weeks apart. The weather is a huge player and another is always use the same dyno or your numbers will be all over the place. You might get 180 for your base and go to a different dyno on a day that is 5°F hotter and lose 8 WHP> Some people will actually blame the part for causing the power loss not realizing the 2 dynos have a 5% difference.
 

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It isn't going to add enough to make it worth paying to dyno it again afterwards. Actual numbers you might see are 2-3 WHP maybe, but there is a lot that comes in to play when doing tests like that 2 weeks apart. The weather is a huge player and another is always use the same dyno or your numbers will be all over the place. You might get 180 for your base and go to a different dyno on a day that is 5°F hotter and lose 8 WHP> Some people will actually blame the part for causing the power loss not realizing the 2 dynos have a 5% difference.
I have thought about that, but I am also scoping the place out, so to speak to see which place does a better job, is friendlier, etc. I plan on picking one and sticking with them after I do the second dyno, but thanks for your input.
 

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Engine oil and coolant temps play a bigber part than you realize too.

When I was dynoing the intake systems, every run after the other showed less power. So you'll hop on there stock, make your first run and if they run the same gear one more time, you'll lose 4 - 7 whp right away.

I was lucky the dyno owner charged me a decent price for a few hours, so I had time to let the fans do their job.
 

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just remember you a costumer paying for a service... back in the day being beholden to a shop was necessary.. but you have the internet and lot of options.. and Yelp!!.. at the end of the day.. if you don't like how you are treated or feel disrespected don't deal with them.. you can always find another shop.. Vote with your wallet..
 
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Updating thread.

Found a decent place. Took it in this morning, had to wait around a while, but was worth it in the end. When they first took the car back, I asked to see it, but they explained that they couldn't let anyone back there. I understood, but it was a disappointment. I heard them do a couple of pulls, (Car needs an exhaust so bad, Couldn't even hear the car over the Dyno) and then they came up and asked me if I wanted to see it myself. (after I waited around 50 minutes). It looks like the first pull got 177 HP, then the second got a 168HP. When I went back, there was heat just pouring out from under the car. There was no fan at the front of the car, and the hood was closed. The third pull came in at 167WHP. I think the guy took me and my car much more serious after they saw the results. They never acted unprofessionally (unlike the other places I spoke with), but after they saw that I actually had a half decent car, they acted much more casual with me. They said they where going to let the car cool down and do another run, so they opened the hood, and I told them to take off the engine cover. After it sat for about 10 minutes they did another run where it posted the best results at 183 WHP.

They ended up doing pulls in third gear (they tried 4th, but decided that third was better), over all I'm pretty happy with what I found out. It also let me talk to other people who are interested in tuning foreign cars, though they are a Honda shop.

I asked about getting some exhaust work done. I talked about getting a straight pipe, and they said they could not do that for me. As a Missouri state inspection station, they said all cars have to have a muffler. I'm really glad I live on the Kansas side of Kansas City (sorry bnelson). I asked what they recommended for a muffler, and they gave some name of a brand, they told me they had a turbo Civic I could hear it on if I was interested. So we went out back and I got to hear their build project. (last Dyno they did on it, it was just over 300 HP). I lost interest in the muffler after I heard the car because it was louder than my car was with no muffler, it also still had that ricey sound to it too (Though I failed to mention that to him).


TL;DR 183 HP
 

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Good reaults. They should have had a fan blowing on it while doing the pulls. Is your car a m/t or a/t?
 

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It's a manual. And yeah, I was a little annoyed they didn't have a fan blowing.
 

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Perhaps I should try going there myself since I have A/T. I'll probably go after I get the exhaust done to see what I'm pulling. SXT since we have a rare car we might be able to find some places near by that might be interested on doing some work on them ;). Even though we have a fantastic base of companies here that we can wait for.
 

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Perhaps I should try going there myself since I have A/T. I'll probably go after I get the exhaust done to see what I'm pulling. SXT since we have a rare car we might be able to find some places near by that might be interested on doing some work on them ;). Even though we have a fantastic base of companies here that we can wait for.
You should, I would be interested to see what your car does, you should not mention I sent you there to see if they pick up on the influx of these K3 cars.

They gave me a way high ball park figure on getting a muffler done, that and I have access to a shop with a lift means I probably won't take my car to them for anything except when I want to get it Dyno'd again.
 

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Yeah I won't mention it. I'll get the exhaust taken care of and do I dyno when I get back in June
 

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Really makes me wonder on a stock intercooler with larger pipes vs a Fmic
 
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Really makes me wonder on a stock intercooler with larger pipes vs a Fmic
That along with the 60mm tb and upgraded cold pipe

Also try doing a acid was on the i.c. I did it and it helped a little. A lot of cap came out of mine when I did it.
 
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