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Hello all, been lurking for a little bit and thought I'd join the party. Just bought my wife a Steel Blue 2015 Forte5 SX 6mt in November and loving it!! Seems to have every option except nav, even has the better heated/cooled seats, moonroof, the works! Traded in a 2013 Soul+ 6mt for this as it's a little bigger on the inside and much more refined, sporty, more power, etc, etc. Two small kids so it's our answer to a minivan... She wouldn't settle for an automatic and I wouldn't settle for anything less than the turbo so we found a winner!

Excited to see a community and more importantly performance mods being brewed for this platform!! I'm extremely into BMW's and fast/turbo imports. My personal car is a 1995 BMW 3 series sedan with many mods including full poly suspension, 3.2L M3 engine swap and an aftermarket turbo system, should be pushing around 400whp @ 12psi when I get all the kinks worked out, only have 2k miles on the rebuilt engine and turbo setup. Bigger turbo would push 600+whp easy but that's a whole other discussion... it's my aggressive daily that will see some track time and drifting :)

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and the Bimmer, pardon the ugly stock wheels :( That will be addressed ASAP









Happy to be aboard, apologize for all the boring BMW stuff lol :) Many, many plans for the Kia, I think I'm more excited about modding it than she is but she'll come around!
 

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Welcome to the forum! Both cars look killer! I have a snow white 5 thats fully loaded but a auto. You will like the potential that this car has. A member @knee is going to do a full build on his shortly.
 

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Thanks! Yes, I've been checking out the fmic build if that's him. While I'm glad these cars have it, I'm a little shocked at the size and placement.
 

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Welcome dude! Man just so you know I'm in Austin as well. there is also another member here and we go to the car meets and rock the forte, you're welcome to join too!
 

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Welcome my freind!!
Any questions you have just ask!!
We have alot of good things coming for the Forte.
 

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Wow, ATX taking over! Haven't seen another 5 in the wild yet, been wanting to get active at meets now that we have this and my car is up and running. Tough to find time unfortunately with work and kids
 

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Wow, ATX taking over! Haven't seen another 5 in the wild yet, been wanting to get active at meets now that we have this and my car is up and running. Tough to find time unfortunately with work and kids
i feel you on that one
 

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welcome to The forum.. I to am in Austin Texas and got my Forte5sx 6speed in November.. and guess what... mine is steel blue as well.. welcome.. I hope to see you out on the streets.. and maybe you can roll out to the meets.. on the plus side.. it looks like your dealer spared.. your front bumper.. mine has the plate holder with some nasty holes from the install..
 

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one good thing about prepping your own car, I didn't install the front plate, and welcome to the club
 

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The plus side about the bumper is the replacement part (that fake carbon plastic strip) is only 60 bucks...
 

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Wow, a twin in Austin. Sorry man!

Yeah, I have the piece for the front bumper but said "no thanks" to the salesman with tools... I'll figure something out soon, just got the plates Saturday.
 
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