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Hello all! I am super stoked to be able to register on a forum for Forte Turbos! Never thought such a thing would exist!

I bought a 2015 Forte5 SX, Aurora Black back in mid-February. Here is some pics of me and the car, (Yes I am 17 :p, just read my profile if you want to know a little more about me.)

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Welcome again, this is a great forum. Lots of good vendors here too. Any plans on modding yet? Car looks great btw.
 

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Welcome to the show.. if you have any questions.. about your ride.. we have a lot of knowledgeable people.. and a few Kia Techs that can give you the ins and outs.. we have a few venders... and as of now we have 2 build threads going.. There is mine that's is slowly breaking down the simple bolt on parts that our car have to offer and there is Or supermodrator.. that's doing the first built 1.6 turbo ever.. out side of a Kia, Hyundai, built SEMA show.. and we have a few other guys that fill the gaps between my build and Big 'K' car.. and please go check out Voloster turbo forums.. our cars have the same drive train with just a some different packaging and body work.. welcome the Wild west of Performance KIAs
 

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Thanks! I live in North Georgia 6th, near Dahlonega. In response to the mods question:

I am about to graduate high school so I will be getting some graduation money and the first set of mods I plan on doing are definitely newer wheels and tires, I want a second pair so i can screw around on the weekends and not feel bad daily driving. FMIC and a SAI are next on the list. Any pointers on where to look for a guide on FMIC would be greatly appreciated. Was also looking at some bucket seats possibly, but right now the current ones are fine for my level of driving.

As far as Knee and Korean's builds. I have checked out your Kneegradamus, and I must say, holy cow. That's impressive, life goals right there. Maybe when I make a six figure salary lol, but not anytime in the near future. Korean, I haven't checked out your build yet, but I will be doing so right after this is posted! Seems like something I would be doing, lower budget bolt on performance parts.

I presume you guys have the manual's though, and my only question is, can I do anything to make the transmission better for the automatic? I don't really have any problems other than it shifting just a little quicker than I would like once I hit high rev range. Could be for safety, or it could be where it needs to be shifting but it just does't catch up on the tach.

Anyways! Thanks for the welcome! I can't wait to spend a few years with this car, it's unique, fun, perfect for a college student who is a car enthusiast, and man is it underrated. :D
 

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If you have eco mode off and pull it over to manual mode it should automatically still shift around 6250 rpm which is a little late and power band is already dropping off. Best power range being stock with the A/T is from 4000 to 5600 rpm (best range for whp on the dyno). I have the A/T also and even with all the mods i still shift at 5200 to 5400 (mainly to prevent the ecu from flat lining).
 

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Thanks! That's information I could only get with a Dyno run. Duly noted. I never run in eco mode because I like to shift all the time :) and with the Sportmatic mode on, I normally don't high rev shift unless I just feel like blasting it out of a red light. I like the auto though, because if my family needs to drive it, they don't have to reteach themselves a manual and its good for long trips. But I still run the manual mode #becauseracehatch. :D Thanks for the info!

One other thing! I HATEEEEE the front plate mount on the car, and KIA figured it would be a great idea to drill right through the front carbon fiber strip instead of latching it around the back with a few latches or something? So instead I have to pay $50 bucks for a new grill entirely and then replace that to get the plate mount gone.
 

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There is a few members here that have done a custom fmic, but if you are not planning on getting it anytime soon. You could wait for 6ths fmic kit to come out. He has a thread with more info on it....
 

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Thanks! That's information I could only get with a Dyno run. Duly noted. I never run in eco mode because I like to shift all the time :) and with the Sportmatic mode on, I normally don't high rev shift unless I just feel like blasting it out of a red light. I like the auto though, because if my family needs to drive it, they don't have to reteach themselves a manual and its good for long trips. But I still run the manual mode #becauseracehatch. :D Thanks for the info!

One other thing! I HATEEEEE the front plate mount on the car, and KIA figured it would be a great idea to drill right through the front carbon fiber strip instead of latching it around the back with a few latches or something? So instead I have to pay $50 bucks for a new grill entirely and then replace that to get the plate mount gone.
Yeah, the drilling thing ticked me off too. I just took my front plate off. I touched it up so its hard to see unless you are right up on it, don't feel like paying for a new one at the moment. It'll all performance and upkeep at the moment.
 
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