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I had one of those 2.0 turbo motors on the floor and took measurements it will fit our car with minor tweaking.. also will need an optima intercooler, ecu, and wire harness. Oh and lots of free time.. I've wanted to do this swap so bad for months lol.
 

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are the harnesses that different? also, would a FMIC be able to be done instead of the optima intercooler
 

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If kia put this motor in a newer model forte, I'd be interested in trading it in but I didn't buy a brand new car to do a engine swap on.... I'm sure someone would do it in the near future though.
 

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I would not even attempt this without the optima harness.. if pin 20 on the connector for example was to the injectors and on forte it's pin 18 you are with a non running engine lol
 

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they dont seem too expensive... maybe 200$ for a complete engine harness.. but a u pull place may be able to give a better price if you bought it with an engine
 

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i'd love to pick up an extra engine, even a 1.6 turbo'd motor and build it and then just swap it out on one of my long weekends
 
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I am curious as to what Hyundai does to put out 300HP from their 1.6L turbo WRC i20. But I imagine that this is all a secret... for now. I'm not saying that I want 300HP but 250HP would be sweet.

Has anyone done a base dyno run on their stock motor? Interested in what we really put to the wheels. Both auto and manual. This is the strongest 201HP that I have ever fealt.
 

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I am curious as to what Hyundai does to put out 300HP from their 1.6L turbo WRC i20. But I imagine that this is all a secret... for now. I'm not saying that I want 300HP but 250HP would be sweet.

Has anyone done a base dyno run on their stock motor? Interested in what we really put to the wheels. Both auto and manual. This is the strongest 201HP that I have ever fealt.
Look at my product page for the intake. I have the stock numbers compared to the intake numbers there. Click on the technical spec tab.

Kia Forte SX Cold Air Intake

I also posted the dyno in the thread in my vendor section about the intake.
 

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Probably not really secret how they do it. Built bottom end. Cams port and polish more boost. Expert tuning.
 
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I am curious as to what Hyundai does to put out 300HP from their 1.6L turbo WRC i20. But I imagine that this is all a secret... for now. I'm not saying that I want 300HP but 250HP would be sweet.
My guess would be that from an engine perspective it's going to have seriously uprated internals, likely a different compression ratio too. Intake and exhaust will have been fine-tuned, and possibly a different turbo too. Not sure what fuel they use, probably 100 RON though, and then to top it off, the ECU will have been mapped for the setup, and of course for the performance, with a bit of reliability thrown in, unlike our map, which I have a feeling is very, very conservative.

In addition, where does the 300BHP figure come from, by that I mean, is that from the engine itself on a dyno, or from the car running on a dyno. If it's just the engine, then it'll be less when in the car. If it's when in the car, then also factor in the weight of the WRC car, which will be less than a road car.
 
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