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Hello everyone! I would like to use this thread for product ideas and things you would be interested in.

I will say this upfront, that I will be developing functional performance parts.

I am not into (nor do I have experience with):
- body kits
- spoilers
- misc body parts
- lighting

With that being said, here is what I would like to get done ASAP, as soon as I can get my hands on a car:

- cold air and/or short ram intake
- Blow-Off valve adapter kits
- custom fit vacuum blocks (for gauges, BOV, etc)
- engine mounts
- Front Mount intercooler kit
- downpipe
- Cat converter delete
- Cat-Back exhaust
- wheel spacers
- camber kit
- sway bars
- blow off valve
- short shifter

That's enough on my plate for now, but if anyone has any other suggestions, here is where to mention them!
Website is under construction and it will go live once I have product to sell.

For now, any development updates will be regularly posted here, as well as any info I can dig up about the car that would seem useful to the Forte Turbo community.

Thanks everyone!
 

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Possibly rigid collars?
 

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How about a strut tower brace and maybe a rear chassis/trunk brace?
 

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How about a strut tower brace and maybe a rear chassis/trunk brace?
I haven't seen under the hood of the 5, but I'm assuming it's the same as the koup. If you look under the hood at the strut towers, from a quick glance I didn't see straight forward way to get to the strut towers to make a bar.
I do need to look more into it though. As for a rear brace, that will come eventually, as soon as i have enough time.

I have a local custom exhaust shop that does excellent work but they didn't have access to the equipment that would allow them to do what I wanted to try.
Maybe you may have an idea how or if it would make a difference on this small of a turbo or since the down pipe is a little short to get the effect desired. It has been awhile since
I made the last one but I do remember the dyno runs showed an increase in hp and tq at lower rpms.
We took the flange going to the exhaust on the turbo which I believe was 2.5" then gradually flared out to 4" pipe for about 12" then gradually tapered back to a 3" high flow cat but in this case it would be
a flex tube. The idea was to give the initial push of exhaust a fast escape which also allowed the turbo to spool faster reducing lag and giving more boost sooner.
The pipe I made was for a mazda rx7 and worked well. First one was made the hard way some pipe, sheet metal, mallet, sand bag, plasma, and a tig welder kind of reminded me of a chamber on a dirt bike.
Just an idea to kick around.
Nice! I want to work on a downpipe soon. Initially, I want a cast stainless elbow that travels downward and then I will have stainless pipe and flex welded to that. I ideally want to create the downpipe where it is one piece from the turbo to the cat-back, eliminating all cats, and I could put my own high flow cat in there, or have a cat-less option.
 

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Nice! I want to work on a downpipe soon. Initially, I want a cast stainless elbow that travels downward and then I will have stainless pipe and flex welded to that. I ideally want to create the downpipe where it is one piece from the turbo to the cat-back, eliminating all cats, and I could put my own high flow cat in there, or have a cat-less option.
Would one piece be able to be shipped to Australia for reasonable postage cost though?
 

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How about using that port on your existing intake and making a Y fitting and fogger to add meth/water injection pre turbo that can hook up to your washer fluid pump.. I'm building this myself but would've been cool to just buy a existing kit lol.
 

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How about using that port on your existing intake and making a Y fitting and fogger to add meth/water injection pre turbo that can hook up to your washer fluid pump.. I'm building this myself but would've been cool to just buy a existing kit lol.
I will be making water/meth injection possible with a new throttle body I'm working on, as well as something that will help add it to the intake manifold.
 

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Braking hard at high speeds (90+) can be fun as the car wiggles and sways. We don't have a lot of caster factory and the soft control arm bushings don't help either. Make us some lower control arm bushings that will withstand the braking pressure and has a means of adjusting caster 1-2°. After that for those that lower their cars and wish to keep the geometry correct some extended ball joints would go nice with the bushings.
 

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Do you have a F5 that you can test fit on when you do the exhaust? I think the lengths of the pipe coming out of the muffler are longer than the koup.
 

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I would like some wheel spacers to flush up my stock wheels. I don't know how far of an offset that I'd but I think the stock rims are awesome and they are already 18s so a little vinyl wrap and I'm set. I would just like them more flush with the fender.
 

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I would like some wheel spacers to flush up my stock wheels. I don't know how far of an offset that I'd but I think the stock rims are awesome and they are already 18s so a little vinyl wrap and I'm set. I would just like them more flush with the fender.
You may have looked already, but the Aftermarket Wheels thread has all the info on stock offsets and the various offsets members have chosen for aftermarket rims - one of my posts in that thread also sets out the various measurements taken from my Koup re; gap from the line of the stock rim to the line of the guard. Remember also, the stock rims are only 7.5 inches in width. Hope that helps :). Happy to help out with any more info in this respect, if you have further queries.
 
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