Hi. This thread is for my Sportage project for my wife. Currently car has only 20000km on it and is annoyingly slow 136hp (2.0crdi aut 4WD). Hopefully it will be over 260hp within next few weeks and maybe I can get consumption down like 20-35%. Really don't know that much of Sportage or KIAs in general, but have been doing few diesel engine "upgrades" in the past
. I think the power part is easy (I have been wrong earlier
), but don't know about that tranny. I hope to get the car on dyno within next two weeks. Original turbo has now bigger wheels inside it and there are some other things done with the engine, but my tuner hasn't played with modified Sportages before, so let's see how things turn out.
As this one isn't the GT-line, I have tweaked it a bit. It has now 20" lightweight rims (17" as original), but tires are bit heavy as I wanted those wheel arches to look "full" and went 245/45-20 instead 245/40-20 which would have been the "original" size. It also have side skirt extensions to prevent stones hitting the body, new LED lights here and there (for example 200W curved high beam bar burried inside front bumper), evil looking dual exhaust, but not anything that you can buy from KIA or even aftermarket. Also put Eberspächer in it as winters are cold here and changed original 7" screen to 8" from GT-line. I also painted it from here and there.
Can't post any pictures as it is not allowed by forum rules as this is my first post here. Maybe I can post few teasers later.