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Kia's famous lack of ECU Tuning options..

We all pretty much know about it. Those damn Koreans hiding there code from our pesky little fingers.

But is it worth it to upgrade to an aftermarket ECU, or work with what you got?

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If you are going to turbo up or build an asphalt scorching KIA motor, then you will have to go with an aftermarket engine management unit. The megasquirt unit seems to be a popular choice. For a stock daily driver, there would be not much to gain for a lot of money. Horsepower aint cheap!
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Just n/a, so an aftermarket ecu would be pointless? I was looking for something to change rpm range mostly. And hell yeah that's true -____-; Just gonna keep it simple with mine, trying to bring it up to at least 200+ hp. Lets see how well I do

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Just drill extra holes in the mandifold and put in extra feul injecters. More fuel= more hp. You will need a hotter spark plug tho so it will detinate the extra fuel
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You should mosey on over to Streetkiaz.com. A great KIA performance site with a lot of info. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
P.S. Please do not drill extra holes in your manifold.
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Ill probably check it out, I have mostly performance questions and a lot of people here seem to like talking about run-of-the mill stuff.

I still plan on keeping you guys updated with my car though. Its a sight your going to want to see.

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I'm currently using an Adaptronic E420D ecu that has been wired into factory ECU for its Auto Command. It is very tune able just like an normal car.

My Kia Auto sportage is currently making 200fwkws (about 350 engine HP) on E85 fuel after been turbochargered

Lots of information on my thread:
https://www.kia-forums.com/performanc...-2l-turbo.html
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...P.S. Please do not drill extra holes in your manifold.
Agreed. 100x.
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Boosting my sephia cant find manifold heard a mazda miata or protege would work any thoughts?
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I was also wondering about this. I have a 2011 Kia Soul Base model, and the fact that there are so many performance robbing governors on it is driving me crazy. Topping out at 105-109 is making me want to rip my hair out. I have a friend who says he has a friend who has figured out how to take the rev limiter and speed governor off of them. Is this true?

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