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Has anyone tried the performance chips?? If so, up to 60 hp and 4-8mpg better? True? Also what about voiding the warranty?
 

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They might work on diesels but on gas engines they are a scam. If they worked don't you think the manufacturers would be using them?
 

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Some performance chips work fine, though I don't think any good ones are made for Sorento V6 as yet. These are $250-$350 price range, not the scam $50-$100 ones. The good ones really modify your computers programing and can be tailored to your requirements.
KIA aftermarket apparently not yet interested in the V6. I think when we get the newer larger V6 that the Genesis is using with direct injection, etc. that will make the V6 come alive even more.
 

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Not sure you can do much with chipping non-turbo engines, 4's or 6's. Chips work best and get the most bang-for-bucks with turbo-ed engines by remapping the boost characteristics. There may be options for the turbo GDI but that's not available on the Sorento so that's mute I guess ... I'd say spend your mod $ elsewhere.
 

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There's not a whole lot you can do with a normally aspirated engine in terms of "chipping". I suppose you could theoretically advance the timing a little if you wanted to always use premium gas, but I suspect the performance gain would be minimal.
 

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Has anyone used it on the diesel version yet? I have the 2.2 Diesel sorento.
I used one on my 2007 Sportage 2.0 CRDI. Did not notice any real improvement in the performance. Just the placebo effect.
 
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