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#605 of 704 Re: 2006 Sportage Performance Upgrade [martint]
May 14, 2006 (5:19 am)
I have a 2005 Kia Sportage EX. I put in a K&N filter, the mechanic at Kia that I talked to told me NOT to get the intake system, the vehicle already has cold air intake. It comes in right in the front under the grill. He said if you buy the whole system, it takes air from inside the engine compartment.
I also put in a different exhaust system. I can't recall the name of muffler, but it is just a bit noiser than the original and makes a huge difference in the power.
Between those two things, I have a experienced a big difference in power. I am looking into the supercharger for it. If anyone has put one of them in their vehicle, I would like to hear any feedback.
I hope this helps you.
#606 of 704 Re: Wind Noise [shabidoo]
May 16, 2006 (7:10 am)
I have never had any wind noise problems until yesterday. Up until now Noise, Vibration and Harshness has been miminal. One the weekend, I had my dealer install the cross bars for my roof rack. Since then I have been getting a lot of wind noise. At first I thought I didn't fully close a window or door, but I then realized its the roof rack. Has anyone else had this problem? It starts up at about 75KM/H.
#607 of 704 The Power to Suprise and the Power to Kill Honda and Toyota!
May 18, 2006 (11:34 am)
We have a 2005 Sportage LX V6 4wd (techinically AWD) from Dorschel Kia in Rochester,NY. About the recent posts on parts, don't blame them on Kia! Blame it on your dealr, our dealer has a facility that is used not only for Kias but Lexus, Infiniti, Saab, Toyota, Nissan, VW, and others. There are top notch and have fixed everything within hours. Only problems we've had are recalls and thats nothing to scoff over. Those only took maybe a coule hours and the other was the gas tank repleacement which only took three days. Pus, your dealer should have the products in stock, shame on them for not keeping their inventory up! Not to mention parts have to be shipped from Korea!!! People talk about Kias reiability issues, which there aren't any, at least Kia doesn't recall their vehicles lately for seatbelt issues like Toyota and GM. honestly we this is the best vehicle we've owned so far and gas mileage is a well expected 24 mpg. Also, Canadians no one cares about your kilos and liters, this is an american website we don't use the metric system here!!! CHANGE THINGS OVER!!!!
#608 of 704 Re: The Power to Suprise and the Power to Kill Honda and Toyota! [lucyinfiniti]
May 18, 2006 (11:55 am)
this is an american website we don't use the metric system here!!!
We know you're kidding but, just to be clear, EVERYONE is welcome here. Also, did you know that that the metric system is taught in ALL American schools? The U.S. is still playing catch up!
May 19, 2006 (3:39 am)
Our 2005 kia has seemed to pull to the right since we bought it. It's been to the dealer a couple of times to try and correct this problem, each time it comes back a little better but eventually gets worse again. Is the Sportage naturally aligned this way? Has anyone else had this problem and what have you done to fix it?
#611 of 704 Burn that rubber right up!
May 19, 2006 (3:43 am)
Our tires on our 2005 Sportage are already worn and need to be replaced. It has been a little over a year and only 21,000+ miles with them. There is no reason why they should worn already. We had BF Goodrich Traction T/A T tires on our LX V6 4wd. ANyone else had this problem? Recommend any good new tires (especially for all-season ones good in snow)?
#613 of 704 Re: Burn that rubber right up! [lucyinfiniti]
May 19, 2006 (9:58 am)
Ok, here's the skinny! On my New LX V6 4WD Tucson/Sportage sister car. Some other owners have had the same issues, some not. Just had my tires replaced by B.F.Goodrich, as a "Good Will" gesture. After calling B.F.Goodrich, and having the tires evaluated at a local BFG dealer, who found at 13K miles!, the front treadwear at 3/32" (the maximum legal wear limit) and the rears at 6/32", BFG actually offered to replace them if I paid 25% fronts, and 35% rears, of a new tire price, which was $120 each. That is, for a "Real" BFG Traction T/A (H rated), not a Traction T/A (defective) "Spec" O.E. tire! The local dealer mentioned that Michelin now owns BFG, who owns Uniroyal, So I had my choice of tires from these brands, Uniroyal was crap, so I thought about a Michelin Hydroedge, but the dealer didn't recommend them because he said they lost traction in the slop once they wore down abit, plus most reviews I found for this tire said they were very noisey, and they were more expensive. There were no other tires of either of these brands that were rated higher then the BFG Traction T/A from all the reviews I found, So I went with them. They look Awesome!, bigger, & wider looking then the O.E. BFG Spec tires. I'm sure they'll be better all around then the O.E. tires, I just hope to get the rated treadwear of 60K out of them, at least the local dealer offers free rotation for life every 6k, I just gotta stick to the schedule.
#614 of 704 Re: Wind Noise [hfxns]
May 20, 2006 (11:38 pm)
I know with my Aztek you have to push the crossbars to the back of the vehicle to reduce wind noise!! It happen to most suv's with cross bars!!