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Kia Optima 2.0 Turbo

Do you know of a future Product you would like us to make?

Moderator: mikel

Post Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:12 am

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From www.optimaforums.com

Just here to throw some support behind a tune for our ride!

Post Mon May 06, 2013 1:14 am

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I would definitely be interested in a Diablo tune for the Optima 2.0T. You have customer if or when it is available.

Post Wed May 15, 2013 2:13 am

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Gees, Dyno tested a "mail order" tune for a customer who sent his PCM out to be "tuned".

They crammed the boost in early, but the power curve is absolutely terrible.... early peak, with a hard drop, then recover etc... Desperately needs a real CMR tune.
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Wed May 15, 2013 12:39 pm

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

tomakicovic wrote:
Gees, Dyno tested a "mail order" tune for a customer who sent his PCM out to be "tuned".

They crammed the boost in early, but the power curve is absolutely terrible.... early peak, with a hard drop, then recover etc... Desperately needs a real CMR tune.

who is offering the tuning?
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Wed May 15, 2013 6:25 pm

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mikel wrote:
tomakicovic wrote:
Gees, Dyno tested a "mail order" tune for a customer who sent his PCM out to be "tuned".

They crammed the boost in early, but the power curve is absolutely terrible.... early peak, with a hard drop, then recover etc... Desperately needs a real CMR tune.

who is offering the tuning?

A company called SFR / SeoulFulRacing. My customer sent in the ECU and got it back with some "beta" tune for his cold air and exhaust system mods. All I can say, the curve was ugly. 2013 Genesis coupe. My customer tried to arrange to fly up the guy from SFR to tune a few cars on my dyno, but they insisted on 10 cars minimum, and old customers did not count!! How's that for customer service. lol. I think they had 10 total, but only 4 or 5 were new, so it doesn't look good.

Another customer came down last week with a 2011 with a Haltech plug in ECU. Very nice, but of course expensive. He had played with various tunes form a SFR, and then a Power Axel flash dealer. He reports very poor results, and the dealer claimed it was cause the software was incomplete, and half of it was still in Korean (this is what I heard, did not verify), hence why he gave up and for a basic bolt on Genesis, he went with Haltech which is only available to 2012.
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:26 pm

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So is this something that's looking like it may happen? Will we realistically see this soon, or is this a next season kind of thing?
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:45 pm

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We've been focused on Genesis Coupe 2.0T and 3.8 V6 applications for our next venture. From what I see, Kia/Hyundai seem to source lots of similar (same) parts, so this may lead into Kia at some point :)
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:58 pm

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Oh yeah. Gen coupe is what I meant. Any eta Mr. Mike?
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:21 am

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You're a CMR dealer. You should know by now that they never give ETAs anymore. They stopped doing that because then when they don't make the deadline, people bitch and whine. It gets annoying, products are released before they're ready and then they have problems. :normal:
2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i
BMS Stage 1, K&N FIPK

2000 Ford F150 SVT Lightning #3990 of 4966
Running on 7 cylinders.

2018 Chevy Equinox LT 2.0T
K&N Drop-in

2015 BMW 335i GT #1 of 1, as equipped
MPPK FBO.
404whp, 435wft/lbs

Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:28 pm

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Oh I know, but their estimates are close enough. If they say "hoping for the fall" versus "spring next year".

I'm not looking for a month.
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:26 pm

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No ETA at all, barely even started this project :)
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:28 pm

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Can you read and write it yet? The sfr guys open the board and got a little stereotax type jig that lowers down and contacts some pins to read and write it.
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:57 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

tomakicovic wrote:
Can you read and write it yet? The sfr guys open the board and got a little stereotax type jig that lowers down and contacts some pins to read and write it.

yes on the 2.0 T PCM.
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:10 pm

Posts: 58
mikel wrote:
tomakicovic wrote:
Can you read and write it yet? The sfr guys open the board and got a little stereotax type jig that lowers down and contacts some pins to read and write it.

yes on the 2.0 T PCM.

AWESOME!! lol. Jay from SFR tuned 7 cars on my dyno yesterday, man, the results looked promising. My buddies car that previously had that ugly power curve (2013) got fixed up and made 300 rwhp. I din't wanna pry, but it looked like he was partially doing it with something like Winols, complete with squigly lines and all lol.

Should be a good seller with the gains that seem possible. That damn little stock turbo on the 2013 will hold 20 psi almost to redline.

Cant wait for the Diablo version with logging and all. Woot!
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

Post Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:59 pm

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Bump for updates..... Please.
Dodge, Ford, Chevy CMR in Calgary, AB

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