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    Kia Stinger LAP3 Review for 2.0

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    Hey guys! I'm seeing a lot of love for the V6TT here and not enough for the little 4 banger! I just received my LAP3 chip in the mail today (Surprise! Thought it would come Monday) and threw it right on! Okay, review time:

    Installation: Installation was pretty straight forward after some digging around. All of the videos show the installation on the V6 stinger and not the 4 cylinder. This confused me as I could not find the plugs at first to plug in the LAP3. I was almost at the point of giving up looking for a 4 print plug in the engine bay. I searched YouTube for some installations on Hyundai/Kia 2.0L and they helped a little bit. It then came to me that the engine is mounted longitudinally, so the plugs that I was looking for were buried on the driver side of the engine! There are 2 plugs located there. One is on the intercooler piping and the other is hidden under some wires on the side of the engine. All you have to do is plug in the orange connecting wire to the engine harness and bam! Done! It really is that simple. I used some black zip ties to hold the wires down and some 3m mounting tape to hold the actual chip in place.

    Driving Impressions: Now, 260hp/260tq is nothing to laugh at but more power is always welcome! If anybody has driven the 2.0, it definetly feels quick and very nimble. There is a surge of torque between 2k and 4-5k rpms that KINDA puts you back in your seat. This LAP3 puts the Stinger where it should have left the factory with. This thing flies now! It is so much more fun to drive. The torque rush is pretty crazy now. The power will put a huge grin on your face. For 5 minutes of work, it's truly amazing. Also, it can finally spin through 1st gear and into 2nd (Mine is RWD)! The throttle in sport mode is much more responsive (my guess is due to the increased power). The gas pedal used to feel lazy no matter what mode you would put it in. The LAP3 changes that dramatically. Only needing 2 plugs to gain this much power and responsiveness is crazy. I came from a NA car and it was tough squeezing power out of it. This product is definetly worth the money. I wish I had some before/after dyno sheets, but the claim is 52whp on 93. It definetly feels like it. For a large 4 door sedan, this thing boogies now!

    Caution: The plug on the engine has some wires that dangle close to the belt. I didn't realize this until my car started shaking and the RPMs didn't work. I thought this was the end for the LAP3. I found out that the wire was rubbing up against the belt and causing this chain reaction to happen. Make sure that you zip tie everything tightly and securely so you won't have the “Oh snap there is only 900 miles on this car and I broke it” moment.

    This is great for people who lease their cars, as there is no flag the comes up in the dealership system that the ecu was tampered with.

    As I keep racking up the mileage, I'll report back with any longevity issues. I hope this product keeps the engine safe and reliable for thousands of miles to come. We will see!






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    Great write-up. Can you post some pictures of where it plugs in on the 2.0?

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    I would love to, but have no idea how

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty17 View Post
    I would love to, but have no idea how
    @Marty17 I'd be more than happy to host any images for you, please just email it to support@kiastinger.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiaFan View Post
    @Marty17 I'd be more than happy to host any images for you, please just email it to support@kiastinger.org
    I'll take some pictures and email them to you tomorrow. Thanks!

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    Thanks for sharing this, glad they finally release the 2.0 tune. Any plans to take it out to the drag strip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXStinger View Post
    Thanks for sharing this, glad they finally release the 2.0 tune. Any plans to take it out to the drag strip?
    I would like to get it to the drag strip to see what times it would put down. I'm sure it's not earth-shatteringly fast, but I bet it would put up somewhere in the 13s. There no drag strips close to Pittsburgh, though. I'll be autox it and hopefully get it on the track a few times. She's my DD so I'm not going to get to wild with it!

 

 
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