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Recent content by KIA-StingerGT

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    Horrible Drivetrain Noise! Scraping! Grinding!

    I have nearly 30,000 miles on my car, occasionally experience the disc pad caused brake vibration issue. Never had any loud noises associated with it though. Good call though on your being ready ahead of time. When my brakes need replacing, definitely going aftermarket unless KIA has a fix for...
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    Horrible Drivetrain Noise! Scraping! Grinding!

    Backed out of the driveway, heard a sound coming from the chassis. Drove further and the problem intensified. Only occurred when moving. Called a dealer. They were backed up and couldn't look at my car for over a week. They suggested I have it towed in as a precaution. YIKES! Remembered I knew a...
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    AWD vs RWD

    Awesome for snow traction. Never buying a RWD vehicle again.
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    I Just bought a KIA... WTH???

    Great story! For me, I've owned new Mustang GT's for decades. Recently was trading them in for new one's almost every year. But only ever wanting to own one car, driving in snow with them was a white knuckled experience at best (no matter what tire you used). Enter the Stinger GT AWD. It fit my...
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    Ready to Pull the trigger. I hope someone can help.

    KIA recommends 91 across the board. 2022 KIA Stinger Owner's Manual Fuel requirements For the optimal engine perfor- mance, we recommend you use unleaded gasoline which has an octane rating of RON (Research 0ctane Number) 95/AKI (Anti Knock Index) 91 or higher.
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    Acura TLX Type S Instrumented Test Numbers Are In ...

    Ouch! I'm not against the Type S (competition benefits everyone). But across the net most people are asking why Acura didn't put a little more "oomph" in the Type S.
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    Acura TLX Type S Instrumented Test Numbers Are In ...

    Stinger GT AWD quicker to 60 mph by 3/10 sec and the quarter by 4/10 sec and traps 5 mph faster. Car & Driver: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a36480011/2021-acura-tlx-type-s-drive/ Curb Weight 4,201 lb 0-60 mph 4.9 sec 1/4-Mile 13.6 sec @ 103 mph Skidpad 0.96 g
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    Window sticker

    Buy a new car? lol If you want an online version, use the link below and add your VIN number at the end of the link: https://www.kia.com/us/services/en/windowsticker/load/ If you want a printed copy, trying calling the dealer. They might be able to get one for you.
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    Kia Stinger Aftermarket Wheel Options

    A lot of nice wheels here, but for me, my car stays 100% bumper-to-bumper bone stock!
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    My Stinger at the Dyno

    Don't worry, you're not being combative. Just that some people don't like hearing the truth. Oh well ...
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    Exhaust Thread

    I'm don't really want an aftermarket exhaust, but if I did, this dedicated KIA Stinger site is certainly the place to look for one.
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    Ran my 100% Bone Stock Stinger GT AWD ...

    I noticed that in tests for the Stinger GT AWD, I matched MotorWeek's 13.1 sec quarter, beat C&D's 13.2 sec time, and walloped MT's abysmal 13.6 sec time. I'm game if the last two are in need of a driver. :cool:
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    My Stinger at the Dyno

    Seriously, only a 3.6% loss to the wheels should raise some eyebrows. Should be more like 310-315 whp for a RWD, not 352 hp.
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    Ran my 100% Bone Stock Stinger GT AWD ...

    This was Test & Tune, I was literally surrounded by radically modified race cars including an 850 hp 1970 Chevy Nova. As for me, I spent decades at Test & Tunes running mildly modded Fox body 5.0's. I bracket raced a few times (boring), and won my class once (pic below).
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    Ran my 100% Bone Stock Stinger GT AWD ...

    Only had time for one run, was very happy with the results. Density Altitude 988 ft, zero mods, base GT, spare in trunk, 1/2 tank of 93 octane, launch control:


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