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Any ideas/opinions on what the best tune is that is a good compromise between reliability and performance for a '13 SX with no mods? I will most likely be installing dual catch cans. I'm not sure if I need to install different spark plugs (for some of the tunes) as I keep reading that the '13 Optimas have colder plugs. Any of you running with stock plugs on any of the tunes?
 

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Any ideas/opinions on what the best tune is that is a good compromise between reliability and performance for a '13 SX with no mods? I will most likely be installing dual catch cans. I'm not sure if I need to install different spark plugs (for some of the tunes) as I keep reading that the '13 Optimas have colder plugs. Any of you running with stock plugs on any of the tunes?
When it comes to tuning your Optima, there are several different options available. However the reason we push and suggest the LAP3 Uncle Chip Performance Tune, is because it works great on a stock vehicle and is completely undetectable by the dealership should you ever have an issue down the line. You are required to run the upgraded HKS plugs that we carry on the website when ordering the tune. This will help to protect the motor and any possible issues with the spark plugs failing and damaging the cylinder wall.
 

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So, quick question... My final step for my car is to pick a tune and BTR is just a little pricey for me. I was thinking the LAP3 chip or UTUNE. Just wish I knew a little bit more about these two. I also considered SFR but I've heard both bad and good things. Do any of the tunes come with launch control even though we are front wheel drive?
 

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The LAP3 Uncle chip, Utune and BTR tune are all somewhat priced together (considering sale prices, shipping, etc.) with the Uncle chip being slightly less expensive. I'd suggest rather than picking one based on price that you pick the best option given your needs and car build. Just do your research and look at the pros/cons of each solution and what best fits your needs.

As to launch control, what our cars badly need (and no tune can provide) is a Limited Slip Differential to reduce torque steer and wheel spin.
 

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So, quick question... My final step for my car is to pick a tune and BTR is just a little pricey for me. I was thinking the LAP3 chip or UTUNE. Just wish I knew a little bit more about these two. I also considered SFR but I've heard both bad and good things. Do any of the tunes come with launch control even though we are front wheel drive?
Marcel13, Lap3/Pross tuning event is just around the corner. You can get a custom tune by the BEST KDM tuner!
They have been holding the highest HP records for our platform for YEARS, and they are finally providing their tuning solution in the U.S. Check the link out. The event will be hosted in DMV area.
https://www.facebook.com/events/529471753867127/
 

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Marcel13, Lap3/Pross tuning event is just around the corner. You can get a custom tune by the BEST KDM tuner!
They have been holding the highest HP records for our platform for YEARS, and they are finally providing their tuning solution in the U.S. Check the link out. The event will be hosted in DMV area.
https://www.facebook.com/events/529471753867127/
For those of us who cannot get to a custom tune event, will Lap3 be offering a "canned " version of their stage 2 tune. (presuming the vehicle has all necessary bolt-ons) ?
 

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For those of us who cannot get to a custom tune event, will Lap3 be offering a "canned " version of their stage 2 tune. (presuming the vehicle has all necessary bolt-ons) ?
Yes, but the custom is always the best for your vehicle.
 

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For those of us who cannot get to a custom tune event, will Lap3 be offering a "canned " version of their stage 2 tune. (presuming the vehicle has all necessary bolt-ons) ?
Any update on when this will be offered and at what relative price?
 

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Hello everyone! I know most of you guys already have tunes but this is for the people(like myself) that like to compare everything side by side and are looking for a tune for our cars. So did a little searching on the forum and I think this list should cover most of them. However I am not an expert so if any of the information is off please let me know and Ill edit it :D Also if more tunes are needed to be added to the list feel free to let me know :D

[h=1]LAP3 Uncle Chip Performance Tune
Price: [/h]$549.95
  • Kia Optima: 89/20whp - 91/35whp - 93/50whp
  • Hyundai Sonata: 89/20whp - 91/35whp - 93/50whp
Needed mods: None
Installation Video:
Model of Car needed:
  • 2011-2015 Kia Optima (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2014-2015 Kia Forte (1.6T & 2.0 Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Kia Sportage (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Tucson (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2012-2015 Hyundai Veloster (1.6T Models Only)
Available: YES
Purchase site:
http://www.k5optimastore.com/collections/new-products/products/lap3-performance-tune?ref=yotpo_82&utm_campaign=social_push&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=yotpo&variant=1963740356

SFR ECU Flash
Price:
$400-450 Reflash
$700-750 Adding Brand New Core ECU to hold the tune
HP Gain: 35-100 WHP
Best WHP:
Mustang Dyno DynoJet equivalent +300whp (Full Boltons + WMI + Custom Tune)
Best 1/4 Mile times:
#1 13.03 @ 111.83mph Full Bolt-ons + AEM WMI + Custom tune
#2 13.49 @ 107.99mph 3" midpipe + Intake + Canned tune
Needed mods: None
Water Methanol Tunable - YES
Model of Car needed: Any Year 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: YES

[email protected]

UTUNE Performance Flash
Price: $649.95(4/17/14)
HP Gain: ~40 WHP
Needed mods: NONE
Model of Car needed:
  • 2011-2012 Kia Optima 2.0T
  • 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
  • 2013 Models*
Available: YES
Purchase sites:
K5 Optima Store - K5 Optima Store - UTUNE Performance Flash Programmer Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
Throwdown Performance - UTUNE - Performance FlashTuner - 2011+ Optima/Sonata 2.0T
Manufacturer's Website - Make Your Own Way | GoDaddy

BTRcc Reflash Module
Price: $750(4/17/14)
HP Gain: ~50-80whp
Needed mods: HKS M45XL Spark Plugs/Oil Catch Can/Heavier oil/Windows Based PC for initial setup
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: YES
Purchase site: BTRcc 2011+ Kia Optima / Hyundai Sonata Reflash Module (2.0T GDI / 2.4 GDI)
Best known 1/4 mile time 13.7 @ 107.5 mph with 280whp-300whp+

Racing Cube Custom Tune
Price: $700
HP Gain: ~80 WHP
Needed mods: Exhaust, Intake, Performance spark plugs, synapse BOV
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: UNKNOWN
Purchase site: UNKNOWN

Pross ECU Tune
Price: UNKNOWN
HP Gain: ~40whp-100whp
Needed mods: OCCs, HKS M45XL Plugs, 5w40 Full synthetic oil
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: Only in Korea
Purchase site: UNKNOWN

All tunes are recommended to upgrade fuel unless noted otherwise.

Thats all I got if you guys have any filler info feel free to let me know. I know there are more tunes(Poweraxle/Pross/Spirra) but these are the main ones I found with all the details. Hope this helps!

*Have to contact seller in regards to this information.

Is there any tunes or aftermarket mods for the 2016 Kia Optima 1.6 turbo
 

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Is there any tunes or aftermarket mods for the 2016 Kia Optima 1.6 turbo
Hey @Jakob

Welcome to the Optima Forums.

This is an older post you are commenting on from over 6 years ago.

Usually new members will create an introductory post here on the site after joining.

However, we do have aftermarket mods and a tune for your 2016 Kia Optima 1.6T.

Intake: 2016-2020 Kia Optima 1.6T Injen Intake System - K5 Optima Store

BOV Sound Plate: 2016-2020 Kia Optima 1.6T BOV Sound Plate - K5 Optima Store

Performance Tune: Burger Motorsports -JB4 Tune for Kia & Hyundai Vehicles

Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.

-David
K5 Optima Store
 

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Hello everyone! I know most of you guys already have tunes but this is for the people(like myself) that like to compare everything side by side and are looking for a tune for our cars. So did a little searching on the forum and I think this list should cover most of them. However I am not an expert so if any of the information is off please let me know and Ill edit it :D Also if more tunes are needed to be added to the list feel free to let me know :D

[h=1]LAP3 Uncle Chip Performance Tune
Price: [/h]$549.95
  • Kia Optima: 89/20whp - 91/35whp - 93/50whp
  • Hyundai Sonata: 89/20whp - 91/35whp - 93/50whp
Needed mods: None
Installation Video:
Model of Car needed:
  • 2011-2015 Kia Optima (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2014-2015 Kia Forte (1.6T & 2.0 Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Kia Sportage (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2011-2015 Hyundai Tucson (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2.0T Models Only)
  • 2012-2015 Hyundai Veloster (1.6T Models Only)
Available: YES
Purchase site:
http://www.k5optimastore.com/collections/new-products/products/lap3-performance-tune?ref=yotpo_82&utm_campaign=social_push&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=yotpo&variant=1963740356

SFR ECU Flash
Price:
$400-450 Reflash
$700-750 Adding Brand New Core ECU to hold the tune
HP Gain: 35-100 WHP
Best WHP:
Mustang Dyno DynoJet equivalent +300whp (Full Boltons + WMI + Custom Tune)
Best 1/4 Mile times:
#1 13.03 @ 111.83mph Full Bolt-ons + AEM WMI + Custom tune
#2 13.49 @ 107.99mph 3" midpipe + Intake + Canned tune
Needed mods: None
Water Methanol Tunable - YES
Model of Car needed: Any Year 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: YES

[email protected]

UTUNE Performance Flash
Price: $649.95(4/17/14)
HP Gain: ~40 WHP
Needed mods: NONE
Model of Car needed:
  • 2011-2012 Kia Optima 2.0T
  • 2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
  • 2013 Models*
Available: YES
Purchase sites:
K5 Optima Store - K5 Optima Store - UTUNE Performance Flash Programmer Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
Throwdown Performance - UTUNE - Performance FlashTuner - 2011+ Optima/Sonata 2.0T
Manufacturer's Website - http://www.utune-usa.com/products.html

BTRcc Reflash Module
Price: $750(4/17/14)
HP Gain: ~50-80whp
Needed mods: HKS M45XL Spark Plugs/Oil Catch Can/Heavier oil/Windows Based PC for initial setup
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: YES
Purchase site: BTRcc 2011+ Kia Optima / Hyundai Sonata Reflash Module (2.0T GDI / 2.4 GDI)
Best known 1/4 mile time 13.7 @ 107.5 mph with 280whp-300whp+

Racing Cube Custom Tune
Price: $700
HP Gain: ~80 WHP
Needed mods: Exhaust, Intake, Performance spark plugs, synapse BOV
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: UNKNOWN
Purchase site: UNKNOWN

Pross ECU Tune
Price: UNKNOWN
HP Gain: ~40whp-100whp
Needed mods: OCCs, HKS M45XL Plugs, 5w40 Full synthetic oil
Model of Car needed: 2011+ 2.0T/2.4 Kia Optima
Available: Only in Korea
Purchase site: UNKNOWN

All tunes are recommended to upgrade fuel unless noted otherwise.

Thats all I got if you guys have any filler info feel free to let me know. I know there are more tunes(Poweraxle/Pross/Spirra) but these are the main ones I found with all the details. Hope this helps!

*Have to contact seller in regards to this information.
I have a Kia Optima SXL and I’m trying to make my turbo bigger. I know I need to tune my ecu . Do you know how I can go about that ?
 
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