Kia ProCeed Tuning

"Tuning guide to the most effective Kia ProCeed modifications."

We review and look at ProCeed tuning and outline the optimum mods that work. Kia ProCeeds have loads of potential and with carefully picked performance parts you can substantially maximise your driving fun.

The ProCeed is a good tuning project to execute. The key to ProCeed tuning is balancing power and reliability you can waste loads of money if you do it wrong.

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Top end power should be your overall aim on the ProCeed with a nice fat peak torque band.

Keep your car looking standard but take off the badges to make an awesome sleeper!

Smaller engines do not provide much of a return in terms of power so start with a bigger engine. Engine swaps are a good option if you have a small engine size.

Power mods.

These are the motorsport mods are usually installed by our members, decide how far you want to go before you start.

Getting the right sports parts for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 motor sport parts just won't work well on the road hard to control in slow traffic.

Stage 1 mods: Remap, Panel air filter, Alloy wheels, Suspension upgrade (drop 30-40mm), Lighter flywheel, Sports exhaust.

Stage 2 mods: high flow fuel injector, Power/Sport clutch, Fast road cam, fuel pump upgrades, Ported and polished head.

Stage 3 mods: Competition cam, Engine balancing, Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Sports gearbox, Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves).

Peak power is all well and good but for a daily driven car you need a wide torque band and perhaps extending the rev range.

The point of our guides is to give a little insight into the world of tuning mods and point you in the right direction, our forum is the place to go for detailed advice and tips on your car tuning project, the best motorsport modifications and all aspects of modding cars.A fast road cam usually proves to be one of the best NASP power modifications you can do from a single upgrade to your engine.

It maximises the intake and exhaust durations and increases the power if done right. Ideally you'd add other mods and finish up with a remap. We'd also caution you not to go with a motor sport cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

Don't forget to look at the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

If you find you suffer from flat spots and surges after your tuning kits you should check the fuelling and try a higher octane fuel as well. Bigger injectors will enable you to supply sufficient fuel to the engine.

If you are increasing your fuelling with bigger injectors you will also need to get a bigger fuel pump to supply it.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

Now we move on to the intake and exhaust and ensure proper flow through the engine. Contrary to popular belief there is often very little if any power gain reached by fitting an induction kit, they only work well and are recommended after you raise the engines power to the point where the standard air intake box cannot cope!

For most ProCeed engines TorqueCars would suggest you just go with a washable panel air filter. On heavily tuned engines and turbo vehicles an induction kit will help release the power providing you address the problem of needing cold air.

Sports exhausts equal out the flow of gases through the engine. But if your exhaust pipe is too big, ie: it's over 2.5 inches bore, you will lose much of your flow rate and end up sapping power and torque.

Getting the cylinder head gas flowed will assist in flowing more air into each cylinder. This is definitely a job for a pro with a flow bench. A good triple plate fast road uprated clutch will help to keep that power going where it should. Never make false economies or think that your standard OEM clutch to cope. The best mods we would do for your ProCeed are Remapping or piggy back ecu, fast road cam and air intake and exhaust.

Remaps offer massive power gains on all turbo charged cars. On NASP engines the benefits are doubtful. However a remap on a NASP engine will help unleash the potential if you have done a lot of mods. Despite the large cost involved adding forced induction to a NASP engine will give large power gains. Turbos are usually harder to add than a supercharger. With a turbo the boost curve is related exponentially to the engine speed making it difficult to map fuelling with.

Superchargers, however will give a boost which is proportional to engine speed so is simpler. Alternatively you could add water injection to minimise knock.

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Handling modifications are top of many to do lists for the ProCeed.

If you set the toe out to 1-1.7 degrees on the front, and add some negative camber then cornering will dramatically be enhanced.

We suggest that you fit performance suspension and lower the car by 22mm - 40 mm. Larger drops require arch work - especially on models already equipped with uprated suspension.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

Due to the fact that alloys are lighter they improve performance and they can help to cool the brake disks. Get a good directional tread pattern tyre to improve your handling and help improve traction on your ProCeed. The downside to large alloy wheels on your ProCeed is that you're altering your effective final drive ratio so this will have a detrimental effect on acceleration.

Due to this we would advise sticking to a maximum wheel size of 17 inches, although we know some of our members have gone larger than this with no problems.

There is a more updated version of this Kia ProCeed Tuning article on TorqueCars.com.

For more information on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss ProCeed options in more detail with our ProCeed owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Kia tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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