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Has anyone done a tune on there seltos? I see one from racechip but not sure if its actually worth it. Also looking into intakes and other performances but having a hard time finding anything reliable.
 

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Just remember if you modify the engine you'll void the 5yr, 60k warranty. In my opinion way too risky.
 

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So I'm getting mine tuned in next couple months.

My dealers Service manager told me they are a Mod friendly dealer as long as its not nitrous or crazy mods but a tune was allowed and basic bolt ons (they actually encouraged catch cans)

That being said I talked to a tuner today (tunes for a Hyundai racing team and doesnt just aim for a target power level while ignoring EGT and Airflow timing curves)

Anything you can want can be tuned. Shift points rev limits (dont change it lol) . Whatever you want within reason.
 

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I was told high 200s for torque is the max the clutches want a good SAFE number is 265wtq if im remembering correctly. Obviously supporting bolt ons.

I'm thinking of having him tune the car for OEM+ in normal mode and a high power mode in SPORT (265tq and maybe lower the shift point a little because no reason to rev out to 6k)
 

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So I'm getting mine tuned in next couple months.

My dealers Service manager told me they are a Mod friendly dealer as long as its not nitrous or crazy mods but a tune was allowed and basic bolt ons (they actually encouraged catch cans)

That being said I talked to a tuner today (tunes for a Hyundai racing team and doesnt just aim for a target power level while ignoring EGT and Airflow timing curves)

Anything you can want can be tuned. Shift points rev limits (dont change it lol) . Whatever you want within reason.
Id get that in writing with a guarantee they pay for repairs or replace my car and get it checked for iron clad guarantee by a lawyer in the case Kia rejects any faults or damage that voids my warrantee for sure. I would never trust word of mouth ever.
 

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Id get that in writing with a guarantee they pay for repairs or replace my car and get it checked for iron clad guarantee by a lawyer in the case Kia rejects any faults or damage that voids my warrantee for sure. I would never trust word of mouth ever.
I agree but even in writing they can find any single anomaly to blame it on
 

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I agree but even in writing they can find any single anomaly to blame it on
True for sure. With my previous car, a Nissan, when I was at the dealership getting a service I overheard the mechanics talking with the service manager and the conversation was along the lines of getting out of warranty issue with what I know 100% was a known issue with the XTrails here with failing air con compressors. And I know Nissan knew about it because mine failed and because I had the info on them knowing I had it replaced, otherwise it would have cost me almost $2000 AUD for the whole job. When I was there I wished the guy had been there to on the quiet let him know. What they say and what they do are very different things. Best friends doing xxxx, your a stranger though when it goes belly up.
 

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...My dealers Service manager told me they are a Mod friendly dealer as long as its not nitrous or crazy mods but a tune was allowed and basic bolt ons (they actually encouraged catch cans)...
Dealers are not the guarantor of a warranty. The manufacturer is. Some manufacturers (VW and Audi) require a scan of the vehicle in question before certain warranty repairs and that scan must be uploaded before the repair is approved. Tunes are grounds for rejection of certain repairs and there is nothing the dealer can do to stop it. The scans can't be circumvented and they indicate a tune even if it is removed before service.
 

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I understand. I know VAG and BMW have extremely good computers to look for that. I wasn't thinking Hyundai group would use something like that.

Not to mention the DCT clutches fail under warranty quite frequently (im retrospec) from what I've heard.
 

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Lol thats why i was being conservative. Tuner said 280-285 is the limit

So 265tq was a conservative number
 

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Yeah, I seen others tune to under the claimed torque limit too. Good luck with that. The recommendation stands. Seen enough tunes under the max torque limits lead to new clutches. Manufacturers leave margins on the table for a reason. 15-20 Nm isn't much margin. That is a Margin of Safety of .08. I never was able to build anything with that low of a margin. It takes no account for process and part to part variation. You're assuming every part is a perfect part. In the engineering world, that is very far from conservative. A safety margin of one is acceptable. 1.5 or more is conservative.
 

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Im having the tuner for Bryan Herta autosports tune it. I was just going off his recommendations.

If it burns the clutches then it forces my hand to buy upgraded ones.
 
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