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  1. How do I tell if my engine is a 2.0L...not satisfied with current performance.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    So my Soul is suppose to be a 2015 Exclaim model but the car doesn’t feel like it has a 2.0L engine. I’m also getting around 34mpg mixed driving with mostly highway. I just don’t feel it’s a 2.0 and even when I do the verify vin check the engine is not specified. The Engine cover has GDI on it...
  2. Performance Chips for Soul Turbo??

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hey there, Has anyone stuck any tuning mods into their Soul! turbo? If so, what, and how did it work? I found these mods that fit into your OBD port, but the price seems almost too good to be true. KIA SOUL PERFORMANCE CHIP - SOUL HORSEPOWER ECU Anyone ever tried one of these?? I’m...
  3. Changed from 18" > 16" = Performance Loss

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    So, I changed from: Stock 18" Alloys and Khumo Tires (235 45r18) to 16" Steel with Cooper Tires (205 60r16) I'm losing mpg and acceleration from standing as well as while driving has suffered. Not that I've gone on a long trip yet, but I will soon. Now I knew and somewhat expected these...
  4. SSD performance screened fog light covers

    New Member Introductions
    Hello SSD performance are out and confirmed they are not making the screened fog light covers any more. I checked classifieds and Ebay, any other ideas ? Thanks
  5. Tork Motorsports Kia Soul 1.6 GDI Performance!!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    We are happy to announce our new products for the KIA Soul 1.6 GDI application. We have an intake, exhaust and Stage 1 Tune option. We will also have a Power Package that includes all 3 items for those who want the Ultimate Package!!! First, everyone likes dyno results, so lets get those...
  6. Tork Motorsports Kia Soul 1.6 GDI Performance!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    We are happy to announce our new products for the KIA Soul 1.6 GDI application. We have an intake, exhaust and Stage 1 Tune option. We will also have a Power Package that includes all 3 items for those who want the Ultimate Package!!! First, everyone likes dyno results, so lets get those...
  7. Do OBD2 port Performance Chips really work or not?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Has anyone had any experience is using one of the Performance/Fuel Economy chips that plug into the OBD2 diagnostic port. Just curious is they actually work and if the are actually capable of increasing fuel milage since the Souls comes already with ECO feature in them which I assume is...
  8. 2015 Soul Base, daughter complains about poor performance.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    15K miles one Wisconsin salt season, felt heat on all her four rotors, was surprised this vehicle has four wheel disc brakes. All four wheels had pad drag. One at a time, that metal clip on the pad holders was a nice spot for trapping road salt, rust underneath pushing on the pad tips so they...
  9. High Performance Air Filter

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I was thinking of getting a high-flow air filter, mainly a K&N. If anyone has one of these, would you recommend it?
  10. Performance mods for 14+ 2.0 gdi

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Does anyone have a list of the current performance parts available for the new 2.0gdi. I already have an intake and custom exhaust. Im looking to see what else is available
  11. Reflash ECU, Performance chips. Do they really work???

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Just wondering. Do any of these really work or are they just gimmicks to get your money. I've read about the gimmicky resistors for some of the imports but have yet to hear anything good. So I'm wondering about a reflash or a OBDll type chip, has anybody tried either. I'm looking for a little...
  12. Performance Exhaust Question

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hello, I am new to this Forum (1st Post) and hoping to find some feed back regarding Solo Performance Exhaust. Performance Exhaust Systems | Solo Performance I have a 2014 Kia Soul SX and I absolutely love this car!!! :drool But I want it to be more unique. My previous car was a 2011 Kia...
  13. engine performance

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    i am new to thisoul site great information here can anyone help i have a 2015 soul manual trans 1.6 engine do performance chips work for more horsepower ?,iv so what kind please.Does anyone know how to get better performance out of engine computer or i think its called ecu any info on makeing...
  14. May buy Soul, wondering about cross country performance

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all you peeps that have already passed the awful "decision" barrier and are back to a normal life... I love the look of the Soul and the idea of all the room, but I also would use it to make a round trip from Wisconsin to Arizona and back annually . I'd like to hear from anyone who has...
  15. SSD Performance - 2012 Kia Soul Roof Rails - Installation Video

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    HOW-TO Install SSD Performance - 2012 Kia Soul Roof Rails - Installation Video Process would work for newer models also... I got these SSD roof rails for my 2012 Soul and really love the look... I made a comprehensive video explaining the install... Here is the link for the video... SSD...
  16. Performance Data, new 1.6 & 2.0

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey all, I've seen the road test for the 2014-15 2.0 auto and 1.6 stick. Has anyone run across stats for the 1.6 auto? And a handy comparison vs. the earlier 2.0 and 1.6/6A? Even factory data would be helpful. Thanks, Hamsters. :applause:
  17. GF Performance Chip mod?

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Just wondered if anyone has tried this chip mod? KIA SOUL GF Peformance Chip It says HP increase and gas mileage also. 30HP and 10% or more mpg. Only $69 so is cheap enough. But does it do anything good for the Kia 1.6?
  18. For Sale; SSD Performance's 2012 Soul +, 27K, Excellent with Loads of Extras

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Since most of our R&D has moved on to our new Soul, it’s time to say goodbye to our 2012 Soul +. I’ve got a couple of customers with 2012’s lined up for future part fitting so we really don’t need this one any longer. I’ll probably list it locally in a week or two but I thought it might find a...
  19. A different turbo idea

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I'm not sure if it's been brought up before, but are there any differences between the 1.6 in our souls and the 1.6t in the Veloster turbo? They're both gamma engines, but I was thinking that if you bolted the turbo stuff from the Veloster onto our Kias, wouldn't it work? Let me know if I'm...
  20. Did you know SSD Performance is on Amazon?

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    As the title says, yes! They are in Why am I sharing this? Well if you have a good enough income you can apply for the Amazon Store Card witch (offers no interest for 6 months (149+ purchase) or 12 months (5**+ purchase required)) you can use to buy all your Soul goddies! So get...