In hopes of gaining this web forum activity, I hope to make an update on my build every once in a while (2005 Kia Spectra EX)
If this sort of post is not allowed by moderators or needs changes to fit the guidelines, please let me know and I will gladly remove it.
Consider this post more of a journal that people can comment on!
My goals for this build:
The goals I have in mind are to make my car a functional track race car, not just one of those oval racers. I have already made quite a few modifications to get me closer to this goal, which I will list later on.
If I don’t use this car myself, I hope to sell it off to someone who will use it for it’s actual purpose of track racing rather than just sitting around or ruining streets. (If interested in potentially purchasing or sponsoring, please message me)
Engine / Performance:
Cold Air Intake (Running through headlight vent)
Performance Spark Plugs (Don’t remember brand)
Bright headlight bulbs (very light blue)
Performance Head Gasket
Complete Overall Gasket Change (Exh, Int, Oil, etc.)
Performance Oil Filter & Oil (Obviously)
Performance Shifter Assembly
Only Driver and Passenger Front Seats
Harness Bar (base for building roll cage)
5 Point Harness (PROPERLY ATTACHED, NOT FLOOR BOUND)
Longer handle Shift Knob
Performance Pedal Face Set
Key-based Battery Shut Off Switch
Build Roll Cage
Power Adder Components (Turbo / Supercharger / NOS, etc.)
Piggyback ECU (Mostly for AFR changes once Turbo/Supercharged)
Full Aero Body Kit (In Process)
Detachable Steering Wheel (Makes it easier to get in and out of car)
Gauge Display / Setup (Display important info [AFR/Oil/Water/etc] )
New Suspension / Tires
Compression Leak on Cyl 4
1] Air leaks from sparkplug or tower once the sparkplug connector is removed, engine regularly runs on 3.5 cylinders causing vibrations and slight loss of power
1] I think the compression leak may be from around the sparkplug itself, however I do not know of any way to verify this. I may take it to a mechanics shop to have them examine the issue and see if they can come to a conclusion.
Progress on Modifications:
Working on the fabrication of a body kit, in the designing phase. The kit will end up being Fiberglass due to the cost. Carbon Fiber is preferred, however it is too expensive.
For more information, resources, assistance, or if you have any intentions of purchasing said Spectra, please let me know in the replies or message me if possible.
In the meantime, thank you for reading this. I will try and update as frequently as I’m able to.
I wish this website great activity, and everyone here a good holidays.
Ignore these following words, as they’re merely tags that people can search for:
Kia Spectra, Cerato, Shuma, 2005, KIA EX, Kia Mods, Kia Race, Modded Kia, Kia Spectra Bodykit, Kia Bodykit.