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This is a discussion on Engine swap within the Veloster Performance forums, part of the Veloster Turbo Garage category; I know people have looked into swapping various engines into the Veloster platform in the past but one sticks out as a possibility and have ...

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    Engine swap

    I know people have looked into swapping various engines into the Veloster platform in the past but one sticks out as a possibility and have yet to see any discussion on it. The Kia Forte came in a 2.0 and 2.4 naturally aspirated configurations and the mounts look to all be the same as the 1.6t Gamma. Along with the engine likely being an easier fit, there are more complete engine build packages available and turbo kits via turbokits.com. I know swaps are expensive but it seems to me like the forte's 2.4 would have a better power potential. Thoughts?
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    I would think building a 1.6L with pistons, rods, studs, and upgraded turbo would be easier than a swap. The 1.6L tork has is starting at 344whp and they are starting to tune now.
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    True.. I just found it interesting to see a larger displacement with the same mounts.
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    With the avaliable mods for the 1.6 now it is pretty easy to overwhelm the stock power train. Only reason I'd want to do a swap would be to get a more powerful package with less strain on the motor and components.
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    LS swap?
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    LS4 would require you to move the battery but would be feasible

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    Someone throw in a Northstar!!! Keep it FWD lol

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    Funny on Car fix they were rebuilding a NS engine... pretty cool looking engine with the way the crank shaft sitting in the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    With the avaliable mods for the 1.6 now it is pretty easy to overwhelm the stock power train. Only reason I'd want to do a swap would be to get a more powerful package with less strain on the motor and components.
    That is also my concern. The 2.0 theta from the 2016 Forte ex has identical mounts. The wiring and Forte ecu is not an issue for me and would be well worth it to have the 2.0 built and boosted (cams are also available). Transmission is going to be a limitation though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.MattyV View Post
    Someone throw in a Northstar!!! Keep it FWD lol
    LS4 is a fwd designated engine that the impala ss used.

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