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Cars > Challenges > “Gothic Smurf Mobile” Vs “Koup EX”

 

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MustangGT58266

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Niagara Falls, New York
United States

 

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

“Gothic Smurf Mobile”

2011 Kia Forte Koup EX

“Koup EX”

 
Photo of: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
Photo of: 2011 Kia Forte Koup

No longer owned

 

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About “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

Brought this car fab 7 2009.with an blown engine.188k miles on body and trans.new engine i paid $300 for with 70k miles.i didnt plan on doing any mods to it cause i figure i have it for a few months and sale for an car i wanted.but my friends had parts for it and so i started to modified it,well 1 thing leads to another to another to what it is now....i do all the work myself unless its something that requires an tool i do not have like exhaust,it is installed by an an local shop near me.it is an custom exhaust 2 1/4 from the header back .it is an cat back exhaust..with an high performance fartcan muffler.no ebay cheapo's.
most of the parts i buy are used,cant really afford brand new parts and some parts are damage, so with used its not an total loss like body kits if it gets damage which it does alot.i wont be losing 1000's some dollors,only a few hundred.

just recently sanded it down and primied it all.8 cans of primier and about 22 hours into that

as of now.with new parts i had replaced,and modified parts like body kit.rims,audio etc,,,,i have a little over 3400 dollors into it,if i brought all new i be close to 6k in parts.

it is still under construction.and will be for quite some time yet,
so check back for updates and new progress pictures

About “Koup EX”

This car got totaled! fricken lady ran a stop sign and I t-boned her!

I've had my 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX for about 6 months now and love it. Have had zero problems, Ive done all my own maintenance so far, availability of mods are very limited at the moment so i custom made my DC Sports exhaust. Check out my album and vids and visit my youtube channel and tell me what you think! http://www.yo...?feature=mhum My new 2011 Kia Forte Koup EX 2.0L i4 6 speed manual trans. Its titanium color which is like a dark gray. Black and gray interior colors. It was around $17,400. Just got it so not much history yet. The new 2011 Koup is by far better than the 2010 which only had a 4 speed auto and 5 speed manual compared to the 2011 with the 6 speed auto and 6 speed manual. the 2010 Koup EX 0-60 was rated around 8.2 secs and the 2011 Koup EX is around 7.1 secs according to motortrend. I personally got a 7.2 0-60 on the first test and a 6.9 0-60 on my second test, recorded and uploaded on my youtube. Visit my youtube channel to see them: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum

 

Specs for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

stock 2.2 ohc
about 130ish hp
top speed i had it to 102 mph already
0-60 14 secs so far

Specs for “Koup EX”

Please visit my youtube channel for my walk around and test run videos: http://www.yo...?feature=mhum
Also visit my cardomain.com account. http://www.ca...forte-koup-ex

Pricing
Price: $17,400

Engine & Performance
Engine: 2.0L i4 Aluminum block
Displacement: 1998cc
Valve Gear: 16 valve DOHC CVVT (continuously variable valve timing)
Horsepower: 156 @6200 rpms
Torque: 144 @4300 rpms
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Modded 0-60: 6.84 Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Modded 1/4 mile: 15.11 @ 97.66mph Vi performance monitor timed. (aug. 15. 2011)
Stock 0-60: 6.9 seconds (personal timed and recorded on youtube, visit my channel: http://www.yo...feature=mhum)
Top Speed: 140mph (speedometer), 120mph (governed)

Transmission
6 speed manual overdrive

Body & Chassis
Layout: Front engine, FWD
Body Type: Steel unibody
Front Suspension- Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil springs, Monotube shock absorbers, Stabilizer bar.
Rear Suspension: Torsion beam, Coil springs, Gas shock absorbers.
Turns: Lock-to-Lock
Turning Circle (curb to curb): 33.9 ft

Brakes
Brake Type: Hydraulic, Power assisted vacuum, 4 sensor, 4 channel ABS and electronic stability control.
Front: 11" Vented discs
Rear: 10.3" Solid disks

Steering
Steering Type: Electronic power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 16.9

Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temporary

Fuel Economy
City: 25mpg
Hwy: 34mpg
Personal avg: 28mpg

Interior Dimensions
Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.70
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.30
Front Legroom (in.) 43.60
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.90
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.70
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.40
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.30
Rear Hip Room (in.) 51.60

Exterior Dimensions
Curb Weight (lbs) 2737 (manual)
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5

Safety
Anti-lock brakes
Electronic stability control w/traction control
Advanced dual front impact airbags
Dual front side-impact airbags
Dual front side curtain airbags
Impact-sensing door unlock
Front 3-point height adjustable ELR seat belts w/pretensioners
Rear 3-point ELR seat belts
Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Info provided from www.kia.com

 

Factory Options for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

stock..to much stock
like to have factory power doors.
includes
power window
power locks
power mirrors

Factory Options for “Koup EX”

Koup EX package:

Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning Std.
Power Windows Std.
Power Door Locks Std.
Leather Seats N/A
Power Seats N/A
Max. Seating 5
Number of Doors 2

Entertainment
CD Player Std. Single disc, mp3, USB, AM/FM, Sirius, Bluetooth, Speakers

 

Mods for “Gothic Smurf Mobile”

Exterior
drift body kit
altezza tail light
scoote 2 hood
grand prix fender flares
terminator spoiler
Enkei 17x7 rims
m3 mirrors with led blinkers
axle style 8000 hids
pilot 2 inch fog lights
universal carnard bumper splitters
glow shift blue wheel well l'e'd
glowshift strobe light kit


interior
glow shift triple a-piller pod
glow shift triple dash pod
glow shift blue interior l'e'd
r1 auto pedal
apc auto shift knob
white face hvac
96 cavalier cluster with tach
apc racing recline seats
RS TYPE blue battle/drift 320 mm steering wheel
Momo steering wheel hub adaptor

Engine
pace settle header 2 1.4''
option racing cold air intake
aero speed green air filter with led 3'' inch*painted blue*
jimmy west custom 2 1/4'' cat back full exhaust
2 1,4 inlet 4 inch outlet high performance fart can muffler
obx blue rad hose
chrome catch can
universal fuel pressure regulator
glow shift green wire loom
big 3 wire upgrade

Audio
pioneer speakers all around and radio
Sony 4 1200 watt subs
Sony 2 1200 watt 2 channel amps
0 gauge wire
sosche and stringer 4 gauge wire for both amps


i have some mods i like to do such as door handles and changing part of the dash

Mods for “Koup EX”

Performance

-Spectre Performance Custom Short Ram Intake
-DC Sports Performance Exhaust

 

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