Got to completely disagree with that statement.Nobody here is into performance, except you, & I, so it is a dead forum....
I actually did modify the intake much like you described. I was wondering if removing the built-in "filter" in the top section of the stock intake filter would improve or mess up the performance. It seems to just be a secondary permanent filter that may be useless if you're already using a good clean filter.Nobody here is into performance, except you, & I, so it is a dead forum. The Sportage forum is quite active, but mostly just because of the popular Sportage SX 2.0 turbo.
If you're looking for a good free boost in performance, take off the "intake baffle" (my description) on the right front of the radiator, and make sure the grille is sending fresh air directly into the stock CAI (cold air intake). Then as you drive, cold air is forced into the engine.
I just did this on my Sportage, although the grill is directly inline with this, giving me maximum boost.
They tweaked the styling on the Outlander, & Compass, I'm sure that helped.Got to completely disagree with that statement.
It all has to do with absolutely pathetic sales numbers of the Hyundai Tucson.
Darn near last in small CUV sales.
If nobody buys them, nobody joins the forum to bring in new blood....pretty simple. ^_^
Actually pretty surprised they didn't discontinue the Tucson for 2014.
I belong to many forums.....some of which are for models that have been unchanged for many years, but because thy still sell well the forums are still hopping.
Sad but true......How's that for a discussion topic?
I've had it out temporarily quite awhile ago, it seems to substitute mid range torque, for a little extra at top end. I haven't tried taking it out lately, since I put in the K&N filter (and actually got that to work perfectly!) But, lost a coupla mpg.I actually did modify the intake much like you described. I was wondering if removing the built-in "filter" in the top section of the stock intake filter would improve or mess up the performance. It seems to just be a secondary permanent filter that may be useless if you're already using a good clean filter.
there is a commercial on TV in Quebec for the Tucson, I see it everyday on TVHyundai do zero advertising of the Tucson, that's the main reason the sales numbers are pathetic.
My local dealership is doing a lot of television advertising right now. All they mention is the Sonata,Elantra and Santa FE its like the Tucson doesn't exist which is a shame because I think it is a great vehicle
Good Luck! Yeah, the older 2.4L version was probably adequate for the FWD, but finally a more powerful 2.4L GDI motor, especially if it's the AWD version!Just placed an order for a 2014 Limited. After looking around and kicking some tires, it was the small SUV that my wife wanted in place of her Durango. I have to say I was impressed by how roomy it felt for such a small vehicle, and that 2.4 GDI motor seemed to pull quite well.
I drive a Veloster Turbo, so for me it's a no brainer to stay with Hyundai.