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Hi all,
I'm a new owner of a 2017 K900 V8. Has anyone chipped this car? Mfgs claim a 60 hp boost. Is this true and are there any drawbacks to installing a chip?

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I could see a 60 hp boost on the the newest K900 with the 3.3 twin-turbo. Turbo engines can get a nice boost with a chip and exhaust. I "chipped" my '05 Legacy GT (2.5 liter turbo) and it went from 250hp/250lb-ft up to 300hp/340lb-ft.

On the naturally-aspirated 5.0, I don't think you'll get that much.

On the K5optimastore, they seem to only carry chips for the turbo models:
http://www.k5optimastore.com/product...rformance-tune

I'll see if I can dig up some info.

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Had the K900 5.0. Save your money you will never know the difference, other than a lighter wallet.
With a professional tuning you might gain 10-15 hp
The chips for this car are a lot of bull
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Had the K900 5.0. Save your money you will never know the difference, other than a lighter wallet.
With a professional tuning you might gain 10-15 hp
The chips for this car are a lot of bull
Unless the factory tune is really, really conservative.

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Another thought: even if it doesn't boost peak power much, it might provide much better driveability.

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Hi all,
I'm a new owner of a 2017 K900 V8. Has anyone chipped this car? Mfgs claim a 60 hp boost. Is this true and are there any drawbacks to installing a chip?
Thank you very much! You just voided the warranty.
Kia K900 is a couch on wheels. Maybe a Stinger is more suited to your needs.
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