This product includes high flow catalytic converters , exhaust pipes, resonators , exhaust tip, muffler assemblies and all necessary hardware.
Kia Forte Sedan 2.4L and 2.0L (Comes with 4” polished tip which may require a valence change if you do not have a cut out for the tip. Please see pics.)
|Exhaust System||Price (USD)|
|KIA Forte Sedan Converter|
|KIA Forte Sedan QR Resonator (Quieter) with Short Tips (Louder)|
|KIA Forte Sedan QR Resonator (Quieter) with Long Tips (Quieter)|
|KIA Forte Sedan MR Resonator (Louder) with Short Tips (Louder)|
|KIA Forte Sedan MR Resonator (Louder) with Long Tips (Quieter)|
All of us at Solo Performance are proud to announce our bolt on exhaust options for the Forte community. We decided to make our Forte exhaust parts “modular.” This will ultimately give you the choice to mix and match exhaust parts to your desired taste. We have a decibel chart to help you in your decision. Below is a description of our different exhaust kit combination’s.
Solo’s QR-Rez: The QR stands for Quiet Resonator. This resonator is a quiet, high-flow, polished, stainless steel resonator. It flows at 93% the rate of our MR, or free flow resonator. This resonator softens and smooths the exhaust tone. It is longer than our MR resonator, and it is the resonator of choice if you are planning to go with Solo’s High Flow Converter for the Forte.
Solo’s MR-Rez: The MR stands for Mach Resonator. This is a free flow, polished, stainless steel resonator. This resonator is louder than our QR-Rez, and is recommended for the enthusiast that doesn’t mind the extra volume. The MR resonator is not recommended with Solo’s High Flow Converter. The 200 cell, stainless wound converter offers a lot more flow and with this comes more sound. The MR-Rez and any of our muffler assemblies along with the High Flow Converters gets too loud for most people. The QR-resonators are the way to go if you want the HF Converters.
Midpipe: Our one mid pipe fits all of the resonator and muffler combination’s. It is a 2 ¼” mandrel bent, stainless steel exhaust pipe.
Muffler Assemblies: You get the performance tone without the drone!
Long Mach Muffler: This free flow, tig welded, polished stainless steel muffler has aggressive 6mm louvers and is heavily packed with stainless steel wool and ceramic fiber. Our Mach muffler is 18” long, and is a softer exhaust note than our Mach-Shorty.
Mach-Shorty Muffler: This muffler is exactly the same as the Mach muffler described above, except it is 14” long. It is more aggressive, or louder than the Mach muffler listed above.
Exhaust Tip: It is a beautiful 4 ½” slash cut, beveled, round, T304 aircraft quality, polished exhaust tip.
High Flow Catalytic Converter: This direct fit, stainless steel, 200 cell, spiral wound converter really brings the Forte to life. Most 4 cylinder cars don’t respond very well to this much flow at the converter level. The Forte surprised us, and this ultra high flow converter is definitely the one for the Forte.
Back to Top Customer comments (on different kit combinations)
Our quietest kit- QR-Rez and Mach Muffler:
There is not enough oo’s in smoooooth to describe this set up. It has a very tasteful performance tone that never gets out of hand or invasive. It is very smooth throughout the RPM range with no bad sections. You can feel the difference in pick up and throttle response from the first drive. This is almost 2 systems in one.
If you baby it while driving it is very quiet, when you accelerate it sure comes to life. All of our systems are extremely quiet on the highway at cruise speeds but this one is the quietest. There is a very nice decal burble that you can hear from time to time. This set up is a wonderful one for those that want a quieter performance exhaust note that is sure to intoxicate.
QR-Res and Mach-Shorty Muffler:
This kit is still incredibly smooth with no bad RPM ranges. It is louder at idle and louder under acceleration than the previous kit but strangely enough it quiets down to almost silent at highway cruise speeds. This set up would be classed as a moderate performance exhaust note. This kit is slightly more intrusive than the previous one but still not invasive at all. You can play this set up like an instrument with the accelerator acting as your volume and note control.
MR-Rez and Mach Muffler:
This is smooth, deep, base-y , aggressive performance that doesn’t get invasive. It is louder than the other 2 described above. There are many different exhaust note tones available to you depending on how you drive your Forte. With the MR-Rez it gets to the redline very quickly. The throttle response seems to get better with the MR-res and this set up is certainly for the enthusiast.
MR-Rez and Mach-Shorty Muffler:
Smooth aggressive power for your enthusiast. With this kind of sound and feel it’s hard to drive it tame. The car begs you to drive it hard! This set up is still amazingly quiet at cruise speeds but there are a few RPM ranges that get border line invasive under hard acceleration. It’s not terrible by any means and you can drive around those areas quite easily but it “starts to get there.” The exhaust note with this system is all in the way you drive it. From smooth and beautiful to deep and raw! Enthusiasts only.
High Flow Converter, QR-Rez and Mach Muffler:
Four cylinder cars don’t usually respond this well to 200 cell ultra high flow cats but the Forte really comes to life. The exhaust note gets a little less refined with the converter but it is still deep, mean and aggressive. Strangely enough it is still very quiet at cruise speeds. There are no drone areas and form the enthusiast that wants the added performance of the high flow converter this would be the set up of choice. Torque, HP, and sound all increase with the HF Cat.
High Flow Converter, QR-Rez and Mach-Shorty Muffler:
This aggressive exhaust note is certainly for the few that want a lot of sound. Unfortunately this set up gets a bit “snappy” as you accelerate hard.
High Flow Cat, MR-Rez and any muffler:
The sound is awsome! I got the quietest version and the idle is a nice deep rumble, acceleration provides a performance sound, and it quiets down considerably when cruising. I’m surprised by this considering you can look straight through the muffler!!! The resonator must be doing a good job on its’ own!
Good choice for an aftermarket exhaust for the Forte! You new Solo owners are going to love the sound!!!!
I got the QR-Rez with the long Mach muffler, their quietest combination. I used just two ramps under the rear wheels to lift the car. There was plenty of room in the rear, and just enough to slide under for the resonator.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the box is how well put together this kit is. All the pieces are welded pretty well and the tip is absolutely beautiful! The resonator isn’t completely see through, there is a sort of screen about half way down, which I can only assume deadens the raspiness substantionaly. The muffler is fairly big, and it does an amazing job at quieting down the sound.
The install took me about two hours. I didn’t have the right socket, so I tried using one too short for a little bit, but it didn’t work, so I finally gave up after half an hour, ran to WalMart and got a deep socket set. Once I had that, it took me another half hour to get the stock system off. I started it up with the open cat, and holy mother of Jesus it was freaking loud! But it sounded pretty dang good. It sounded vicious!
The resonator was easy to get on, but there wasn’t enough clearance to get my ratchet on the bolts to tighten them, just had to use a crescent wrench. I think I got it tight enough, no leaks yet. It lined up perfectly the very first time.
And of course I had to start it after the res was on. It sounded deep and purred like a very loud kitten. Still very aggressive.
I had to try a few different angles to get the mid pipe on, but it went in plenty easy after the search. The band clamps Solo provides are genius! They hug the piping perfectly and make a very good seal. I definitely prefer them to the standard Torca clamps.
Last step was the muffler. It lifted into place easily and slid into the hanger easy with some WD-40. It took very minimal adjustment to get it to sit right in the cutout. It actually sat perfectly when I let it go. My friend helping me exclaimed “Dude it’s perfect!”
Of course once I started tightening the clamps it moved a little. I just checked it every few turns of my wrench to make sure it was still right. Once everything was tight, I sat back and admired my work. At first I thought the tip was way too big, but it fits the cutout perfectly! It looks really good.
OMG IT SOUNDS AMAZING! It has a very nice, deep purr to it, not too loud, but certainly noticable.
There is close to no in-cabin drone, and it has a very nice burble when cruising. On acceleration it very much comes to life! Not overly loud, just a quite deep and subtle performance tone. I absolutely love the sound!
At the higher RPMs I hear my intake more than the exhaust, which is perfect. Although outside the car it’s quite a bit louder. The sound proofing around the cabin helps a lot.
So anyone on the fence about this system: JUST BUY IT ALREADY!
I wish I had read this sooner. Now I need to clean my car… But in all seriousness, this system sounds AMAAAAZZIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG. The videos don’t do it justice. I just got mine put on no less than an hour ago.
This exhaust kit is amazing. I had a buddy of mine actually ask me if I swapped my engine for a 2.5 boxer…
Mind you, I have a CAI now.
The guys there assured me that my exhaust sound would get better with time.. and they were right. I love going WOT every once in a while just to hear the whole power band. For the price, if you have no intention of going turbo, Solo is the best bang for the buck. I noticed an immediate difference as there is no slow chug to move the car from a dead stop in 2nd gear anymore.
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