AEM Intakes Performance Strut Bar Upgrades 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L Handling

AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0008, is intended to enhance the driving experience, yet fit as if it came installed on the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koupe 2.4L from the factory
AEM Performance Strut Bar, 29-0008, is intended to enhance the driving experience, yet fit as if it came installed on the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koupe 2.4L from the factory

Most car or truck enthusiasts picture a cold air intake system when they hear the name AEM. AEM Induction Systems has made great headway and built its reputation on cold air intakes, but since 1987 Advanced Engine Management (AEM) has been in the business of improving performance. More power is only one aspect of the driving equation. Being able to properly control engine power while cornering in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter is crucial to solving the performance driving formula.

AEM Performance Strut Bar for the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L is protected with a resilient gunmetal gray powdercoat finish for durability and lasting good looks
AEM Performance Strut Bar for the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L is protected with a resilient gunmetal gray powdercoat finish for durability and lasting good looks

When a car equipped with a McPherson Strut suspension system, like the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L is being driven through a turn there is inherent flex in the strut towers and chassis. It’s not uncommon to experience as much as 1/8” of shift in the strut towers during hard cornering. This flex can result in unpredictable handling of the car. An effectively designed performance strut bar will transmit the load incurred by shifting weight between the two strut towers and reduce the effects of chassis flex.

Unfortunately, many of the aftermarket strut tower braces available have a hinged design and therefore offer little support to the strut towers. An effective performance strut bar, like those from AEM, must be rigid throughout its length. Additionally, many of the strut tower braces on the market could interfere with performance upgrades such as a cold air intake system. This is where AEM Induction Systems factors part number 29-0008 performance strut bar for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter into the equation.

An AEM performance strut bar is an excellent bolt on solution for strut tower flex in the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L. An AEM performance strut bar is constructed using thin wall mild steel tubing for a good strength to weight ratio. They are built with a rigid design to effectively tie the two strut towers together. Best of all, AEM designed the 29-0008 performance strut bar with an AEM cold air intake system in mind. An AEM 29-0008 performance strut bar will not interfere with the AEM cold air intake system for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter.

The AEM performance strut bar 29-0008 is designed as a bolt on chassis upgrade for the 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4L and includes OE quality hardware as needed. The 29-0008 performance strut bar will work with the factory intake system and is guaranteed to work with an AEM Cold Air Intake System. As with an AEM cold air intake system, an AEM performance strut bar is designed to last for the life of your vehicle. Constructed in the U.S.A with high quality mild steel, and protected with a durable gunmetal gray powdercoat finish, AEM warrants that its performance strut bar for the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Koup 2.4-liter will last for the life of your sport compact coupe.

AEM Performance Strut Bar, number 29-0008, will intensify the driving experience of the following Kia Forte Koup models:

2013 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.4L L4 F/I – All
2012 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.4L L4 F/I – All
2011 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.4L L4 F/I – All
2010 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.4L L4 F/I - All