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Hello there! I've recently bought a kia pro ceed 1.6Petrol, and I'm in love. consider me a complete fan of KIA from now on. However there's one slightly annoying thing, and that's the ride. It seems overly firm, I was wondering if anyone knows anything I can install to increase the comfort of my ride?


It's a 2008 model.

Also as a quick question. When ever I start up my car, unless it has had say an hour between last being ran, it's revs stay about 1k and after about 5 mins the car runs smooth. Just got me a little curious because my renault clio never had this problem, despite it being 9 years old. Is that standard for the ceed?
 

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Hi and welcome.
The ride - yep - very firm, you'll hear loads of people mention this, I know exactly what you mean, I find it a hard but positive feel when driving .... I've even lowered mine on KIA's Elbach sports springs.
As for what to do about it - costly fix would be decrease wheel size to increase tyre size.

And the start up issue - not heard of this before but I've a 1.6 diesel.
 

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Hi, thanks for the reply and welcome.

Not sure I understood that lol, decrease the wheel size to increase the tyre size? Can you elaborate, because I'm obviously a bit of a sausage lol :p

Yeah the startup issue is slightly annoying, I want it to be nice and quiet so when my judgemental friend get's inside he'll realise KIA actually isn't so bad! I will be taking mine in for a service, perhaps I'll ask them to give it a look over, see what they suggest.
 

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Oh, no I think I do realise what you're talking about *sigh* can't edit, feel a fool......I'll give that a thought, because I do actually need two new tyres on my front soon. It's a massive shame it's so firm, I do love this car, it's just one little thing, otherwise it'd be perfect!
 

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If you are still on original Michelin tyres the ride will be both harsh & noisey. You may not think there is stilla problem if you change to a decent tyre like Continental Sport Contact. Do a search on tyres in the forums & you will find loads of recommendations.
 

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Hi Skippy... As ZTTMAN has stated if you can stretch your budget to acquire Continental Sport Contact 2's you will notice the ride at the front will be softer as these tyres absorbe a lot more through the bumps and on the plus side theres no loss in grip in cornering ;), I had a set on my 1.4 Pro Ceed ZR7 09 plate 'current car' and they were beautiful, I've since then put a set of Bridgestones Sport T001's on *recommended by a family member* a can honestly say stick to continentals * if there in your affordability range *, I think if memory seves me correctly the Continental Spts Contact 2's on a 205/55/R16's they are about £100 per corner.

As for the revs on a cold start up this is the norm for a direct injection engine setup.

KR

James
 
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