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    Name: Sean Archuleta
    Year: 2016
    Make: Kia
    Model: Optima SXL
    Contact info: Sarchie1982@yahoo.com
    Living in: Atlanta, GA
    From: San Diego, CA (Go Chargers!!)
    Purchased from: Ed Voyles Kia (39/mo Lease)
    Occupation: Airline Pilot

    Background: I have always been a car enthusiast. I never really had the time or money to get into moding my own vehicle till now. This is the first Kia I have ever owned and so far I absolutely love it! I have helped friends and family mod cars here and there but really nothing major. I am learning as I go. I do pick things up quick and I have a basic general knowledge of automobiles.

    Mods so far:

    Interior:

    20% window tint all around
    K5 steering wheel emblem
    Blue LED cupholder mod

    Exterior:

    K5 "Black edition" emblems w/ blue accent
    K5 chrome emblem in place of Factory Optima emblem
    Red Turbo emblem in place of Factory SXL emblem
    Turbo Grille Emblem
    License plate stage 2 LED bulb light set
    San Diego Chargers license plate frame (Go Chargers!!) They'll get there one day! lol
    18" Niche Misano Matte Black Wheels

    Engine:

    Luxon Front strut tower bar
    HKS blow off valve
    HKS M45XL spark plugs
    LAP3 uncle chip perfomance tune

    Mods getting installed this week:

    Mishimoto Baffled oil catch can
    K&N CAI

    Mods in the mail:
    Shark racing clear fuel door kit
    MagnaFlow street racing cat back exhaust

    Future mods:
    Black out plasti dip all chrome accents
    Wagner Intercooler
    Magnaflow headers
    Magnaflow downpipe
    Magna flow high flow cat
    Brake upgrade
    rear LED sequential brake lights in place or factory reflectors
    Fog lights
    JL audio 10" sub w/stealthbox
    JL audio mono amp for sub

    Hope you all enjoy my mods. Please comment on what you like and do not like. I am just getting started so I am sure over time it will become more and more polished. Thank you for having me apart of the Optima community!
    Last edited by Sarchie1982; 03-02-2016 at 01:56 PM.

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    Day 1...

    ► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-front.jpg► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-front-angle.jpg► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-rear.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarchie1982 View Post
    Day 1...

    [iurl="http://www.optimaforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193041&d=1456966582"]► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-front.jpg[/iurl][iurl="http://www.optimaforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193057&d=1456966800"]► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-front-angle.jpg[/iurl][iurl="http://www.optimaforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=193049&d=1456966617"]► Sarchie's 2016 Optima SXL-day-1-rear.jpg[/iurl]
    Awesome start to a showroom bro, looks sick in That blue! Hope to see more mods and pics coming! Btw, you're in Georgia? Should come hang out at the import alliance at the speedway March 19th! I'm driving down from Boston. Happy modding!

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    Thanks Blinky! I have a ton more pics. I am trying to upload them to show the mods but I keep running into the site saying they are too large. I have reduced the size to 640x479 which puts all of them at around 120kb. It still will not let me upload them. You have any ideas?

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    Super excited to follow your build Sean. Thank you for all of your business with us so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarchie1982 View Post
    Thanks Blinky! I have a ton more pics. I am trying to upload them to show the mods but I keep running into the site saying they are too large. I have reduced the size to 640x479 which puts all of them at around 120kb. It still will not let me upload them. You have any ideas?
    Yea that happened to me before also, I had to download an app called IMGUR to load the pics and then copy the link from there to post on here, wish I knew how to just upload a pic straight from the forums using the phone but I can't, only from desktop

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    Emblems all around....

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    Rear Spoiler....

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    LED cupholder mod. Had to go with blue to match the outside....


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    LED cupholder mod night time....


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    Comparing stock to Stage 2 license plate leds.....

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    Stage 2 at night up close....

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    Stage 2 at night....

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    HKS Blow off valve......

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    I Had to re-route the vacuum hose and vacuum sensor because it was too close to the BOV....

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    BOV sound clip....>>>

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    LAP3 Performance Tune install......

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    Connections......

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    New Wheels!!! 18" Niche Misano Matte Black....

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    Love what your doing with your 2016!

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    The new design is growing on me little by little. When I first saw it i thought it was ugly. But this picture almost made me do a 360, I'm loving the look right here.


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    that is effing awesome man! love the wheels. yeah this 2016 in blue is pretty sweet. have you seen any other 2016s with the same color? id be interesting to see what hp you make with that tune

    glad you took my advice and started a showroom. im be watching closely!
    2012 Corsa Blue Optima SX

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