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    Hey guys,My names Joseph and I'm from Melbourne, Australia.
    I'm a big fan of modifications and a big fan of sharing my progress with others.
    So I'm really excited to see what's in store for my 2016 Optima GT.

    Picked her up on 10/1/17 and named her Penelope.

    Current Modifications:
    - 35% darkest legal tint all around
    - LED vanity light festoons
    - Chrome/invisible bulbs
    - 20" DTM Rims: The Clean Up and Installed
    - Megan Racing Springs
    - BOV Sound Plate
    - Trunk Lid Spoiler
    - Mishimoto Compact Baffled Oil Catch Can: Bracket Fabricaton and Installed
    - Custom Black Fender Vents

    Future Modifications:
    - subwoofer/amp upgrade
    - sunroof/window close module

    Latest Photos:
    Last edited by onkytonk; 03-30-2017 at 01:16 AM.

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    35% Tint - Darkest legal

    One of my first mods.

    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0909.jpg

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    Chrome Bulbs

    So I went ahead and replaced all the amber indicator bulbs with "chrome" or "invisible" bulbs. These have a silver finish to remove the 'egg yolk' look.

    Many people will ask why I didn't just use LEDs, but I personally think these look much better and there's no messing around with wiring in resistors.

    Some before and after pics:

    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0896.jpg► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0898.jpg
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0899.jpg► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-fullsizerender-1.jpg

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    20" DTM Rims (The Clean Up)

    Well, I've been eyeing this style of wheel for a while and found a set pretty cheap second hand with good tyres.

    The previous owner looked like they had scathed the wheels pretty bad, and so opted for a cheap fix by using plastidip.
    And might I say, didn't use enough, cause it was certainly a PITA to remove.
    After a few laborious hours of removing the plastidip, I decided to then polish all the lips of the wheels.
    I sanded and resprayed any other areas that were scuffed and then cut and polished to a shine.

    I'm pretty happy with the final result and can't wait to install them on the car!Here's a few snaps of my work and final results.

    The wheel with plastidip:
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_1012-medium-.jpg ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_1014-medium-.jpg

    Plastidip stripped, sanding and paint:
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0995-medium-.jpg ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_1016-medium-.jpg

    Cut and polished:
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_1011-medium-.jpg

    Before and after:
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_0993-medium-.jpg

    Final product:
    ► Onky's 2016 Optima GT Showroom-img_1018-medium-.jpg
    Last edited by onkytonk; 02-07-2017 at 12:40 AM.

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    Very nice work!

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    Love those wheels!

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    20" DTM Rims (Installed)

    Rims installed!

    For those interested, they are 20" x 8.5" et45 and the tyres are 245/35r20. I just kept the tyres that were on there for now, but will change to 235/35r20 when the time comes to replace them.

    So happy with how it all turned out... Now, just need to go lower. lol









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    The wheels look awesome and it's definitely time to lower it!

    I'm jealous of the sunny weather you've got right now and you've got me possibly reconsidering if I want to go 19s or 20s.

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    Wheels look great!

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