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3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)

This section contains general posts about the 3rd Generation Kia Optima. If it does not fit into the KIA General Discussion below, please post it here.
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Wheels, Tires and Suspension

This section contains information regarding Wheels, Tires and Suspension for the Kia Optima.
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  1. The Official Aftermarket Optima Wheel Thread

    Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    OK guys, let's post them up with all the details... Brand Model Wheel Diameter Wheel Width Wheel offset Tire size Tire brand Limit each post to 3 pictures and limit all comments. This should be an informational thread for everyone to use. Maybe we can pm questions directly to the poster if more...
  2. Tips, Tricks, and Features You May Have Missed

    3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Thought I would start a thread for everyone to post interesting things they have learned about their car. Not looking for things that are already described in the owner's manual, but other info that may be useful/interesting to fellow Optima owners. If you would like to post something, please...
  3. [ALL] : Engine Failures - Share Your Experience

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Unfortunately, we seem to have a lot of these threads popping up lately, I would like a single thread to discuss engine failures and what people have had to go through to fix it. If you are going through an engine replacement or have in the past, please be sure to post in here with as much...
  4. $375 In spark plugs for the lap 3 install WTF?!!!

    3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I was able to find a lap three uncle chip for my abdomen which I felt very lucky that I was only paying 375 for a used one. Then I’m like OK I’ll just go get Me some spark plugs and you know and vroom vroom right ? that was until I saw that the specific spark plugs are almost $100 per...
  5. [LX] : Shark fin antenna snapped off

    Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    My antenna got snapped off all 5 screws sheared. The dealership wants $600 for part and install. The radio still works and I'm cheap so I would rather just glue/silicone a plastic cover on. Do you know if there is/are some parts above the green chip that got knocked off? Will I lose any...
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