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Engine and Technical Discussion

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The Detailing Corner

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Wheels, Tires and Suspension

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Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics

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The Dealership

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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, so I just bought my Optima SX a week ago and am looking to fix her up a bit. It is a stock 2.0T. Can you point me in the direction I need to go for simple inexpensive performance upgrades?
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    Happy to join the forum. My name is Triana and I have a Kia Optima of the year 2019, I have seen that this forum is very complete, I am here to learn from all of you and help as much as possible. Great site…! Best regards
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I drive a 2019 Optima fe and I'm in the market for a cold air/short ram intake. I'm not looking for a ricey sound, something more deep but dodge charger hemi deep. Any suggestiosn, where to purchase and what should I expect to pay? Appreciate it!!
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