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Kia Optima Model Year Discussion

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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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Hybrids

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Paint Colors

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The Dealership

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Classified Forum

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Vendor Member Section

Vendor Deals

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Off Topic Section

KDM Klubhouse

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The Parking Lot

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Members' Showroom

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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I bought my Optima used back in February but I didn’t have much occasion to use the deicer before the weather warmed up. When it started to get cold the deicer didn’t work. I checked the fuse first and it was gone but easy to replace but the relay is gone too. My local parts store didn’t have...
  2. I just sold my 2012 SX and never got around to installing these springs/struts. Brand new in wrapping/in box. (1) K5 Optima Store - TruHart Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Sport Shocks/Struts Combo (1) K5 Optima Store - Megan Racing Lowering Springs Screaming deal. Save tons! $250.00 takes it. The...
  3. Our huge Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Event is live & runs until Monday @ 11:59pm (PST) Nearly every single item on the site is currently on sale NOW! This is the biggest sale of the year & the absolute best time to place your order with us! (CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO BE TAKEN TO THE...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Has anyone had any experience with LEDs from Fahren? The LEDs I have on my Optima now are adequate for night city driving but I want to get some that are brighter for all the rural driving I’m doing. I’ve heard good things about Fahren but was wondering if anyone on the forums had experience...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just checked the oil level in my 2011 SX (with 94,000 miles) that I bought new. I was shocked to see the level was about 1/4 above the low mark or about half way between low and half way on the stick with 6000 miles since my last change. I assume this is about 24 oz used. The car has been 100%...
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