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  1. 12/28/20 Currently going through the early steps of the recall process. 2013 optima SXL 118K miles. 2 days ago, I was driving through the WV mountains and car began shifting weird, sputtering, shaking then just limped to a pull off. Tried starting a few times, wouldn't turn over and instrument...
  2. Is now the official North American Distributor for: Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Stiff Ring Chassis Collars (BUY NOW) Description: This fantastic mod will help correct the basic geometry of your chassis These collars fill in the gap between the subframe bolts and bolt holes Greatly reduce...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Anybody have a random power shut down while driving? It's happened twice in the last two months. Whole car just goes dark, brakes don't work, can't steer and then it comes right back up--span of 2 seconds maybe. Also, had the power steering lock up for about 2 seconds but the car was fine...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2019 SxL with a 2.0 Turbo and I looked under the hood and I see that it has a extension on Have an hose extension with 2 clamps I have never seen being used before. Can anyone tell me what this is doing to The Turbo
  5. Hello guys, I am expecting my HID kit to come in sometime this week and I was wondering, is there any modifications I have to make to make the bulb fit? I noticed the bulb hole for the low beams is slightly bigger than most I have dealt with where they were all just plug and play and would fit...
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