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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, im jacob from good old California. im to high profile audio comptition builds. Planing on building in my new to me 2015 optima ex with 41,000 miles on the od, first time kia owner. The plan is to build a 150+Dbl SQL/SPL audio build to surpass my last 132.2dbl Mercedes wagon build. If...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2014 EX and need to replace the engine, I have the regular 2.4 Gas engine 8th digit = 7. eBay and other sites are leading me to believe that the Hybrid 2.4 can be swapped in, Obviously not the hybrid parts but the standard block that LQK has listed. Also, aren't there other model Kias...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So i found a ex optima I really liked low mileage everything I wanted but I wanna but a turbo and some intake and exhaust work on it but can’t find anything.
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi everyone, So I traded in my 2019 Camry, (Yes I just about cried getting rid of it), For a 2013 Optima 2.4L with 107,xxx miles. Reason being is a need to straighten out my finances and I picked up this car at a good price. Now with all that being said and after reading about all these engine...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 2014 Kia Optima back in 2019 they checked or the recall about the bearings being worn, and it passed. Prior to that I was having trouble with the car consuming huge amounts of oil, strange noises coming from the engine, and occasionally white smoke coming out of tail pipes when...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Im putting a eco boost turbo on my 2.4l LX I need help finding a intercooler that will fit my car I’m not sure if a 2.0l intercooler will work.
  7. The Service Center
    I found tons of metal shavings in my coolant tank and in my radiator. I put a little of the fluid in a cup and the bottom is lined with metal shavings. (I Hope there’s no metal in the oil) Anyone knows where this could come from? The car has been hesitating/possibly misfiring a lot lately with...
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