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  1. 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...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a quick question, so I have a 2013 Lx optima the lowest trim but I would like to swap my radio and center with the ex/sx trim, so would the oem screen navigation and climate controls fit on the Lx trim ? Only cause the Lx has that cubbyhole. Appreciate any1 who can answer.
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Been looking for hours and have come to a decision of the HPS performance SAI (827-549WB) or the K&N CAI (69-5321TS) but can't decide which as I can’t find many reviews for my specific model. Just wondering if any other EX owners have put an aftermarket intake on and have seen actual gains or...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I have a 5 speed manual 2009 N/A 2.4L kia optima and I would like to get a little more power out of it but nothing crazy I was looking at K&N cold air intakes for the 2015 2.4 but I'm not sure if it would be a direct bolt on, although the throttle body looks to be in the same place and the...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! My name is Cory and I’ve owned a 2016 Kia Optima EX for a few months now. I’m coming from owning 2 Chevy impalas so kias and how they work are new to me. Some of the upgrades I would like to do are: • cold air intake • throttle body spacer • interior lighting (brighter) •...
  6. New Member Introductions
    New to the forum and currently working on a 13 optima lx 2.4 and I'm currently trying to find parts to beef up this thing up a bit but have been told by some sketchy parts carriers that it doesn't exist honestly looking for some serious upgrades internally and was also told there's no way to...
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