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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello all, I am planning to install a new headunit this week and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with retaining the factory camera. I am fairly confident that I can physically adapt the connection to RCA but I'm concerned about signal compatibility. I have a 2015 Optima LX with UVO...
  2. 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...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 Kia Optima EX GDI and I found some aftermarket front bumpers for the 2.0 turbo, will I run into any issues if I was to purchase the 2.0 turbo bumper ? I will link what i've found below! https://k-tuning.com/kia-en/k5-en/roadruns-kia-k5-lip-style-aero-parts-full-body-kit.html...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    2018 kia optima Sx-t Bc racing coilovers Cpe catback exhaust Hks bov Aem intake Dual oil catch can Throttle body spacer Lap 3 uncle chip (selling if anyone interested)
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So I have a 2016 Kia optima lx with no daytime running headlights, and I wanted to change that. does anyone have a good website for aftermarket headlights. ive been looking for about a week and nothing. I was wondering if I could buy the stock headlights of a newer version of the car. I don't...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2019 optima that is pearl white, I'm looking to replace the emblems with the black and white K5 badge(I think that's whats it called. Will the difference in the white on the emblem be that noticeable/different from the pearl white? Thanks in advance
  7. CARiD.com
    Looking to transform the front end look of your car, but not sure which headlights to choose? We've created our Ultimate Headlight Shopping Guide to help you get through the variety of aftermarket custom headlights and wisely narrow down your search. Review each type of unique lighting upgrades...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, There were new changes to the California exhaust law, with those changes, for those of you with a aftermarket exhaust on an optima, do you all still have it on your car? have you been pulled over for it? I know that optima exhaust systems aren't that loud with an aftermarket...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    i am wanting to install aftermarket seats into my 2013 EX Luxury. but when i take out my seat i get the airbag light on the dash. how do i put in my aftermarket seats, and still have airbags if i get into a crash? thank!!
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    i am wanting to install aftermarket seats into my 2013 EX Luxury. but when i take out my seat i get the airbag light on the dash. how do i put in my aftermarket seats, and still have airbags if i get into a crash? thank!!
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I’m trying to find the best aftermarket radio for mi 2013 Kia Optima EX, I want to be able to use apple car. Which unit do you recommend that keeps all the UVO/ Infinity features as well as the back up camera, steering wheel controls and aux and usb inputs? Thanks
  12. New Member Introductions
    Ive got a 2015 kia optima LX model that I have installed a PAC L-O-C LP7-2 to the rear speakers, spliced into the harness in the middle columns between the doors, and its right because the speaker hits how it should, but now my ground is failing back and forth. At first I wired the ground in the...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Anyone have unorthodox pulley/set on their sx? Looking for input.
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Yet another thread on converting NAVI to aftermarket HU Climate Controls First, the easy part, you can replace the NAVI control with dual-automatic climate control form Ebay and it's completely plug in play. I pulled out the Navi HVAC. It is a "QF T-GDI" Model. I have a 2012 SX made in...
  15. Classified Forum
    New, sold as-is [never used!] 7pcs - 3D complete set for Optima [K5] 2011-2013 - Steering wheel emblem [1] - Wheel emblems [4] - Front and rear emblems [2] - Easy Installation with self-adhesive (Steering wheel emblem requires minor heat during installation for a perfect fit) $60 [OBO]...
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I don’t see too many people posting pictures of their 2016+ model with aftermarket wheels. What are you guys with 2016 and up Optima’s riding on? I’m looking to get a good idea of what certain wheels look like on our car.
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys! I want to upgrade my rims to have something that is chrome and clean, not sporty. I know that it may take some MPG's off my car, but that is fine. The question i am having touble finding answers to is that I am running the stock Standard tire size: 205/65 R 16 94H tires. But I...
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I know. I know. CDs are all but absolete and everyone uses either satellite radio, or i-Pods, or their phones as their personal, mobile jukebox. But I have several CDs and I miss being able to play them in my car. Uploading them to my computer and syncing them to my phone would take forever. I...
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Anyone did this on 2.0 Turbo and has a sound clip? Any issues, codes, etc? I just want a little bit of sound and do it on the budget. I am thinking I need a Magnaflow muffler, a flange, flex pipe and an oval tip, plus a few clamps.
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