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  1. New Member Introductions
    Whats up, I have been browsing this site for a long time but now finally decided its time to make an account. I own a 2013 Optima SXL
  2. The Service Center
    06 optima. 2.4l lx vin6 a few days ago our optima developed sudden a strange noise near the pulleys. the best i can describe it as a rhythmic horse hooves sound. i Pulled the wheel n plastic and don't see any...
  3. Pictures and Videos
    Finally some nicer weather around my way. Looking forward to a decent weekend so I can do a true top to bottom spring cleaning detail. Just some random pictures from around, including a few I got at an NJ KDM meet this past weekend.
  4. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi guys, I have 2 sets (4 fronts and 4 rears) of the older 19" r spec wheels and I would like to go with the rear wheels in all 4 corners in my 15 sxl and was wondering if it's possible, they are 19x8.5 et 35 and I would like to go with the stock tire size which I believe is 245/35/19 and would...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Maybe this should go in the detailing section, but here goes anyway... The gloss black trim around my windows (B & C pillars) have tons of light scratches visible when light hits at the right angle. I'm sure it's just the usual stuff from the dealer not doing a great job washing the car and/or...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anyone found a way to make the rear windows one click roll down like the fronts? Controllable from the driver door panel I know it's a small thing but I would love to click, click, click and front and rear windows and sunroof all open fully. I live in GA and enjoy having the windows...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I have seen only one 2016 SX(Tor L) around town since I bought my car a few months ago. Last generation was everywhere I looked but I never see the new model? What gives? Are people not attracted to the styling? Are they turned off from the power reduction? I can say that it is a MUCH more...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've noticed over the past few months most of the 2016 Optimas I see are LX and EX with a larger number being the EX versions. Even dealers that used to stock a lot of the SX and SXLs are not carrying a lot in their inventory. In my area I was used to seeing a lot of the SX and SXL version...
  9. Pictures and Videos
    Rollers on the way home
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Well Ive had this baffled catch can for a while now, and finally got around to installing this last week. I did not like the bracket that it came with, so I went and sourced a suitable option from lowes.Overall I am happy with the fitment and the location.
  11. The Service Center
    2011 Kia Optima SX - 40,0075 miles - oil was changed every 4,000-5,000 miles. Hey all, I haven't posted in quite some time and my wife ended up buying the same year car as I. I've been googling like a monster for the past few days and I cannot locate anything pertaining to this. Basically...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anybody had these leather pieces recovered?
  13. New Member Introductions
    Greetings, name is Duane but go by metalburner. Weird but it's a mix between my occupation and hobbies...anyhow, I'm new to the Kia brand and have only had my Optima SX Turbo for about 11 months now. I freaking love this car. Now I'm interested in doing some mods, so I went to the trusty Ole...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas over engine problem - Sep. 26, 2015 I'm not sure why the Optima wouldn't be part of this recall considering Hyundai and Kia share parts.
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, I'm trying to buy a Kia in the next few days, selling my Lexus to get rid of a few bills and use that towards a new Kia. I have a family member in Kia Korea so that's what helped me decide on going with Kia. I've been around mostly Japanese cars. I've owned a Honda civic, Acura Integra...
  16. Hybrids
    Hi everyone. I hate the silver trim around the lower grill and fog lights. I plasti dipped it first, then I tried wrapping it but the wrap lifts since I can't fold it under under the trim. I was wondering if there's any way we can take out just the trim? I saw a picture of the trim and the...
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Guys, Tried to search but couldn't find anything with info on this. Trying to see if I can get away with a 20x10 Rear ET 35 without poking. Will be dropped on Megan Street series. Anybody know any users with this setup? Preferably 2014-2015 Models. It would help greatly. Any info is much...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, My name is Chris, and I'm from Washington State. I've been checking out this forum for the past couple years after I bought a 2013 Optima LX, and just traded it in for the Optima I wanted all along. So I bought a 2015 SXL. I love how helpful this forum is and am glad to finally be a...
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