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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m not sure if I’m posting in the right section but I’d like to see how many of us are in the Bay Area, I’m in the San Francisco/south sf area and hoping we could make a club of sorts lol
  2. United States
    Anyone in and around the Tampa Bay area wanna get a meet going? I'm in the St pete/Clearwater area. Looking to meet some new people and check out everyone's rides.
  3. United States
    Just wanted to get a thread going to see if anyone is in the Tampa Bay/ Clearwater area? Wanna get some meets together!
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone been looking at buying an optima for over a year and finally 6 days ago I found the best fit deal for me. Bday present to myself! Bought a black on black 2013 optima sxl. Needed a more fuel efficient car but still some thing with some get up and style. I gotta say I'm very impressed...
  5. K5OS - Interior & Exterior Products
    Here to introduce to the Optima community: The Mishimoto Standard Finish & Carbon Fiber Radiator Cap (BUY NOW) Description: This Carbon Radiator Cap add an unexpected touch of style to your engine bay Ergonomically designed for easy removal and installation in no time Resists chipping &...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. My name is Garry Vervoren and I found this website looking for issues with our Kia. Found the solution right away. We have a 2012 Optima GDI. Its just a base model but we are pretty happy with it. I don't know much about them but hoping to learn more from here.
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Installed Catch Can in a 2012 KOH I picked up the Mishimoto Baffled Catch Can for my 2012 KOH. Trying to find a spot to attach it too is a pain. So I'm thinking of attaching it to the back wall of the engine bay. There is actually bolts that comes out from the wall that has one of those...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello, On my old Maxima about once a year I hosed down the engine bay to try to keep it clean. Can I do this in my Optima? I have an 2011 Rio and the bay is getting very dirty looks like it needs a tire brush with soap and water. Is this okay for Kia's? I like my car clean inside and out...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Purchased a new 2014 kia optima EX recently and have already found this forum to be of great help in finding suggestions on customizations on the car as well as some trouble shooting. I hope to be able to contribute some helpful information as well.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I have had my 2006 GMC Sierra since it had 4 miles on it. Now it has 100k. I recently got a new job with a nice long commute so I decided to get a car. Most cars are ugly - especially "commuter" cars. The only car I actually like/loved was the Optima. I bought a 2012 LX with with...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, A few projects pulled together today. I picked up my engine cover and my Ultra Racing Strut Tower brace. I also received the retaining clip I needed to install my HKS SSQL IV BOV. Here's what it looks like all put together: I'm very happy with how it all came out. =) Other than...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Purchased a 2013 black SXL last night. Set out to get the EX with premium and tech but it wasn't much more of a payment to get the turbo so I figured, "Why not?". I have only driven V8s and BMWs so this is a new world to me. This will be my commuter car. I don't plan on modifying it much...
  13. Pictures and Videos
    Car might have been a little started raining half way through my fun. :\ Just did some Anthracite Metallic Grey Plasti-dip on the wheels. Soooo much better than matte back. Untitled by B.C.Reader, on Flickr Untitled by B.C.Reader, Untitled by B.C.Reader, on Flickr...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Just saying hello from the Bay Area with my 2012 Hybrid Optima.
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey all. im not new to the forum, but it had been a long time since I've posted so I'll start in the new area. I just got re-stationed up in the Bay Area and wanted to see if anyone knows if there are any decent Shops up here that can do some 3m do-noc carbon fiber wrapping and some decent after...
  16. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Hey all. Just got done installing some LED lights that come on automatically when you open the hood regardless of key position or power settings. What I used: 2 LED strips Crimp connectors. Red and Black wire (recommend speaker wire) Duralast SW90 Door Jamb switch (Autozone) Add A line fuse tap...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Any one have a wiring diagram or know what this fuse powers? I know that my brake lights work, but seem to have no other power in the car. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  18. The Detailing Corner
    With all the cars I've owned I have never cleaned the engine bay. If anything, I would vacuum some of the dust from time to time. Why? I've always been told it is bad idea, will void warranty, cause electrical problems, pointless, etc. However, since I bought this car new, I want to keep the...
  19. New Member Introductions
    I've been lurking for a couple weeks learning about the car so I just want to say thanks for all the info here. It definitely helped me with my purchase of a '13 Titanium Silver SX with the Premium Touring package. We came close to picking up an Accord, but I'm so glad that didn't work out. This...
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