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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have thw basic head unit in my 2016 Optima LX. No fancy gps or uvo system and basic air controls. Is there anyway to upgrade the head unit to the uvo capable one or would aftermarket be a better route? I ideally want to have Apple CarPlay avaible
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    We had a cool front here in Texas that brought the temps down from the middle 90's to as low as the low 50's in the morning, and my 2.0 turbo really enjoyed it. We all know the denser air carries more of a fuel/air charge, but it's fun to actually FEEL it when you press the accelerator pedal! :D
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just bought a 15 Kia Optima and the road noise is much higher than my previous german car. Did not think it would bother me, but after 1+ hour of driving, feel fatigued, ears humming, like I just came off an airplane. The car has Nexen N'Priz AH5 tires on them. Are these good tires? Are there...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    THIS is a '16 SXL like mine, and 111 dB shows on the horn data. The 400-500 Hz dual PIAA's are 115 dB and are considered sufficiently LOUD. Some Subjectivity aside, Are our horns considered "about-as-good-as-you-need", ( a locomotive's horn is not the goal) or is it worth replacing them. I...
  5. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know if there's anyway to make the bass any better without purchasing an amp? It sounds like the radio is cutting out bass as it gets louder
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So this weekend I went to a couple different audio shops to see what they would charge to install my amp and one 10in sub. The lowest quote that I got was low six hundred. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Apparently the stock system is top of the line from what they all told me. Each...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone! My name is Christine! I live in the central Ohio area. I'm a bit behind in getting this posted HAHA! Anyway, here is my story: I purchased my 2014, Satin Metal, Optima Turbo in June of 2014. Prior to the Optima I was rolling around in a 2012 Sportage :cool: LOL! I purchased the...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I rented a Ford Fusion Titanium for work last week. It does feel like a more solid car, but the turbo noise sounds like a vacuum cleaner and the interior is claustrophobic. Radio was no better, seats not as comfortable. I feel sorry for the suckers leaving Optima going to a Fusion bland...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm just about to buy the last element of the audio system, the headunit. Narrowed the list down to two contenders and I would like to hear your opinions: 1. Alpine INE-W987D - pros: (reportedly) audio quality, the removable front panel, simplicity of use, very smooth operation. cons: 1300€, not...
  10. Hybrids
    I'm very disappointed with the fuel mileage of my '14 and really thinking about trading it in for a non hybrid. My most recent fillup was 10.23 l/100km or 23 mpg. I do not drive it hard. The only thing I can think is that I have lots of very short drives to/from work. I buy regular unleaded...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Not a bad buy for next to no money spent!
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Guys I have a Nameless Performance charge pipe and love it, however, I truly wished it went further as I'm not a big fan of flex hoses like we have in our cars. Take a look at the picture below for reference. Is there a part available today that will take the place of the flexpipe, perhaps...
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I feel like using an LOC would give you more control and also more amp options.. Can anyone chime in on this? I am about to order an amp and powered sub and want to know what I should do...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I am in need of a new set of tires. I have gotten a few quotes and narrowed my options down to 2, price difference is minimal so I am looking for a few quick opinions so I can get them on ASAP. Below are my 2 options, anyone have any experience and or preference in the 2? For reference I have a...
  15. Hybrids
    On our HSH after many test runs with Blue Drive (Eco) on and off (Black Drive) has provided 1-2 more mpg along with much better performance. Have any of you experimented with mileage tests with Eco off?
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm looking at getting aftermarket 16 inch rims for my optima. I want to stick around the 16 inch range just to save ride quality and speedo accuracy. Is there a resource for really nice 16 inch rims or is it going to be better to go bigger?
  17. Hybrids
    I have a 2013 Optima Hybrid EX with 13,200, got it in late March 2014 so I've driven quite a few miles. Struggled to get more than 32 MPG in summer and 35 MPG in warmer weather. I just started to keep the Energy Flow screen up on my display (small one between gauges) and realized how much I...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So i installed KN typhoon intake and HKS BOV (with KN breather in place of recirc hose). Should I be getting better MpG or worse? Btw I also have ark cat back system to finish off my engine mods. It seems I'm getting lower MPg and I just wanna make sure I didn't mess something up.
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