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  1. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Hi Everyone, I have had this idea in mind lately and I was wondering if anyone has ever tried it or has thoughts on it. I have a SWP 2015 Kia Optima LX. I just got the roof wrapped in gloss black. I am thinking of taking the Snow White Pearl handles and replacing them with the exterior door...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone had issues with their body control modules on the Optima's? My car has blown the module 1 fuse and has numerous things that has stopped working along with it being stuck in park.
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2015 Optima Turbo w/ 20k miles. Normal driving. Dealer wants me to have “induction service.” TSB #058 recommends against. But he’s also referring to it as a throttle body cleaning# TSB #010 seems to allow for this. Is he confusing the two services. I have always used top tier fuel an I...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, Ive owend 2012 optima 2.4 turbo I just tried throttle body cleaning but I cant. I cant remove the ring at the throttle body. Do I need special tool for it? any advice plz. Thanks
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello All. New member from Chicago. First time on any sort of Forum. Got a 2017 SX-L (will be posting the story and photos in my garage later) and I'm wondering if anyone has heard talks about body mods coming for the 2016 - up. I realize this body is still within a couple years old. I've seen...
  6. Classified Forum
    1- 4 19" wheels no tires needed 2- 2012 optima SX rear bumper cover 3- lowering springs and struts 4- updated NAV software for the infinity system 5- sway bars 6- strut bars
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey all tried to search before posting if anybody has installed a throttle body spacer on their 2016 yet. Just ordered the spacer for mine and looking to also add a gauge for the psi from the turbo. Any thoughts on how install might be?
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone have the BMC Extreme Concepts K5 II Ground Effects Body Kit? Thoughts and opinions? Recommendations for other kits? Thanks!
  9. The Service Center
    Hello everyone, I just installed a throttle body spacer today, and noticed quite a problem when I took it for a test drive to find out how it worked. It felt as if I had lost a lot if not all of my boost pressure. The acceleration was flat through all the gears basically felt like the turbo was...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I was backing up and hit something..... that ended up breaking a flange that my rear mudguards attach to. The plastic that I am talking about is the WHOLE back panel. I need to know what type of plastic is used, so I can buy the correct glue (or epoxy) Thank You
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I am new to the KIA world. I bought a KIA optima ex 2014. I know it non turbo, but i want to make it better as much as i can. I have found most of what I would like to do to make it faster. However I am have trouble with a lip kit for it. I can find it for 2011-2013 but not for...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Is this the Garcia body kit or the K5 2 or the K5 kit?. I've seen a few different names and can't figure the name out. And are their two different K5 kits or just one?
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I'm thinking of doing a full body color change to my vehicle. It's currently silver titanium. I'm not sure what color yet because I won't even do it until spring, but what is a good price for a full body wrap or a plasti dipping done by a professional of a normal color (such as matte black)...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Any body kits for a 13 Kia Optima EX ? Front lip side skirts and rear diffuser ? Can't find anything for my EX model
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Certainly different.......wonder about the fit and quality though ???...not to mention shipping $$$
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone make a an aero kit for the 2015 model? I only see them for earlier years.
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    http://www.bmcextremecustoms.net/20kiaopk5iib.html Anyone purchase from this site? Also, does it matter what trim you have considering EX and LX bumpers are different from SX? I have a 12 SX and want to know if this would be compatible and worth the money?
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So after seeing another post about body kits, I went searching for the different available options. One post referenced the MX style body kit, which I liked, so i focused in on that and came up with a kit from Max Automart Gombak. (The website is just the name at a dot com, but since I'm a...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Finally got a shot of my ride after the recent mods I did over the weekend. Wasn't able to clean it for a couple days because of the emblems and decals I added. All the work has been done by me and a friend of mine that modifies her Xterra.:thumbsup: #girlpower Mods: -Rear Bumper LED...
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