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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m looking to upgrade my brakes on my 2013 Kia Optima EX. I’ve seen alot of people use the XG350 on there cars. I haven’t been able to find a clear answer if that mod will only work on sxl models or if I can do it on my EX. If it will work on my EX I just need to get 2013 SXL front rotors...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello , I’m looking to upgrade my brakes on my 2013 Kia Optima EX. I’ve seen alot of people use the XG350 on there cars. I haven’t been able to find a clear answer if that mod will only work on sxl models or if I can do it on my EX. If it will work on my ex I just need to get sxl front rotors...
  3. EBC Brakes
    To see EBC’s pad & disc/rotor recommendations, just let us know what & how you drive, then leave the rest to us. The below link will take you to our interactive Brake Selector Tool, where basic questions on your car or motorcycle and driving style will determine the best recommendation for you...
  4. The Service Center
    I have a 2012 Kia Optima LX. I have been having issues with the brakes for about five years now. The calipers keep freezing up. Every year I am replacing them. The back are usually stuck open. This causes the front to wear too fast and they eventually seize and get stuck shut. I have had it to...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    FIXED (Faulty Check Valve) Hello everyone! I just recently bought my 2015 Kia Optima SXL, and i’ve began to have an issue with what I believe is the Vacuum Pump for the brakes. I thought it was the brake booster, replaced it, and still am having a issue with releasing pressure from the brake...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I’m replacing my calipers on my Optima in the near future but I had a question on the finish. I am planning on painting them before I install them, and the calipers I am looking at have a coating on them to prevent rust. Do I need to remove this coating? Or can I paint over it? Thanks...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I know this has been addressed in other posts but I'm a complete noob and I'm a little confused... My OEM front rotors are starting to get that cyclical grinding sound when I brake so I figure why not just do an upgrade? I figure I could probably upgrade the calipers to the 2005 Hyundai XG350...
  8. EBC Brakes
    So, here at EBC Brakes We like to offer a free set of pads each month to a randomly selected forum member. In past giveaways We have discussed our first cars, garage and storage spaces, famous people we have met or would like to have met and weird and wonderful vehicles amongst other topics...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello All, I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX, and have been hearing a shaking noise in my front end when i travel at high speeds. So I was recently driving on the highway, about 70-75, when i went around a corner and felt as if my driver side tire wasn’t even turning, making a strange almost grinding...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello everyone. I have a 2014 Kia Optima EX and have recently been having issues with the brake lights. The 3rd brake light on the back window comes on but the other two keep going out. They were out for about a day then came back briefly and are now out again. I changed the bulbs and the brake...
  11. The Service Center
    Just got my '13 Optima EX back from having right front axle put on, now, it had started making a noise like the sound of a rock caught on a rotor, when I'd hit the brakes it felt like it was grabbing almost jerking, also the ABS lights and the Traction lights would come on and stay on, after...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I have a really good hookup on car parts and I found 2013 Hyundai Genesis factory OEM brembos brakes for free. My question is can I put them on my 2011 Kia Optima??? What will I need from the genesis for them to work or what would I need to purchase additionally because from the looks of it the...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just saw a video from a channel I follow: ChrisFix, on NRS Brake Pads: My question to you all is: Has anyone installed these before? I'm looking to install some better brakes on my car that are a bit less noisy, so this seems like a pretty good option. What are you all's thoughts on these?
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys new too this. I have a 2014 optima sxl turbo and im looking for a good set of brakes and rotors for front and rear. (Trying not to brake the bank)
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I’m looking to get a set up front and back brakes to replace my 11 SX. What do you guys recommend? I don’t want to spend a fortune, but I do want to get the best bang for the buck. Thanks.
  16. The Service Center
    Car shaking badly when applying brakes, also everything feeling really loose up front when hitting rough roads. for brake issue i replaced rotors and pads, it corrected the shaking at low speeds but at high speeds the shaking could be felt on the drivers floor. Any ideas appreciated.
  17. The Service Center
    Came home yesterday with the '11 EX-T, got out and the aroma of brake pads overheating filled the air. Hit the rotors with my trusty infrared thermometer and the left rear was a nice 475 degrees! Fronts only 100 and right rear 85.
  18. The Service Center
    Hey all. It’s time for a brake job all around for my ‘14 SX-T. I have read countless threads on here which have been informative. I wanted to ask about longevity of rotors for those that live in northern climates. I live in the Toronto area where the weather is about to turn nasty so a good...
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