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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My wife rear ended someone with my car and they took off-we have insurance but I’m not gonna use it since the damage is minimal. Any advice for where to purchase a new front bumper would be great-prices range from $120-500 and I would love to know who has the best fit. I am exploring the...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Just finished a pretty involved refit of the car, and here it is! Tasks Completed: Replaced damaged front bumper assembly, wheel cowlings, upgraded to SX versions, added winglets, upgraded fog lamps to newest variant Replaced side winglets Added real splitter canards Upgraded to lifted...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Came across this part on eBay, and it seems to sell a lot: https://www.ebay.com/itm/371068774668 Anyone ever installed one of these? And if so, does it look decent?
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 Kia Optima EX GDI and I found some aftermarket front bumpers for the 2.0 turbo, will I run into any issues if I was to purchase the 2.0 turbo bumper ? I will link what i've found below! https://k-tuning.com/kia-en/k5-en/roadruns-kia-k5-lip-style-aero-parts-full-body-kit.html...
  5. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Hey just wanted to reach out to see if there is a way to remove the upper front bumper without removing the whole bumper? Like the part that the grill is screwed into, it seems like there should be since it seems pretty free wiggling but I tried searching online and only seemed to find results...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can anyone explain the difference(s) between the bumper for a USA built Optima vs the Korea built variant. I know the Korean version has the tow hook hole but I need to know if the mounting points are all the same. I am looking for a prepainted front bumper for my 2014 Optima EX yet all I find...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Since I don't work for KIA, I can't look! The sheet metal around the front bumper appears to be unchanged, and would be shocked if KIA did anything other than change the bumper design. I'm curious if the facelifted bumper would fit on the non-facelifted cars... My lease is up in May of '19. If...
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I recently replaced my front bumper and fender due to a hit and run. My issue I’m having is that the left side of the bumper where the fender and bumper meets won’t pop in all the way. What should I do? Should I take the bumper off and reinstall it? Please advise.
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but an hour of searching the forum did not answer my question... I have a 2015 EX that was rear ended. It goes to the body shop Monday morning. The rear bumper cover and valance will be replaced, along with support bar under bumper. Can I swap to an...
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi, I have a 2016 SXL that has never had a front license plate. It only has 2 tiny indentations where holes can be drilled in the bumper for a front plate. I called a local Kia dealer about ordering a proper license plate bracket, but was told they are only sold with new cars - no possible...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know where to find this rear bumper applique where it actually says "Optima" on it? Please & thanks!
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Talking '11/'13 Anybody know what the difference in the SX rear bumper cover might be, or is it a combination cover and lower panel that is SX only?
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Anybody on here that has a 2016 Kia Optima SX with a rear end like the one pictured? The lower cover with dual exhaust appears to be the same style as the single exhaust cover - not the "normal" cover on the Optima SXs/SXLs I can find pictures of. There is a seller on ebay that claims to have...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ive searched the forum and watched the videos, but im still having issues. Have everything detached except the 3 bolts/screws/whatever they are in the fender area on the sides of the bumper. I just dont see how i can get anything in there? That plastic cover sits flush against the bumper and...
  15. The Service Center
    I have a 2018 EX. I need to replace the bumper cover fastener in the left upper corner just below the taillight. Is this possible without tearing half of the car apart?
  16. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Are there better or more up close photos of the modifications to the tab that you need to cut? I have the PDF but it's a combo of a small photo and my eyes being awful. About to just take it all to a shop and throw the papers at them and let them try since I feel like I'm gonna screw it up if I...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Sorry if this question was asked before (I didn't see it in the archives), but am I correct in seeing that the rear bumper markers don't light up?
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I was in a small accident today and rear ended someone at probably about 3-5mph. His car was fine we didn't even exchange info. But now I have a big hole in my bumper and a crack and one of the clips on the side broke off. Thankfully all the components are good. fog lights DRL and headlights...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I noticed this recently (besides the car being really dirty :P), not sure how it happened... :( When I press on that crack, the line is barely negligible. Any suggestions on what I can do to reseal it? Glue or some kind of adhesive?
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