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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)
    Bought a second hand Kia optima 2011 ex 2.4 and when I went to change the front brake pads, I found out that caliper is for a different model which is why I couldn't fit the OEM Kia optima brake pads. Should I keep it as is or get the original caliper back ? Serial code on the calipers...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Can anyone tell me why they brake caliper slide pins are different and which one goes where? Took them out and didn't notice they were different until too late.....
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Doing some reading, the 16+ SX/SXL have 320mm front rotors. The '05 XG350 had 302.88 (303)mm rotors. Seems like another mod we're S.O.L. over. Dual piston calipers is all I'm after, don't need 4 or 6. Has anyone sourced any good brake upgrades? Even just SS lines and pads?
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 SX w/ 80,000 miles including northeast Ohio winters Curious how many folks have had issues with stuck calipers and whether rebuilt or replaced? My rear passenger side is dragging badly. Non-dealer shop wants to replace calipers, pads, and rotors on both sides. $900 This would be the the...
    When you install aftermarket wheels with thin spokes brake calipers are often being exposed. Brakes get dirty and sometimes don't really look very nice. However you can dress up the calipers with special covers created by MGP. They are inspired by large sport brakes like Brembo and Baer, and...
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Has anyone installed any kind of caliper covers? And which ones you have
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I have duplicolor caliper paint, did it last summer. Even though I kept it clean as I could through the saltfest this winter, it didnt matter. There are spots on all 4. The fronts are by far the worst. The back just had some bigger chips come off. I figure I can clean that up a bit and...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Will the SXL calipers bolt to the SX? If so, do they make speed bleeder screws to fit these cars?
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Just added this touch to my front calipers.....makes for a nice little detail.
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Collaboration of information I have been sourcing in regards to brake upgrades. There are some tempting options below. All of these listed bracket bolt holes will line up without modification. However wheel spacers to clear calipers may be required. 2.0t sonata - 11.8" 2.0t optima-...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I was walking to my car and noticed this brown spot on my brake caliper...Thought it was just a leaf but upon close inspection it wasn't. I also poked with my key and stuff started coming off. Normal or not??? ***update*** after cleaning with pressure wash.
  13. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So I just got off the phone with MGP and they DO offer them without any engraving on them at all. I was not a fan of the fake rivets but I think having a solid surface cover would look good. I'm planning to probably create a stencil of either K5 or Optima and then paint it on with some caliper...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    G2 Caliper Paint Epoxy 2 Part Kit - 11 ColorsI belong to a few other forums and thought I would share this cool product. Its the best caliper paint anyone has found. You can buy it ebay, amazon, tirerack, etc. I have seen very good results and it doesn't look like crap in 3 weeks like the stuff...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Quick survey, I want to paint the calipers on my Dark Cherry LX. I'm not quite sure which color would look the best with this shade of paint. I'm open to all opinions. I have 16 inch steelies currently, but plan on upgrading soon. What do you guys (and gals) think? Sent from my Galaxy Nexus...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but G2 has custom matching caliper paint. its like 100$ but, i know from experience that the stuff doesn't fade, peel, or anything. it is a brush on, but its super easy and usually only needs one coat. I did my husbands old 350z with the standard blue. he...
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