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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    🚘 DOPEKIA — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I painted mine recently, and while red is awesome and pervasive, I opted to “coordinate” with the turn signal and painted mine orange. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t seen it on the street (yet), but just curious if others have also gone in that color direction. Be well...
  4. 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...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Not sure if I should to it. I tried reaching out to MGP for some covers but they don't make any for the 16 SX. Don't want to paint over the factory red but I might do it. My wheels might look better without the red. Any thoughts?
  6. The Detailing Corner
    So I was just about to pick up some Meguiar's Hot Rims All-Wheel Cleaner but noticed it says: "Not safe for.... painted or colored brake components" Since the '16 Optima has the red calipers, I assume this is a no-go. Meguiar's does have a version of Hot Rims that is for aluminum wheels and...
  7. The Service Center
    We were told recently that our calipers need to be replaced because they have developed rust, they tried to clean them to see if that would help but It was only a temporary fix. Does anyone know the estimate I am looking to pay to get these fixed? I have a 2012 Kia Optima SX. Thanks!
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    As title says
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    hello all! just wanted all your opinion on the best way to get my brake calipers red for good. Ive used the dupli-color kit and the color came off after 1 season of snow and salt(upstate ny). What do I do now?
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I finally got some time to work on my Partner in Crime. :cool: Just wanted to share some pictures. Let me know what you think. 4 Coats of Black and first Coat of Anthracite Grey. Front Caliper painted Red 3 Coats of Anthracite Grey and 2 coats of Glossifier. Back Caliper painted Red...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Finally got around to painting my calipers, they look good in my opinion for such an easy/cheap process
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Bought the factory wing from Spoiler and Wing King, and they paint matched it perfectly. I also got around to painting my calipers.
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Well a local tire shop did, but I'm loving it.
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I have a question if anyone knows the answer: I've painted atleast 40-50 calipers in the last few years. I've always used high heat paint from Duplicolor, BBQ or manifold paint. The question I am wondering is how I can paint the calipers to match the body color of my car. The color I have is...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I am thinking about powder coating my calipers on my 2012 SX. I can do this really cheap, I have a buddy that has all the equipment. I just need to supply the powder and to tear down the calipers. Can anyone please help me with a breakdown diagram and a parts list of the calipers? I appricate...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys! I've definitely been busy over the past few weeks. Plasti-dipped my rims, black with some metalizer. Plasti-Dipped front grille too. Painted brake calipers red when I installed my new springs from Megan! Gotta love the new springs, the car looks fantastic, and it handles great. I...
  17. Pictures and Videos
    When I first drove off the lot 2 months ago This was taken this morning Painted brake calipers (painted last week)
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Finally got my calipers painted just the other day. Just thought that I would post a couple of pics to see what you all thought. I was going to get them powdercoated but a good friend of mine said that he would paint them for free just to get the experience in painting calipers. He used a...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So which one is your recommendation? I live in a city where during winters there are lots of rocks sprayed on the ground.
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I think I'm done modding the Optima for a while. I finally finished the D2 install and also painted my calipers. I pulled them completely off the car and used VHT 900 degree spray paint. Several coats of SP731 Real Red and SP730 Clear Gloss. I'm very happy with the results. Tony
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