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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    O.K. I got in touch with my Buddy and here is the answer on what to do. He has it on his Kia Soul. Said the sun can be bright outside and the sun hitting the windows and you do not feel it. I understood they also have a clear to go on the inside of the windshield also. Do not ask me where he got...
  2. R1 Concepts Inc
    R1 Concepts- Carbon Alloy GEOMET Rotors! We're happy to introduce to you all our new GEOMET Carbon Alloy rotors! These rotors are a new and improved version of our "Premier Series" rotors. Manufactured for european and heavy vehicles, our High Carbon iron formulations enhances noise dampening...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    This has been one of my main concerns prior to buying a car with a (turbocharged) GDI engine over the last few years. I did realize that it would require a liitle more attention / maintenance than a traditional multi port fuel injection engine. A little history: 2016 sxl 2.0T engine with about...
  4. K5OS - Carbon Fiber Products
    Is excited to bring to the Optima community, the: 2011-2020 Kia Optima Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel (BUY NOW) Description: This is a fully customized genuine Kia Optima OEM steering wheel Your OEM wheel controls and components transfer from your wheel, to the new wheel The product we are...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm trying to find a used one but i was wondering, for those of you that have this hood with the vents, how dirty the engine gets or is there any issues with the engine getting wet every time it rains? How do u like it, any recommendations or advice ? Does it have a rain guard or something...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I've had carbon fiber trunk installed on my 12 EX for a while now and I'm just getting around to asking how to solve an issue related to it. Since the new trunk is so much lighter than the original metal trunk, the tension bar(?) lifts the trunk too hard and it flies open when I open it and...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So i noticed today that there is a small circular spot on my carbon fiber hood about the size of a single drop of water where it is cracking in a few directions. The best way i can describe it is that a drop of something got on it and caused this as it is only in this one circular spot and...
  8. K5OS - Carbon Fiber Products
    Is proud to finally introduce the long awaited 2014-2015 Kia Optima Seibon Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid (BUY NOW) Description: Seibon's team of carbon fiber artisans bring to the community this hand-crafted 2014-2015 Kia Optima carbon fiber trunk lid masterpiece Every carbon fiber component is...
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So anyone got any insight on when/if Seibon will ever finish the carbon fiber trunk lid for the 2014 optima? I have called them a few times and keep getting told they are still developing it, but seriously how many years does it take?!?
  10. Pictures and Videos
    This is a small glimpse of what is to come. Very excited to finally be done with all of the chrome on my car.
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anyone with a carbon fiber trunk have a way to reduce tension on the lift "springs" on the trunk? it flies up if I hit the release and would like it to go up like factory. I know its from the reduced weight but need to see if there is a way to open it and not have to hold it my my other hand...
  12. K5OS - Carbon Fiber Products
    Is excited to bring to the Optima community: Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood Prop (BUY NOW) Description: The days of using a broom stick to hold your hood or trunk open are over! Seibon Carbon introduces the very FIRST and ONLY carbon fiber hood/trunk prop in the automotive industry It features...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all ! Sorry if this is a noob question but i've finally bought my first Optima (had few other kia's) which seems to be in good condition but one thing bothering me is that theres a lot of carbon coming out from the exhaust and how black the oil was after a few thousand miles. I know...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I had my window spoiler customize so I completely re attached new double sided tape.(Scotch Extreme outside double sided tape) The tape is not sticking on and coners keep popping up on the spoiler. Any recommendations anybody know of other option to stick on even if it's permanent?(Epoxy)...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have seen some threads on how to clean the build up on the tips however Is there something that will lessen the buildup? I clean the tips and drive the car and the next day they are black again. I eventually want to do dual exhaust tips but I cant stand how the tips look almost as soon as they...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does the K5OS CF Rear Diffuser install just like the OEM Diffuser (no holes to drill, etc.) & does it also have tabs on the diffuser like the OEM diffuser (reference attached OEM Diffuser pic)? Can the CF Diffuser be installed without removing the rear bumper cover? K5 Optima Store - 2014-2015...
  17. K5OS - Interior & Exterior Products
    Here to introduce to the Optima community: The Mishimoto Standard Finish & Carbon Fiber Radiator Cap (BUY NOW) Description: This Carbon Radiator Cap add an unexpected touch of style to your engine bay Ergonomically designed for easy removal and installation in no time Resists chipping &...
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