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  1. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So when i was tinting my lights i had some extra vinyl left over and out of curiosity i stuck it on some chrome i didnt like and ill be damned if it doesnt look alot like black chrome..is this something that ppl do or did i stumble upon something lol??
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2018 Optima LX Snow White Pearl. Wanting to cover the chrome. If you have done it, what did you use? Plasti-Dip? Vinyl strips? Did you remove the front grille? If so, how? I want to do what I can to keep it clean and right and not break anything while I am at it. Thanks! Sent from...
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase a 2016 Optima SXL very soon. They're pretty hard to come by, so I'm looking out-of-state right now. But I'm noticing that most of the 2016's that I'm seeing do not have the really nice chrome spoked wheels that I've seen on some, and appeared to be on most pre-2016...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Thankfully nothing was taken/severely damaged, how ever there is a nice little ding on my window lining and I would like my car to look as new as possible. Any idea where I can find the part to replace it? I was looking at rain guards as well, maybe something to replace the piece as a whole. Any...
  5. The Service Center
    I'm not sure what forum to post this in so I'll put it in the 3 I think are relevant . I'm going to be writing a letter to Kia consumer service as well as the FTC and I would like to refer them to this post with others with the exact same issue. Pictures would be helpful but please only if you...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm not sure what forum to post this in so I'll put it in the 3 I think are relevant . I'm going to be writing a letter to Kia consumer service as well as the FTC and I would like to refer them to this post with others with the exact same issue. Pictures would be helpful but please only if you...
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm not sure what forum to post this in so I'll put it in the 3 I think are relevant . I'm going to be writing a letter to Kia consumer service as well as the FTC and I would like to refer them to this post with others with the exact same issue. Pictures would be helpful but please only if you...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    whats up with al the chrome on the optimas? lol im trying to make it carbon fiber.
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Daddy like!
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Spent a few weeks sending bulbs back and forth to GP Thunder Just a heads up on my 16 SX the directional bulbs are different front and rear. Front: 1157 offset Rears: 1156 straight On the fronts had to file the higher tit off to fit. Rears had to take the taillight off the car to replace...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So experimented more with the Rustoleum Peel Coat. This one was a bigger project then the Fender Vents so enlisted my dad for some help. After seeing the black Peel Coat on the car, I might actually have my dad paint the parts with black paint. The reason being, the front of the car gets the...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I was trying to think of something that would tie in my TSW center caps to the car and came up with this... thoughts? Next on my list is paint the brakes red. Since the brakes and rotors are much more visible with the Brooklands, I wanted to emphasize them. I didn't use PlastiDip...
  13. Spotted
    I snapped a picture but it didn't come out. But it looked like I was seeing double, except yours was an SXL. Parked in the valet section at the hotel at North Hills mall.
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I noticed that the back of my '16 Optima looks very similar to many other cars so I got a wild hair and decided to try to accessorize. The triple plated chrome pieces I purchased were not very expensive at all. So, in your honest opinion...do you like my added fixtures, or would you get rid of...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Want to change my door trim to black. Whats the best way to do that? Take the chrome off and paint it or is there an aftermarket black ones I can replace it with?
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I ordered some sample vinyl for my Drone but it didn't work out, so I thought I'd try something different on the Optima. If the vinyl isn't too expensive I will do the door trim Chrome the same way. 1st close up is stock, 2nd close is black chrome; subtle but I like it. Thoughts?
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Wondering if anyone in the snow belt has run the OEM chrome wheels all winter, and how the finish held up to the road salt? Would love to hear of anyone that has done this, and if they did anything special to protect them. Appreciate any feedback!
  18. New Member Introductions
    I'm a 29 year old male at the end of my lease on my 2013 KIA OPTIMA SXL and I'm a bit confused.... First off I'm keeping the car.. but how is the 2k16 as fast as 2k13? 2k13 has more HP / TQ 30 Ft lbs 30 MORE HP, and the curb weight is less.... I understand the gear ratio.....Are yal fans of...
  19. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Think I'm going for a Titanium SXL, and was wondering what people's opinions were on the stock SXL rims vs the optional chrome rims. I'm leaning slightly towards stock (looks more modern IMO), but seems like my local dealers only have them with the chromes. Chrome: Stock:
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