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  1. High Performance
    Just had a random idea, want to see if it makes sense: Basically, would installing a pair of air scoops at the lower bumper, with hoses ducted up into the stock airbox/ending right next to the CAI appreciably cool incoming air to the engine/improve performance by any appreciable margin...
  2. K5OS - LED & HID Lighting
    Is excited to present to the Optima forums: K5 Optima Store - RGB LED Color Changing Headlight or Fog Light Kit (BUY NOW) Description: These brand NEW high powered COB LED headlight low beam & fog light kits with built-in color changing RGB LED Demon Eyes, are designed to outperform your...
  3. Pictures and Videos
    This is my new favorite shot of my car. Taken about 60 miles south of Denali National Park in Alaska. The new Galaxy S7 camera kicks all kinds of ass....
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone!!, I have always been a truck man and a Chevy truck man more specifically. I love big trucks and fast cars and I would have never in a million years thought I would be posting in a Kia forum in my life. With that being said my girlfriend owned a 2012 Optima EX when we started...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Had it since new, 110,000 miles. Has been getting worse, now A/C will not cool at all unless at high speed. I sat in the driveway yesterday, if i rev it to 4 grand it starts to cool. Washed down the radiator, cabin filter is clean. I know this has been a problem on 2011's before. am i looking at...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Wasn't sure where to put this, I did a drum brake search with no results. Just replaced my stock rotors on my Optima with aftermarket cross drilled and slotted rotors. When I pulled the rear rotors off there were drum brakes on the inside of the disc brake rotor. Essentially it has both disc...
  7. Spotted
    On the 22 in garden grove.. Just letting you know you looked super cool in your new k5 hurrying through traffic to (which I thought was to catch up and compliment each other on badass rides) get in the lane next to me and speed past me :cool: cool show bro..lol
  8. Pictures and Videos
  9. The Dealership
    Took the car in for an oil change and tire rotation today at Roswell Kia and as I was leaving the Service Manager asked what brand of springs I was running and asked me how the ride was. He has an Optima as well and is looking to lower it. I told him I had the Ark springs and that so far I was...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, ran in to this on youtube. Not something I think I'd do but I still found it really cool. Check it out, .
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I found this video on youtube today and thought it was good, I think you people will like it.
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Installed switchback LED type 2 strips at top of headlights. Not true Drl's but keep the clean lines of the car and serve basic purpose without destroying any part of the car. I'll post pix if there is request. Only problem. Jdtoy, who sold me these are idiots. They did not know which wire was...
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    i just thought i would post about a cool usb i found (i'm sure someone on here will have a smart azz comment, but oh well). i always used a regular type sandisk cruze 8gb usb flash stick, and it worked awesome, but it took up some of the space in the little tray. i found this sandisk "fit" 8gb...
  14. CARiD.com
    Advertising is everywhere and generally no one likes it but for advertisers. However, these ads on wheels are really creative and witty to make you look twice. What’s your fav? The rest of photos are here .
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    BEWARE! These ended up messing with my electrical system! Beware! I just bought a set of these really odd 5 arm LED lights for my tail lights. It spreads out when its in the tail light and makes it look like an LED tail light. They have 5 arms on them and it folds up to go in the tail light...
  16. New Member Introductions
    hello guys i didnt know kia had a forum, pretty cool here and some sick ass cars. i just got the wife new optima, let me tell you we love the car, she liked the white one, i loved the blue one but they only have it in the turbo model, i couldnt afford that one. only thing that i didnt like was...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    [KIA OPTIMA / K5] Front, Rear Door Pocket Floor Mats | eBay Just thought i'd share :)
  18. DIY Projects
    The title explains it for the most part. For the first post in this thread, I'm going to address lighting your work space. You've got to be able to see what you're doing! Here is one of my favorite tools, an LED underhood light with spring loaded foam covered hooks. Great to use to light...
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