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  1. The Service Center
    Hey all, Just picked up my 2015 SXL and love it, love it, love it. There is one thing that popped up and I wanted to ask you about: I was driving in a high traffic area (LA, peak hour..:rolleyes:) for maybe an hour or so, used Eco mode and Sport mode for a bit, all in all maybe 20-30% of the...
  2. The Service Center
    Every couple of engine starts "Battery Discharge" message displays, what is this? Every so often when I start the car I see that message flash with some other text (can't make the rest out), is this normal?
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all. I just bought a 2013 Optima SX and I really really like the car. However I've run into two things that I'm wondering about and hoped someone might be able to shed some light on. 1. When I was test driving the car I heard a noise coming from the rear end. The dealer looked at it...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I should probably read the owners manual but I think i'd get my questions answered here faster. 1. Is there a way to keep sport mode active all the time or am I going to have to keep setting it every time I start the vehicle? 2. Is there a way to just open the sun shade on the sunroof...
  5. New Member Introductions
    hey guys so i have a 2013 optima sxl and am looking to put flowmaster super 40's on soon, im pretty sure the inlet and outlet of the new mufflers need to be 2.5" as well as one offset side? is this correct? please help! :thumbsup: thanks!
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. Nickname is Driggz. I'm from CA. New owner of a 14' Optima. Been reading around the forum for a while now and I finally decided to join. I plan on switching out the emblems on my car like a lot of the folks here. I do have a couple of questions I wasn't able to find the answer...
  7. The Service Center
    So over the past few months I've been noticing some sounds that are getting a little annoying at this point and I'm not sure if I should be concerned about them or not. The first sound is a squeaking/rattle I hear when the car is in drive and I am stopped at a light. I also feel the brake pedal...
  8. Pictures and Videos
    New plastidip wheels and a good clean up and my buddies tl type s! Hard to beat clean black car
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Well got my seibon hood and CF mirror covers on this weekend. Hood was pretty straight forward except getting the clips out of the factory heat shield. What a PITA that was without breaking em (lost 2 of em though). Question for all you CF hood owners..Does the hood sit high by the hinges? There...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    finally recieved my OCCs and want to get them installed, ordered the two cans plus the extension, figured it would go all out. 1st question. the OCC that has the fitting coming 45 degrees out goes on which side? 2nd, It came with two brass fittings, they come out of the ball drain correct? In...
  11. Pictures and Videos
    Fiancee and I went up to Sheppard Lake a few weeks ago and found a cool abandoned house, and we snapped a few pics of her Optima. Thought I would just share them on here.
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    i have some Ez streets on the way!! anything i need to know about adjustments? I want a 1.5 drop up front, and 1.25 in rear. is camber thrown off significantly? what are good setting to minimize body roll and still have a nice ride at these heights
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have just paged through all 126 pages of this category, not reading every one, but usually at least one on each! Lots of mods, lots of great ideas! Here's my situation--I picked up a '13 LX with the remote start, back up cam, power driver's seat, home link mirror and something...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    1. When i want to remove the Kia Badges, do i have to heat it too, or just a screwdriver? What is the best way? And for the steering wheel? 2. Here in Europa, all optima have only 1 exhaust (i have the hybrid). I hate it.... but what items would i have to ship from the US if i want to add...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Six weeks after I hydrolocked my car, we I finally got the replacement engine from Korea. It's all put together and I just took it for a test drive. I've got two issues. 1: DTC P0014 - "B" Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Or System Performance Bank 1 We checked and rechecked all...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    1. What is the best/safe way to remove them? 2. Ok to remove them and let my bro who is an artist do some art work on them? That's it, thanks.
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    They changed the font and illumination from red to white in the cluster. And they've added the trim cover/garnish to the trunk arms. I do not like the new alloy wheels or the non LED taillamps.
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