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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi, I am new to these forums and have some questions. I have a 13 Optima EX Turbo. I did a muffler delete on it about 2 months ago and changed the tips . I also installed the BOV sound plate from the K5 store. The car sounds very nice now. Sometimes I feel like the car doesn't accelerate as hard...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 13 Optima EX Turbo. I did a muffler delete on it about 2 months ago. Sometimes I feel like the car doesn't accelerate as hard as it did before the delete. I did a lot of research online and some say you lose low end torque while others say you do not lose anything or gain anything...
  3. 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...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey, Guys, I'm Kevin and I'm a college student. And I've owned my kia optima 2014 lx for about 2 years and i've been doing upgrades once a while to my car. I've some physical upgrades with plastic dip tires, spoilers, visors, tints, guards. Audio: Subwoofer/Amplifier, Changed all 4 four speakers...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I plan on removing / covering my chrome trim. I've decided wrap is most likely the best way to go instead of plasti dip. Though I will be using plasti dip on the front grille until I order the one on the k5 store. But, I wanted to hear suggestions from you all. If you think wrap is...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Let me know what you guys think https://youtu.be/VDqTtHxYt1E
  7. 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?
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    More To Come.
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    2013 black SX Limited I want to eliminate the amber bulbs in both these areas and go with a "white" clear: Been searching for days and have seen my question asked, but never answered. Most threads are old and I did not want to bump that old of a thread…to re-ask the question… OK I want...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    You deleted my first thread without checking the introductions you also failed to realize that a new thread can not be created on mobile view without first making an introductory thread. I just got my module back from BTR installed my occ's installed my hks m45xl plugs paired my module to my car...
  11. Hybrids
    I've been thinking about it for some time. I'm wanting to delete the muffler off my KOH. I'm wondering if its a bolt to remove or if I will need to go to a muffler shop to have them remove it. What you guys think? Im about to dive into this. My car already sounds amazing with just a short...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Is there a way to delete and/or disable my trip details (TOTAL TRIPS/MILES TRAVELED/TOTAL DRIVING TIME/AVERAGE SPEED) from both the "My UVO" smartphone app & from "MyUVO.com"? I could not find anything on how to delete this info in the UVO manual.
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Short video of my '13 Optima SX. I just had the mufflers taken off and stock tips welded back on(for now) I also have the SRT4 BOV plate mode done. At about :23 sec there is some noise from another car that make my car sound like there is something wrong. Enjoy.
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Deleted my windshield wipers Has anyone removed there windshield wipers entirely here? I want to remove mine because I hate how they look. I'm trying to keep the whole front as clean as possible. I already have no front plate, windshield is tinted as dark as possible without it being impossible...
  15. Pictures and Videos
    Hey guys and gals,I've been getting a quite a few requests lately for sound clips and videos of my Optima. So instead of replying back one by one, I'll just start a new thread. By the way, the videos sounds much better playing through speakers. This video is just the mufflers with the resonator...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    It might sound kinda dumb but I was wondering if anyone has tried a muffler delete on their SX?? JUST FOR SOUND!! I've researched about performance gains and know there are very minimal gains if any but only in the higher RPM range, low end torque seems to drop off a bit. I had an Altima coupe...
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