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  1. DIY : Engine And Technical
    We used to do this with a grand prix club that I belonged to, just didn't know if anyone had done it to a kia!?!
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Long story short, I was involved in a front end collision. Now I just want to start modifying it or at least to the best of my abilities. There’s no damage to make it stop drivable. I’m going to replace with OEM parts for the hinges, Lock, and etc internally. Aftermarket Mods I’m looking for...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I’ve done some diy on my 2019 Kia Optima fe, I just wanted to share with you guys. I added shark, wing, front lip, and side skirt. Also the k5 emblems
  4. DIY Projects
    The Optima DIY Section is the forum where you can post up and ask your questions, as well as submit a DIY to be added along with the rest. Users can ONLY post in the Optima DIY section. That way all of your questions, ideas, requests, and comments will be in one easy to find place. If you have...
  5. The Service Center
    I am looking to replace my outer tie rod ends (L&R) and while the parts are cheap, I can't find much about the job itself. I've changed these on other vehicles before, but without getting under the Optima I don't know if this is a straight-forward job or should I expect to need to remove a bunch...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey so i bought a custom halo kit for my 2012 kia ptima lx, and i tried to bake the headlights to install them, but i absolutely just could not get the cover off. also i couldn;t find any detailed instructions for our specific headlights. I need help on how to get the cover off!!!!
  7. The Service Center
    Went to the dealership and found out I have a leak in this hose. or this for less https://www.amazon.com/UAC-HA-111434.../dp/B00SLKXOSQ I'm primarily curious if it's a repair I can/should do. I can see the part I need to replace fairly easily and it looks like I'd need to remove a few things in...
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Well, I picked up yet another Optima. This is my 3rd one. This time I picked up a new SXL. I still have my 2015 SXL sitting in the garage but going to get rid of it. I figured I would install the LED Air Vents since there doesn't seem to be a ton of people with them. My new wheels and...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I'm from Sacramento, California Long time lurker, finally decided to join I recently got a 2012 SX metal bronze I got the windows blacked out today im goint to black out the tail lights with vinyl wrap, and the rims rims with some AutoDip I will like to do other mods, and...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys! Hoping you can help me out here 2014 kia optima SX TURBO...Driverside outer tail light is out... called dealer only replace the whole housing. Their price 450 HAAA. Looked online the ONLY LED OEM taillight I could find was 429 (I know it was one of you guys lol jk) smart pricing, but...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I recently installed the LED cupholder mod, the light-up trunk and gas cap mod, and added a light to my glovebox. I was able to power all three circuits off the standard instructions, but, quite frankly, the new additions are too bright. Which wires should I tap into in both the door primary...
  12. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is proud to present another great new product: The 2016-2018 Kia Optima LED DRL Air Vent Kit (BUY NOW) FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US & CANADA Description: Upgrade your 2016-2018 Kia Optima with these new LED DRL Vents & further amplify the aggressive features of your ride Includes automated...
  13. DIY Projects
    Is there a video for this install can't seem to find one. Thanks guys.
  14. DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    Hello everyone, First off, this is my first write up, so please let me know if anything is unclear or missing. I have attached photos to this thread. I will take more photos in the next few days, and attach them at the matching steps. This write up is still under construction I purchased a...
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