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  1. The Service Center
    2014 SX-T. Just shy of 80,000km (50K miles) Distinct front end clunk going over uneven road bumps, not hitting a speed bumps straight-on, and on exiting driveway on an angle. All signs point to the swaybar endlinks based on past experience in other cars, however, I got under the car last...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Guys I have a 2013 SX and I really, really need to get the rear end (tail lights) onto my car. I'm hoping that it is just the trunk, and the lights themselves, but has anybody tried retrofitting a 14/15 rear onto a 11-13 body? Long story but a trade in is NOT an option as I once went in on a...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The other day I was driving, minding my own business when all of the sudden it flashed..... a light on my instrument cluster that I was dreading.... My mind was racing, what could it be, did the dealer install the wrong fluid, was there a leak? What could it be?!?! I thought about pulling...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My lease has 4 payments remaining. We recently leased a 16' Buick Enclave to replace our 13' Optima Hybrid and the dealer is sending us a check to cover the remaining 4 payments on the Optima. The value of the car is WAY LESS than the buy out of our lease so no trade-in for me, no option to sell...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have tried searching this and I just cant seem to find the answer if it has been done before or just not possible, I have seen post were members have switched over to the SX bumpers due to them just looking much sportier but I figure if im going to spend money to do a swap I rather go all out...
  6. United States
    Hey Hey, Memphis,TN guy here and every year the family goes to Panama City or Destin and wanted to see if any of you guys where around that area? There is not many people driving our cars like we do so would be nice to see some people that like to do things to there cars and see what they have...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm not sure if this is common or not, but very often when I go over a bump or hit a small pothole, I usually hear a loud pop sound coming from the front end, something in the wheel well area. Seems like something is knocking the wheel well.....Could there be an issue with suspension? I dont...
  8. The Service Center
    Howdy! I know this is kind of a dumb question, but does anyone know the correct locations to jack up the front end (using a floor jack, then jackstands). I plan to do this for future oil changes instead of using ramps b/c my cheap-o Harbor Freight oil change ramps finally started cracking...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Don't know if this is the right place for this post or not so I apologize if it isn't. Firestone offers their lifetime front end alignment and I was just curious if it's truly worth purchasing? I had heard that the Optimas tend to go out of alignment quickly so just looking for opinions on here.
  10. Hybrids
    I understand the Hybrid's have more aluminum suspension parts to offset the hybrid component weight - so curious if any other hybrid owners have experienced a light to moderate popping sound from a stand still and then a the same when braking. Most noticeable with start/stop rush hour driving...
  11. The Dealership
    This post can go either way at this point, I'll update as warranted. End of June, I was presented with a contract to buy a Kia Optima SX Limited. The vehicle was pretty much loaded. Trade-in accepted, price accepted, monthly payments accepted, I even accepted the Gap insurance even though I...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    57,000 miles on my 2012 Optima (I commute/carpool) I've done all the regular maintenance on time. Car seems to be doing just fine, but I'd like to give it a once over before the bumper to bumper warranty ends. Warranty wise, I've only had a strip of weather stripping replaced, TSB for the...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    This weekend I finally was able to put my horns and custom kdm headlights in! wheels went on as well but i'll post that later in the proper section :D
  14. Hybrids
    I vaguely remember seeing something about the noise you hear at the front end when you unlock the car.I bring it up because after getting my new transmission, that noise seems louder now. I still get the 'slap click' sound a few seconds after take off first thing in the AM, but that is less...
  15. Pictures and Videos
    Hey guys, was looking through youtube and found this pretty cool video of a guy obviously over seas changing his 2013 hybrid front end to a 2014 SXL front end. Theres no commentary just some music but at least it shows it definately is possible to switch front ends. just thought some of you...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So i received my led kit from David! Thanks once again! Installed interiors, license plate and reverse ones with no problem. Then I move onto the headlights! Lets mention here that im no noob at putting bulbs in headlights as i have done plenty of cars before! So essentially it looked pretty...
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