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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey people. Just recently bought an optima as my first adult car and wanted to see if there was any other 1.6L owners out there, and if you were able to find an exhaust setup/system for this trim. All exhausts i’ve found are either for the 2.0L or 2.4L, can’t really find any that specifically...
  2. Classified Forum
    Just traded my 2019 optima SX. I have a magnaflow exhaust that was on the car for about 9 months. Exhaust is in great shape I just need to clean it up. I’ll do $500 picked up. Willing to meet within reason. Exhaust is located in Kingsport, TN. If you want it shipped I’ll have to check rates...
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    Cleaned Magnaflow Tips. Catback system is very long on my car, so the price was $1050.00
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Here is an interesting set of exhaust tips I stumbled across: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CIIAKC/ I'd like to hear from all of you: What do you think? I currently have a set of Flowmasters installed. I like these Borla tips, but have never seen them installed on a vehicle "in the...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello everyone! (Sorry if this is the wrong thread to be posting this too) So I wanted to upgrade my muffler, I was thinking about a magnaflow branded one. I just can’t find any videos or clips of how it sounds (did a few hours of looking) I don’t know if anyone has any of these or could point...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Found these in a random image search: Thoughts? Would these work on an Optima?
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Trying to get my stock midpipe off to replace with the quickpower pipe I purchased off another member. One of the bolts, I assume must be stripped as it keeps spinning when I try to take off the nut. The others seemed to be irremovable, and just the nuts come off. The top of it is flat so I...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Basically I have a K-Vin and I wonder the specifications on the exhaust and what is different between the US-Built and Korean Built test-pipes for something like the Megan Racing MR-CC-HYS11 which claims to only fit US-Built optimas. Are the differences small and workable? or are the sizes and...
  9. The Service Center
    I'm wanting a different exhaust system with a little more sound than the stock, but without it sounding like an angry bee. I have looked at borla, but not a huge fan. Can't seem to find many videos regarding upgrades on the exhaust or horsepower for that matter regarding the turbo. Anyone have...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, There were new changes to the California exhaust law, with those changes, for those of you with a aftermarket exhaust on an optima, do you all still have it on your car? have you been pulled over for it? I know that optima exhaust systems aren't that loud with an aftermarket...
  11. The Service Center
    I am new to the KIA world and have had my Optima SX since November 2018. It has 127,000 Km's on it. The last 2 to 2 weeks in Calgary is has been -25C to -35C overnight and when I start the car the first time in the morning the exhaust is black and has a strong smell. It clears up and looks...
  12. Pictures and Videos
    Just got the Ark exhaust installed on my 2012 LX, here's a pic I took, it sounds great and there's no drone unlike the mufflers I had before
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I now this topic has probably been beat to death and I'm sorry but i want to make sure before I throw down 2 grand. I have researched this extensively and would like direct feedback from experienced users. I will be doing the down pip - test pipe and cat back. I can not decide on which cat back...
  14. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Would the dual exhaust valance and dual exhaust system from an SX bolt right onto a 2018 EX with single tail pipe?
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi all, I have recently noticed that while warming up my 2018 SX turbo's, smoke only ocmes out of one exhaust (driver side) and nothing comes out from passenger side. Is this normal? I used to have a 2013 SX turbo and the smoke came out from both exhausts. Please advise.
  16. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is excited to present to the Optima community: The 2016-2020 Kia Optima CP-E Cat Back Exhaust (BUY NOW) Description: Presenting the CP-E™ exhaust system for the 2016-2020 Kia Optima 2.0T. Although the stock exhaust is quiet and comfortable for daily drivers, the exhaust note is bland. CP-E...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    In case you weren't aware of this...the lower cover on the SX/SXL has a removable skid plate. The skid plate is the part with the "fins" below the silver/chrome trim. Once the cover is removed the skid plate is held on by the silver/chrome trim, about 14 screws (9 of these screws hold the...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Anybody on here that has a 2016 Kia Optima SX with a rear end like the one pictured? The lower cover with dual exhaust appears to be the same style as the single exhaust cover - not the "normal" cover on the Optima SXs/SXLs I can find pictures of. There is a seller on ebay that claims to have...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    There is quite a bit of white smoke coming from the exhaust of my 3 month old optima 18. Happens in any weather. Had it side by side with my Toyota Rav4 and the rav had no smoke. Should I be concerned? Don't want to fail an emissions test down the road. Re-posting as I can not find...
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