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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Last Friday I became the proud owner of a 2015 Optima Hybrid EX. I had been searching for a specific combination of year, trim, color, options, miles, and price for almost a year. In that time only a dozen or so ever became available and they were always 450+ miles away, until 2 months...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I've had my 12 SX for a little under a year. Bought it with 126k on it and have 155k on it now. Last week was driving to work doing 80mph on the interstate and the motor just shut down with no warning. Had the recall inspection done about 2 months ago and they didn't hear anything. Only time...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, been lurking around the forums for the last couple of years, finally decided to create an account. Got my 2013 Optima SX in 2015 after my Mustang was totalled while I was stopped in a parking lot... I figured I wanted something sporty but more creature comforts than a Mustang at the...
  4. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Realised I never posted any pics of the new setup. I need some more camber adjustment, so this is "not-quite-aired-out" When I was on 19", I could lay the front lip on the ground. Right now with the 20"'s, I need to keep it up about 1". There's about 15psi left in the bags on these shots, If I...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello other Optima lovers! I've been casually stalking this forum since I had my first Optima back in 14, unfortunately my 2015 SWP LX was taken from me in a bad accident; however, I now have a 2011 EB SX Turbo which I adore. I've started modding her a bit, nothing too big, just the 3.0 K...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    found the issue. Apparently this is NOT the preferred way to lighten your pistons :P We assumed the ring was broken. The missing chunk of piston skirt surprised everyone. New short block was in dealers bay with gaskets drying, should be good to go tomorrow. Fingers crossed. (I have a ton of...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! After owning a '10 Soul+ for many years, I've finally moved into the Optima family. My wife got a '13 Optima LX about 8 months ago, and I instantly saw what she enjoyed about the car. A couple weeks ago I traded the Soul and got a '15 Optima SX Turbo! It's my first time having this...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! So I finally got to creating an account. I am based out in Valencia, California and Flagstaff, Arizona for the most part. I own a 2012 Kia Optima Lx (SWP). - Mods List - -Megan Racing EZ II Street Coilovers -TSW Nurburgring (Matte Gunmetal) (18s) -Hankook Optimo Tires...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    One of the members here inspired me with the look of his wheels and tires. Forget the members name, but I wanted that look! So I got it. I maaay lower it, but right now I think it looks ok. I can live with the little gap. Plus I'm usually am hauling my 2 kids in the back with all their junk.
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Ok, So I have a 2013 optima sxl. Long story short, from day one I noticed all the steering problems people have been posting here. First steering problem was that the wheel would stick. Almost like it would get stuck and you would have to use force to get it to "break loose". Even more...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    After a long wait for a Korean style bumper and an hour or so of wiring I finally got the fog lights and vent lights installed. Pictures will be below but they do not do these lights any justice, they are clearly visible during the day and I don't feel the pictures show that. I would say it...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Switched from Japanese to Korean. Lovin my 2.0T... love it went that boost kicks in lol! fyi... I still own the camry.
  13. New Member Introductions
    After much lurking and learning from reading posts, I finally decided it was about time I joined the community. My name's Kris and have been loving the past 12 months with my 2015 Optima SXL. I'm from the hotter side of Southern California in Riverside County. Currently in the process (albeit...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Decided on the 19s!
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Xzavier and I live in Sacramento, CA. I just purchase a 2015 Optima for the family. Its an only an LX but its a **** nice sedan. This car fit out needs for our growing family and most bang for your buck. Really excited about the look of this car. I am a huge car guy and this is...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello everyone. This is Lap3/Pross, the tuning division of SPIRRA of Korea, and we have recently become interested in entering the U.S. market. Amongst our greatest achievements, we hold the world's highest HP records for the Optima/Sonata 2.0T-GDI platform. We understand the platform has...
  17. Members' Showroom
    Welcome to my showroom. A little about myself to start it off... My name is Andrew, born and raised a New Yorker, currently residing in Rhode Island for the last 10 years and for the foreseeable future, but NY TIL I DIE! This is my 3rd go around owning an Optima. I was an early adopter with a...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So here was the car when we got it… Its been a long road to get here…We have had this fellow in the shop more then we have had it to drive. Between the Kia dealership for: (warranty work) -non-heating, heated seats -folding drivers side sunroof seal... (replaced & properly sealed)...
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