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  1. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Hey just wanted to reach out to see if there is a way to remove the upper front bumper without removing the whole bumper? Like the part that the grill is screwed into, it seems like there should be since it seems pretty free wiggling but I tried searching online and only seemed to find results...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey, crew. I live in a state where I need a license plate to be displayed on the front of my car. I'm trying to maintain the integrity of the front end without putting a license plate front and center. Anyone know of any OFF CENTER license plate mounts for a 2016 optima FE?
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Anybody have this? https://www.slybrackets.com/store/#!/BOZZmount-HG-LOWER-HORIZONTAL-GRILLE-NO-DRILL-LICENSE-PLATE-BRACKET/p/110722372/category=0 Since we don't have a tow hook, I've been looking at alternatives since I'm not a huge fan of the plate on the front bumper (I'm from Ontario, so a...
  4. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Its time for another DIY. This time i show you how to fix illuminated front door sill if its broken. I got different thread for how to install illuminated rear door sills if you want to check it out too (full installion guide). So first thing, take the part off from the car. Using the interior...
  5. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-leds/kia/k5-optima-2014/2014-kia-k5-optima-exled-front-led-headlight-set-copy.html Wondering if anybody has does this to their Optima. If so could you please help me with installing it?
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I have Kia optima EX hybrid 2013 champaigne colored. Am wondering if it has front and rear parking sensors, any idea? In case it doesn't have, is there an online shop I can buy them from? And how can I install them.
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Since I don't work for KIA, I can't look! The sheet metal around the front bumper appears to be unchanged, and would be shocked if KIA did anything other than change the bumper design. I'm curious if the facelifted bumper would fit on the non-facelifted cars... My lease is up in May of '19. If...
  8. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi Guys, My Front suspension has this nasty clunking noise. Its really weird. Didn't always happen. Its when I do go over bumps but even small bumps. Almost like a reverse bottom out. Any idea? I have my car going in for routine maintenance tomorrow and will have them look at it but I...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Anyone know the Torque settings for the Three Top Nuts on the Front Strut Mount on a 2018?.......................
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Good morning fellas how we all doing. I am searching to replace my front shocks & struts in my 2011 kia optima 2.0 sx. I see many other cars have fully suspension allready assembled. However, I can't find any assembled suspension for my kia . . . Is there a place to order it assembled or no? May...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Good morning fellas how we all doing. I am searching to replace my front shocks & struts in my 2011 kia optima 2.0 sx. I see many other cars have fully suspension allready assembled. However, I can't find any assembled suspension for my kia . . . Is there a place to order it assembled or no? May...
  12. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi, I have a 2016 SXL that has never had a front license plate. It only has 2 tiny indentations where holes can be drilled in the bumper for a front plate. I called a local Kia dealer about ordering a proper license plate bracket, but was told they are only sold with new cars - no possible...
  13. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Need to do front struts on wifes 2013 optima EX ..Car is all stock.. What's out there for this car ? I can't seem to find any replacements except for OEM. I don't really need a $1000 dollar set of racing struts.. Need to do the rear as well,,but ,there does seem to be replacements for the...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey so I need to get my front suspension replaced. However after long research and trying to find the part I am unable to find it! Somehow every other car except this SX model does not have a assembled suspension replacement part. Did anyone did this work in the past? Or knows where I can order...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I've been searching for quite some time...Thoughts on adding this? How difficult is installation? Does anyone have any pics of this particular mod on their optima?
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello, I've recently learned that I have a crack in my right front wheel on my 11 SX. The stealership wants $550 for a new one but I found refurb'd ones on eBay for around 170 shipped. Has anyone bought an OEM replacement wheel before? I'm looking for suggestions on where the best spot to get...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi, so I purchased the Ikon front bumper lip and i'm having issues with fitment, i took out the fog light assembly and it fit perfect, however it will not fit on with the fog lights in. so I need help or pointers from anyone who has delt with this kit (actually installed one). Thanks
  18. The Service Center
    I have a 2011 Optima SX with 110,000 miles that needs front strut replacements. This will be the first time i am replacing these so what is currently on the car is from the factory. I have a sports tuned suspension. Some people tell me to go find quick assemblies kits that have the struts...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ive searched the forum and watched the videos, but im still having issues. Have everything detached except the 3 bolts/screws/whatever they are in the fender area on the sides of the bumper. I just dont see how i can get anything in there? That plastic cover sits flush against the bumper and...
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