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  1. 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...
  2. The Service Center
    Please don't hate me because I like quiet pipes on motorcycles....(I've been riding for 50 years)...and don't get all "fan-boy" on me when I say the Optima is a noisy car. It is. It's not my "opinion", it's a matter of fact. Reviewers and auto journalists write about it. The car is not well...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m going to be getting rid of my 2012 SX in the next few months. On the outside, the car is in great shape. A clear bra has kept it free of stone chips. I am hoping to get a slightly above Blue Book payout for it. But...I have an issue on two of the pizza wheels. There is a corrosion issue...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, This is my dream car. I rented one a few years ago for a road trip and knew this would be my next vehicle. Unfortunately my purchase experience has been a nightmare that led to lawsuit and settlement from Kia to get a new engine (and an ongoing lawsuit with the dealership). I'm...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Been a part of the forum for 5 days and have posted an 2 introduction threads trying to get some help with my vehicles issues. I didn't realize a moderator had to approve intro threads. Don't know if mods are too busy to accept my threads, or if the threads were rejected. Been on several...
  6. Spotted
    Spied a white SXL cursing around me today. Curious if your tint is legal, if not help me get inspected lol. Wilson, Nc.
  7. Vendor Deals
    For instant news, the web is obviously where it's at, but there are many of us that are still bound to the physical connection of reading. That in mind, we went on the hunt for interesting magazine options for the automotive, motorcycle, and RV enthusiast, all of which make an interesting (and...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 hybrid ex premium and looking to trade it in for an sx. Found a couple with low mileage. Any issues I should be aware about? Looking at 2013-2015 models.
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    greetings I've my 2013 SX Optima and working on different mods that actually help increase HP/Torque as well as help the engine. I'm looking for BOV but the way Kia set up the Optima's I don't think it's a game changer to add it. Still, knowing that the forum is full of experts, I'd like to...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So I have a satin metallic sx turbo and I’m having trouble deciding what color and style wheels to get. I’ve been thinking about some 20 inch niche Verona m150 or some mrr hr9 wheels.
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Trying to decide if it's really worthwhile to go with the ADD W1 V3.3 OCC on my 2018 Optima 2.0T; from what I've seen here and elsewhere, most folks simply choose to go with the single inlet OCC like the W1 V3 (and really, using just the one OCC rather than dual OCC setups some other folks...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    A low beam headlight just went out on my 2013 Optima EX (factory lights - non LED). What does everyone recommend? I just want something that shines brighter + wider. Thinking about HIDs, but not sure what is budget friendly yet still reliable (and safe! don't want to melt anything). Doesn't...
  13. Discount Tire
    We don't need to tell you that competition tires are optimized for improved handling, cornering, and traction to deliver the pinnacle of performance for dry conditions and track driving. Instead, we want you to know that Discount Tire Direct (DTD) has you covered this race season! Whether you...
  14. CARiD.com
    Ho-ho-ho Folks! More great news for you at CARiD! Wrap up your end of the year with our biggest sales ever, because those are the deals that you definitely do not want to miss! There is no doubt that the best time to receive huge discounts on all automotive products most wanted is the time...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I just removed the optima letters from my 2016 optima and I used goo gone to get rid of all of the glue but that part of the paint is much whiter than the rest of the car (it's a white car) obviously because it was under the letter. I tried to wash the are with soapy water and a microfiber cloth...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Exactly as my title says, I am curious if I can somehow get a larger sunglasses door... I own a pair of Oakley Turbine sunnies and they do not fit in the sunglasses compartment. Because of this I keep my sunnies in the middle console (between the two front seats) and first thing in the morning...
  17. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    The 2017 Kia Optima just earned the top safety rating from the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety under its new headlight standards. New LED headlights with High Beam Assist make the Optima a Top Safety Pick Plus pick when also equipped with an available front crash prevention system...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Have a 2012 Optima ex the female connector is rusted as you can see in pics. sometimes light comes on sometimes I have to tap foglight and it comes on. Went to Kia to get oil change asked about part they told me oh you can't buy that you are going to have to make appt and we can replace it...
  19. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    My 2017 Optima's nav screen has sprouted a searchbox (see arrow) to the right of the time display that my 2016 didn't have. It's redundant and it takes up nav real estate, but I can't find an option to remove it. Am I missing something? If you know how to remove it, let me know!
  20. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I noticed that the back of my '16 Optima looks very similar to many other cars so I got a wild hair and decided to try to accessorize. The triple plated chrome pieces I purchased were not very expensive at all. So, in your honest opinion...do you like my added fixtures, or would you get rid of...
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