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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Any suggestions?
  2. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community: D2 Racing Pro Series Lowering Springs (BUY NOW) Description: Optimize & improve handling characteristics by offering a reduction in ride height while maintaining exceptional ride quality This high quality lowering spring kit by D2 provides a clean...
  3. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to present Ultra Racing Rear Sway Bar - Anti Roll & Stabilizer Bar (BUY NOW) Description: The Ultra Racing Rear Sway Bar affects the handling on the lower end of your suspension Ties the lower suspension components together across the rear, & helps prevent oversteer & understeer...
  4. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community The Ark Performance Lowering Springs (BUY NOW) Description: This high quality lowering spring kit by Ark provides a clean drop, comfortable ride and great performance Improve not only your looks but also your cornering due to the lower center of...
  5. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community The Ultra Racing Front Strut Tower Bar (BUY NOW) Description: Increase traction and reduce body flex with this fantastic front strut bar from Ultra Racing This strut bar does not have any moving joints like other strut bars out there Constructed of...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello, well, I'm now convinced that I can improve significantly the handling of my Optima EX Turbo with a good set of performance tires once my NexShit are gone. Look at this video, these guys took a Leaf, added performance tires to it and compared it to a Porsche. Initially, the Leaf had of...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Looking, researching a Kia Optima SX Turbo w/premium package. I live in Minnysota and have a 60 mile round trip freeway commute. We had snow on the ground from Nov to March this year, seemed like it snowed every day, and I'm concerned about how this vehicle will handle in the winter weather...
  8. New Member Introductions
    how do you roptimas get around in the winter and snow???
  9. Hybrids
    Took my hybrid from highway 1 in malibu over the mountains and curves on the 23 to thousand oaks. If you have driven this rd you no what kind of turns im talking about. I drove the optima hybrid hard into the corners and it seems to handle like it was on rails and plenty of power to keep up to...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My wife and I had been driving the Optima EX (premium) for about 4 months now (6000miles) and we were reviewing the Optima and we found one common issue. It was the stiffness of the steering wheel. We both felt that the steering wheel is little too stiff and requires a bit more effort to...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just ordered a 20mm Rear Sway Bar to replace the 15mm factory one. Should flatten the cornering considerably as it has on my present vehicle. Coming from Korea, of course, so it s/b here just when my Optima arrives in my driveway.
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anyone done a comparison drive between the two turbos yet? I have not found a good clear cut review between the two. Was wondering how much stiffer the SX is over the EX. My wife and I prefer the SX but don't need another F-250 Superduty ride. Already have one of those! Also has anyone...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    question to current owners of 2010 optima. were you able to drive you cars during last winter? did it handle fine or did you get stuck a lot? i'm wondering if the 2011 optima will drive fine in the winter time since i will be driving mine all year round.
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