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  1. Classified Forum
    Up for sale is a used Seibon carbon hood. I sold the car and no longer need this. Need it gone asap. Make me an offer. Needs clear to be re done and has normal use wear and tear.
    $200 USD
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I am an owner of a white Kia and as many may know the factory paint is chipping (mostly the hood) so I want to wrap it in black . What are the measurements if I get a vinyl wrap and do I have to sand my hood so it won’t show through the wrap. Any ideas ? And brands? Thank you (:
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I got to thinking, and I wonder: If you have a K&N intake, with the heat shield, you're basically pulling air from the side of the hood, where it meets the fender, as well as from the gaps around the edges of the shield within the engine compartment... So, what if you installed a small hood...
  4. The Service Center
    2012 Optima EX 2.4L GDI, automatic, 72K miles Two days in a row now I've heard a siren-like noise which appears to be coming from under the hood. The first day it happened was about an hour into my commute, and driving about 30 mph. Honestly, I thought it was an emergency evacuation siren...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone installed the hood deflector from kia? Is there a write up? I have the deflector now, i just need to know how to put it on, because the instructions are terrible lol. If someone has a video to point to or write up could you post it this way? Ive seen 2 threads about it but nothing on...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Looking to finally hook up my new horn, can't get the front hood trim/ grille off. (I found the 2x 10mm screws and 4 or so pop-in fasteners lol) Any pics or advice would be welcome. Area circled in red Thanks, all.
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2011 Kia Optima SX in black. It has a lot of paint chips from driving on the highway. What is the best paint chip cover up. I understand it wont be 100% perfect but just something to help make the car's appearance a little better.
  8. United States
    Looking for a stock hood in Maryland/NOVA area. Had an incident with ice coming off a roof. Let me know if you have one. Thanks. Jeremiah
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Ok so I just put my frost king insulation under the oem hood Linner to try and deaden it some. Out hoods are different then any I have done in the past because you can access the outer skin at all. After the frost king there was no difference from before when tapping the hood. I would say a tiny...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm trying to find a used one but i was wondering, for those of you that have this hood with the vents, how dirty the engine gets or is there any issues with the engine getting wet every time it rains? How do u like it, any recommendations or advice ? Does it have a rain guard or something...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So i noticed today that there is a small circular spot on my carbon fiber hood about the size of a single drop of water where it is cracking in a few directions. The best way i can describe it is that a drop of something got on it and caused this as it is only in this one circular spot and...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have been going back and forth and finally decided to pull the trigger. Just wanted to see what you all thought. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have seen a few pictures of Optimas with colored caps for their washer fluid, oil, and other under hood caps. Is there a website where you can purchase such caps?
  14. K5OS - Carbon Fiber Products
    Is excited to bring to the Optima community: Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood Prop (BUY NOW) Description: The days of using a broom stick to hold your hood or trunk open are over! Seibon Carbon introduces the very FIRST and ONLY carbon fiber hood/trunk prop in the automotive industry It features a...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi Everyone, I was noticing that on both sides of my hood where it is angled, there are some spots beginning to show. Anyone know what this is? I really hope its not the clear coat fading, but if it is, anyone know how much it will cost to fix? Here is a picture.
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Considering wrapping my hood to get that cool black line all the way down. Should I? Has anyone else done this? Or should I just get it painted?
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ok, so I got my TS Vented style carbon fiber hood from Seibon today and got it installed on my 2014 SXL, but had a few issues I wanted to see if anyone else had. The first issue was that I had to remove my hydraulic hood prop in order for it to fit right. Has anyone else had this issue? The...
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