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  1. DIY Projects
    Was seeing if anyone has added a switch to their dash for controlling added DRLs. Have a pair of DRL's that I'm trying to have installed but I want a way to manually control them. Any and all types of switches. Post your pics! Thanks!
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I've been on here for a little while now and have been searching for fixes to a few "issues" I personally have with my Kia. I have a 2012 Kia Optima SX-T and I love the car. (I've dropped in a K & N and a BOV plate.) Anyway, The "issues" I have are minor, but they are driving me a...
  3. New Member Introductions
    EDWARD/edwardbae El Paso, Tx. transplant in Odessa, Tx. (temporarily) Ex-KIA Cadillac Honda + Used Salesman secured hourly position back in the service lane slangin' parts #discount my '15 SX-turbo wanna know best mods&tunes to do and where
  4. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
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  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    See link: Audi reveals 'rightsized' 2.0 TFSI engine for next A4 What I'd love to see is Kia re-doing something like this for our awesome 2.0T, specifically the Miller cycle, the upstream FI, etc. Then by a "Mode" button, the ECU could have several useful modes: Economy, Normal and Power. In...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm looking to make the inside of my upper and lower grille a different color maybe paint it gloss black. Anyone have any ideas, should I maybe plastidip it so I can take it off?
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm looking to get a decal for each side of my rocker panels on the very back of the rocker panel. Anyone have any ideas of something nice I can put on each side.
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So moving to NC allows me to order vanity plates. - 8 characters (space counts as 1) Give me some ideas (keep them clean please - lol) so far I quite like (that are available) turbo ed K5
  9. CARiD.com
    Are you worried about finding holiday gifts? Or maybe you're just looking for an idea? CARiD has you covered with perfect gifts for the holiday season and beyond. At our website you will find many useful and WOW making products of any kind, starting with car and truck accessories and finishing...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I maaaayy have cracked the grill on my 2013 SXL :cry: instead of getting the default grill I kinda want to explore my options. Anyone have any ideas or nice looking grills? Keep in mind my Optima is white.
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    My wife got in a minor fender bender with a truck the other day. The truck had a hitch which is the part she hit. The hitch was low enough that it only hit the bottom of the front license plate and which then pushed to the front plastic grill which popped off. The clips that hold it on aren't...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello everyone! I apologize. Im new to the forums and already Im asking for help! Once I learn a little more about my car I will be more active in the forums! I have a 2014 optima sx-t. I love the car but hate how the touch screen is sooo limited. I also hate the fact that its resistive touch...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Just wanted some ideas for my front/rear diffuser. What are people doing with them? Painting?? Carbon fiber wrap??? I just don't really care for the stock plastic look, just doesn't flow with the rest of the car IMO. Also I'm not looking for anything aftermarket, I just want to make the stock...
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So basically as the title says, the optimas (as much as love them) are not very acoustically sound vehicles. I have a kicker 800 watt sub and amp in a nice Ported enclosure in the trunk. It booms when the rear seat is down, but it is very much lacking when the seats an windows are up. Any ideas...
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  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    About a month ago I purchased fog HIDS from xenon supply for our car with the relay, ballast etc and got it installed by a auto shop. Recently I noticed while on the road and behind a car that my passenger side fog hid would be brighter does anyone have any suggestions and this issue?
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