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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    heard that the engine recalls mostly affects US built rather than both korean and american manufactured Kias. is that true?
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can anyone explain the difference(s) between the bumper for a USA built Optima vs the Korea built variant. I know the Korean version has the tow hook hole but I need to know if the mounting points are all the same. I am looking for a prepainted front bumper for my 2014 Optima EX yet all I find...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I'm using the torque pro app and my throttle only opens to like 86 percent... has anyone else noticed that??? is it a safety from kia... do the tuning chips fix that??? also i have the kia add on for the torque pro app and none of the new sensors work... well like 3 do..
  4. New Member Introductions
    :shocked: i come from 80s-90s Japanese turbo platforms to a sedan<<from the 2010s with a turbo from Korea? big leap in time same end result..i used to want to race now i just want to enjoy the looks and sounds of a forced induction platform. I have done various street tunes with dsm link and...
  5. United States
    If you'd like to meet local Optima owners, You can join DMV KATA(Korean Automotive Tuning Association) We have most of the NOVA members on DMV KATA. Unfortunately, people don't use forums these days. DMV KATA is closed facebook group and no one can access to your posts unless they are a...
  6. Hybrids
    Check it out! Kia K5 ---------- Post added at 04:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:58 PM ---------- Found a video as well.
  7. New Member Introductions
    To all K5 members, I tried to post a thread regarding the new K5 you have seem to be really be interested about so I decided to take give you a bit of insight regarding the car. I received the car about two weeks ago. Having driven the previous K5 (Optima) there is a huge difference...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    These photos are the best I have seen of the car to date. The interior dash photo look like a luxury car for sure.
  9. New Member Introductions
    My name is David Lee, and I am from Korea. Nice to meet everyone here and be part of the community.
  10. Hybrids
    Have you wondered why your Hybrid calculated MPG average is typically HIGHER than your manually calculated consumption - driven miles/# of gallons used? I got the scoop! I attended a "tech talk" session at my local dealership (Dublin KIA, Dublin CA) where a KIA engineer talked about the new...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I need to replace the cushion on the drivers seat of my 2013 LX (non power seats) before I put leather in. When looking online at a couple of places that sell them they show a different cushion for the US built and Korea built cars. My car is a US built car but the price for the cushion of the...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I will try and post some pics tonight, my wife saw me on the forum and heard me say I want to get a rear factory spoiler, without telling me she order one off ebay! I really wanted to support the local forum vendors, but she said she saw the ebay add from Korea and it was OEM. To my surprise...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anyone ordered the Painted Lip Spoiler from ebay (Korea supplier)? Just wondering the price sounds good $128.00 with free shipping.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just curious about where your new Optima was assembled. My new 2013 LX was purchased in Grand Forks, North Dakota and was built in S. Korea and shipped here via Tacoma.
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I'm in Korea again and I'm seeing the new 2014(I believe this is the upgraded year) and there aren't that many driving around just yet but I just want to say I think the new front bumper just doesn't look good. Seeing pictures of it I thought it'd be a pretty cool update to the k5 but it...
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