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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, So I recently came from a GTO where I can do VERY fast launches off the line. I just traded for an Optima and I like the surprising power of the turbo four and so I'm trying to use it to its best advantage off the line. First off, I thought I read somewhere about the Optimas having...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi guys, I have a '16 sx turbo, with the stock wheels. I really like the style of the special launch edition wheels though. Anyone know if/how I could get them, or something aftermarket that is similar?
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Was just looking at the 2017 Optima on kias website. Noticed that the Launch Edition Package is now available on Black and Platinum Metallic in addition to white. Check out the lower dash/center console. It's carries over the Merlot color from seats/door panels. Really digging it (of course it...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just purchased my first Kia Optima SX Turbo recently called the "launch edition". Man I love this interior. Great to find a place to look at other peoples optimas!
  5. Pictures and Videos
    Few weeks back, I traded in my 2 1/2 year old '14 Metal Bronze Optima EX and for my third Optima in 5 years, finally got my hands on a turbo. It's a '16 SWP SX-T Launch Edition and I'm LOVING it. Not going to mod too crazy, but I plan on doing some window tints, roof spoiler, trunk chrome...
  6. Pictures and Videos
    Hi folks! Just leased this on Tuesday and already I'm extremely satisfied with it. On terms of Luxury I'd say it's up there with BMW (only Euro make I've owned so far). I've only seen one or two others and instead of threadjacking their threads with my photos, I figured I'd make my own thread...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Ugh, that sounds gross. I'm not from New Jersey. Hey all! I'm Darrick, a hobby photographer originally from San Diego but currently "stranded" in New Jersey. I very recently leased a 2016 Kia Optima SX Launch Edition and while browsing the internet for some ideas I ran across the Optima forum...
  8. Pictures and Videos
    Just traded in my 2015 EX optima for this guy. I love it!! I really like the Merlot interior with the black accent (dashboard and part of doors) P.S. I took off the decal of the dealership after I took the pictures.
  9. Members' Showroom
    Love it so far, picked it up on 6/9/16
  10. Members' Showroom
    First bath (of my own) since I bought it last week. Pollen is so bad here that it was collecting on the car before I got it back into the garage. Window tint on Friday. Debating 35% legal or 18% not. Edit - Last picture is the window tint I had done today. Its 35% all the way around but I am...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Let me just say that after having a 2013 SXL and now a 2016 SX Launch Edition, the car is much more refined. I would say the car has matured in every way. So much quieter, more solid, steering has more feel in sport mode, torque is instant, stereo is higher quality and not as boomy as the...
  12. Paint Colors
    Looking for photos of the 2016 Launch Edition Interior. I am considering purchase and I have not been able to see one in person. None on dealer lots in my area. I have found mixed photos online, with Merlot looking anything from Maroon to Red to faded Reddish Pink. Just looking for some photos...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Are there any mods that would allow the auto hold feature in the SXL to be more of a launch control. (Won't take off til preset RPM)
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Report: Kia to Launch Next Generation Optima/K5 Earlier Next Year - The Korean Car Blog To fight with the recently launched Hyundai Sonata and its success, (currently Sonata LF orders surpases 22,000 units) Kia has been rescheduled the launch of the second generation K5 and will debut during...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hmm if they launch next year won't it be a little late? I mean newer technology i am sure will start showing up in cars etc etc. and 70g? I dunno about that ..
  16. Track Time
    How are you guys resolving the bad wheel-hop when you launch at the track? I took my wife's Sonata to an 1/8th mile track on Saturday and made 4 passes. Initially I had aired the front tires down to 26 lbs. to get more grip but the wheel-hop was so bad I aired them back up for the next two runs...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone added this to your Optima SX? Launch Control 101 - What is it, how does it work and do I need it?
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