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  1. New to Forum and New to Auto Mods

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I am highly interested in pursuing to charge up my 2013 kia optima as a new hobby to keep me busy at home.I saw some body kits and was interested in some price ranges and guidance I should look into, plus i have to do my casual repairs for fluids, brakes/rotor, my tricky ball...
  2. Hello Everyone, Looking to take my car mods to the next lvl.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, My name is Miguel. I live in New Jersey near NYC. I have a Pearl White Kia Optima SXL 2013 that I bought new in August 2012 with now 96K Miles. I have been reading through a lot of threads in the past for simple car mods. I decided to join now because I would like to take my...
  3. New member looking for easy mods

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All! I'm Isaac and I recently bought a 2015 sx turbo in Los Angeles, CA. Joined the forums to find some easy/cheap light and appearance mods. Also interested in adding car play with aftermarket stereo and retaining back up camera/steering wheel controls. Has anyone installed a cheaper...
  4. New member - sold my SXL - looking to sell my mods :)

    New Member Introductions
    I recently sold my 2014 Kia Optima Sx-L I had removed all my aftermarket parts and was hoping to find them a new home. Please see below and let me know if youre interested in anything. I am located in Richmond VA so try to account for shipping through the post office with a tracking number. 1)...
  5. Seeking shop to do Optima mods (emblems, custom wheel installation, etc)

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    I live in Ellicott City, Maryland. Other places nearby are Columbia, Md, Silver Spring, md. etc. I am looking for a shop that will put custom wheels on my 2014 kia optima ex. I know what wheels I want, but major tire dealers like Merchants Tires, etc, say they don't put the custom wheels on the...
  6. Who do you go for your mods?

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    Hello gentleman. Im new to the forums and the optima and have visited K5's websight. Can't wait to spend some coin there, but is there other vendors you guys have as a go too? Even if there not a vendor where do you enjoy spending your hard earned dollar? Hope my options aren't limited.
  7. Mods on new 2018 Optima S

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello gentleman New to the forum and new to the Kia Optima. Just purchased an Optima S this morning. I'll be picking it up tomorrow at approx 1200. Im looking at the rear diffuser from k speed, that is if it fits the 18 S. The car currently has the single exit for the stock exhaust and I'd...
  8. Auto window mods?

    Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey guys as many know, I have a 2011 optima lx and wondered if anyone has upgraded to the sx switches, and if there is a way to make the front two windows automatic down and up on a lx. Thanks in advance if anyone has ideas!
  9. need help and more mods!!

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    I purchased a 2012 Kia Optima Sx about a month ago and I need help modding it. I like to do the cheap and easy things first since I am a college student and don't have all the money in the world, although i wish i did. The first thing I did when I got my car was blacking out the taillights. I...
  10. Need mods

    New Member Introductions
    Hi new to the site, about to buy 2012 optima and looking to deck it out. Needing some good mod websites.
  11. [VENDOR][FS]: Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Megan Racing EZII Street Series Coilovers - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - Suspension
    Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Megan Racing EZII Series Coilovers - K5 Optima Store Is here to present the: Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Megan Racing EZII Series Coilovers​ (BUY NOW) Description: These EZII Series of coilovers offer a more conservative amount of adjustability, without...
  12. Posting New Mods

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    In another post a member suggested that you should not post every mod and to start a showroom. I took his advice to heart with good intention. But I started to think about it What about if a member or a visitor wanted to search for a specific topic? I don't think he would find what he was...
  13. Looking for help on mods!

    New Member Introductions
    Hey there y'all, so I have a 2014 optima sxt and I'm from Cape Cod, Mass. I want to make some mods and was wandering how to go about it and if anyone had any suggestions from what they have done!! So I was talking to some guys at a garage and they said if I get a new exhaust system it may mess...
  14. Bolt on mods vs Fuel Economy

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    Hi I'm the proud owner for 3 months of a 2016 optima sxt! I love what this car can do but recently i am DESTROYING gasoline and wondering anyone's thoughts on my setup. Mods: -Lap3 Uncle Chip -K&N short ram intake -HKS Spark Plugs -Add1 OCC -HKS BOV Originally I had the chip set to 91 octane-...
  15. Mods

    Current Mods: BC Racing BR Type coilovers Replaced mufflers with Vibrant resonators Burnt exhaust tips "OPTIMA" debadged off trunk Black Edition black carbon fiber K5 3.0 badges Rear glass rails Ultra Racing front strut tower and rear sway bar Near Future Mods: (Items in hand or enroute)...
  16. Performance Mods

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    Need help finding performance mods to add to 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo. That are not going to void manufacturers warranty. For example upgraded turbo or a chip etc.
  17. New mods planned - opinions?

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, So planning a few little visual modifications. I've always preferred the look of the fender vent on the 3rd gens, rather than the all chrome look on the 4th. So I played around with some vinyl wrap yesterday and came up with the look I want. I think I'll end up spraying them gloss...
  18. [VENDOR][FS]: (NEW) 2016-2018 Kia Optima Rear Sequential Bumper LED Lights - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - 2016-2019 Kia Optima Products
    Is excited to finally bring to the Optima community: 2016-2018 Kia Optima Rear Sequential Bumper LED Light (BUY NOW) Description: Separate your new 2016-2018 Kia Optima from the rest with these brand new custom sequential bumper LED lights LEDs are installed in OEM factory bumper...
  19. Show/Go Ratio...

    3RD Generation Optima (2011-2015)
    What is your Optima's Show/Go Ratio? The purpose of this question is to determine which direction do most people on this site go when deciding to mod their Optimas... Is it more towards appearance? Or performance? A "Show" Mod is as follows: A Modification to enhance or alter your Optima's...
  20. Mods

    DIY Projects
    I have a few questions about mods, and with the vast array of knowledge, I knew this would be the best venue to ask. I did search and tried to find this information I am looking for, but couldn't find the answers I needed to make a well-informed decision. I have a 2012 Optima SX-T. It's...