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  1. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I almost don't care about handling.....if the new tires reduce noise in the car by at least 15 or 20 percent. The tires on it NOW are seemingly major contributors to cabin noise, and it's driving us crazy. Anybody here ever put General Alti-max's on? Any other "quiet contenders" in an all-season?
  2. New Member Introductions
    Just bought our sxl and looking forward to talking with everyone. I will also be documenting my SQ build as I go. Hope to talk with everyone soon!
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Thankfully nothing was taken/severely damaged, how ever there is a nice little ding on my window lining and I would like my car to look as new as possible. Any idea where I can find the part to replace it? I was looking at rain guards as well, maybe something to replace the piece as a whole. Any...
  4. The Dealership
    When we picked up the car it didn't have the remote on it... Their excuse "We had to remove it from the car to certify it"... I can understand but a let down none the less since the Kia's is $600 plus.
  5. Hybrids
    Took a couple of hours off and test drove an Optima Hybrid. Pleasantly surprised. very quiet and impressed with the quality of the build. The first Optima I drove was close to $40K. Had more stuff than I wanted on it. The second one was about $30K, much closer to what I am looking for. The only...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello my name is James from Texas very nice to meet you all. I just recently got a 2014 kia optima and i have allot of upgrade ideas. I just need some opinions of people who knows what they are taking about haha. So thanks for your information and help ahead of time!
  7. Pictures and Videos
    Washed my car and I just had to snap a few photos lol Still a work in progress :)
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I decided to dip my tails. I used a 3 to 1 mix Black and Gloss sprayed from rattle can directly into preval jar. The result was actually better than expected. I will still use lamin-x once they offer the pre-cut for 2014, but this is a really nice option.
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey there, Just thought I would introduce myself here on the forums. Just purchased a brand new 2014 optima EX. She is completely loaded to the gills. Needless to say the wife got her dream car. Loving it so far!
  10. Pictures and Videos
    Can't wait for enough consistent nice warm weather around here to do a full top to bottom wash/detail at home, but the hand wash place near my house did quite the job I must say. Loved this color on my old '11 LX, and love it even more on this car... :shocked: Edit: I have NO idea why the...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've had my Optima for 1 week, and while at Costco this Sunday, I watched a kart get blown across the parking lot and hit the front passenger side fender close to passenger side door. I dropped it off at a KIA body shop this morning and they said they are not able to do paintless den removalon...
  12. Pictures and Videos
    Just something i found and here to share. Nice soundtrack btw.
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Sorry meant to add grill in the Topic Subject... Very new here and am looking for a Chrome Mesh or Horizontal Bar type grill, upper and lower, for my Fiance's 2012 Optima that doesn't cost $200+... Have some some searching and cannot seem to find anything that is not over $200+ (upper and...
  14. Pictures and Videos
    Just some nice shots I made today, that I want to share with you.... Car is pretty standard, but looks good with the sky in the background :-) and the clouds are real! UPDATE: Also on youtube (slideshow with a few more pictures plus older pictures - 1080p HD)...
  15. Hybrids
    Took my hybrid from highway 1 in malibu over the mountains and curves on the 23 to thousand oaks. If you have driven this rd you no what kind of turns im talking about. I drove the optima hybrid hard into the corners and it seems to handle like it was on rails and plenty of power to keep up to...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Front page of MSN Auto: Ford Fusion Compare - Summary - MSN Autos Basically, 4 great sedans under $20k, and the only one with 200HP.
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