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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I’m trying to find the best aftermarket radio for mi 2013 Kia Optima EX, I want to be able to use apple car. Which unit do you recommend that keeps all the UVO/ Infinity features as well as the back up camera, steering wheel controls and aux and usb inputs? Thanks
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello gentleman Just picked up my new 18 S yesterday and I'm starting a mod list. Im thinking the tail lights are a little boring. Anything I can do to mod them? Will the 14 Optima K5 tail lights interchange with them? All suggestions would be great.
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi All, This is Canadian dollars, appreciate any thoughts on best value: Suntek Ceramic $269 Formula One Classic $300 Xpel Prime XR $350 3M Ceramic $350 Formula One Pinnacle $400 My plan is 20 in the back and 35 in the front. Thanks for any input!
  4. The Service Center
    So I've been trying for a few days to source some new plugs for my 2014 SX turbo, and the only place I can find a set is a Kia dealer who needs to special-order them in at $48 PER PLUG. No thanks, especially since they won't lube it up first! :lipsrsealed: I've found that NGK's website(s) do...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a 'newbie' to the thread (as well as Forums in general). I just purchased my Kia last saturday. I like the car but I'd love to know how easy / hard it is to have some extra features added to the car since my model didn't come with some of the options available to the optima. Has...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    My car is floaty as others have mentioned. Its been an issue from an early mileage. Should I bee looking at sway bars, and stabilizers, or replacing the OEM shocks? I know this question was posted a few years ago, and the answer was to skip stockish and go straight to megan or similar. I'm...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So I've be debating on putting a slightly more aggressive style spoiler on my 16' SX. Right now I have the super thin style stick on spoiler. I had found some other spoilers on eBay that I liked but the pictures aren't great? Any have any good pictures of the OEM or aftermarket spoiler their...
  8. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I didn't see a list of these so I thought I would ask. I'm a huge fan of OEM wheels and wanted to know what other manufacturers fit? I had infinity rims on my last Honda. Anyone else running a setup like this?
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey everyone. I have a 2015 Optima that takes the H7 bulbs for the low beam headlights and I was wondering what are my options for this car? I have ran H7 HID kits with adapters in the past but have given that up when the Relay blew up on me. I am now back to Halogens ;/ Are there any LED...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just curious what the most affordable way to accomplish this would be. Is it possible to replace the non-Nav with the stock Nav? Is it a simple one-to-one replacement? What's the price of the stock Nav unit? Are their any after-market head-units that would be essentially be plug-n-play? I'm...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Bought a 2013 Kia Optima LX as my first car and was curious on how I can get a decent exhaust note for fairly cheap. Not planning to spend more than $200 maybe $300 on my exhaust. I know most full magnaflow exhaust systems cost $1000 but this car isn't gonna be a life time keeper. I just want to...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I believe my backup camera is going out. Goes black and/or poor video when car is first started. I'm looking for a replacement and how to remove it. I've searched the internet and flebay and the choices are slim. $175-250 for OEM camera. Any help would be appreciated!!!! Note... First issue...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi, I have Kinetic Catback. I just recently lowered my car and I pulled my downpipe... causing to have leak from it. Now the options are open for an upgrade. I don't want to touch the cat-converter or the midpipe due to warranty reasons. I cant find any videos from youtube regarding any...
  14. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I just ordered an Ark catback exhaust, but decided not to purchase the test pipe, so as to not have issues with CELs and emissions testing. I realize this will probably limit the hp gain I'll see from the exhaust, but didn't want to deal with the headache of potential CELs. Given that...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Sup guys, looking into purchasing a boost gauge to hook up to my throttle body spacer I just ordered. Eyeing the Prosport Premium EVO boost gauge right now, so far it looks like they have some good feedback with accuracy and refresh rate. Anyone else have feedback on them or recommend a...
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Ok optima gurus and experimenters need some support. I am ordering new wheels and tire today and I need advice on the fit. I am a bit of a goody locks and have spent hours going back and forth on the forum and the wheel sites. Offset calculators, Ect Primary choice MRR GF7 18" x 8.5" +38 |...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm wondering what my options are, to upgrade my audio system on my car. I don't want anything super crazy, I just miss having some bass, and the stock audio system is lacking. All the stuff I see, says I'll lose my hand-free calling option. Anyone here get the upgraded audio on their 2014...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm thinking that what I dislike most about the stock SX is grill is that the mesh grate is on the same plane as the lip. Grills like the RR have the mesh behind the lip, which gives more visual interest. Has anybody tried to mod the stock grill. I was thinking of using another plastic mesh...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I came across some really slim compact looking window visors. Does anybody know if these are made for the optima? 2014-2015 Models? I don't really like the bulky/sticking out version of window visors! ​
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