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  1. 2013 Hybrid LX 160k miles - No aftermarket mods (yet)

    Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about...
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Kia recently replaced the complete long Block in my car (2014 sxl) and it almost seems as though they are maybe detuning them so they don't have future issues like maybe they lowered the compression ratio or change the valve timing a bit? I'm not saying it's now a dog just seems little less...
  3. New Member Introductions
    What's up?! I signed up years ago but never did much with this sight. I have done a lot with my car since purchasing back in 2012 to include... Stereo (10" Memphis sub and amp) Stainless steel front grills K&N cold air intake Borla Exhaust pipes, mufflers and tips Interior LED conversion with...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Anybody take off and relocate the trunk emblems ...I removed mine for a while now thinking about putting them back on but in a " unique " place
  5. The Detailing Corner
    Has anyone tried The Original Forum Favorite Kit from Autogeek? What do you guys think about this kit from Autogeek? "The Forum Favorite Kit starts with a firm foundation of Klasse All In One and High Gloss Sealant Glaze. Then start layering on the shine with multiple coats of Pinnacle Souverän...
  6. K5OS - Electronic Modules & Misc.
    Presenting the Optima Forums with the: 2011-2015 Kia Optima OEM Smart Keyfob (BUY NOW) FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US! Description: Did you lose one of your remotes? Don't pay the dealer $199+ for a replacement. Kia Optima OEM Remote Smart Key - With blank key included. Compatible with the...
  7. Classified Forum
    I don't need this anymore since I upgraded to the all weather type. ***PM me if you are local so I can give you a better price. OEM Carpet Trunk Mat | $50 Shipped Thanks 4 looking :rolleyes:
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm looking at debadging the rear of my car. I want to get rid of the "Optima" lettering and maybe the "EX" and just leave the T-GDI. If I hate the look, are the original badges for sale anywhere, specifically the "Optima" lettering? Thanks
  9. Classified Forum
    I have these laying around the house so why not give it a shot to sell them. Im also going to list these on eBay but shipping will be free here. This tips goes out for the hybrid owners who want the stock exhaust tips look, or Optima owners who want a spare I guess. These are OEM exhaust tips...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Well my "K" badges did not last more then several months, before they looked like crap! SO after seeing many Optima with Kia badges, decided to re-3M the original badges that I saved and put them back on. You know what? There pretty nice! No pix as everyone has seen them for a little while,.at...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I bought a new Optima and I really want the navigation in dash. I know I should have bought one with it already in but I had to have a car that day and there were none on the lot and I fell in love with my Red LX (especially the price). This system uses the stock radio and moves it to the lower...
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