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  1. [ALL] : NRS Brake Pads

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just saw a video from a channel I follow: ChrisFix, on NRS Brake Pads: My question to you all is: Has anyone installed these before? I'm looking to install some better brakes on my car that are a bit less noisy, so this seems like a pretty good option. What are you all's thoughts on these?
  2. Any noticeable performance increase with premium fuel? (2016 SX-L, 2.0T)

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    Just curious about that, folks. Zero issues with this car with regular fuel (always use Shell or Chevron), thankfully, but just curious if there's any noticeable difference with premium, like it's the case with most turbos. I was surprised not to see any reference to premium fuel in the owner's...
  3. 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...
  4. Performance bang for the buck

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I've got a 2.4 in a 2014 Optima, off warranty now so I'm looking for bolt on, I'm not opening up the engine. What' the first thing you'd do?
  5. [VENDOR][FS]: 2016-2019 Kia Optima CP-E Cat Back Exhaust - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - 2016-2019 Kia Optima Products
    Is excited to present to the Optima community: The 2016-2019 Kia Optima CP-E Cat Back Exhaust (BUY NOW) Description: Presenting the CP-E™ exhaust system for the 2016-2019 Kia Optima 2.0T. Although the stock exhaust is quiet and comfortable for daily drivers, the exhaust note is bland. CP-E...
  6. Performance tuners

    New Member Introductions
    Hello my name's Nick I'm new here. I just bought a 2011 optima sx turbo and looking to bring it to life! Not knowing much about this car or what their capable of I was wondering which rout I should take first. I have been thinking of doing a new exhaust system, air intake, tuner and possibly a...
  7. Nitto Performance Tires | We're Passing the Savings to YOU - RD2!

    Discount Tire
    For a limited time, save $50.00 INSTANTLY on select Nitto passenger performance tires at Discount Tire Direct!!! Check out the special deals below and get them before their gone! If you have any questions or would like to place an order, shoot us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of...
  8. Performance Cadenza?

    KDM Klubhouse
    Saw this modded Cadenza, it looks great! I would skip the copper look but the wheels and the lowered stance are really awesome. Now if it had a more powerful engine under the hood, that would make it even better...
  9. performance tune

    Engine and Technical Discussion
    Does anyone know of a performance tune for a non turbo optima lx, or a tuning device for the optima lx? I'm trying to adjust some things and also make my car run more rich.
  10. [VENDOR][FS]: NEW ADD W1 Version 3 Baffled Oil Catch Can - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - Performance
    Is proud to present to the Optima community The ADD W1 Version 3 Baffled Oil Catch Can (BUY NOW) Description: Oil Catch can's catch the oil and moisture in the blow-by gas that causes carbon and sludge build-up in the intake system and engine. It's advanced design assures the best...
  11. [VENDOR][FS]: NEW ADD W1 Version 3.3 Baffled - Dual Inlet Oil Catch Can - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - Performance
    (NEW) ADD W1 Version 3.3 Baffled - Dual Inlet Oil Catch Can - K5 Optima Store Is proud to present to the Optima community The ADD W1 Version 3.3 Baffled - Dual Inlet Oil Catch Can (BUY NOW) Description: The first 2-in-1 baffled OCC with "Triple Twist" technology is now available! No...
  12. Cooler air = better performance

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    We had a cool front here in Texas that brought the temps down from the middle 90's to as low as the low 50's in the morning, and my 2.0 turbo really enjoyed it. We all know the denser air carries more of a fuel/air charge, but it's fun to actually FEEL it when you press the accelerator pedal! :D
  13. [FS] : Sale! Sale! Sale! Performance parts/LEDs

    Classified Forum
    Hey guys! I have some excellent parts for sale that I no longer use. All my parts are in full working condition and they are all in excellent condition. I bought everything here from K5 Optima Store. I just no longer have a need for them.... I have a Lap3 uncle chip performance chip for sale...
  14. [VENDOR][FS]: TruHart Optima/Sonata StreetPlus Coilovers - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community: TruHart Optima/Sonata StreetPlus Coilovers (BUY NOW) Description: The TruHart StreetPlus coilovers are an ideal solution for today's budget-minded tuner looking to lower their vehicle and increase handling performance The independently adjustable...
  15. The first N performance car looks to be ready

    KDM Klubhouse
    Found this video of the car on a track without any camouflage, looks good! https://youtu.be/Yvg-WDDMuiw Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk ---------- Post added at 05:34 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:23 AM ---------- Intro video https://youtu.be/B7Tp_U35Mx4 Sent from my iPad...
  16. Will KIA step up and do a performance Optima?

    Off Topic Discussion
    With Toyota coming up with a sporty version of the new Camry, Honda already has the Accord Sport and Ford the Fusion Sport, I wonder if this will get KIA to tweak the Optima and give us a sportier version. I'm sure they could tweak the 2.0T to get around 280 torques from it but with the Stinger...
  17. [VENDOR][FS]: 2016-2019 Kia Optima 2.4L K&N Typhoon Intake System - K5 Optima Store

    K5OS - 2016-2019 Kia Optima Products
    Is excited to present another great product to the forum: 2016-2019 Kia Optima 2.4L K&N Typhoon Intake System (BUY NOW) FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL US Description: Built for performance and show, the 69 Series Typhoon™ Air Intake System is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube...
  18. Keen performance (via K5 Optima store)

    Vendor Feedback
    I bought a Keen rear trunk lid spoiler from the K5 Optima store and recently installed it. I immediately noticed that the spoiler did not completely cover the 6 large (1" square/ea) holes left by the removal of the stock spoiler. I covered the holes with some aluminum tape to keep things water...
  19. Nitto Performance Tires | We're Passing the Savings to YOU!

    Discount Tire
    Discount Tire Direct has got a HOT deal for you!!! For a limited time DTD is reducing prices on select Nitto passenger performance tires and passing the savings to you!!! Check out the special deals below and get them before their gone. If you have any questions, or would like to place an...
  20. Throwdown Performance

    Vendor Feedback
    Ordered a set of HKS plugs from them on 3/24 (Monday). By Friday the order was still processing. E-mailed, as they suggest this on their site for the quickest response, and received nothing back. Decided to try FB messenger to just cancel my order and did receive a response there. Item had...
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