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  1. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi everyone! Planning on getting my daughter either morimoto or osram hid bulbs in 5500k. I had searched long and hard ,but cant find any threads that show a before after pics of everyones upgrades headlights(??) Maybe I’m searching wrong
  2. Pictures and Videos
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, apologies if this is the wrong forum or if this has been posted before. I had searched before I attempted this to see if anyone else had tips for doing it but didn't find anything. I wasn't sure if this was going to be an easy process or if I was going to break something or have to...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Can any of you who have added a spoiler to your Optima please post up some pics and let us know how they are working out? Stick on or bolt on?
  5. New Member Introductions
    More pics coming soon..
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So close, but so far; end of life at 295,666 miles. Exhaust valve heads in 2 and 3 broke away (unknown where they are) oil was dumping into those cylinders not allowing it to fire. Nothing covered under bearing recall. Even though the dealer was very cool and helpful giving me a loaner. They...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! Newbie to the forums here! It's good to be here finally. I'm not going to lie -- I used to lurk reading posts and whatnot for the longest time doing research on my projects (or just satisfying my curiosity). Now I figured I'd finally throw my hat in the ring and join in! :D...
  8. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Realised I never posted any pics of the new setup. I need some more camber adjustment, so this is "not-quite-aired-out" When I was on 19", I could lay the front lip on the ground. Right now with the 20"'s, I need to keep it up about 1". There's about 15psi left in the bags on these shots, If I...
  9. Members' Showroom
    Let me try this again...for some reason, my thread never posted the first time. Below are a couple of pics of my 2013 SX. It's stock for now, but did get a couple of plugs that will seal the license plate holes in the front, a BOV sound plate, and the Turbo GDI grill badge from K5 is on its way...
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Well, I picked up yet another Optima. This is my 3rd one. This time I picked up a new SXL. I still have my 2015 SXL sitting in the garage but going to get rid of it. I figured I would install the LED Air Vents since there doesn't seem to be a ton of people with them. My new wheels and...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just in case you can't get enough of driving your cars in the real world, now you can wreak havoc around the state of San Andreas LOL... Disclaimer: I didn't create this, download can be found here: There's a few issues with it as damage...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So, as you can read in my prior thread, I recently had an issue with my thermostat and it was fixed under warranty at my Kia dealer. Here are the sequence of events AFTER I picked up the vehicle yesterday morning. I drove it straight home where it sat until this afternoon. As I was walking...
  13. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Before I buy the grille emblem from K5OS I was hoping a fellow member would post a picture of the emblem installed on the 2016 model. Thanks!
  14. DIY Projects
    I wanted a FULL LED roof spoiler and couldn't find one, so I made my own. Here are some pics of it mocked up. Spoiler (ebay) around $40 40inch red LED strip (Superbrightleds) $17 Plastic molding (home depot) $5 I'll post more pics later on if yall are interested. 2013 SX btw
  15. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020) Got the tailights tinted, as well as the windshield 35% with 20% already on the sides and back windows. Next up is the new K emblems on the front and rear, LED license plate bulb swap, and K5 emblem to take place of the "optima". Already on order from the K5OS...
  16. The Service Center
    So I got a pair of used Osram Xenarc HID bulbs and went on to swapping them this morning. The verdict: I can barely tell the difference. I still have to check with the previous owner as to how long they had the bulbs for, maybe they need to burn in before they get bluer / brighter. As far as the...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey Guys and Girls! Never really post much on here so figured would post some random pictures I took earlier while at the gas station (Why not take some pictures while filler her up right?!) ;) 13 Black SXL LOVE THIS CAR! I've had a 350z and an AMG C Class in the past and I think this car...
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