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  1. Interior and Exterior Modifications Here is a screen shot of the oem parts of an Optima front bumper. Items #9-12 deal with the air ducts, my question is can I get away with only buying #11 and keep the remaining structure of the current setup, or would I need to buy all 4 parts? Any help would be...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey guys! Have had my 13 Optima SXL in SWP for 2 weeks now and loving her! Thinking about putting on some wheels but I don't know anything about customizations. Found a cool pair of Ruff wheels. 18x8 5x114.3 +38 offset 73.1 hub bore 6" backspacing Will they fit ? Can I use my stock tires...
  3. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Did a search and didnt see anything exactly on this topic. Just wondering if anyone out there has any of ham/scanner equipment installed in there optima, and where you put it exactly? I have some ideas in mind but I wanted to pick the minds of the users here! Thanks in advance. :)
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi, my name is Gary. I ended up here because I had no luck on the net finding out which other makes wheels will fit my 2010 Kia Optima with 16x6 steel wheels. I bought my Kia used and love the car but hate the wheels. I can buy used alloy wheels from Pull-A-Part for $65-85 but the local yard...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I know the 7 speed DCT has been out a couple of years and an 8 speed unit has been in the higher level Hyundai/KIA cars. With folks looking to gain more economy and still have a performance model in their stable, we still haven't gotten than tech on the "lower" end cars yet. Is the unit they...
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I picked up my 2015 a few days ago, it has the nav system so it has a factory sub. but I am use to more round 135-140 DB more.. I am on the fence about ripping my first brand new car apart to put in my system from the last car. post pics of your trunks if you have a set up
  7. The Service Center
    Recently I have started experiencing an issue with the car (14 Optima SX) jerking a little bit once I put the car into drive. It only happens when I go from reverse to drive, not from park to drive. For example, I will reverse out of a parking spot and stop completely, then I will put the car in...
  8. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Not a bad buy for next to no money spent!
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    This is the second time Ive heard this from an old time mechanic. Add 1Qt of trans fluid to every 7th tank of gas. This is supposed to clean youre injectors and any carbon gunked up? Anybody else hear of this???
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My Windshield was all pitted and sand blasted because of all the highway driving I do to get to work. So I decided to order a shield and throw it in so I had my tint guy tint it before I put it in so it was all ready to go so I just had to slap it in. I think it came out much clearer
  11. New Member Introductions
    I've viewed these forums for awhile now, and finally decided that I'm going to join the forums. I have a 2011 EX, with Neochrome SickSpeed Hellatone horns 118 db, Ark lowering springs, 7pc 3.0k badges, bazooka 10" bass tube, plastidip accenting, and multicolor LED strips in the grill and under...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm hoping someone can provide some clarification on this subject. I just bought my new Optima about a month and a half ago and was thinking of getting it waxed. I searched the net to see what the general consensus is about waxing a new car. Of course, I found opinions on total opposite sides of...
  13. The Detailing Corner
    Should you put wax or paint sealant on a NEW car (or nothing at all)? I'm hoping someone can provide some clarification on this subject. I just bought my new Optima about a month and a half ago and was thinking of getting it waxed. I searched the net to see what the general consensus is about...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I just put a pair of fast start 55W P15D HID's in my reverse lights and holly **** is it a dream, lol. It was a little work, I was sure the stock wiring and the cars brain wouldn't be able to handle the power, especially since I tested the things before I put them in and at startup they are...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Is it possible to mount the front air deflector/diffuser on hinges, so that it can easily lift up and out of the way when scraping? I don't mean flapping like a doggie door kind of hinge, but instead it would be like a guillotine that moves up and down so the wind won't push it back, but it...
  16. The Service Center
    Slid a CD in this afternoon but (the stock) unit doesn't acknowledge it (radio works fine). Any tricks on how to get it out and/or recognized? (I tried to use another one to catch the edge of the one inside but it didn't work. Happened to be at the dealership anyway and asked them for help...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Well I love the wood look, so I used most of the pieces. Raining yesterday and today so took pics in the garage, had to use flash. Will up more when I can get some sun out and natural light pics This is Burl Walnut (had this type in my old mercedes and loved it)
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