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  1. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I almost don't care about handling.....if the new tires reduce noise in the car by at least 15 or 20 percent. The tires on it NOW are seemingly major contributors to cabin noise, and it's driving us crazy. Anybody here ever put General Alti-max's on? Any other "quiet contenders" in an all-season?
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I feel like this may be a stupid question, but I could have sworn the LED DRLs are typically on when the headlight switch is set to "Auto", but today I noticed they were not on unless I manually switch it to the running lights on the control stalk. Has this always been the case?
  3. Vendor Deals
    <p class="p1">When it comes to mid-tier tools—respectable quality offerings that won't the bank like pro-grade stuff will—GearWrench is consistently a go-to brand in the pack, and we just came across one of their more out-of-the-ordinary kits at a significant discount. More commonly known for...
  4. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Anyone have unorthodox pulley/set on their sx? Looking for input.
  5. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-leds/kia/k5-optima-2014/2014-kia-k5-optima-exled-front-led-headlight-set-copy.html Wondering if anybody has does this to their Optima. If so could you please help me with installing it?
  6. Classified Forum
    New, sold as-is [never used!] 7pcs - 3D complete set for Optima [K5] 2011-2013 - Steering wheel emblem [1] - Wheel emblems [4] - Front and rear emblems [2] - Easy Installation with self-adhesive (Steering wheel emblem requires minor heat during installation for a perfect fit) $60 [OBO]...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What’s up everyone, not sure if this is spoken about already but I am looking to do a turbo set up for my 16 2.4l. I have seen sterling F-1 has one but does anyone have recommendations to which works the best with the motor?
  8. CARiD.com
    Changing from your worn-out tires this summer is a wise thing to do for a number of reasons. First of all, it is a great way of enhancing your driving safety and performance and secondly, it is a great way to save! Michelin, the world's leading tire company, is here at CARiD with an amazing...
  9. Canada
    Check out my kijiji ad, contact me if interested https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1290882549&requestSource=b
  10. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about Win a Set of Continental Tires Right Here at AutoGuide.com.
  11. Hybrids
    Just for kicks and frankly, I got tired of using my phone, I set up an LG Gpad 8" tablet as my display. What do you think? :D
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have entered my K5 into a wheel contest. The Voting starts today and I need YOUR HELP! Voting starts today at 2 PM PST and will last until September 6th! If you could please vote for my car once a day I would greatly appreciate it! If I get the most votes, I will be awarded with a set of the...
  13. Classified Forum
    I'm really looking for a set of coilovers to complete my ride, but I currently don't have a lot of cash to throw at a brand new set. I was just wondering if I could get lucky here and see if anyone was selling any. I have a set of 4 EX-Turbo stock rims or any stock part really as most of my car...
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I have a 2011 SX-T and have the 18" stock pizza wheels. After getting the rims powder-coated (I still like 4 months later, but you may not), I wanted to get a new set of higher performance rubber than the stock Nexen (not hard to beat those tires) and I bought the Michelin Pilot Sport...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I can't afford a new set of Megan Street Series coilovers, but if any of you guys have a front (2) set that would be great, since most of the problems with this car are steering and front-end slop issues. Let me know. I always love buying scratch and dent! :)
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 SX that did not come w the LED light strips over the fog lights. There are soooo many aftermarket ones out there. Can someone point me to a good/quality set, or someone selling a good oem set? Thanks!!
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Sporty design with sturdy yellow protective grille. Penetrating tone for more safety in road traffic. Ideal in tough off-road use. Definitely louder than the stock horn. Special thanks to black13sx & will20four for all their help and the ingenious mounting bracket! Much appreciated!
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I just purchased a 2011 SWP SX a couple of weeks ago, and I have yet to see another Optima with the same set of OEM wheels. They are the standard "pizza wheels" without the painted black inserts. They also seem to have a little more concave to them than any set I've seen with the black inserts...
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