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  1. New Member Introductions
    My name is Bill Erickson and live in Spring Hill (gulf coast north of Tampa) Florida. New member, first post. Just bought a 2014 Optima EX with only 6700 miles. This site has been quite helpful so far because I am interested in topics like service contracts, engine problem rumors and how to...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Can I go to a general auto shop to get these on or should I look for a performance shop? First person to say do it yourself gets a swift one to the groin.
  3. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about the Spring Cleaning Essentials for Your Car
  4. Pictures and Videos
    Finally some nicer weather around my way. Looking forward to a decent weekend so I can do a true top to bottom spring cleaning detail. Just some random pictures from around, including a few I got at an NJ KDM meet this past weekend.
  5. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is proud to present to the Optima Forums: 2016-2020 Kia Optima - Eibach Lowering Springs (BUY NOW) FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE US Description: These Eibach lowering spring improve your vehicle's looks and performance Lower your vehicle's center of gravity, reducing body roll in the turns, dive...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I lowered my car on Eibachs with Tru Hart struts & shocks about 3 weeks ago. The rear sits about a 1/4" higher than the front and I know this is from the design rake of the car. I would have thought that Eibach would have compensated for this with a even drop for the ground to the fenders and...
  7. United States
    I know it's months away fellas but why not prepare for a meet! I'm willing to drive anywhere from Boston down to New Jersey! Any thoughts on this? Big meet and greet and some BBQ and some mod chats :) . I'm down!!! Lmk
  8. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community: TruHart Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Sport Shocks/Struts Combo (BUY NOW) Description: When you install a set of lowering springs on your Optima or Sonata, the OEM factory shocks & struts take much more abuse then normal. This is due to the fact that...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I know Megan Racing says to have a 1.5" drop height, but is it true D2 racing drops 2" when settled?
  10. CARiD.com
    ARK Performance designed GT-F Lowering Springs to find the perfect ride height and spring rate to deliver the best ride quality and performance without neglecting the driver's safety on and off the track. They provide an excellent stance with your stock or aftermarket wheels, while keeping your...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I have to post this. I cannot find any useful information by searching. Our cars come stock with factory spring clamps aka Pinch clamps. I think they do a fine job on our hoses. But one newer hoses I've put on, I've switched to worm gears. I think they are easy to use but I have noticed how...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    anybody goin??
  13. K5OS - Suspension
    Here to present the Optima community The D2 Racing RS Series Coilovers (BUY NOW) Description: D2 Racing brings you a great coilover system made with high quality components 36 way dampening and preload adjustable monotube design Pillow ball mounts or powder coated aluminum top mounts Threads...
  14. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community The Ark Performance Lowering Springs (BUY NOW) Description: This high quality lowering spring kit by Ark provides a clean drop, comfortable ride and great performance Improve not only your looks but also your cornering due to the lower center of...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm looking into getting some coilovers soon and was wondering what everyone thinks about spring rates. What is the stock spring rate for F&R on an SX?LX?EX? I did a few searches and couldn't find anything that compared spring rates for the different coilover sets available to us either. I want...
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey guys, I've been experiencing some noise when I get in and out of parking spots it's almost like creaking during the whole turning. Anyone experiencing this? Thanks.
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have seen a few posts about the pre-load spring, mainly http://www.optimaforums.com/forum/6-optima-engine-technical-discussion/32946-synopse-bov-proper-signal-setup-changed-so-loud-now.html. I decided to email Synapse just to make sure I was doing the right thing. What I got back was this...
  18. Canada
    Lowering spring storm, roulé environ 10 000km. . Drop 35mm avant/20mm arriere. Je demeure à St-Hyacinthe et travaille à St-Hubert. 125$ Shipping possible au Canada, environ 50$
  19. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Anyone know how to get the strut tower off the strut? Yes, the middle nut is off completely. i took whole strut out and could not pull it apart. Then i placed the 3 bolts back that hold the strut tower to the car body frame under hood and tried pulling downwards, didnt work. then i hit...
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