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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Has anyone purchased the Metal Skin Premium Cover Series from Korean Auto Imports? Placing these over the current Kia name plates makes me wonder how well they hold in place and look.
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello All, I currently have a 2016 Kia Optima Ex. I am trying to use my USB thumb drive from my 2013 Kia Optima EX Hybrid, But for some reason I am getting an error message stating something like "Not recognized" Did anything change from the 2013 to 2016 that may make my drive not compatible...
  3. New Member Introductions
    hi guys, I'm a new owner of an optima lx 2011 stick shift , my job boss are not proud of me cuz , i buy a kia and i'm a tech mechannic for hyundai since 10 years loll :) can wait to talk with u guys
  4. Classified Forum
    Hey guys I am looking to sell my optima with the manual transmission. I understand this is a rare combination which is probably why I am having such a hard time reselling the car. I bought 7-8 months ago as a dealer certified car from willow brook kia in Illinois. The car is silver exterior and...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys. Im joining this forum mostly to sell my car. I purchased a 2011 optima with a manual transmission about 7-8 months ago as a certified dealer car for ~17k. I'm kind of dissapointed with the four cylinder and with the large size of the car and more then likely will sell this car. I have...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Is it normal for the dip stick to smell a bit like gas when I check the oil level?
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello there. I'm hoping people can help me. I'm trying to conver my auto 2007 kia optima lx 4 banger into a manual. A buddy down the road has an 2008 v6 optima that was wrecked but all engine parts and tranny are untouched. Is this conversion possible?
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    My car is getting some work done this week and one issue we've had is when I turn the HID's on (low beams or fogs) and I have the radio set on my usb stick, it will send a jolt or shock thru the radio head unit. It turns off briefly, turns back on and starts up the USB stick - looks like it's...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I know while back a forum member posted about the transmission fluid, we don't have to change or service transmission fluid. But how about power steering? How do we check it? Do you guys recommend a trans fluid flash after 50k?
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    The top panels in this picture: The double sided sticky stuff it came with quickly failed to hold, and I've yet found anything to hold for more than a few days except for recently this: Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape, 1-Inch by 60-Inch - Time will tell if it will hold up but so far...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hi, Optima people. I just bought a 2001 with stick shift. It'll be great if I can get running smoothly.
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Iam looking to buy my friends bmw wheels which are 5x120.i found the adapters for 5x114.3-5x120...Now my question is will these adapters make my wheels stick out past the wheel wells?the smallest spacer i found was 1.25" thick!
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Next person to have a wheels off, I need to know the distant that the wheel hub sticks out past the rotor surface? This should be around 1/4", but want an actual measurement. Front and back if you have them off. I can explain more if someone needs more detail. Thanks in advance.
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    As you all know I have been making no Bumper cut DRL's and had a member ask me to make a glow stick style DRL that would look like a true glow stick style DRL that didn't have to have the bumper cut that could be seen well during the day and not just look xheap. I thought about the window covers...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ok, so I have been playing around with the idea of "creating" some DRLs without cutting the bumper along the lines of lowman4ec thread. What I was trying to do was avoid was the strip look, but I am afraid these don't really cut it for me. If you can't tell the difference between them on or...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I can't find the Automatic Transmission Fluid dip stick.. Where is it?
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