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  1. 2013 Hybrid LX 160k miles - No aftermarket mods (yet)

    Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about...
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I cannot seem to find this information anywhere... From what I have found so far, it seems the infinity stereo systems of the SX and SXL models use 4 ohm speakers. I have the 2013 LX, with the base stereo, and the drivers of the speakers were miniscule. I am assuming they were 2 ohm, or maybe...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I’ve got a 15’ Optima Hybrid EX and wanting to see if I can take HID Headlamps from a 14’ Optima and install them in mine.
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Guys, does anyone have or have a link to a schematic of the stock stereo setup? Non- Infinity. And doesn't anyone know if it is 4 channel/6channel etc.? Like how many watts RMS. I would like as much information as possible. Thank, Shep
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    What's the max boost for our turbos? And what's the stock boost?
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey was pondering the idea, that the 2015 style radios amd climate control center in the optima lx, just looks better. Are they compatible, am I able to what I would assume, laterally move to that updated style? Has anyone done something similar?
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Has anyone put spacers on a stock 2015 SXL setup? I'm looking to push my stock wheels out flush to the fenders. But don't want to buy new wheels or tires right now... Just give it a more aggressive look. What size spacers would I need? Any recommendations on where to buy them? Any problems or...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Anyone did this on 2.0 Turbo and has a sound clip? Any issues, codes, etc? I just want a little bit of sound and do it on the budget. I am thinking I need a Magnaflow muffler, a flange, flex pipe and an oval tip, plus a few clamps.
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anyone here upgraded the base model head unit yet? I wanna get something that has Apple Car Play integrated into it but not sure on how it will work or if I will still be able to use the stock auxiliary and usb inputs, because then the holes will just be useless
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Title pretty much says it all. What is that first light for? First from the left.
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    FS/TRADE - 2015 Stock radio - great condition! I tried posting this in the Classifieds (I have over 50 posts) but couldn't. Moderators feel free to move it :)I have a stock 2015 radio for sale. It is the plain one with no external amp, but in great working order when I took it out last week...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know how much power the stock stereo/radio puts out? I have the non-infinity (fancy) one :).
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Sorry if this question was asked before (I didn't see it in the archives), but am I correct in seeing that the rear bumper markers don't light up?
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Do any of you know if you simply take the face off the stock stereo (non-uvo) of a 2015 EX GDI, will the car still start? I need to know if there is some kind of lock-out feature. Thanks,
  15. Hybrids
    All: I just hit 53k miles on my hybrid and they are almost at the point where I need to replace them. I have been looking at the following two sets of tires. Hankook Kinergy GTH436's and the General Altimax R743. Does anyone suggest either one over the other ? Or even another tire completely...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Just like the title says, any recommendations on upgrading stock 16 Optima LX?
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    My car is floaty as others have mentioned. Its been an issue from an early mileage. Should I bee looking at sway bars, and stabilizers, or replacing the OEM shocks? I know this question was posted a few years ago, and the answer was to skip stockish and go straight to megan or similar. I'm...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Just wondering if anyone has any pictures of their upgrade from the stock HID to a Nightbreaker or CBI bulb. I was looking for some night shots or video too where maybe one bulb was changed and we could see how much more light was being thrown out by the CBI or Nightbreaker. I'm on the fence on...
  19. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I spent over $800 on the CAI setup in my RAM, with little benefit. I swore when I did this next I would put a good quality filter element in the stock housing and add a DIY "ram air" for fresh, cold air into the filter housing. Looking at something like this...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT work for lap3 or am i affiliated in any way other than i have their products and am a fan. After being sold out for a couple of months 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Optima tunes are back in stock. They are not a vendor on here so they are not allowed to advertise but i...
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