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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello All, I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX, and have been hearing a shaking noise in my front end when i travel at high speeds. So I was recently driving on the highway, about 70-75, when i went around a corner and felt as if my driver side tire wasn’t even turning, making a strange almost grinding...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    My 2012 Kia has a USA VIN since is starts with 5XXGR. But the struts I ordered for a USA optima did not fit my car, see this photo you can see the strut mount bracket on the new strut does not match my OEM strut. So can someone tell me does my OEM strut looks like a USA or a Korean Optima...
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    was about to put my new KYB struts/mounts in.. and noticed the "bearing" that comes with the strut mount seems to be 2 plates of fiberglass reinforced plastic.. they slide smoothly, but without any actual metal or ball bearings. I know that there isn't a significant load on this part, but still...
  4. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello fellow kian's lol o.k. ive read alot of posts on this subject so forgive me for asking but im not clear. 2011 ex 2.0 i believe. Needs struts. I want to upgrade. Does the truhart coil over kit come with everything i need including the lowering springs? So i can just order and wrench? Would...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I'm not sure if a lot of people make it over to that part of the forum..but see the link! I sold my 2016 SXL and purchased a Stinger GT2 https://www.optimaforums.com/forum/14-classified-forum/166897-2016-rhino-rack-system-strut-bar-catch-can-aem-intake.html Nick
  6. The Service Center
    I have a 2011 Optima SX with 110,000 miles that needs front strut replacements. This will be the first time i am replacing these so what is currently on the car is from the factory. I have a sports tuned suspension. Some people tell me to go find quick assemblies kits that have the struts...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Do you guys know the torque spec for both the strut tower? I'm having trouble on where to look
  8. Classified Forum
    Price - $200 shipped via UPS ground. OBO
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Install both today. I put a lot of strut bars on over the years the best I have ever own. The cap is worth the price. Thanks K5 Optima Store.
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys. Just installed my front strut bar but the bolts seem a bit off. I can't move the bar and it's on there pretty tight so that's good but from other pictures, it seems like the bolts were screwed on further down. Used a torque wrench at 40lbs. Please let me know if this looks right...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Ultra Racing strut tower bar installation and review. Post deleted
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey everyone, I installed TruHart struts a few weeks ago and after the install my tires are rubbing the fenders in front on certain dips in the road and is starting to cut my tire. I am using Eibach springs which I have been using for almost four years with the factory struts with no issues but...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I got in contact with Stark Industries and asked them if they could make me a Strut Bar from the same material they make their iron man suits from. Here are some pics
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    [Just putting this one out there, since I have not seen any recent discussions on the topic.] I just installed a strut tower bar on my 2013 Optima LX, and I have to say, the handling has been dramatically improved! You won't really notice much at lower speeds, but above 40mph, this thing...
  15. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I am thinking about adding the Kinetic Front Strut Tower Brace to my 2016 Optima and wanted to know if anyone here has done this and if so can you tell a difference in handling.
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anyone here changed out the trunk lid opening to some struts? So you can fit a couple of infinite baffle subs on the deck? I realize there are other sub options but that's not what this thread is about, so please keep on topic rather than suggest alternate sub locations.
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Installed my ultra strut bar on the sonata and can say you can feel a difference now I cant wait to get other suspension mods done http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/Bhmicheal91/image.jpg1_zpsmali37mj.jpg
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Can you guys please give me your two cents on which tower bar is better. I'm looking at purchasing one in the next 3 weeks. Ultra racing or kinetic? Anybody have experience with either? Feedback is welcome please. Is there more benefit with the kinetic because it bolts to all 6 tower bolts?
  19. 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...
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