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  1. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Does anyone know if the OEM struts made for Korean model optimas will fit on the American as well? I’ve seen people on here that made the opposite work but not sure if this will work. I have the opportunity to get a set of brand new Korean struts for really cheap and would be nice if it was...
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I have a 2013 optima ex with 130k miles on it. I purchased it with 60k and it’s been a great car. The time has come that a lot of the suspension parts should be replaced. Parts like the CV axles , struts , inner and outer tie rods , ball joints , end links etc. I’m thinking of sticking with...
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey all - I live in Pennsylvania and bought my car there brand new, even though it say's I'm from Canada, I just registered while up here in Canada for the week. This is something I been meaning to ask for years but just finally found the time to register and post.... So - my '13 hybrid lx (the...
  4. Classified Forum
    Looking for front strut assemblies for my 2013 Kia Optima SX. I currently am running K-sport coilovers and I guess it is common for these to rotate on the hat and make loud ping noises but I am over the sound. I am located in Plainfield, IL.
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am replacing my front and back suspension due to my front driver side coil spring snapping off last year..so midas well just replace it all at the same time with the horrible luck i've had with this specific year kia. Does anyone know if this would be considered durable and reliable... i live...
  6. Classified Forum
    I just sold my 2012 SX and never got around to installing these springs/struts. Brand new in wrapping/in box. (1) K5 Optima Store - TruHart Kia Optima/Hyundai Sonata Sport Shocks/Struts Combo (1) K5 Optima Store - Megan Racing Lowering Springs Screaming deal. Save a couple hundred dollars...
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Anyone know the Torque settings for the Three Top Nuts on the Front Strut Mount on a 2018?.......................
  8. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Need to do front struts on wifes 2013 optima EX ..Car is all stock.. What's out there for this car ? I can't seem to find any replacements except for OEM. I don't really need a $1000 dollar set of racing struts.. Need to do the rear as well,,but ,there does seem to be replacements for the...
  9. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just got my car back with this set up. Oh man, it’s so much smoother driving this set up. So much better with OEM. My only problem is that I’m rubbing now. I used to not rub with OEM struts. Do you guys know why? I’m on 20x8.5 ET 40 with 245/35/20. Only rubs in the front, what do you guys...
  10. Classified Forum
    1- 4 19" wheels no tires needed 2- 2012 optima SX rear bumper cover 3- lowering springs and struts 4- updated NAV software for the infinity system 5- sway bars 6- strut bars
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Here's a little backstory. I've been on D2 coilovers for almost 2 years now and I've had noise issues from day 1. It first started with a clunking / knocking noise and then came a squeaking noise. I took the car to a shop to have it checked out and they adjusted the preload and re-tightened...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Anyone running Megan springs and aftermarket struts combo with a 2 in drop I can see some pics of the stance. I want to run 20s with a 2 in drop but dont want to sacrifice ride quality.
  13. The Service Center
    Time to replace our front struts on our 2011 kia optima ex. Don't want to go back with the factory struts and don't want to lower the car any. What should we go with and buy from? Thanks for the help.
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Selling my set of used K Sport air struts off of my 2013 Kia Optima EX model 2.4 Only have about 2000-3000 miles on the struts Just selling the struts , air bags... (No management , compressors or tanks) Paid a bit over $2,000 for em and they take about 2-3 months for them to come in since...
  15. K5OS - Suspension
    Is proud to bring to the Optima community: TruHart Optima/Sonata/K5 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 than normal This is due to the fact that your OEM...
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Evening all, did a search for ARK struts and didn't come up with much, can anyone point me in the direction of a thread on this subject? 2015 EX, got the springs in after buying the car new about 10 months ago. I want to smooth out the ride and I assume the components of the car will enjoy a...
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey Guys I have a crazy question for you .... I have a 2013 K5 lowered with 2.25 front and 2.0 back .... I was talking to a company about air ride or coil overs because I want my car lower ( I know crazy lol) but he told me I need to change out my struts because the factory one are larger then...
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    After being 1.5 months on back order, and riding on just NeoTech springs for over a year. I'm finally going to have the rest of the setup. No more cringing when I see small dips and lips on the highway. :yahoo:
  19. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Just curious to see if any of you guys that have installed Arks or Storm Springs are starting to feel your struts wear out yet? I installed the Storm Springs maybe 7k-8k miles ago (I think) and I'm starting to feel the ride deteriorate. Anyone else feeling the same thing?
  20. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I am currently talking to Air Lift Company | Trusted air suspension specialists since 1949 about getting a kit made specifically for the optima. but they are saying there would have to be ALOT of interest to get them to do production on this. let me know your thoughts. this would be a full...
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