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  1. New Member Introductions
    OptimaForums RULES 1. Trolling — Posting comments with the sole purpose of starting arguments with members, libel persons or groups, or to disrupt the forum, will cause your account to be terminated. 2. Post topics in the appropriate section. This is especially important for topics that...
  2. The Service Center
    I have '12 Optima and the AC system has leaked down. I have replaced system components before, used a vacuum pump, re-pressurized systems, etc. But only a shade tree mechanic. I bought a tool that lets you replace schrader valves in the AC pressure ports under pressure, and it works well...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello all, 2014 LX here. Been excellent so far. I'm curious how many Canadian Optimas have seized up. Reason I ask is because the Canadian models were assembled in Korea correct? Does that have any bearing on how reliable these cars are?
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    While is have the low beam LED bulb kit from K5OS I was wondering if anyone is running a H7 LED bulb kit for the high beams with any luck.
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Took our 2011 EX back to the dealer to get the MDPS coupling replaced yesterday and while we waited, we checked out a 2016 SXL. SWMBO loved it (the EX is her car!), especially all the tech on it. I installed a full size (17") EX wheel in our EX a few years back as we do a lot of long road trips...
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi All, I started this in the "new member" section but now that I have 5 posts I am starting this in the correct section. Also, munky should merge the rest into this for reference. Much of what I will share would be duplicated, so I will try and urge those that have not followed from the...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm thinking about vinyl wrapping the roof in gloss black and I wanted to know if these rails can be removed so that I can wrap the vinyl under them and then reinstall them. It would be easier then trying to stuff the vinyl between the weather stripping and the edge of the roof. I searched for...
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    having a bleeding nightmare with the chinese at the minute about the Optima radio dash trim, following on from this thread.... as you can see there, the dash trim was wrong, so was pointed...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I purchased my last two vehicles private party and had good luck with them. I have seen good deals at local dealers and autotrader but the best deals on what I want seem to be at Carmax. I have heard good and bad about them. I don't plan to get anything on my current vehicle on trade b/c it is...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Finally pulled the trigger after a long search and ordered some new wheels/tires for the Hybrid. I went with a pretty simple 5 spoke Drag DR-60 18x8 +35 rim with 245/45-18's...... It just looks awful. To me the tire just looks too chunky for the wheel, makes the wheel look too small, or takes...
  11. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey everyone, ive come looking for some help with these rims as i think they would look quite nice on my Black '13 LX. i cant seem to find the name of them nor any retailers of actual KIA OEM rims...besides kia of course. Thanks in advance if you do know.
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So people!! I just HAD to do it!! Got the emblems on last night and I couldn't be happier! 3.0 FTW!! yes thats a diaper on the back license plate lmao!
  13. Hybrids
    About to pickup a `14 EX Hybrid this week... I noticed on the test drive though it doesnt have DRL's... I was expecting to see the LED strip in the headlamp to act as a DRL. Has anyone installed a DRL module and connected it to the positioning led's in the headlamps on the 14 hybrid? Thanks!
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    After installing a new compact dual 10" MTX sub box and a Kicker CX600 (335 watts RMS certified) and having fantastic results, I followed my installers advice and replaced all door speakers too and powered them with a Kicker 400 (228 watts rms total, or 57 rms X 4 certified). The installer...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I want to get rid of the "OPTIMA" chrome lettering and replace it with the K5 chrome lettering. Doing a search.... The only place I can find them is on ebay, is there anywhere else?
  16. New Member Introductions
    Just a quick hello to all been a member of a Dodge Magnum forum for 9 yrs and enjoyed all the tips and mods over the years. Looking forward to the same from this cool looking forum
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    K5 floor mats? Not the ones that say "Optima" on them. Want floor mats that say "K5." Do they exist? Cannot find them anywhere! If it matters, I have a 2013 SX.
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello to all. I am stationed in Italy and the roads here are terrible. I will be keeping the stock 17's until we go home in a few years and then roll to 20's however in the mean time I need new tires already!!! For whatever reason the factory kumhos decided to get a 2" slit in the side wall and...
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