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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Is it possible to fit a V6 turbocharged engine in a KIA Optima 2013? What other parts would have to be replaced? Please go as far into detail as you can.
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm looking at the KSport® - Kontrol Pro™ Coilover Kit, wondering if anybody had any feedback? I feel like the OEM shocks, with the Eibach/Kinetic springs are a bit "bobbly headed" over some large bumps at highway speeds. Thanks!
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi All, This is Canadian dollars, appreciate any thoughts on best value: Suntek Ceramic $269 Formula One Classic $300 Xpel Prime XR $350 3M Ceramic $350 Formula One Pinnacle $400 My plan is 20 in the back and 35 in the front. Thanks for any input!
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I've been thinking of changing the mufflers from my car. I just want deeper sound thats not too loud. I saw someone on the forum adding two 11225 Magnaflows and it souded decent but may be to loud. If I just replace one muffler instead of two will there be adverse effects to the car? more...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone have the BMC Extreme Concepts K5 II Ground Effects Body Kit? Thoughts and opinions? Recommendations for other kits? Thanks!
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I bit the bullet, in this weather in Ohio and took my Kia dealership up on an extended test drive until Saturday. I just spent the past hour in the vehicle, which is an EX (pano sunroof, nav system, etc). The car handled really well in the snow and that Infinity stereo sounded great. I didn't...
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I desperately need new tires for my car as the rear two tires are terribly worn (see: previous owner and underinflation LOL). I want something with the following characteristics, in order of importance: - Decent treadlife (at least 40,000mi/60,000km) - Responsive handling - Good dry traction -...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion Thoughts on the product? Fits 2.0T
  9. Hybrids
    Went to visit my mom in FL I took the long way down from my house went from Schenectady (by Albany NY), to Columbia SC to Bradenton FL. Wind and MTS killed my gas mileage, but going down hill it was funny to see my INSTANT MPG to go to 89. The trip was 1500 mile and filled up 4 times on the...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Thinking about picking these up..Just wanted some thoughts and opinions
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a line on a cheap spoiler but it is black.. instead of painting it I did a photoshop wondering how it would look.. The car appears nearly black at night anyways... Thoughts?
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    so i have been looking at the konig opals, 1.5 months away from our shore line. then i stumbled on these. 19x8.5 42 offset speedy split 5 spokes. any chance someone could photoshop this wheel on a titanium sx turbo. wondering how it will look 19" Speedy Wheels Rims 5x114 Et 42...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Looking to buy my mom a used car and she really likes the Optima. We test drove a 15 Hybrid, but I was able to come up on a great price for a 13' Hybrid LX for 17k with 10k miles excellent condition. My only question is how does the ride differ from the 15 if any and also is the 13' hybrid loud...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Front Hood FNB Tuning Radiator Grill - Thoughts? I'm considering a grill swap, and found this one on Amazon for $180 shipped. It would have to be painted of course.
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey everyone, This is my Optima, have had it for 3 weeks now. I've never had window tinting done before, but plan to have this car done this week. The front windows will be 50% by law. What do you guys recommend for the back? Is 5% too dark...can you still see out fairly well? Would...
  16. Hybrids
    Did a quick nationwide search of NEW 2013 Kia Hybrids -- it looks like there are still 170 of them sitting on dealer lots. Wonder why they aren't selling, especially since the 2013 is mechanically the same as the face-lifted 2014? Wonder if that will hurt our resale value? Gas prices going down...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Ummm kinda reminds me of another manufacturer. Cant quite put my finger on which one though :rolleyes::D ---------- Post added at 04:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:12 PM ---------- Just get KarbonKoncepts to make some 3.0 BMW badges and your neighbors will be green with envy...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    First off let me start by saying that I ordered the really bright led license plate bulbs from K5OS, the sale/shipping/product/ect.. was really great. This post has nothing to do with that end of it, it is more to do with how I have come to feel about the led lights. I ordered the lights for...
  19. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Getting 4 michelin hx mxm4 pilot tires that are 235/50/18 for 100 buck and they are brand new. Stock size is 225/45/18. I see people have said this size will work with no rubbing but wondered how it would effect the spedo or millage. Cant let this deal pass me bye but also don't want to have a...
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