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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’ve been curios for a while now what the difference between the optima EX and EXL (Luxery) is. I can’t find any info on forums or websites that list what’s different between the two models. When I purchase car parts from different websites once in a while I’ll see them ask if it’s just a EX or...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So when i was tinting my lights i had some extra vinyl left over and out of curiosity i stuck it on some chrome i didnt like and ill be damned if it doesnt look alot like black this something that ppl do or did i stumble upon something lol??
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So basically, what are the differences between EX, AX, TX etc? I got -13 optima hybrid and i cant really tell is it AX or TX..or something else maybe?
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    sadly, just a couple of days after purchase of optima ex, I noticied that the window trim on the door was rubber rather than on all my other kias. anyone know of a source for finding a replacement part for the window sill rubber? I had a 2013 optima sx with the rubber and within...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Looking to finally hook up my new horn, can't get the front hood trim/ grille off. (I found the 2x 10mm screws and 4 or so pop-in fasteners lol) Any pics or advice would be welcome. Area circled in red Thanks, all.
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! I am new to the forum and I suppose I did not read all the guidelines because I was not able to post this where I thought it should go in the Appearance sub-forum. Sorry about that. My mom just purchased a brand new Optima 2017. When she went to pick it up, she noticed it has...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know what could cause my optima to be run "rich" or very highly negative fuel trim. It can go as low or high depending on how you look at it as -8.0 to -14.7 I suspect the car to have high amounts of carbon build up telling from the muffler and the throttle body. The car runs rough...
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Maybe this should go in the detailing section, but here goes anyway... The gloss black trim around my windows (B & C pillars) have tons of light scratches visible when light hits at the right angle. I'm sure it's just the usual stuff from the dealer not doing a great job washing the car and/or...
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Want to change my door trim to black. Whats the best way to do that? Take the chrome off and paint it or is there an aftermarket black ones I can replace it with?
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I have some issue with one side of the chrome door molding, I just ordered some replacement and I want to replace them. How do I take them off without breaking anything? I have trim removing tool, is there any screws I have to remove? Please advise. Thanks, Blue
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I was cleaning my car today and noticed the chrome trim around the window is popping up. I've tried using super glue/JB Welding, but with no success. (I guess it's because of the cold weather). My questions is should I replace that part of the trim? How hard is it? I tried to...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm almost ready to order some shadowline trim vinyl but i'm wondering how would it look better on a black opti, with matte or glossy film? My intentions were to do everything plastidip but when I did the grille I use the glossyfier and the color change a bit from black to a very bark almost...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    hey guys, i have a black optima 2012 hybrid, which i would post a photo of to give you guys an idea of what im talking about but someone hit my car and its in the shop, nevertheless, i have a all black KOH with blacked out windows and am wondering if anyone has wrapped any of the silly silver...
    Who said that nowadays adding some chrome on the ride will necessarily look bad? Properly accentuated vehicle with thin lines of side moldings or pillar posts will add the sharpness your vehicle required. Back in the days chrome trim was a part of exterior styling on premium coupes and sedans...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I have been seeing people paint matching their grills. Is this safe to do over the chrome trim? I know paint doesn't ad-heed well to chrome so what is everyone doing about this?
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello All, Im struggling to reattach my interior door trim and panel for the side mirror. I broke one blue clip removing the panel. Thank you !
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