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  1. New Member Introductions
    With all the negative comments about Kia reliability. I just wanted to report that I bought my 2013 Kia Optima sx in February 2014. I will say I got one heck of a deal on it. If I recall correctly I paid 27k with the nav and all the screen upgrades etc. Flash forward 5.5 years and the only...
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    OK so i replaced my speakers on all for doors problem is i can barely hear the back up singers. The main vocals come clear but when the second back up singer with a bassy voice starts to sing it sounds tini what did i do wrong?
  3. The Service Center
    I bought a 2011 optima for the wife in January. I don't normally drive the car, but the other day I noticed that the air bags light is lite. I don't even know where to start to trouble shoot the problem. I have a Carfax and it shows the car is clean and no accidents. any ideas?
  4. 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...
  5. The Service Center
    So, a number of months back in an effort to quickly move out of the way of an oncoming fire truck, I hit the curb hard with my passenger front wheel. After it driving horribly for a month or so, I had someone take a look at it. Initially I thought the rim was bent, but they ruled that out...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I'm having major problem removing taillight, I'm trying to take off my rear bumper so I can repair the my bumper damage. But I took off the 3 bolts already and tried to pull on it, nothing... then I tried to tap on the rubber, nothing... pull as hard as I can for 30 min and wiggle...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have bought two preprinted bumpers last year for my friends ford fusion, and a Nissan murano, installed them both and they both looked GREAT! I bought them from ebay and they were very reasonable. However last year, a snow plow clipped me and tore my bumper. Im looking to do the same, however...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am aware of the proper forum, but few people post there. I have stated before that my Infinity Basslink 10" sub (200w RMS) sucked so I replaced it with a proper dual 10" box and a Kicker 600.1 monoblock amp. This sounded great, so I went ahead and bought another Kicker 200.4 amp (50W RMS X4)...
  9. 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...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    my wife and kids are 3 hours away at the parents on vacation half way into the drive I recd a call that the car was running poorly with no power / not missing or shutting off but certainly no power I read up on the wastegate issues with the cars so I told her to continue and drive best she could...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a SX and want to remove the stock rear trunk lid deck spoiler. I'm having trouble. I've removed the trunk lid liner and removed the 5 nuts from the 5 bolts holding the spoiler in place. I can push up on the bolts from the inside of the trunk and see the spoiler lifting off of the...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone had any legal trouble with smoked out tail lights? I want to do mine very soon but more of a light touch to it, to dark is to ugly.
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Does anyone know where I can look up trouble codes without having to pay for it? If KGIS has them I can't seem to locate them on that site. I don't have an engine check light on. But I did toss a scangauge II on and it reported 11 codes. B2AAA B2A00 P0004 B0800 P00CA C3600 P074C U1A66 C24B5...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I have tried to place orders with both sites via credit card but it keeps saying declined. Seeing as how I have no debt currently on any of my credit cards, it is impossible that it is my end. Both sites seem to really push using PayPal. Anyone else experience this problem?
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    My daughter recently got a 2006 Optima and the check engine light came on the other day and the tach was intermittently working. Pulled the code at a local parts store...PO320. Kia wants $95 just to plug it up!!!:mad: Can anybody help me with this?
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