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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I joined my name is Try and I reside in Rotterdam , the Netherlands. Hope to learn and share more of the KIA Optima Hybrid on this forum which I have now for 4 years. Next step will be to go full electrical but up till now I have not encountered an electric car with a...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I really tried the first time. Told a nice story about myself. Listed what I've done. Listed my future plans.. and for whatever reason it didn't go through.. so now. Hi. I'm Gerriel from Toronto..
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I only found one thread on this topic and it consisted of some guys arguing that it should stay to keep people safe... Anyway. Has anyone tried removing these stickers and if so, did it mess up the visors? They seem to be pretty stuck in the mesh cloth of the visor and I don't want to pick at...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi, My name is Chris, and I live a little way outside of Dallas, TX. I had a really long intro written out that I previously attempted to post. I guess it wasn't approved. I bought my 2015 Optima EX in SWP on 12-23-15, and I have been lurking the forum ever since.
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Was looking at the 845 motorsports site and saw they list a "modded " turbo charger for the Optima....looks pretty pricey !.....can send yours in or buy outright. I wonder how this would work with a tune ?.....presumably would have to get a custom tune after installation?.......anyone else know...
  6. Hybrids
    Has anyone tried using premium gas to see if you get more mpg?
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Seen some angled toward seats tweeters on ebay in a stock type cover(tweeter sits above the cover and doesn't reflect off window), so is direct fit, anyone try them and if so, any thoughts in the Infinity premium system?
  8. The Detailing Corner
    ...thinking about trying it out but wondering if anyone here has tried it out. 3M Auto: Products for People Who Love Cars
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey what's up my name is Sam I am new to the forum. I have a 2013 SWP LX it is stock other then the carbon fiber 3.0 badges from karbon koncepts, tint, yellow vinyl overlay on fogs, black plasti dipped rims,and just vinyl wrapped my roof gloss black... Live in So Cal Inland Empire hope I can...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    It might sound kinda dumb but I was wondering if anyone has tried a muffler delete on their SX?? JUST FOR SOUND!! I've researched about performance gains and know there are very minimal gains if any but only in the higher RPM range, low end torque seems to drop off a bit. I had an Altima coupe...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    3M Auto: Products for People Who Love Cars this look very interesting.. lasts a year,, and also when you remove it it's all plastic !
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Ok folks I ordered another Chinese DVD unit, 8" Car DVD GPS Navigation Stereo Autoradio for Kia Optima 2011 2012 Magentis K5 | eBay but I am having bad luck. First the seller forgot to pack the canbus module. I let that slide because they shipped it and it arrived in 3 days. Today I tried the...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    hey guysm anybody try this mod? 2way LED Front Fender Side Reflector Light Lamp Turn Signal Module 11 Optima | eBay i'm thinking of buying it but the link i just posted seems like it's only the module for the turn signal, but i can't seem to find the complete system... so i'm wondering if...
  14. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Ok so here is my original exhaust plan. Nameless 3" downpipe(ordered) to 2.5" Ark midpipe to 2.5" Ark catback, but then i seen this thing for a fraction of the cost of all the midpipes currently on the market . Was thinking of trying it just because of the price point. A tune from one of these...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    hey guys, i was bored and looking throuhg youtube and i found this video of how to install heating pads on our model: part 1: part 2: this guy makes it seem real easy... and then i found this video for installing heated and cooled seats: this part seems a lot more complicated because you...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    hey guys so i found a really cheap precut "clear bra" for less than $70 shipped. i'm guessing it's not clear bra, but at least it's pre-cut and should get the job done for most of scratches... i'm thinking of buying it but trying to see if anyone else bought it?
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I saw this,, looks pretty nifty! Korean Auto Imports
  18. New Member Introductions
    Just bought a 2011 Optima hope it treats me well, Im from Ky and we have all types of weather here so we will see what happens. I would like to thank everyone that ideals and post on here for the great info.
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I've read some threads about waterless washing products, but I'm wondering if anyone here has tried FastWax. I picked some up, 2 cans for $20, and the stuff works really well. It's a cleaning agent and also has a carnuba wax built in to it. You spray some on the car, wipe with a terrycloth...
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