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  1. Outdated Administrative Threads
    We are looking to recruit some more active moderators on the site. Please send my account a PM if you are interested in joining the optimaforums team. -Philip
  2. New Member Introductions
    Obligatory new member post. Need to post in general forum asap.
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Link to story: Kia Execs Want People to Stop Being Ashamed of Driving Kias » AutoGuide.com News I think they (the Execs) are missing why most of us have updated our Badges..... It is not because we are "embarrassed" that we are driving KIA's.... It is because the KIA logo is UGLY!!!!! :rolleyes:
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Was wondering if anyone knew of any bumpers for the 2016 LX. I want something that makes the front have a better stance then what it currently has. It just lacks something to me, I think I miss how the fogs were on the older models. I'm looking for something that might mimic that a bit, or does...
  5. The Service Center
    Morning folks, Recently i Installed a big brake. On the front we had add longer wheel studs which involved replacing the front wheel bearings and adding 8mm spacers for my particular rims. I want to change the wheel studs in the rear as well and add 8mm spacers. From the pic it seems the studs...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I have 2012 LX Optima and installed paddle shifts. First time it did not work cause there is no wire in the clock spring. I'm a Korean and I can read Korean forum so I could install paddles even I do not have wiring. I can share my method but I cannot make any thread on DIY forum. Anyway...
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just curious what the most affordable way to accomplish this would be. Is it possible to replace the non-Nav with the stock Nav? Is it a simple one-to-one replacement? What's the price of the stock Nav unit? Are their any after-market head-units that would be essentially be plug-n-play? I'm...
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So I have a 2015 Optima with the UVO system. The stereo system is rather lacking, but I want to upgrade speakers and add a subwoofer possibly while keeping the factory head unit with the UVO system as I have a back up camera and everything with it as well. I have searched these forums and...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    hi guys,i can do simple stuff but this job is not for me. anyone living in the Toronto area have a recommendations for a place i can get my ARC lowering springs installed and then alignment done? i was going to try RPM automotive in Vaughn but looks like they have shut thier doors and closed...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Can someone please send me in the right direction for a 2015 front lip..i cant find one anywhere
  11. New Member Introductions
    heres my introduction , I want to shoot myself! I love my kia , it has 50k miles , 22k when I bought it. Dealer doesn't want to honor the warranty because Sludge was found in the motor. I have EVERY service receipt since I purchased the car. I do it the service near my house at a ASE certified...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey... I know this has been discussed, but has anybody been successful at getting a rear diffuser for their 2013 EX with fins?
  13. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hey guys I have a 2013 stock lx and I don't plan on dropping it because I live in Shitty New England. Was wondering what a good rim size and offset would be for my guy without rubbing thanks
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    ....the factory ones don't appear to be much better. i'm not sure how these spots ended up on my steering wheel, but I decided to let the dealer know. I've had the car all of about 4 months. In case you're wondering, those white specks on the steering wheel emblem, they don't wipe off. Took...
  15. The Detailing Corner
    First off, no credit to myself here. I am a moderator for the Auto Detailing subreddit at AutoDetailing: The Detailer's Domain. A very awesome user of ours posted this write-up and I just wanted to share it here so all can benefit. ------------ Washing Rinse off your car to get as much...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2015 Optima EX, when I leave the car and lock it, the mirrors close up. During the up coming winter , I would like the mirrors to stay open when I leave the car and lock it. Is there a way to do this? Reason I want to have this option is that ice and snow build up will not effect...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anybody know everything i need to accomplish this or if it is even possible. I know i need the Panel with the Hardkey buttons to navigate within the nav, and a factory nav unit and bezel. Is that all i would need to do this mod? Ive searched but couldnt find the exact answers i needed...
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I can't afford a new set of Megan Street Series coilovers, but if any of you guys have a front (2) set that would be great, since most of the problems with this car are steering and front-end slop issues. Let me know. I always love buying scratch and dent! :)
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I tried searching but only saw one thread mentioning KDM and Sickspeed for clear corner lights. I can't stand the yellow in the headlight, is there a DIY for this or is there somewhere you can buy these for the 2104 - 15 models? Any help would be appreciated...
  20. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    So I have the Eibach springs now, and they are fine, maybe even a little too soft. But I don't care too much for the dropped look. Is there any way to add a stiffer suspension package without dropping the car?
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