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  1. New Member Introductions
    New guy checking in, just moved to Texas from Chicago, traded in my 05 HEMIFIED Magnum RT for a black on black 2015 Optima SX Turbo and I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase.....now it's time to mod, mod, mod!!!!
  2. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    just wondering if Kia's OEM locking lug nuts are worth the investment? Or would a professional thief be able to easily bypass them? Granted they are only $55, but they are a hassle when you have a flat tire. So if they would not really deter a professional, I don't know that I want them
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just figured i'd ask real quick. I was going to sell my stock 16's with tires and sensors. 2 tires are about to need changed and 2 are in good shape, all passed inspection. I listed them on CL for $300 and someone offered me $200. Dont think I can get him any higher. Does that seem like a fair...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I tried the search and found a couple members post their Remin dash kits, but I also seen many videos about the fitment on a few pieces being too short or just not fitting correctly. Anyone have them installed with feedback? Pics? Looking to get carbon fiber possibly.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everyone, My name is Zak and im from California. Im more of a Nissan guy and I drive a 1984 300ZX Turbo and a 1987 Nissan Pulsar as my daily. I have been eye balling a used 2014 KIA Optima SXL in my area for about 28k out the door with 18k miles. Do you think that is a fair price? I would...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a OCD cleaned and immaculate spicy red 2012 Optima EX base. I added OEM mud guards, drop in K&N, matching interior LED spicy red lighting accents, a 257 watt RMS kicker interior amp, and a separate 400 watt rms dual 10" MTX magnum sub. Speakers are Kicker 60 rms (front) and Alpine Mystake...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Was thinking about purchasing an Injen CAI for my 2012 EX 2.4L and was wondering if anyone here has experience with it or what your thoughts are. Just looking for a slight increase in hp and throttle response as well as gain sound. Thanks.
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi I am from Poland and looking for a new car. Now i have BMW E90 325i from 2006. I found nice Optima for sale 2 liters turbo in good interior condition. I talked to the owner, i said i know it salvaged and asked for pics before the repairs. I cannot post link so google VIN and there is a link...
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I will be buying the ARK exhaust I dont know if the test pipe is worth it. Any input and help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I recently installed some Infinity Reference 6032's in all 4 doors and love them.. They sound great.. Especially using the EQ on my MP3 phone amp to dial them in... But since I am now going to amp them and add a sub I will be tearing the doors down again so while doing so would I gain any great...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Anyone else have issues with their Sirius unit losing a signal after they've driven their car for awhile? I've taken it to the dealership and they claim it's because I'm near buildings, but yesterday after a few hours of some heavy driving, I noticed I'd lose my signal. The only remedy was to...
  12. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Don't know if this is the right place for this post or not so I apologize if it isn't. Firestone offers their lifetime front end alignment and I was just curious if it's truly worth purchasing? I had heard that the Optimas tend to go out of alignment quickly so just looking for opinions on here.
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi everyone!! I have found some headlights i liked on EBAY that I like. Black CCFL Halo Projector Headlights W LED Parking FOR 2011 2013 KIA Optima | eBay I was wondering if anyone ever tried similar ones and/or have them on? Worth buying it? Thanks, Chris
  14. Hybrids
    I have 15k km on my 13 koh and I'm wondering if it's worth switching to mobil 1 or any other synthetic oil.
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Im happy with my 14' SXT but if I could get more torque I would. I keep seeing issues with the number 2 cylinder and read about chronic problems but for some reason I have the desire to tempt fate. Should I forget about a tune, or just go for it? The turbo is great, but I want MORE!!!!!!!!
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    LED DRL module on the cheap ? Worth it ? 1 115$ + free sh. to Canada http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-2011-2012-KIA-optima-KIA-K5-LED-DRL-Fog-lights-daytime-running-lights-LED/1168390122.html Worth it ???
  17. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Waiting for my new wheels to come in I'm wondering what I can ask/get for my 2013 SX rims?
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    After clicking around the exled site today, had a thought -- would it be possible and advisable to create the BMW angel eye look? I was thinking you could open the headlight case and install a white LED strip and seal it back up. But, I have no idea if this would just create some potential...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    According to the maintenance costs on this page, this is a good deal. Am I missing something here or is this really a good deal?
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I bought my 2013 Optima LX in Jan 2013. I got an estimate ($1000 for Power Wrap Plus coverage with $100 ded per visit) from Warranty Direct in Jan 2013. This covers everything (except transmission, obvious wear and tear items and others listed below) for 10 years/100,000 miles. This WD coverage...
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