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anyone tinted the tails with the dark cherry paint? i usually always tint them with some nightshades and clearcoat, but i think the red makes em pop. would love to see it if someones done it on our color.
 

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what size wheels and tires do you have Mr_Clean?
clean ride! :D
 

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what size wheels and tires do you have Mr_Clean?
clean ride! :D
Thank you :) They are 18" MSR wheels. I bought them used from a guy who had them on a Hyundai Genesis coupe. I don't know the width or offset, but they seem to sit pretty flush with the fender. The tires are 235/40/18 Rotalla F107, and sitting on stock suspension.
 

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It looks like only US spec Optimas are still getting Dark Cherry as an option. I have not seen an Optima newer than 2012 in Canada with it. I think it must have gotten dropped in 2013 or 2014 up here. Since I've owned mine, I have only seen one other dark cherry on the road, and only 3 listed for sale in the entire country.

Meanwhile, here's a scenic pic of it all dirty in the middle of northern Ontario on my way driving from Toronto to Alberta. Over 3000km in 3 days. This is it's second trip across the country.

 

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Here's my 2011 EX; The Dark Cherry color STILL garners praises and double takes, even after 4 yrs. LOL I LUUUUV this color - it makes me smile.
 

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I am thinking of taking my Silver Metallic K900 and having it vinyl wrapped cherry I think it is a very hot colour and will always be looked at
 

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Here are before and after shots of my LX. Hope you all will enjoy.

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Added ebay emblems, spoiler, fog lights, and day time running lights.
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I then changed out the rims and tires when the stock ones had little life left and added mud flaps. I also changed out the ebay emblems (since they were burnt out) with Loden vintage ones.
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I have a few images for the wiring/cutting/painting process but it's been so long (DIY) I don't have instructions to go with it.
 

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Beautiful car Garri!

I sadly traded in my 2011 Dark Cherry for a Black 2015 EX Lux today. I'm going to miss this gorgeous colour. IMO, the absolute best colour that was ever available on the Optima.
 
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