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  1. how to replace upper strut bushing

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    My mechanic told me that my upper strut bushing is worn causing a random "clunk" in the suspension from time to time. how do i replace this?
  2. semi easy 2.7L mods?

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    Yeah, that's more involved than I care to be in this car. I think I need to get my need to get a 10 second 1/4 mile out of my head, I bought this car to save me gas, seems I've had my foot in it to much for that...
  3. Looking For Inexpensive Diy Mods

    Do it Yourself
    slot below radio is a cancellation for a double din radio. save up pull the radio and that shelf thing, put in a nice Nav screen or double din stereo.
  4. Light Tinting Spray

    Do it Yourself
    automotive clear coat + paint make the best light tint. Not kidding. look up the process on youtube or google. personally I hate VHT its too dull and does not allow for proper clear coat prep, Rustoleum make a lens film thats a little better, but I believe thats just black too.
  5. sub outputs?

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    I'm wondering if the stock radio/cd player in an LX Optima has Subwoofer outputs in the rear. I'm trying to minimize the times i have the interior apart in an effort to keep everything rattle free. (which I failed miserably at when I replaced the rear speakers) any input or ideas for a budget...
  6. semi easy 2.7L mods?

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    mine has 30k miles. i dont even care about speed, but quick "launch" is like my crack, it's my vice. My vehicle pedigree is all heavily modified pickups, and the stock optima is fairly quick, just not... I feel like its trying to hard at enitial "launch", like its not responding as i feel it...
  7. semi easy 2.7L mods?

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    I'm looking for something to wake the 2.7 V6 up. I've read abot adding a high flow cone air filter, and that is in my plans to do. Not looking to do anything I can't change back fairly easy. any suggestions?
  8. Exhaust Opinions

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    i litterally just asked this same thing, sorry didn't see your thread. I just thought of somthing, de-cating. but, I have no clue how that would effect o2 sensors. It is also illegal, areas without emmisions or safety inspections are ok to de-cat.
  9. Rough idle in drive

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    why would a torque converter be engaging in park or neutral? my 2.7? does the same thing and it really bothers me, but my rpms fluctuate up and down at idle, not sure why. it does not shudder in neutral or park. but mine does occasionally shudder at low speeds coasting off gas at 20-25mph. My...
  10. 04 optima engine/exhaust tone

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    Is there any way to make an 04 optima 2.7? v6 louder? I'm by no means wanting a "fart can" noise, just a bit louder. I don't want to do a full exhaust system, a muffler swap at very most. here's why, My whole life I have driven nothing but 1988-1998 chevy pickups. I have learned to "listen" to...
  11. Made it so my low beams stay on with hi beams

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    ^^ this conversion is a great idea with HIDs. HID bulbs do not put out operating lights for a few seconds upon start up. With high on low off, you switch back to low and you find yourself in the dark going 70 down the freeway, not a good situation. Thank you hystat, this is great news.
  12. 2 questions 04 optima

    Car Audio, Video & Electronics
    it is a single din from the factory, but it appears that a double din can be installed with the removal of a "pocket" right below the factory radio. the rear speakers work, but are blown, I was looking for how to remove them. but i think i gotthat figured out too. thanks!
  13. 2 questions 04 optima

    Car Audio, Video & Electronics
    first, how do I get access to the rear deck speakers on an 04 Optima? Second, will a double-din touch screen fit in an 04 Optima with a install kit. looks like it would, but I'm afraid to tear into anything on this car. (newest/best vehicle I've ever owned) Any help much appreciated.
  14. 04 optima rear speakers

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    really, nobody knows. I'm the only one who has/had blown rear speakers?
  15. 04 optima rear speakers

    1G/2G (2001-2006) Magentis & Optima
    How can I gain access to the rear speakers of a 2004 Optima? I am getting a buzzing on any bass heavy songs, and I assume it to be blown speakers.
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