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Basic interior exterior led upgrades and Ksport coilovers. Used to own a 2013 optima sx and bought the Ksports a few years ago but never installed them. I did some part number searching and for the most part the two share the same parts so on the cadenza they went. Next will be a rear ultra racing sway bar from the optima.

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Looks clean. I looked at the KSports, wasn't sure they'd fit, so I went D2...

Let me know if that rear sway bar fits... Been wondering how much backwards compatibility the cars have...
 

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Fog lights are how they come as far as I know, been that way since I bought it. Rear sway bar should fit just fine same Kia part numbers between optima and cadenza. These photos were right when we put the coilovers on and had no idea what height it would be. Surprisingly, it didn't even rub this low but I raised it a bit since it would be even lower after some settling and it is my family hauler. I love this car more than the optima except for the horrendous start up noise common to these.
 

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I think my front sits a hair higher than the front in your pictures. Mine will be going lower as soon as my wheels get in. Where are you getting your part numbers? I've been digging for a list of Cadenza Accessory Part #s ... All I keep finding is for the 2009-2013 in SK.
 

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Welcome to the Cadenza forum!

I am a bit surprised the coilovers fit without any issues.

They are 2 completely different parts and part numbers with D2.

Also the rear sway bar from UR we sell on our site for the Optima does not show the same for the Cadenza.

Who knows though, maybe it will fit. I am very interested as well.

Next month we will be introducing a new FSTB for the Cadenza as well. :)

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Mostly the differences I found for suspension was the rear, the rear lower arms are aluminum on the cadenza and the rear spring and rear sway bushings and the bar itself are different part numbers but after close inspection between the two cars and using dial calipers they appear to be identical. So i will let you guys know if it fits especially since i will be ordering it from k5superstore as I do with all my parts, well minus the coil overs.

I had optima k sport coil overs for the 2013 up maybe that is why they worked the only modification I had to make was to the abs/brake line bracket. I didn't like the one included in the ksport kit so I made one that looks much nicer. I had no problems with the install besides how long it took to figure out the ride height i wanted. Alignment is within spec and so is the Camber.

Oh and I use kiapartsdepartment.com to reference part numbers.

Next i am going to see if I can fit the oem optima ram air on the cadenza, the took looked identical I just haven't had time to try it between the two. I want the optima one as it eliminates the air resonator found on the cadenza one.

Here is the cadenza and below is the optima, I am talking about part 12 and 18.


 

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Mostly the differences I found for suspension was the rear, the rear lower arms are aluminum on the cadenza and the rear spring and rear sway bushings and the bar itself are different part numbers but after close inspection between the two cars and using dial calipers they appear to be identical.
This is good to know. Wonder why the different part numbers are used with D2 and difference in cost. Thanks for providing this info as well.

So i will let you guys know if it fits especially since i will be ordering it from k5superstore as I do with all my parts, well minus the coil overs.
Thank you for that, we definitely appreciate your loyalty with us! :)


Next i am going to see if I can fit the oem optima ram air on the cadenza, the took looked identical I just haven't had time to try it between the two. I want the optima one as it eliminates the air resonator found on the cadenza one.
Wow I cannot even tell you amazing this would be if the intake could work on both vehicles. Cannot imagine that working, but I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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This is good to know. Wonder why the different part numbers are used with D2 and difference in cost. Thanks for providing this info as well.


Thank you for that, we definitely appreciate your loyalty with us! :)



Wow I cannot even tell you amazing this would be if the intake could work on both vehicles. Cannot imagine that working, but I wouldn't be surprised.
*waits with great anticipation*
 
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