Kia Optima: Specifications - Suspension SystemKia Optima: Specifications

Specifications
Front Suspension
Item
Specification
Suspension type
MacPherson Strut
Shock absorber
Type
HPD (High Performance Damper)
Coil spring
Free Height [I.D. color]
299.5mm (11.79 in.) [White - Yellow]

Rear Suspension
Item
Specification
Suspension type
Multi link
Shock absorber
Type
HPD (High Performance Damper)
Coil spring
Free Height [I.D. color]
304.3mm (11.98 in.) [Gray - White]
307.2mm (12.09 in.) [Gray - Yellow]

Wheel & Tire
Item
Specification
Wheel
6.5J * 16, 41 (Wheel off set)
6.5J * 17, 44 (Wheel off set)
Tire
205/ 65 R16 95H
P215/ 55 R17 93V
Tire pressure
205/ 65R16 95H
2.4kg/cm? (34psi)
P215/ 55R17 93V
2.4kg/cm? (34psi)

Wheel Alignment
Item
Specification
Front
Rear
Toe-in
Total
0.16°±0.2°
0.17±0.2°
Individual
0.08°±0.1°
0.085°±0.1°
Camber angle
-0.5°±0.5°
-1.0°±0.5°
Caster angle
3.84°±0.5°
-
King-pin angle
12.83°±0.5°
-

Tightening Torque
Front Suspension
Item
Tightening torque (kgf.m)
Nm
kgf.m
lb-ft
Hub nuts
88.3 ~ 107.9
9.0 ~ 11.0
65.1 ~ 79.6
Strut assembly to knuckle
156.9 ~ 176.5
16.0 ~ 18.0
115.7 ~ 130.2
Strut assembly lock nut
53.9 ~ 73.5
5.5 ~ 7.5
39.8 ~ 54.2
Stabilizer link to strut assembly
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Lower arm to sub frame (Front)
117.7 ~ 137.3
12.0 ~14.0
86.8 ~ 101.3
Lower arm to sub frame (Rear)
137.3 ~ 156.9
14.0 ~16.0
101.3 ~ 115.7
Lower arm to knuckle
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Stabilizer bar to stabilizer link
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~ 12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Stabilizer bracket mounting bolts
44.1 ~ 53.9
4.5 ~ 5.5
32.5 ~ 39.8
Cross member to body
156.9 ~ 176.5
16.0 ~ 18.0
115.7 ~ 130.2
Cross member stay bolt
44.1 ~ 58.8
4.5 ~ 6.0
32.5 ~ 43.4
Tie rod end castle nut
34.3 ~ 44.1
3.5 ~ 4.5
25.7 ~ 32.5
Universal joint to pinion of steering gear
29.4 ~ 34.3
3.0 ~ 3.5
21.7 ~ 25.7

Rear Suspension
Item
Tightening torque (kgf.m)
Nm
kgf.m
lb-ft
Hub nuts
88.3 ~ 107.9
9.0 ~ 11.0
65.1 ~ 79.6
Trailing arm to body
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Trailing arm to knuckle
34.3 ~ 53.9
3.5 ~ 5.5
25.3 ~ 39.8
Assist arm to sub frame
107.9 ~ 117.7
11.0 ~ 12.0
79.6 ~ 86.8
Assist arm to knuckle
78.4 ~ 88.3
8.0 ~ 9.0
57.8 ~ 65.1
Lower arm to sub frame
117.7 ~ 137.3
12.0 ~14.0
86.8 ~ 101.3
Lower arm to knuckle
137.3 ~ 156.9
14.0 ~ 16.0
101.3 ~ 115.7
Upper arm to sub frame
156.9 ~ 176.5
16.0 ~ 18.0
115.7 ~ 130.2
Upper arm to knuckle
137.3 ~ 156.9
14.0 ~ 16.0
101.3 ~ 115.7
Shock absorber to frame
49.0 ~ 63.7
5.0 ~ 6.5
36.2 ~ 47.0
Shock absorber to knuckle
137.3 ~ 156.9
14.0 ~ 16.0
101.3 ~ 115.7
Stabilizer bar to stabilizer link
98.1 ~ 117.7
10.0 ~ 12.0
72.3 ~ 86.8
Stabilizer bar to sub frame
44.1 ~ 53.9
4.5 ~ 5.5
32.5 ~ 39.8
Sub frame mounting bolt & nut
156.9 ~ 176.5
16.0 ~ 18.0
115.7 ~ 130.2

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