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Susan McCusker: 2011 Kia Optima

Susan McCusker fell in love with the Kia Optima after seeing it in a TV ad for Kia. Upon taking ownership of her very own 2011 Kia Optima, she decided that it would make for a very unique platform to build a show car out of. Today, she has been claiming awards with her show-going Kia.

#TBGLIVE @ IMPORT EVOLUTION (SEPT 24, 2016)
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Owner: Susan McCusker
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Vehicle: 2011 Kia Optima
Horsepower: 233 whp (estimated)
Club: Team ECR

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Susan McCusker
Instagram: @susank52014

Photography by Mr and Ms McCusker.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
K&N cold air intake, custom painted intake pipe

EXHAUST:
OEM

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
N/A

DRIVELINE:
OEM

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WHEELS & TIRES:
TSW wheels - 20x9 (f), 20x10 (r)
225/35/ZR20 (f), 255/30/ZR20 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
D2 lowering springs
Lexon strut bar, custom painted (front upper)

BRAKES:
Cross drilled and slotted rotors
Ceramic brake pads

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EXTERIOR:
Snow White pearl roof
Black hood w/ purple pearl
HID headlights 

INTERIOR:
Two-tone grey interior
Purple interior lighting

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
JVC double din / CD player / radio head unit
JL Audio 12w3 subwoofers (2)
1000 watt Memphis mono block amplifier

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
All Stars Car Show - 1st best import
All Stars Grande Finale - 1st place best import
Honda Village 3rd Annual Show - 1st place Kia/female ride
Summer Meltdown - 1st place Kia
360 Motor Sport/Mass Vapor Show - 1st place Kia /2nd best female ride
Summer Send Off - 1st place Kia
Import Evolution - 2nd place Kia for 2015
2016 Family Over Everything Springing It Back Car Show - 2nd place Kia
Wicked Pissah - 1st place Kia
McLaughlin Chevy Car Show - 7th place out of top 50
Dreams 2 Reality Car Show - 2nd place Kdm
Sanford Sound Show-n-Shine - 1st Hyundai / 1st place best girl car
Summer Send Off - 3rd place Kia

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Custom trunk that was done by me and my husband includes custom built box and pine wood floor stained in cherry color with a custom beauty board."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Custom interior
Air suspension
Wide body
New custom paint
Turbo kit
Exhaust

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
N/A

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