Looking to do more of a "bolt-on" solution rather than getting too involved with chassis welding. Easier to pass our safety inspections.

The gearing is a fair question, but not having to change both ends will make it easier and cheaper to do.

I had similar concerns when I was debating a SAS. I knew that the Sorento gearing in the rear wouldn't match up with other front axles so it was either switch front and rear or switch nothing for me.

So far, I'm choosing nothing. We'll see how long that lasts.

2005 Kia Sorento LX - 3.5L with 5 speed manual
2" Daystar spring spacer lift - 265/75R16 BFG's fitted
Custom front bumper with hitch mount, sliders, engine skid.