Picked up the Sporty today from my brother in law's place. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

Still needs to have a full alignment, wheel balance etc; to bring everything back into spec as the whole front end was pulled apart fitting up new parts as part of maintanence.

1 3/8 Body lift still has not been fitted yet so not at full height. Current lift is aprox 90 mm but look higher. I forgot to take measurements before fitting up the suspension.

IT feels a little rolly at the moment which hopefully will improve with alignment. Still need to get the bottom rear shocks fitted properly ( bottom shock mount) and will be going to Peddars in Darwin to get them to fix that up and do the alignment (recomended through brother inlaw.)

Fitted the new GV vitara rims as well which makes the Sporty look a lot better. Tyres came with the wheels and are currently 235/60 R16. She looked hilarious with the lift and the standard tyres. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Any way to the photos <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Kia lifted
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Needs alignment rear axle hanging left.
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Front diff drop fitted.
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Front diff drop 2
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Front diff drop 3
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Left front with 50mm fork extensions
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right front 50mm forks fitted
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Rear suspension on hoist
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hilux front diff locator fitted to rear Sporty axle
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Rubbage right rear when I flexed up the sporty on a mound with the standard tyres and rims fitted. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" /> Morale of the story if you are lifting your Sporty you need aftermarket rims fitted. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />
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The diff drop has definately worked on the CV angles bringing them back to an aceptable angle. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> I am a bit worried about the front diff drop moving when the front hits something hard and will talk to Runt313 about his setup. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Still not fully decided on tyre size yet but in contention are 265/75 R16 or 235/5 R16 at the moment.

Hope you all enjoy. I think the GV Rims look great. Just need to get rid of the S <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Cheers, Chris <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter,chipped, ext forks, 40mm Dob Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Locker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, extractors & 2 1/4 exhaust engineered.