Hi everyone,

Had my alignment done today so the Sporty now almost tracks straight <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

The company identified a couple of issues which need to be addressed.

For those running 4 inch lift what did you do about the angles your balljoints on the upper A arm are on. mine is basically maxed out and is pulling on the joint <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />. so the angle needs to be reduced.

also found out my steering box is flogged out with lots of fore and aft movement as well as left to right so I will have to replace the steering box as well soon. Not happy.

A few other little issues that aren't to bad with a couple more bushes, and sway bar rubbers perishing causing movement.

The steering idler has been replaced with a new Kia one but there is still movement in it. would this be related to the steering box having excess movement?

Also not to happy with the softness of the front struts and rear shocks. May need to still look into custom struts and shocks to get the firmer valving required. You can nearly get the front wheels to lift off the ground just by bouncing the front end by hand..

I have purchased a KMAC universal castor adjustment that still needs to be fitted at some stage once the angle of the upper ball joint has been sorted.

All ideas are welcomed.

so with these issues the Sporty is still nervous on the road which needs to addressed as my son will be learning how to drive in it.

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.