It's due to the pan hard rod moving the axle. When you lift the Sportage the distance shortens due to the mount of the pan hard rod pulling the axle to the right.

As the axle articulates down you get rubbing on the left side. As it articulates up it moves back to center. The more lift you install the worse it gets.

Dave has an adjustable pan hard rod you can order, or you can build a bracket to relocate the pan hard rod down the same amount of lift you installed to relocate the axle back to center.

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