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97 sporty with front rear lsd locker type lifted #1025397 03/25/11 11:14 PM
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jenssporty4x4 Offline OP
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Re: info for the lsd 97 sporty with front rear lsd locker lifted [Re: jenssporty4x4] #1025398 03/25/11 11:16 PM
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all work welded done by me jennifer..look i know its not a full locker but its better than a open diff and will get you just as far as most trucks and not get stuck for the most part. the kia sportage can have some kind of better trackion now... with lsd..
the front is a lsd off the RX7 87 2nd gen with big axle
rear is the same. they both fit front and rear of the 97 sporty.
the rx7 has 2 axle types for the 1st and 2nd gen 1 is the smaller axle this is the 1st gen rx7 this don't fit.. the other is the larger one this is the 2nd gen rx7 that fits the 95-97 sporty's not sure on other year sporty's if its the same 3rd member im sure it will fit as well

remember depends on the year of sporty as well this will fit that i know 95-97 kia sportage 2.0 dohc and sohc

there are tons of locker types LSD's for the RX7 on ebay
Mazda RX-7 LSD (Late - '86-88 gxl)
here is the fit:::
86-88 gxl RX7 and miata non turbo

N/A limited Slips = 7" ring gear this one fits the sporty

86 Sport - clutch type

86-88 GXL non turbo - Clutch type <--------- fits kia sportage

88 GTU - Clutch type

89-90 GTUs - Viscous type

KAAZ and Mazdaspeed also have nice lsd's and some ebay ones THE UNIT WILL ALLOW FULL LOCK OF BOTH REAR WHEELS WHEN THROTTLE IS ON AND OFF

All turbos came with a limited slip but 8" ring gear will not fit the kia sporty.
the 7" ring gear fit perfect same size axle spline and bearings and all bolts in put your gear on and set back lash then ur done ready to go..

if you want to see the lsd in action ill post a vid here and youtube were going out to browns camp sat.. for mud and rocks to test out. the 4x4

Last edited by jenssporty4x4; 03/28/11 08:49 PM.
Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: jenssporty4x4] #1025399 03/26/11 12:24 AM
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It's nice to see women into wheeling especially when they turn the wrenches them self. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Oh yea welcome aboard.

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Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: promodmerc] #1025400 03/26/11 03:09 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
Nice Sporty! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

PLEASE post more information omn your modifications especially the turbo and your lockers.
Where did you source your lockers from?

Barwork looks great, well done <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.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.
Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: 4runnernomore] #1025401 03/26/11 05:02 AM
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jenssporty4x4 Offline OP
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there i post the info on the lsd locker types that fit...

Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: jenssporty4x4] #1025402 03/26/11 08:34 AM
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hadtomer Offline
dont confuse a fully locking diff and a limited slip one.

2001 sporty. 4 inch lift+ body lift-front lovlells coils+extended forks. reat tj. monroe shocks. full skid plate, auxilary fan. external oil cooler. maxxis 8060 235/75 R15 tires on american racing wheels. trackfinder rear diff lock.
Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: hadtomer] #1025403 03/26/11 10:42 AM
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fokion Offline
Body Damage is Cool
The Lady ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!

'96 4d mechanicaly stock so far, rims, spoiler, Cooper AT tyres, Factory LSD, Manual Warn Hubs, handmade exaust, ELECTRIC FAN!!! 3,1'' Lift, PALM GPS
Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: jenssporty4x4] #1025404 03/26/11 09:07 PM
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DennisThompson Offline
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How well do the lockers work for slow rock crawling? Some of the RX7 limited slips I have reserched say they need a lot of wheel speed to engage. I have a stock sportage rear LS that will be going in next week end, I have an extra front 3rd member waiting for the right locker.

Thanks, Dennis

95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: hadtomer] #1025405 03/28/11 12:06 AM
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jenssporty4x4 Offline OP
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ya thanx mr happy helperton im sure people know the difference.if your confused didn't go for that. im really sure poeple will not miss this when i put lsd type in the post

Re: 97 sporty with front rear locker lifted [Re: DennisThompson] #1025406 03/28/11 12:14 AM
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jenssporty4x4 Offline OP
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i got told the same with lsd tons of wheel spin to lock but it did great better than i thought it locks with about 1200rpm and a real small amount of wheel spin like few spins then locks it work really great climbing nasty wet clay hill
im happy very happy with it.way better than open and one step closer for the hard to fined parts for a sporty.

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