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my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures and offroading videos) #1026498 04/13/11 11:31 AM
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hadtomer Offline OP
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HELLO!
After 2 months of waiting- THE SPORTAGE HAS A LOCKING DIFF!!! not a limited slip, not a welded diff- a real locking diff.

took it offroad this morning after the install - its amazing. like a different car altogether. i didnt have anyone to make a video - but i will do it ASAP and i will post it on youtube.

here is a link to a photo gallery from this morning- starting with arriving to the garage (an important step-wouldnt you agree?) - taking the rear diff apart- taking the driveshafts out - then taking out the limited slip diff- and putting in a new case (and cleaning the whole diff)- with a TRACKFINDER locker (notice the difference between the case of the open diff and the LSD diff. then installing it all back in and filling up with diff oil. took 3 hours. im really sorry if the pictures are not of the best quality. but you can definately learn a lot from the process.

have fun!

https://picasaweb.google.com/108546094129487904656/SportyDiffLock#

Last edited by hadtomer; 04/15/11 09:46 AM.

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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
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Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026499 04/14/11 12:55 AM
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Looks good. I'll be installing my modified limited slip friday, It probably wont work as good as your locker but it should be better than open. Can't wait for the wheelin vids and I hope to get some Moab vids at the end of the month.

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: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DennisThompson] #1026500 04/14/11 03:09 PM
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here are some videos that i made today. didnt really go offroad- i simply went to a small quary where we usually hang out with the sporty. mune is the brown sporty. notice the parts where one wheel is in the air and the sporty just keeps going!!! the hills on the video may seem like a piece of cake- vbut i have tried to climb them before i had a diff lock many times- and was laughed at. a lot....

first video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DkpUBuT2Vs

second video- notice how the sporty keeps on going when the wheel is in the air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrkLFfVr6rQ


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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026501 04/14/11 11:49 PM
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DEFBOY35 Offline
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that looks like it works awesome, cant wait to see some future trail videos!

and dennis, I had had planned on doing moab this year but unfortunately my swap is not complete. hoping next year around may..


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DEFBOY35] #1026502 04/15/11 09:46 AM
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hadtomer Offline OP
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gonna take some time before i hit the trails-but i am amazed at how the sporty has changed. the traction is beyond belief - even in extreme conditions when one rear wheel and one frone wheel are airborn. im taking things slowly because the limits that i knew regarding traction, grip and ability are long gone.


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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DEFBOY35] #1026503 04/15/11 03:38 PM
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DennisThompson Offline
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If you get a chance to go to Moab next year let us all know, maybe we could get a few of us there.

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: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: DennisThompson] #1026504 04/16/11 04:50 AM
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hadtomer Offline OP
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here is a full installation video- 10 MINUTES- that a sporty owner made yesterday when he fitted his traqckfinder:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRvmsf7mEoI

Last edited by hadtomer; 04/16/11 09:42 AM.

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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026505 04/16/11 05:39 PM
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hadtomer Offline OP
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the locker is now available for purchase at this webste


http://www.kia4u.co.il/

they dont have a link for the lockers yet-so send them an email



kiajaffo@zahav.net.il

as far as i know-it might be possible to ship straight from korea toi trhe USA


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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: hadtomer] #1026506 04/17/11 03:25 PM
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bombardj1 Offline
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nice video wish I had a lift would make working on mine a lot easier, want to change out mine but the money is hard to come by right now, if a LSD fall's in my lap I might go for it, never knew why they ever made a rear diff with only 1 wheel gripping the road, a pos. diff would be nice for me also.

Again nice video


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Re: my new trackfinder diff lock (with installation guide with pictures) [Re: bombardj1] #1026507 04/17/11 05:49 PM
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hadtomer Offline OP
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my sporty came with a factory LSD- as u can see from the pictures. its highly over rated. now that i have a rear locker i can rock crawl at 5-6 MPH -couldnt do that with the LSD.


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.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3948684/2001-kia-sportage
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