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#1031718 - 07/14/11 08:35 AM Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio  
IanxPR  Offline

Need a Spot
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3
South Africa
Hi

Can anyone help with the 'Lift Ratio' of front suspension spacers. I have a 38mm (1 1/2 inch) spacer in & would like to know what the actual lift is on the wheel (it lifts more due to the mechanical advantage of the control arm) - I want to put 'Yellow' Jeep TJ spings in the back & w0uld like to know how much I must space the front to get the car level

Thanks

Ian


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#1031719 - 07/14/11 05:19 PM Re: Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio [Re: IanxPR]  
homerdog  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 316
Michigan
Judging by the one I put on mine it's close to 2:1


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX

#1031720 - 07/15/11 07:46 AM Re: Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio [Re: homerdog]  
IanxPR  Offline

Need a Spot
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South Africa
Thanks

I have 38mm (3 inch) spacers is front & back - but the back is slightly low (it is the Longbody version). I have a set of Jeep TJ yellow springs (3inch lift) I want to put in the back to level it out & get better rear articulation. This will also help with my departure angle - I am running 30 x 9.50 Hankook MT's

It has a locally (South African) made lift kit in it which consist of fabricated plate spacers (under the struts and rear springs- does anyone have a pic of the spacers you use on the other side of the pond <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Thanks

Ian


#1031721 - 07/15/11 12:05 PM Re: Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio [Re: IanxPR]  
freddiespyker  Offline

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hi a 2" spacer will give you 4" of lift.the best person to contact on this forum is dennis thompson he helped me a lot to and i am also from south afrika


#1031722 - 07/15/11 12:23 PM Re: Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio [Re: IanxPR]  
homerdog  Offline
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2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX

#1031723 - 07/18/11 11:21 PM Re: Sportage Front Susp Spacer Lift Ratio [Re: freddiespyker]  
logansportage  Offline
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Logan, Utah
Dennis actually sold Up Your KIA to Everet. You can still reach both of them here, or you can go directly to the website.

http://upyourkia.com/

The ratio is just under 2:1, but if you calculate 2:1 it will be about right. The max spacer you should use is no more than a 2" spacer because of the amount of drop is all used up at that point and you will also start contacting the drive axle onto the front fork.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler


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