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lift kit #1032103 07/24/11 11:45 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
darren1 Offline OP
Need a Spot
I have a 2000 sportage and lookin to lift it around 4", but cant seem to find any? So lookin for help

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Re: lift kit [Re: darren1] #1032104 07/25/11 01:12 AM
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ackerman Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Here u go

Last edited by ackerman; 07/25/11 01:13 AM.

01 Sportage 4dr,warn hubs,cone air filter,4" lift,1 3/8" body lift,31" treadwright guard dog mts,Incubus offroad wheels
Re: lift kit [Re: ackerman] #1032105 07/26/11 12:34 AM
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darren1 Offline OP
Need a Spot
thanks for info!! After doing some reading im now worried that im going to need an adjustable panhard bar? Wondering if this is true and wear i can get my hands on one? Thanks to all!!!

Re: lift kit [Re: darren1] #1032106 07/27/11 02:35 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Everyone that has one of my kits does not have an adjustable pan hard rod (as far as I know). I did a 4" lift to my 2wd 2 door. and drilled a different hole in the passenger side pan hard rod location. It has worked great so far (about 15k miles) with no side effects. If you are having rubbing issues, I can send you a template of what worked for me, NO GUARANTEE it will work for you, but it is the cost of 2 holes.

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WWW.UPYOURKIA.COM White 96,4x4, man.hubs,K&N filter,3row rad, twin 16" fans, 3" body lift, 4" UPYOURKIA LIFT KIT,265/75 16 TreadWrights on DC2 wheels,140 amp alt. dual batts.
Re: lift kit [Re: darren1] #1032107 07/27/11 05:04 AM
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DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I have ran my 4" lift for 12 years and over 160,000 miles and have never installed an addjustible panhard bar. I have never had a problem with allignmens, the rear axle is offseet a little but my tires have allways wore even.


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: lift kit [Re: DennisThompson] #1032108 07/27/11 08:08 AM
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2002_Sporty Offline
Running 3" UPYOURKIA.
No issues with lift, panhard rod or uneven wear.
Tire width, hight and backspacing are the only issue I noticed.

2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.
Re: lift kit [Re: DennisThompson] #1032109 07/27/11 04:16 PM
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homerdog Offline
Same here, I've got a 4" lift, no adjustable panhard bar, never had it aligned after the lift and have close to 40,000 miles on a set of tires with no unusual wear.

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
Re: lift kit [Re: homerdog] #1032110 08/09/11 12:44 AM
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logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I have the TJ rear coils and I get rubbing on my shocks only on the left side when articulating the axle.

I have the stock wheels, but 31x10.5 tires. The stock wheels pull the tires in where an aftermarket wheel with less back spacing will push it out just a touch to keep it from rubbing.

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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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