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Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035310 08/11/12 03:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
I woke up to an email response from PICORP regarding the Track Finder lockers. He can get them and the prices are reasonable <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

"REGARDING LOCKER FOR YOUR FRIEND,
THE LOCKER IS DIFFERENT AS PER BELOW DETAILS.
...FRONT 26 SPLINE LOCKER
...REAR 26 SPLINE LOCKER
...REAR 28 SPLINE LOCKER

THE PRICE IS SAME AS U$409.00 (locker only) PER EACH 1 SET.
IF IT IS SUPPLIED BY ASSEMBLY WITH DIFFERENTIAL CASE,
THE PRICE IS U$569.00 PER EACH 1 SET.

REGARDING PAYPAL FEE OF U$21.00
IT WILL BE ADDED PER EACH PAYMENT FROM THIS TRADE
WHEN WE RECEIVED THE PAYPAL AMOUNT, THIS COST WAS DOWNED AS PAYPAL FEE."


I don't think the 26 spline locker for the rear is available, just the 28 spline rear and 26 spline front lockers. If you can get the locker only, that's likely the better way to go because it will reduce the cost of shipping compared to the locker+carrier. However, the assembled locker is convenient because they provide the carrier, new bearings and thrust washers, and the locker is installed correctly with all clearances for the ratcheting mechanism dialed in. All you have to do is bolt on the ring gear and drop it in the diff housing. I'm not sure what it would cost to have a local mechanic install one. But when you factor in the cost of parts with labor... and the accessibility to the thrust washers (likely a dealer-only part), the cost may be comparable. The downside is that you'll pay more for shipping.

It sounds like he will add a $21 fee for service per item purchased. That's not unreasonable, in my opinion. I think I payed the eBay seller $70 US for his services. But he did a lot of back and forth between me and MasterJeep to get the job done, which I felt justified his compensation. I suspect the guy and PICORP will probably be more efficient and the end-cost will be a bit better. Regardless, he can get lockers!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
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Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035311 08/16/12 06:51 AM
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logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
can't wait to see how your Sportage turns out. Locked front and rear and geared too.

Please post an update when you get it done. Thanks

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
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: logansportage] #1035312 08/17/12 12:57 AM
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Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
I received the tracking number for the shipment on Monday. The parts arrived today!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035313 08/17/12 01:21 PM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Really Nice!!!
Do you know what the cost would be with regular shipping? Did you have to pay any Tariffs or Duties?
Thanks,
Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Everet] #1035314 08/24/12 09:48 PM
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Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
Yo Everet - Sorry for not responding sooner... The price noted above covered any import duties or tariffs. I didn't have to pay an additional amount to get the package released by the Postal Service. It came right to the door. I just had to sign for it... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035315 08/25/12 04:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 10
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E30Newbie Offline
Need a Spot
So I sent my email yesterday, got a response this morning and made my purchase. I figure, for $535 shipped to the US why not right? I'll take all the gearing I can get. However, has anyone actually put these in? I have searched and I can not find anyone. I am assuming that the reduction I see from factory 4.77 to 5.38 will be less than impressive. Has anyone had hands on experience in a 5 spd Sportage after they swapped 5.38's ?

Thanks in advance.

-Ryan

Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: E30Newbie] #1035316 08/25/12 06:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
I haven't heard any feedback on a Sporty running the 5.38 gear set. However, it seems the 5.38 ratio is good for recovering the mechanical-loss from running bigger tires - this based on some info gathered from the Suzuki crowd. I'm running 31's and I can notice a difference in the performance (slower acceleration, mainly... and gas mileage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />). So I'm hoping the lower gearing will help with that, a little, at least. I do suspect that the lower gearing will also help out on the trail when running in 4wd. I'm not expecting the performance to improve greatly. But if I can get a little more crawl on the trail and get the drive train closer to the power band-range on the street, I'll be happy. And if I can eek out another MPG (or two), the gears will pay for themselves soon enough... I hope. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Peabody] #1035317 09/02/12 02:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 384
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
G'Day Sporty fans <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I recieved another email from Michael (PICORP) the other day with pricing info for the lockers and 5.38 R&P's

DEAR MR. CHRIS BAINROT,

WITH REGARDS TO THE LOCKER & 5.38 RING & PINION SET FOR SPORTAGE,
1. LOCKER : U$403.00
2. 5.38 SET : U$380.00

* Available Locker : front 26 spline, rear 28 spline, rear 26 spline.

IF YOU INFORM US YOUR ADDRESS,
WE WILL CHECK AN AIR FREIGHT COST.

THANKS.
MICHAEL.

Email address [email]picorp@daum.net;[/email] on behalf of; PICORP <picorp@hanmail.net>

Looks like they do have 26 spline rear lockers unless the message is lost in the translation.

Mods, Can we make this a sticky in reference to reaching PICORP group now that a reasonably reliable contact has been made so it doesn't get lost in the bowels of the forum?

I still haven't fitted my R&P's yet, let alone the suspension but will update when I do. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.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: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: 4runnernomore] #1035318 09/02/12 04:04 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,224
Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Hey Chris,
Thanks for keeping us informed on the "Korean Connection"!!!

Was wondering (I'm not an "international" savvy guy), what does the U stand for in front of the price?

Thanks! Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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: 5.38 ring and pinions [Re: Everet] #1035319 09/02/12 05:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
United $tates, I think... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
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