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Hi again! #1042562 02/22/12 08:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 23
jfrey123 Offline OP
Need a Spot
I think I introduced myself back in the past, but I've got some updates and thought I'd start over. I'm John, I have a 2005 Kia Sorento on 31's using a 2" Daystar spring spacer lift. Custom front bumper with engine skid and sliders is about the extent of my off road modifications.

Look forward to continuing discussions with you guys where I can offer any insight. I'll try and keep things updated here better. Hope you Sportage guys don't pick on me too bad lol

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2005 Kia Sorento LX - 3.5L with 5 speed manual
2" Daystar spring spacer lift - 265/75R16 BFG's fitted
Custom front bumper with hitch mount, sliders, engine skid.
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Re: Hi again! [Re: jfrey123] #1042563 03/02/12 06:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 175
TheGoat Offline
Wheeler
nice to see a done-up sorento!


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: Hi again! [Re: jfrey123] #1042564 03/02/12 11:43 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Nice, it's good to see a Sorento in it's proper element, I wish we had more Sorento's here. The Sportage guys should'nt pick on you at all, they already know what it's like to wheel something differant than the norm. Thats one of the things I miss most about my Sporty, all the "what the heck" looks, I don't get that in the Jeep.

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: Hi again! [Re: DennisThompson] #1042565 03/03/12 06:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 235
DRX350 Offline
Wheeler
That is a really good job on the bumper!

It's cool to see a Sorento Wheelin', not too many are willing to risk it with those.

Are those FWD based drive train or traditional logitudinal oriented engines?


"Does this part need to be in there?"

1996 Dodge 1500 single cab / short bed, 5.9 4x4; 2" lift (springs not blocks), C.A.I and more mods to come.
Re: Hi again! [Re: DRX350] #1042566 03/03/12 11:06 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
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DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
The 1st gen Sorento are body on frame with low range 4wd just like the Sporty, they do have a v6 and a lower low range I believe, They are built right.

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: Hi again! [Re: DennisThompson] #1042567 03/05/12 04:07 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 202
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hadtomer Offline
Wheeler
That is one beautiful rig. i love what you have done with the front bumper-wish i had thought about keeping the upper part of my original bumper before i installed my steel bumper.
where i live we dont have a v6 sorento- only a diesel 4 cylinder. but there are thingsto do- bilstein make sorento shocks. king springs (australian firm)make a 2inch lift kit.


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: Hi again! [Re: hadtomer] #1042568 03/14/12 09:10 AM
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Posts: 433
Sportege_Panicmech Offline
Mudrunner
I like it. Mechanically speaking there's no reason not to offroad them. they got proper goods as the sportage yep. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> They are rather a pretty suv in disguise. I'd never expect them to have been 4wd tcase and frame.. they remind me of the lexus rx350 so I immediately think AWD unibody. lol. Needs 'rough guy' mods like that awesome bumper. Good work!


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