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lovin this stupid little truck... #1048289 06/21/12 01:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 175
TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
still have yet to get the new tires balanced, but finally able to drive it around my town now!! been about 8 months in the making with a total investment of about $3000.. bought it for 1200, put a bucket of money into it..

drivers window reg.
passenger R window reg
fan clutch
radiator
rear main seal (2x)
wheel bearings
oil filter mount o-ring
tires
3 inch lift
roof basket

way too much other random little crap...

but was it worth it? yeah!!! this thing is great. can't wait to get it on the hiway and take it to work..

and actually get it dirty..

when i bought it:

[Linked Image]
0909111825a by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

what it is now:

[Linked Image]
DSC00265 by fragile_this_side_up_retro_club, on Flickr

just randomly posting.. meh. bored..


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...
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Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: TheGoat] #1048290 06/22/12 03:08 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 34
4x4troy Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
nice.... i am loving mine also and got it for $1200...lol.


1995 Kia sportage 4x4 2.0 dohc auto...Mine

2000 kia sportage 4x4 2.0 dohc 5spd...Melissa's

2002 Kia sportage 2wd 2.0 doch 5 spd...parts truck
Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: 4x4troy] #1048291 06/22/12 03:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
promodmerc Offline
Wheeler
I'm hating mine at the moment. Once I get the damn vibration problem fixed I might like it again.

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: promodmerc] #1048292 06/22/12 04:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 175
TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..


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: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: TheGoat] #1048293 06/30/12 11:41 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
promodmerc Offline
Wheeler
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haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..


Still hating mine <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

The axle shafts were pitted on both sides where the needle bearing in the steering knuckle rides. I still have a vibration from 25-35 but it is better. On top of this my CEL came on today. I hade the code read and now the knock sensor is bad. From what I've read it's [censored] to access <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: promodmerc] #1048294 07/01/12 02:26 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 34
4x4troy Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
still lovin mine too...so much so that i just bought another one.


1995 Kia sportage 4x4 2.0 dohc auto...Mine

2000 kia sportage 4x4 2.0 dohc 5spd...Melissa's

2002 Kia sportage 2wd 2.0 doch 5 spd...parts truck
Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: 4x4troy] #1048295 07/03/12 12:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
2002_Sporty Offline
Mudrunner
Lovin mine also.
Getting 230 Miles to the tank now that it's summer.
Been pullin the pop-up camper all summer, no problems.
Did some light 4x4ing and some river crossings.
Lots of camping and fishing in the Sporty too.
Still need to get some fender flairs on. Broke both side mirrors with flying rocks from the rear tires. Cruse control no longer works??? Oh well. Shes still great.


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: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: promodmerc] #1048296 07/06/12 07:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
promodmerc Offline
Wheeler
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haha. i hear you. that vibration is pretty bad for you, man. i really need to get the tires balanced so i can take it above 55..


Still hating mine <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

The axle shafts were pitted on both sides where the needle bearing in the steering knuckle rides. I still have a vibration from 25-35 but it is better. On top of this my CEL came on today. I hade the code read and now the knock sensor is bad. From what I've read it's [censored] to access <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />


I'm happy to say I'm liking mine again today. I got the knock sensor replaced and it wasn't as bad as some lead you to believe. I still have a slight vibration but I'm pretty sure it's the feathered edge of the tires caused by needing an alignment. Can't fault the girl for that.

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: promodmerc] #1048297 07/11/12 03:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 173
promodmerc Offline
Wheeler
I finally figured out my vibration problem. It's the rear u-joints.

Re: lovin this stupid little truck... [Re: promodmerc] #1048298 08/24/12 04:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 191
B
bingocouple Offline
Wheeler
I am taking mine elk hunting this weekend, Hopefully I will get one, I plan on putting the elk in the back. Maybe I will get some pics.

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