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DIFF DROP KIT #1055020 12/13/12 10:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 384
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Hi everyone.

Well it is finally here. A real diff drop kit to suit our Sportages. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
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The diff drop kit is suitable for 3-4 inch lift kits.
A big thank you to RUNT 313 ( cheers Chris <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />) and Shaun from GSE4x4.com in Australia.

I have mine on order and hope to have it posted up next week.

Here is a picture of the diff drop kit.
[Linked Image]
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.
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Re: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: 4runnernomore] #1055021 12/14/12 01:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 175
TheGoat Offline
Wheeler
cost?


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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: 4runnernomore] #1055022 12/15/12 08:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Mudrunner
You've got my attention! Looking forward to seeing some pics of the install and feedback on how it performs. I second Goat's question... Cost?


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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: Peabody] #1055023 12/15/12 12:06 PM
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Posts: 384
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Guys,

It was $180 with postage from Melbourne to Darwin in Australia.

I am guessing around $10-15 postage with the weight so the actual kit probably $160-$170

Fo firmer prices including postage to America I suggest you contact Shaun direct at GSE 4x4.com.

Cheers, Chris.


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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: 4runnernomore] #1055024 12/15/12 08:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
TeamCatFlap Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Looks good.
But I'm curious of one thing.
The long bolt and spacer and one of the shackle like parts I know would be to drop the right side of the diff assembly (Right side when sitting in the vehicle).

But how does the second shackle part drop the left side?
when I looked at mine it is hanging off of a mounting perch on the frame. Can take the bolt right out and it will just hang there. i would almost think another long bolt with a spacer would be the ticket there to relocate it under the perch (Might not even need a spacer.....)

But I've not torn it all apart fully for any reason, so I may be missing something. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
(I tried dropping the diff on the left side to get my lift in like i did on the right, but could not by just removing the bolt so I pulled the CV axle instead to make install room.)


2001 Kia Sportage
Warn manual hubs, 2" spacer up front, TJ 105 springs Rav4 shocks, 235/75/15 BFG A/T KOs, Skidplate back to under the T-case, trans cooler, XRC8 winch on custom bumper, Synth winch line, fuel can mount, Rigid D2 Dually overhead lights.
Re: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1055025 12/16/12 02:11 PM
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Posts: 81
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Runt313 Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hey all ive had no problems with my kit cv's are much happier and she has been out for beating so diffentaly worth it smile

Re: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: 4runnernomore] #1055026 12/22/12 02:02 AM
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Posts: 1,396
DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Looks good, send a few pics installed when possible.

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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: DennisThompson] #1055027 03/28/13 05:29 AM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Just wondering if anyone is able to post some pictures of the dropped front axle install? How much drop does the kit have?
Sounds like it is easy to install.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cyclops.gif" alt="" />

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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: Everet] #1055028 03/29/13 04:41 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 384
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Will do,

waiting on my new front end parts (balljoints, tie rod ends etc) to come up from down South. should have been in Darwin yesterday unfortunately they did not arrive. Should be here early next week. Hopefully will have pictures by next weekend. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


Happy Easter everyone and be safe if you are on the road.

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: DIFF DROP KIT [Re: 4runnernomore] #1055029 10/16/13 05:41 AM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 62
Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Chris, is the diff able to move around a bit (front to rear) using the extension shackles?
Looking at this option to solve my CV/strut problem


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
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