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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059990 05/30/13 09:00 PM
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4runnernomore Offline
Mudrunner
Definitely interested inthe upper AArm as mine is basically maxed out with the 50 mm extended forks and 40 mm lift inthe Springs.

Can you provide more detail on the Arm?

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.
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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: 4runnernomore] #1059991 05/30/13 10:14 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
its is a tubular arm with heim joints connecting to the frame with a spherical bearing that connects to the spindle. at this point it works great if you were running without the cv axle. but im sure we are all looking for a 4x4 setup.so until i have a modified set of cv axles finished the travel will be the same as stock


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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059992 05/31/13 02:29 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
That all sounds awesome. Good to hear you were already working on "the whole package". smile
Guess I should start saving my pennies now so I'm ready when the final version is.
I'm usually broke. But a good front end setup for the Sport would be something I would have to bite on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Unless the SAS bug bites me....... There is always that.
But I kinda like the underdog status IFS still seems to have. Then you mop up on a trail the rest of the group you are with said "no way" on and it's all smiles. smile
Plus whatever you come up with will be pretty near bolt on and go (after an alignment of course).
SAS is awesome but requires the $$$ and the extra fab.

Question on the upper arms. Would the joints be replaceable?
I only ask as things like heims and such could wear over time. But I'm also not in the loop on what new versions might be out there that might have better dirt resistance.


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: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: TeamCatFlap] #1059993 05/31/13 04:50 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
yeah the heims are thread in and the spherical joint is press in with a snap ring really easy to replace and not overly expensive. but they should last a lot longer than the stock set up. should have it on the car in the next few weeks for some testing.


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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059994 06/05/13 10:27 PM
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Nice Kia Sid, I love the coilovers. I'm glad this forum is is still growing and it look as strong as ever. I sill stop by a bit but don't allways post. I miss my Kia but I am still loving my TJ. My boy is still talking about getting a 2 door Sportage so I could be a regular again someday.

Keep up the good work, 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: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: DennisThompson] #1059995 06/06/13 02:50 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
thanks dennis its a work in progress. i want to build a front bumper similar to the on on your old kia can you post some pics of it if they are still around. it would be apprenticed.


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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059996 06/07/13 12:21 AM
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Sid do you have closer pics of the coilover setup? I am interested but would like to see whats what.

Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059997 06/13/13 10:32 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
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yeah the heims are thread in and the spherical joint is press in with a snap ring really easy to replace and not overly expensive. but they should last a lot longer than the stock set up. should have it on the car in the next few weeks for some testing.


consideringm I replaced my AArms a couple of months ago and I believe they are the originals (16 years) how much life are you talking on these joints <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Any updates on the A-Arms and is it possible to get some decent photos posted up of them <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.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: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: 4runnernomore] #1059998 06/14/13 12:23 AM
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sidthekid Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
the joints are the same ones we run in baja and will last two or three seasons of racing so if you got the stock ones to last 16 years you will never need to replace our joints they will outlast your kia.

oh lilkia i am waiting to get the parts back from powdercoating before i post pics i want theme to look nice


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Re: 01 kia sportage coil overs [Re: sidthekid] #1059999 06/22/13 03:44 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
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Hi Sid,

Might be a silly question however does the coilovers replace the suspension fork as well? Can't really tell in the photos.

also when the "kit" is released will it include bilstein rear shocks and will they be fitted in the standard position or be relocated as a \ / with a new crossmember as described previously for extra travel?
I have RAV 4 Old Man Emu shocks fitted at the moment which are slightly longer than the usual RAV 4 shocks. Am experiencing axle tramp when doing silly things like spinning the back wheels on grass/dirt (big kid at heart). It never used to do this with the original setup so think my rear shocks are too soft. I want to fix the issue as it is quite unnerving when it happens on my kids will be driving the Sporty, but as we all know aftermarket support is practically non existant for our rigs

sorry for all he questions but after years of research and sourcing parts it is incredible someone is now doing aftermarket support for the Kia instead of bastardising for want of a better word other items not actually designed for the Sporty.

also hurry up with the pictures <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />. I am sure there are a lot of us very keen to see a better view. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.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.
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