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Anyone out there? #1070376 03/30/14 03:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 223
k120189 Offline OP
After selling my sporty and some time away im back. going to pick up a 98 today. and broke out solidworks to design some lift spacers from a single [censored] of aluminum. any members still around?

<a href="www.pittsfieldcustomsclub.com/sportage.html" target="_blank">98 sportage</a>: warn manual hubs,upyourkia spacers, 104 tj springs, 235/75/r15 BFG T/A KO, tracker rims, cone air filter, custom cat-back with a skunk2 muffler. gonna be a 2.3L
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Re: Anyone out there? [Re: k120189] #1070377 04/01/14 12:33 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 645
Airdale73013 Offline
Rock Warrior
I am still here, I have had a 2009 Sorento, which I purchased new, until about two weeks ago when I replaced it with a 2014 Sportage EX AWD. I have owned a 1996, 1998, and 2001 Sportages.

Last edited by Airdale73013; 04/01/14 12:34 PM.

2009 Sorento LX, 4x4, V6, Auto, Red
Re: Anyone out there? [Re: Airdale73013] #1070378 04/02/14 01:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 387
4runnernomore Offline
Yep, things have been quiet of late.

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: Anyone out there? [Re: 4runnernomore] #1070379 04/02/14 07:29 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 62
jaybrian32 Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Still here,I'm a pretty new user though.

Re: Anyone out there? [Re: jaybrian32] #1070380 04/03/14 04:56 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 326
Peabody Offline
Everet is still haunting the forum. Dennis Thompson sold his Sporty, but still lurks, with an occasional post. I suspect I'm newer to the boards in relation to you, with only a few years (2 or 3) of demonstrating "what not to do to your Sporty" under my belt... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.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: Anyone out there? [Re: Peabody] #1070381 04/06/14 02:52 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I still stop by a few times a month see wants happening in the Kia world, my TJ is still pretty much still stock and I've been collecting parts for the buildup. I have just about everything and should have it put together by the end of the month.


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: Anyone out there? [Re: DennisThompson] #1070382 04/08/14 08:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
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Dryver Offline
I check out new posts every so often, but I ended up finally getting rid of my rusted-out Sporty after 13 years and bought a new JK Wrangler. Dark Side, I know, but what are you going to do? Kia only makes mall-crawlers now.

01 Convertible; Electric Fan; 3" Up Your Kia lift spacers; Tj 104's; 31x10.5x15's on Centerlines; Rear LSD.
GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.
Re: Anyone out there? [Re: Dryver] #1070383 04/09/14 05:26 PM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 62
jaybrian32 Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Posted a link to pictures of mods on my 01 Sporty, kinda tame to Everets and Dennis's though.

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