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Possible group buy on rear adjustable panhard bars for your sportage! #1077230 03/17/15 02:59 AM
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Hello guys, I've been on micro monsters on facebook & poked around everywhere relevant and we just don't seem to have a lot of support. So I decided to build some stuff. Mainly a rear adjustable track bar & next some adjust upper & lower arms for the rear axle. Next on my list is a full length skid plate. I am US based in Southern California.

Specs: Dom steel, ruffstuffspecialties heim, bung, misalignment spacers. Grade 5 hardware with lock nuts. Bottom bushing will be a poly bushing in Dom sleeve. 100% reliable & bullet proof. Upper mount will need to be drilled to 5/8", bottom mount drilled to 1/2"
These will be fully tig welded &. Offered with a free replacment warranty for the bar itself. Meaning if anything in the world happens to that bar where it's deemed unusable I'll build you another. The bushing & heim are wearable items and resume no warranty. However I don't think you'd ever have an issue but replacment parts are easily sourced through me or a local source if needed.
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Heim is 7/8 from ruff stuff. Used all over the 4x4 world. Probably outlast the kia itself lol. Probably the best quality heim on the market.
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1.5" of adjustability with minimum .5" thread engagement. Jam nut is covering bottom .5" of thread, adjustable from stock length to 1.5" longer. I can make these custom length if your running more lift, just let me know.
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My sportage runs a upyourkia lift with rear tj springs. I'm 4.25" over stock heigh in the rear, 3" in the front. My track bar needed .5" of adjustment to center the axle. It also solved my tire rubbing the rear shock issue. It does still rub until articulation because I'm running 235/75r15s with stock wheels. It no longer in daily driving situations & is SOOOO much smoother back there.
I have been punishing my kia for 3 days now without a hint of issue. It'll outlast the kia I'm certain. I'll be building lower & upper links for the kia in the near future.
I am certified in mig, arc & tig if anyone has any fears.

My asking price is 160 bucks shipped in the lower 48. Let me know if there's any interest fellas!

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Re: Possible group buy on rear adjustable panhard bars for your sportage! [Re: Weldedsporty] #1077231 03/17/15 03:03 AM
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What your gaining is full adjustability with the rear axle positioning with this adjustable panhard bar, and when I make the rear arms you'll have ultimate adjustability over every movement possible.

So far over simple bumps/dips. Speed bumps ect, the kia is much smoother. Much less jarring with this setup over the stock panhard bar.

Re: Possible group buy on rear adjustable panhard bars for your sportage! [Re: Weldedsporty] #1077232 03/17/15 02:13 PM
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Nice work, :

Good to see more people providing options for our Sporty's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

FYI, I utilised a solid front axle adjustable torque arm off a hilux for my upper rear arm diff locater without issue. My Sporty only has one arm mounting. Unsure if it would apply to a two arm upper mount model.

Hope this info helps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

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: Possible group buy on rear adjustable panhard bars for your sportage! [Re: 4runnernomore] #1077233 03/17/15 09:41 PM
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Nice work, :

Good to see more people providing options for our Sporty's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

FYI, I utilised a solid front axle adjustable torque arm off a hilux for my upper rear arm diff locater without issue. My Sporty only has one arm mounting. Unsure if it would apply to a two arm upper mount model.

Hope this info helps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Cheers, Chris


I've got a single upper link &. 2 lower links. But if given measurements & possibly a picture I can fan most anything. Benders, welders, notchers all are available.
They ares are my next goal.

Re: Possible group buy on rear adjustable panhard bars for your sportage! [Re: Weldedsporty] #1077234 07/21/15 03:15 AM
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Nice work, :

Good to see more people providing options for our Sporty's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

FYI, I utilised a solid front axle adjustable torque arm off a hilux for my upper rear arm diff locater without issue. My Sporty only has one arm mounting. Unsure if it would apply to a two arm upper mount model.

Hope this info helps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Cheers, Chris


I've got a single upper link &. 2 lower links. But if given measurements & possibly a picture I can fan most anything. Benders, welders, notchers all are available.
They ares are my next goal.


This is SUPER cool. And almost $100 cheaper than the one I bought for my Volvo 240 from IPD. Put me down for one if you decide to do a group buy. But FYI, I'd say go ahead and build all the arms and offer them as a set. I'm going with pretty much the same setup as you, and I'd like to adjust everything correctly.


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