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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Itsokay] #1079882 01/22/16 05:39 PM
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I simply wanted to know the shock size and stroke. Which is a normal question to determine how much increase in travel will it offer and which size tires would work best. The response I received was and I quote "I don't give out that information anymore, last time I gave that information out someone posted drawings and part numbers!"...... So you have to BUY his kit FIRST (at whatever price that is, I never got that far with him to ask how much...) in order to get any technical specs about it! Seems like a pretty shady way to do business but what do I know...? So far for me "Upyourkia" has not been a very good resource! If anybody knows another "viable" source I could get some answers from please post. Thanks.


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #1079890 01/25/16 07:21 PM
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Does anyone have pictures of what exactly comes with the "upyourkia" kits? Sounds like there not a lot there at $200??? Just curious.


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: rduran89] #1079891 01/26/16 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rduran89
Originally Posted by 4runnernomore
As far as I know the extended forks fixes this issue, although I don't have any down travel thanks to my lift on the front I do not experience this issue. I am also running a front diff drop with the extended forks, with 40 mm lift springs (no spacers) making a approx goal of 90 mm lift in theory although I expect it is a bit higher., with no rubbing.

I am in the process with a suspension company in QLD AUSTRALIA called Performance Suspension http://www.performancesuspension.com.au. In designing a new AArm for a 4 inch lift to regain some down travel and take the pressure off the upper balljoint causing separation in extreme cases as RUNT 313 has managed to find in his offroad excursions.

Thanks to Runt313 we were also able to provide Chris the company owner with a set of extended forks to see if he can reproduce them. He is visiting his production factory in Taiwan where he gets.a lot of his development work done early next year and is taking the forks with him to see if they can reproduce them.

He is quite keen to modify a Sporty although he realises it will be a low volume seller so if it comes off if every one can get behind his efforts by purchasing that would AWSOME. He is also looking into struts and rear shocks to suit with heavier valving but that is further down the track. Just want the AARMS and hopefully extended forks in production. So if there is an Aussie near the Gold Coast looking to lift their Sporty, give Chris a call as he want's to get his hands on a vehicle to see if he can get all these items to work.

I have sent him struts, forks and AArms but nothing beats having the actual vehicle in the workshop. An interesting observation was the stuts from a VW AMAROCK PICKUP WERE A SIMILAR DESIGN TO THE SPORTY's and he was hoping he could modify to fit.

I was attracted to this company originally as they had designed and released in Australia extended ball joints for the Nissan D40 Navara/pathfinder and I was hoping they could do the same thing for the Sportage.

Here is hoping the AArms come off and I am testing a set before to long in the new year. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Cheers Chris <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />




Hello,

I am from Brazil and my Sportage is with 45mm lift on suspension.
I'm having a lot of problems with the front arm and ball joint.
Have you finished developing this kit?
Not found on the website indicated no kit to sportage.


[img]http://www.4x4brasil.com.br/forum/image.php?u=57317&dateline=1443525585[/img]




Unfortunately not yet. Still have not given up however We are in two different states approximately 3000 km from each other.

He needs a vehicle their to do some measuring and I have not been able to find anyone that is close to the Gold Coast area with a Sportage to assist . I may have to make the trip across myself if this is to happen

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: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #1079892 01/26/16 05:40 AM
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Class.... Bueller.....Bueller......anyone.....????? Can anyone tell me of any other reputable source other than "upyourkia" for information on lifting a Kia Sportage...??? Or does anyone have pictures of a lift they have done so I can see what is involved??? I have looked through this link and see no pictures of actual components... Help a brutha out please. . .


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #1079895 01/27/16 09:31 PM
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Cool, thanks everyone.....


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #1079899 01/28/16 01:37 PM
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Mate search is your friend, there is heaps of information on this site. It is probably the most comprehensive resource you will find for our vehicles along with Kia-forums.com.

Here is all to when I had my suspension fitted. http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1058036/Searchpage/1/Main/133862/Words/4runnernomore/Search/true/Re:_Suspension_been_fitted.html#Post1058036

Don't take this personally but you have come across quite aggressive with your posts, just my observation do could be a reason why you have not had much luck. Like I said with just an outsiders observation.

Hope the link helps. Cheers Chris


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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: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Itsokay] #1079913 01/31/16 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fabsport
I simply wanted to know the shock size and stroke. Which is a normal question to determine how much increase in travel will it offer and which size tires would work best. The response I received was and I quote "I don't give out that information anymore, last time I gave that information out someone posted drawings and part numbers!"...... So you have to BUY his kit FIRST (at whatever price that is, I never got that far with him to ask how much...) in order to get any technical specs about it! Seems like a pretty shady way to do business but what do I know...? So far for me "Upyourkia" has not been a very good resource! If anybody knows another "viable" source I could get some answers from please post. Thanks.


First off he does not make coil over shocks. He makes lift spacers which are used with your existing front struts & coils.

Second off, did you bother going to his website? It tells you EXACTLY what is included.

Third off all the information you are wanting in regards as to how large of a tire you can run is all listed in this thread.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: promodmerc] #1079918 01/31/16 06:41 PM
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Hey Promodmerc,
Haven't posted here in awhile.
I actually do sell a coilover kit that is custom made by Sid the Kid. He has spent months developing and testing his kit and for me to give up the shock/spring information is just not smart for business. Also the kit is around $1000.00 and I think there are pictures posted on this site.

Thanks for explaining that everything in the kit is on my website.

I'm going to update my website soon and will be including this picture of the kit:
[Linked Image]

Unfortunately, I will not be supplying prints and part numbers for this kit (that sells for $185.00 NOT $200.00 and includes 1-3 day shipping), because I'm shady.
So this may sound like quite a bit of money, but some people don't understand the cost of doing business. Things like buying a lathe, mig welder, drill press, precision jigs/fixtures, consumables, quality not crap parts, and yes... a small profit.
I have read that Day-Star is coming out with spacers for around $200.00, so I guess that $185.00 is quite high for a kit with a lot more stuff.
Hope to be shipping kits by mid-Feburary due to some health issues and back-ordered pieces.
Everet


EVERET@UPYOURKIA.COM



Last edited by Everet; 01/31/16 07:02 PM.

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: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Itsokay] #1079919 01/31/16 07:01 PM
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fabsport,
Sorry that you are disappointed that I didn't give you the information you wanted.
If you would have done any research at all, you would know that I am anything but shady. I never attacked you and I was quite honest in the reply I gave you.
Good luck in making your own lift kit.
Everet




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: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Everet] #1079922 02/01/16 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Everet
Hey Promodmerc,
Haven't posted here in awhile.
I actually do sell a coilover kit that is custom made by Sid the Kid. He has spent months developing and testing his kit and for me to give up the shock/spring information is just not smart for business. Also the kit is around $1000.00 and I think there are pictures posted on this site.

Thanks for explaining that everything in the kit is on my website.

I'm going to update my website soon and will be including this picture of the kit:
[Linked Image]

Unfortunately, I will not be supplying prints and part numbers for this kit (that sells for $185.00 NOT $200.00 and includes 1-3 day shipping), because I'm shady.
So this may sound like quite a bit of money, but some people don't understand the cost of doing business. Things like buying a lathe, mig welder, drill press, precision jigs/fixtures, consumables, quality not crap parts, and yes... a small profit.
I have read that Day-Star is coming out with spacers for around $200.00, so I guess that $185.00 is quite high for a kit with a lot more stuff.
Hope to be shipping kits by mid-Feburary due to some health issues and back-ordered pieces.
Everet


EVERET@UPYOURKIA.COM





Interesting fact on the Daystar bringing a kit to market. A friend of mine posted on my Facebook mid summer last year of a story on a lifted Sportage and the person had Daystar make up the one off at the time and had mentioned that he was working with Daystar about getting it in to production.

I told my friend that apparently the guy didn't bother doing his homework as you had a kit that had been out for many years.

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