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kia sportage body lift #837589 09/23/07 07:48 PM
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outbackman Offline OP
Need a Spot
i want to put 31x10.50 tires on my sportage. can i use stock rims and get away with a 1.5" body lift.

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Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: outbackman] #837590 09/23/07 10:13 PM
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DEFBOY35 Offline
Rock Warrior
something tells me not with the stock rims, i dont even know if they would be wide enough to fit the 10.5's and the offset would leave you with an insane amount of rubbing even if the body lift afforded you the fender clearance.


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: DEFBOY35] #837591 09/24/07 01:12 AM
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Cen_Tex_KIA Offline
Mudrunner
The 1.5 body lift does great with as big as 235's on stock rims. The problem you have going bigger is the shock mounts in the back. A suspension lift is the best solution for that. Mine has 30x9.5's on the stock rims and only rubs on extremes, but I don't think 31's would work. (I have 2.5" suspension with the 1.5 body.)
If you want to go to 31's I'll make you a great deal on the black 15x8 Cragars in my pics, IM me. But you will have to do a suspension lift, I was running 31's with them.


2000 KIA Sportage 4x4, Sadly Smushed! Now a 2001 Cheep Jerokee. 3" Rough Country Lift, 255/70/16 General AT2's
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2292811
Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: Cen_Tex_KIA] #837592 09/24/07 01:42 AM
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outbackman Offline OP
Need a Spot
thanks for the comments, wouldn't be interested in the cragars unless you gave me a smokin deal. what do you think of using aero star springs for the back and spacers for the front for a cheap suspension lift.

Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: outbackman] #837593 09/24/07 01:09 PM
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atadeset Offline
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Any pics?

Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: atadeset] #837594 09/25/07 06:52 PM
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Cen_Tex_KIA Offline
Mudrunner
I think the aero's will give you almost 4". You would have to use new springs and spacers up front......unless u want a humpback. Talk to Dave and Dennis about a lift kit here. Both of their versions they make work great.
If u want to see pics of mine, and the cragars, click the cardomain link below. I have Dennis' "Up Your KIA" 2.5" lift. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


2000 KIA Sportage 4x4, Sadly Smushed! Now a 2001 Cheep Jerokee. 3" Rough Country Lift, 255/70/16 General AT2's
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2292811
Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: Cen_Tex_KIA] #837595 09/27/07 07:07 AM
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Hydra747 Offline
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I have RSGEAR stuff/RB LIFT.....


Check out hydra747 (base and body lift) on the same site! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: Hydra747] #837596 09/27/07 10:52 PM
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logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I run 31 x 10.5s on the stock wheels with no rubbing except at full lock and full articulation.

I have the Eibach lift and 1 3/8" RB body lift.

Love it to death, but would like more lift in the rear and would love Dave's lift if I could scrape together the clam shells.

Logansportage <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: logansportage] #837597 10/02/07 06:49 AM
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<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


I liked the Eibach lift to death....but the problem was with the rear springs! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />

The were weak and eventually they sagged.



If the rear was replaced then all would have been fine.


Everet has a body lift type material that he could get for interested parties for purchase$$$$$$$$ <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Just PM him anytime! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


mike <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Re: kia sportage body lift [Re: Hydra747] #837598 10/02/07 02:41 PM
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Dave Scott Offline
Trail Leader
Aerostar coilsprings will net between 5 and 6" of lift. there is no good way to match that in the front, so the rear WILL be higher. you could always lift the front that much, but it will ride like poo and be difficult to steer well and control, not to mention align...


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
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