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I've Sinned #848034 11/21/07 01:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 402
Cen_Tex_KIA Offline OP
Mudrunner
Well, they're just are not any sproties to buy anywhere.........so, I bought a Cheep Jerokee!
Hopin you guys wont kick me outa the brotherhood!
(I'm still looking for a 2dr, to build for "my kid".)
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
I'll be around.


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
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Re: I've Sinned [Re: Cen_Tex_KIA] #848035 11/21/07 03:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
What did you do with the wrecked Sporty? All the lift parts will fit on the 2 door. I hope you enjoy your Cherokee. I still miss my old TJ. Just try not to get too emberrassed when you get out wheeled by a Kia <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />. Just kidding. We wont through you out of here.
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: I've Sinned [Re: DennisThompson] #848036 11/21/07 06:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
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DEFBOY35 Offline
Rock Warrior
mmmm, solid axle!!!!

haha, now that you have something with aftermarket support, it better end up crazy!!!


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: I've Sinned [Re: Cen_Tex_KIA] #848037 11/21/07 08:05 AM
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Calappoyas Offline
Mudrunner
Quote
I bought a Cheep Jerokee!
Hopin you guys wont kick me outa the brotherhood!

in the tone of the Great Soup Nazi... "No Body Lift for you!"


02 [color:"red"] Sportie [/color] 5sp 4x4 2dr. 1" Body + 4" Rocksportgear lifts, 31x10.50 Wildcats M/Ts, Manual Hubs, Yakima rack, basket. Redline gear oils
http://www.cardomain.com/id/calapooyas
My beater, 03 Land Rover Freelander SE3
Re: I've Sinned [Re: Cen_Tex_KIA] #848038 11/21/07 02:30 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 645
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Airdale73013 Offline
Rock Warrior
I still have my 2-door Sportage but I bought a 1993 Jeep Cherokee a few weeks ago out of government surplus (cheep). I need a four door because I have a Smart Car on order that will become my daily driver so the Sportage will be going shortly. I have been driving a Sportage since 1996 and I will have a difficult time letting go of my Sportage. I really love the 2001 2-door Sportage. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


2009 Sorento LX, 4x4, V6, Auto, Red
Re: I've Sinned [Re: Airdale73013] #848039 11/21/07 03:10 PM
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Dave Scott Offline
Trail Leader
cherokees are just fine and can be built into some pretty bad-ass rigs. they are pretty much the same size as the Sportage too, maybe a little wider, but also lower in ceiling height. they don't have a flat belly, though, but at least they're a little higher. and then there's the whole unibody thing, too, as long as you keep the suspension soft enough, twisting it up will stay below the floorboards mostly...


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
Re: I've Sinned [Re: Dave Scott] #848040 11/21/07 03:29 PM
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Hydra747 Offline
Roll Me Over
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Congrats on the new ride! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I am getting a new vehicle also---Prolly a Rubicon.

I won't sell the Sportage though.

I like AXEMANS's (Wife's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />) ride too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

But I think that one is a "All Wheel Drive" not sure though.

I initially liked the Suberu Baja---But it is way too small!

What did you do with all the things on your ex- Sportage?

The Liberty is more closer to the Sporty in my opinion.

My Wife has a Jeep Commander And I love the Power that the V-8 offers. Limited Visibility and to big in my opinion.

Show us all a photo of the new ride...............

Re: I've Sinned [Re: Dave Scott] #848041 11/21/07 04:04 PM
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Airdale73013 Offline
Rock Warrior
If you transplanted the 4.0L Jeep I-6 into the Sportage now that would be a beast. My Cherokee came from the US Forest Service in KY. It has about 111K miles on it and runs like it is new.

I have to do some restoration because my wife says I am not allowed to have a vehicle that looks like a POS even if it is mechanically sound, but since I only spent $936 for it not counting driving to Land Between The Lakes, KY, and driving it back to Oklahoma, yes we drove it back without a problem I can spend a little money and elbow-grease to restore it.

One thing I have discovered is that there is a butt-load of stuff out ther for the Cherokees.


2009 Sorento LX, 4x4, V6, Auto, Red
Re: I've Sinned [Re: Airdale73013] #848042 11/22/07 02:25 AM
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Posts: 598
DEFBOY35 Offline
Rock Warrior
i think the 4.3 v6 would fit nicer.


2000 SPORTY, DEF BOY customs, mmm....lockers, mmm... gears, mmm... double transfer case, mmm... stroker
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2377991
Re: I've Sinned [Re: DEFBOY35] #848043 11/22/07 04:37 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 402
Cen_Tex_KIA Offline OP
Mudrunner
The insurance co kept the sporty......they paid me 200 less than what I bought it for 3 years and 70k ago. But I do miss the way it handled.......the Cheep handles....well, like a Jeep!
But I do love that straight 6, it pulls like a freight train and will turn both back tires (it has posi!) quite well.
It feels more like a 1970 station wagon on roids than a suv.
But, its all real simple to work on. Ive already thought about the 3.5 lift....soon. But now I have to learn about 16" of road tire sizes,,,,or go back to 15" wheels. What do you guys think?
Pics soon.

Drivin a heep, but my hearts still in a KIA! <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
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