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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866518
02/22/08 06:24 AM
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FRONT TJ SPRINGS DO NOT WORK, ONLY THE REARS. as far as I know there is no drop in spring from another car that would be the right spring rate and height for us.


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866519
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Does anyone know the spring rate on the front springs?



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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. *DELETED* [Re: tnyankee] #866520
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Sportage sold.........
1999 4runner 4x4 , Tundra brake rotors and calipers (well worth it!) -wifes
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. *DELETED* [Re: jaybur] #866521
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tnyankee] #866523
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According to my measurements, they are 12.5" long and 250 lbs/inch
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Everet] #866524
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According to my measurements, they are 12.5" long and 250 lbs/inch
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That sounds about right. When I had the springs done by Ironman here in Oz, the rate we ended up with was about 360 lb/in and 9.1 turns (need about 0.5" extra wrap on the springs when they are wound otherwise they don't sit properly in the stock hardware). This removed the wallowing and crashing from the front end and enabled the front swaybar to be removed as well without any major compromises in the handling.


2002 Sporty , Ironman 2.5" spring, 2" body, 15 x 7 ROH wheels, K&N, 15 x 10.5 Simex Centipedes, Powerchip 91.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: DamKia] #866525
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Rears are 10" and about 100 pounds/inch. That's why the TJ rear springs work good because they are about 2.5 inches longer and the ones I have are 150 pounds/inch, so the ride is just a little firmer and it handles the added hunting gear. I'm looking for the highest rated ones cause it looks like I'll be towing a small trailer along with the hunting gear next season.

Jaybur, what are the stiffest ones out of and their rating? (TJ rears)

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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] #866526
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don't know the spring rate, but it is a the ones with a 106 number on the tag. Most common to find are the 104 and 105 though.


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1999 4runner 4x4 , Tundra brake rotors and calipers (well worth it!) -wifes
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866527
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Thanks,
I have the 104's
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