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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 03/02/08 05:40 AM
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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 03/02/08 08:05 AM
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. *DELETED* [Re: jaybur] #866521 03/03/08 12:50 AM
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. *DELETED* [Re: Everet] #866522 03/03/08 04:04 AM
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'02 Sportage 1-3/8" body lift 4" suspension lift 235/75-15's on stock rims
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tnyankee] #866523 03/03/08 04:59 AM
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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 03/03/08 02:17 PM
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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.


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: DamKia] #866525 03/03/08 03:31 PM
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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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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Everet] #866526 03/03/08 03:59 PM
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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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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866527 03/03/08 05:13 PM
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Thanks,
I have the 104's
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