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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: DennisThompson] #866558 07/15/08 11:45 AM
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tonder Offline
Need a Spot
Thanks Dennis, that helps a lot to free my mind from worries.. I only block the hubs when offroading... trial thing..

but what do you think of extending my front struts of 2" .. you know, if i lift the car a need to let it go lower when it wants to.. otherwise the wheels would hang even on driving of the kerb.

here is a short video about the kind of trial I do
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mwF6FzvTsrk

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tonder] #866559 07/21/08 02:05 AM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
OK....I'm sitting around Sunday feeling down because I just went to two friends funerals, one on Friday and one on Saturday.
Thought I would get off my butt and do something.
I know there are several questions on how much lift TJ rear springs will get you so I decided to measure my sportage with the 104's, then drop in the stock springs, and finally drop in my newly aquired 106's.
Sportage stock springs to TJ 104's gives you 3" of lift. Sportage stock springs to TJ 106's measured 4" of lift.
Now remember, your measurements may vary due to age of springs, full/empty tank of gas, crap in car behind seat, weight difference of spare tire, etc.
So if you want a good ride and a true 3" lift in the rear, go with TJ 104's. For 4" of lift you can buy Dave's Rocksport Gear's or TJ 106's. With Dave's your getting a brand new spring, with used TJ's you get USED for how many miles???... The ones I bought were supposed to have low miles...less than 5k...but who really knows.
Anyway, just what I finally came up with and please add any of your findings to this post.
I'll post how they drive after I get some miles on them.<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />
Everet <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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: jaybur] #866560 07/21/08 01:00 PM
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beebs Offline
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Hey guys, I hope that this isn't a dumb question, but I wanted to clarify the 3" lift. For the front I would use the stock shocks and springs, plus the spacers. For the back it would be 104 TJ rear springs, and 1998 rav4 shocks. then I could use TJ stops all around? what are the drop brackets for the sway bar?

I have never really done any major mods to my vehicles, but I took my little sporty sand duning, and it was wicked fun, but I am in serious need of ground clearance.

Would you be willing to ship the spacers overseas?

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: beebs] #866561 07/21/08 02:20 PM
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I just realized the dates of the postings, Sorry to hear about your friends.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866562 07/21/08 09:05 PM
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TIRES:

235 75 15 is also a good choice if you are running a 2" lift. its a very common tire size, so there are many options and styles available. Fits on standard rims, no lift required, although some minor trimming of the underside of the front bumper will be needed (~0.5" x 6" strip)..."

another option is a 31x10.50.15. You will sacrifice power, but gain a little ground clearance. would recommend the 4" lift for running these, or a smaller lift AND a body lift. But if you are running tires this big, why wouldn't you want a suspension lift?

should be added.


Sorry to bother and don't know if this is a dumb question.

I'm running the 235-75-R15 withoth lift on my 2001 tdi intercooler 2.0 without any issue.(Stock one)

now will do the 3" lift and want to run the 31x10.5 R15.

need to have the 4" list to run the 31's?

Also haw many power i'm loosing with this tires?
for 32's need to change the differentials?
reading on the forum, upgrated R&P is available on Korea and is a Pain to find them.
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: NeoXOM] #866563 07/22/08 01:07 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
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You can use 30x9.5x15 tyres on stock rims. check out www.ozkia.com
be carefull when ordering the rav4 rear shocks. I recently did a 40mm suspension lift and was going to use the rav4 rear shocks but ended up using kyb stock standard. the eylet on the rav4 shocks was bigger than standard.


99 Auto Sportage. Wildcat Extractors, Lukey Turbo Muffler, Warn manual hubs, K&N Air filter, Tyres 30/9.5/15, Ironman 40mm springs, KYB front struts & rear shocks, GME TX3220 UHF radio, dual battery system. Twin 10" electric fans. Next Job: Body lift
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866564 08/04/08 02:10 PM
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BAZINGA Offline
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OK guys and gals, put your thinking caps on. I did the ironman 40mm springs and replaced the shocks with KYB and put on 30x9.5x15. Looks great. Except that on the rear passenger side there is scuffing on the shock from the tyre when 4wding. The clearance on the drivers side is good. Is the axle out of alignment? What could it be? All solutions welcomed. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />


99 Auto Sportage. Wildcat Extractors, Lukey Turbo Muffler, Warn manual hubs, K&N Air filter, Tyres 30/9.5/15, Ironman 40mm springs, KYB front struts & rear shocks, GME TX3220 UHF radio, dual battery system. Twin 10" electric fans. Next Job: Body lift
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866565 08/04/08 06:53 PM
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Body Damage is Cool
It's due to the pan hard rod moving the axle. When you lift the Sportage the distance shortens due to the mount of the pan hard rod pulling the axle to the right.

As the axle articulates down you get rubbing on the left side. As it articulates up it moves back to center. The more lift you install the worse it gets.

Dave has an adjustable pan hard rod you can order, or you can build a bracket to relocate the pan hard rod down the same amount of lift you installed to relocate the axle back to center.

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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: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866566 08/05/08 12:30 AM
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Except that on the rear passenger side there is scuffing on the shock from the tyre All solutions welcomed. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />



The offset of the rim should be more +!

Are you trying to use the stock rims?

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Hydra747] #866567 08/05/08 12:34 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
Wheeler
yes the tyres are on stock rims


99 Auto Sportage. Wildcat Extractors, Lukey Turbo Muffler, Warn manual hubs, K&N Air filter, Tyres 30/9.5/15, Ironman 40mm springs, KYB front struts & rear shocks, GME TX3220 UHF radio, dual battery system. Twin 10" electric fans. Next Job: Body lift
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