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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866568 08/05/08 12:48 AM
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I would say that this is the primary concern--Hmmmmmm.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Hydra747] #866569 08/05/08 12:54 AM
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i agree. so whats the fix?


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] #866570 08/05/08 12:56 AM
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Get rims that have more offset (wider stance) and you should be fine! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

What the panhard bar has to do with anything---- <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Hydra747] #866571 08/05/08 12:07 PM
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I have used stock rims with about 4 inches of lift in the rear and 31" tires, they didn't have enough backspacing so what I did was use Spidertrax wheel spacers to give them an extra 1" offset on each rim. It worked, no rubbing.


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Nukeiridium] #866572 08/05/08 12:45 PM
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i dont know much about wheel spacers. can you use only on one side? who is the stockist?


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866573 08/06/08 10:21 PM
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Wheel spacers move the wheels out from their original mounting width by placing a piece of thick metal in between where the wheel mounts and the back side of the wheel. This creates a longer axle so there might not be the rubbing if enough space was added.

By either relocating the pan hard mount at the frame down or lengthening it out by replacing it with a longer piece you can re-center the axle to have it articulate either way without contact.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: logansportage] #866574 08/16/08 01:33 PM
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Is the panhard rod only bar that should be modifyed?

did you test it in the trial wher the rear axle goes twisted like a twisted little monkey...???

is it gonna last? I wouldn't like it to brake in the middle of nowhere..

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tonder] #866575 08/16/08 10:01 PM
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I have over 100,000 miles on my lift with lots of twisting and rock crawling. I have not modified my panhard bar and I have never broke anything off raod. I'm not saying you can't brake, anything can brake but mine has held up unbelievably well.

Dennis


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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: logansportage] #866576 08/17/08 06:38 AM
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By either relocating the pan hard mount at the frame down or lengthening it out by replacing it with a longer piece you can re-center the axle to have it articulate either way without contact.

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


Sorry Logan, I now see what you mean. If the axle is not straight than make sure it is straight! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

The rear left tire was rubbing on the shock/shock mount. Well, we really can't move the mount in this case.......and if his tire on the right side is just fine------------then----------we may have an offset axle!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Hydra747] #866577 08/17/08 06:18 PM
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The axle is offset a little with a lift but mine has not seemed to be a problem and the alignment shop didn't have any problems with the alignment. Also my first set of BFG KOs lasted over 75,000 miles. I will center mine some day but I have other projects first.

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.
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