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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: DennisThompson] #866578 08/18/08 04:29 PM
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logansportage Offline
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The rear axle can not be aligned by an alignment shop. If it gets bent, you just have to toss it, or spend a lot of time and money straightening it.

The alignment I'm referring to is the side to side alignment. If it's off center a bit there is no real reason to align it back, but as you get more and more lift it will pull to the right side and your track front to back will be off to the right. As the axle is articulated, it can rub in the shock mounts on the left side as the tire scrubs past it. Not a major deal and most people here with any form of a lift have not centered theirs.

Dave had to because of the amount of lift he is running and when you get lots of lift 4"+ you really should center it so you do not loose some flex due to axle bind from the suspension setup.

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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
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: logansportage] #866579 08/19/08 12:54 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
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OK. I did a 40mm lift. Does that mean I extend the panhard rod by 40mm?


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] #866580 08/19/08 01:19 AM
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Hydra747 Offline
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Today I checked the AXLE distance and measurement-----No evident deviation whatsoever!!!!!!!!!

...BTW I also have rims that are more (+) offset!

No Problems here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866581 08/21/08 09:35 PM
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logansportage Offline
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Like I said most people here have not done the relocation of the pan hard rod.

With only 40 mm of lift, you really don't have to move this at all. Only if you are on the edge of 100mm+ would it really make that much of a difference.

I ran my 40 mm lift for 9 years before just recently moving to a 100mm+ lift and have just started experiencing axle rub during articulation. Im now thinking of purchasing Daves custom pan hard rod so I can relocate the axle without having to extend the mount.

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


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: logansportage] #866582 09/09/08 03:20 AM
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sportagebandit Offline
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whats up guys, long time no see... i put in the tj springs and the up your kia spacers for the eibach lift in the rear.the rear is now lifted about 6". axle shifted over some but no tire rubbing because i bought after market rims with less backspacing, 15 x 8 with 3.75" backspace. still working on dropping front diff to lift front more than eibach spring and up your kia spacer lift. you guys (dave , dennis, etc.) were right , when i tried a thicker spacer than what dennis and dave had told me the cv axle boots made contact with the strut.... thats why i am trying to drop the fron diff 1 to 2 inches. bought a welder and will probably ditch the IFS alltogether... we will see


96 SPORTAGE 4 DOOR:1 3/8 body lift:eibach springs & spacers:15x8 rockcrawlers & 31x11.50 super swampers:warn hubs:winch bumper http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2115301
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: logansportage] #866583 12/29/08 03:49 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
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I have changed my tires to 30x9.5x15. What is the recommended pressure for this size?


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] #866584 12/29/08 04:03 AM
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jaboo5322 Offline
Mudrunner
Not trying to be cocky or anything, but they don't say that on the tire. Or do you mean when wheeling. Or maybe it's rubbed off.


2001 Sportage, 4" RSG lift, Cragers W/31 10.5 Micky Claws, Warn Manual Hubs, 16 gallon Pro Street Fuel Cell, Custom Snorkel, K&N Filter.
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaboo5322] #866585 12/29/08 04:07 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
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they don't put it on the tire. the decal on the car is only for the standard tires. i was wondering what pressure for normal day to day and highway driving.


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] #866586 12/29/08 04:15 AM
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jaboo5322 Offline
Mudrunner
Well that's messed up. I don't think i've ever seen that here. I run just a little bit bigger tire, so i wouldn't want to give you the wrong info. Good luck.


2001 Sportage, 4" RSG lift, Cragers W/31 10.5 Micky Claws, Warn Manual Hubs, 16 gallon Pro Street Fuel Cell, Custom Snorkel, K&N Filter.
1989 Dodge W250.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: BAZINGA] #866587 12/29/08 04:17 AM
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DennisThompson Offline
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When I had the 30x950s I ran about 30-32 PSI. I is a little high for as light as the Kia is and the bigger tires but that is were I got the best gas mileage.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
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