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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866608 03/22/09 03:21 AM
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I picked up a set of tires, BFG Long Trail on a set of Rims...took off the truck actually, now that truck is on logs.
Anyhow, I am now looking for flares or something inexpensive to put on now.
Any help on finding some flare material??

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: ChrisB] #866609 03/22/09 07:18 PM
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The XJ springs could be to stiff for the rear of a light weight Sportage. I bet the Grand is almost twice as heavy in the back. Even the TJ springs don't compress as much and the sportage as the do on a TJ.

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.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: ChrisB] #866610 03/22/09 07:24 PM
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Will xj springs off a 96 grand cherokee fit?My brother just lifted his jeep and there laying around

Are the rears double pig tail? What is the unsprung height? What is the spring rate?
I can give you some info if you know these things.
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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] #866611 03/23/09 04:46 AM
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They are not double pig tail.Im sure they are to stiff anyways.scratch that idea. Still debating if i should get my warn manual's or lift first


01 Kia sportage,Removed front bumper,Warn manual hubs,

Soon To Come.Cb,4"lift,31's,Custom front bumper,Rock sliders,Winch,Roof rack,Hitch

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. #866612 03/23/09 06:28 PM
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I picked up a set of tires, BFG Long Trail on a set of Rims...took off the truck actually, now that truck is on logs.
Anyhow, I am now looking for flares or something inexpensive to put on now.
Any help on finding some flare material??


I believe that custom flares are no longer made for the Sportage.

A possible solution could be from JC Whitney .
I'm going to try theirs later this year. Will post it when the project is complete. I think Hydra found some that work.
If you find something, start a new post and include pictures.

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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] #866613 03/24/09 12:22 AM
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Being the frugal person that I am, I purchased a plastic soak well and cut it into strips then screwed it to the underside of the guard.


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: Everet] #866614 03/24/09 11:42 AM
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I picked up a set of tires, BFG Long Trail on a set of Rims...took off the truck actually, now that truck is on logs.
Anyhow, I am now looking for flares or something inexpensive to put on now.
Any help on finding some flare material??


I believe that custom flares are no longer made for the Sportage.

A possible solution could be from JC Whitney .
I'm going to try theirs later this year. Will post it when the project is complete. I think Hydra found some that work.
If you find something, start a new post and include pictures.

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="" />


Hi,

Flares for the Sporty a real hard thing to find. I went through this process last year. I managed to find one of the last sets from a company in America. They were actually produced in Australia but I do not know which company made these. Here is a couple of piccies of the flairs
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I tried to contact a company here in Aus who I thought may have made them http://www.bossproducts.net.au/about%20us.htm but I never recieved any replies to my emails. I was hoping that they may be able to make them or produce a wider set. This is the issue with the flairs they do not cover enough, especially the front ones for those who have gone the wide tyre route 31 x 10.5 and larger. I still have these flairs as I have not fitted them to my Sporty as yet. My direction has changed. I did try contacting all the manufactures I got hits on for Sporty Flairs including the one from England. Every one has stopped producing.

Perhaps my flairs could be used as a moulding to produce new ones, just a thought, if the market is there??

Cheers, Chris.


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter,chipped, ext forks, 40mm Dob Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Locker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, extractors & 2 1/4 exhaust engineered.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: 4runnernomore] #866615 03/24/09 04:25 PM
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Hydra747] #866616 03/25/09 02:38 AM
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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: jaybur] #866617 03/31/09 06:14 PM
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i would like to make a correction.
the steel wheels from the tracker have the same if not a little more backspacing. so they will work i just checked with a set i have.


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