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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866618 04/02/09 06:12 PM
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Hey guys, thnx for the input on the flares. I think I am going to find something myself to put on. Lots of options.
Anyhow, I think I am gonna go with the UpYourKia Front Spacers, but I need to know what model of 1998 Rav4 do I get the shocks for that will fit my 2001 Kia Sportage. Also the Year and Model of TJ to get the springs from. I have been asked and don't feel to smart when asked, "What do you mean you don't know???". lol
Just wanna get the right parts the first time here is all.
Thanks Again guys.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. #866619 04/03/09 11:19 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
Wheeler
I wanted to get the rav4 shocks. got them home and discovered the bottom eyelet was the wrong size (too big i think). ended up going with kyb 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] #866620 04/03/09 01:12 PM
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k120189 Offline
Wheeler
everet ships eyelets in his spacer kit


<a href="www.pittsfieldcustomsclub.com/sportage.html" target="_blank">98 sportage</a>: warn manual hubs,upyourkia spacers, 104 tj springs, 235/75/r15 BFG T/A KO, tracker rims, cone air filter, custom cat-back with a skunk2 muffler. gonna be a 2.3L
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: logansportage] #866621 04/29/09 03:29 AM
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69442 Offline
Rock Warrior
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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.

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


What is this pan hard rod that I keep hearing about in the rear suspension, never heard that term before? Are you referring to the Transverse rod that goes side to side? I have to know so I can follow what everyone is talking about??

Hey Jaybur, you may want to edit the info regarding the 3" spacer lift? Correct me if i'm wrong but as i understand it a 2" spacer up front gets you 4" of lift and 1.5" spacer gets you 3". Also note that the rear tj106 spring is 4" & the tj104 is 3". This was a little confusing to me when i first started to gather info to do my lift! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


LIFT OR BUST! 2001 Sportage EX 4dr 4WD with 300,210 miles & counting .....
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: 69442] #866622 04/29/09 04:09 AM
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BAZINGA Offline
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you are right.
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<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.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] #866623 04/29/09 04:13 AM
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69442 Offline
Rock Warrior
Thank you, that was driving me nutz!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


LIFT OR BUST! 2001 Sportage EX 4dr 4WD with 300,210 miles & counting .....
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l_l_l\___\___
l----[o]==[o]
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3" UPYOURKIA [Re: DennisThompson] #866624 05/07/09 01:34 AM
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2002_Sporty Offline
Mudrunner
Here are 3 pics of my 2002 Sporty with the 3" UPYOURKIA installed. 235/75/15 tires on stock rims. Good example of tire and wheel well clearence also for visual reference.
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww39/2002Sporty/2002Sportage.jpg?t=1241656501
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww39/2002Sporty/2002Sportage6.jpg?t=1241656693
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww39/2002Sporty/2002Sportage9.jpg?t=1241656708


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866625 05/12/09 11:54 PM
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budicexxx Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Just wondering how you say that tj rear springs fit a kia sportage for a 3 inch lift in the rear. What year tj would work. Also does it mater size of engine.


2001 sporty, tj rear springs with rav4 shocks, ford alloys machined centers with 30x9.5x15, front spacers. more upgrades to come.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: budicexxx] #866626 05/13/09 06:09 AM
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londart Offline
Wheeler
only 97 and newer use the coil springs and any of them will work....not sure which ones use which springs but they have tag #s on them...the ones that end in 104 give you a 3" lift and the 106 give you a 4" lift...there are also 105's and pretty sure they will give 3 1/2"...if you find some just ask for a tag #, pretty sure the rubicons use a 106 if you want the 4" just ask for the rubicon springs and verify tag #s...as far as the shocks go pretty sure its any rav 4 rear shock, i can look @ work 2morrow for the specs,its been awhile and i know that the first time i looked there was only 1 option but then they changed it depending on 4 door or conv., i think...if you go with kyb the gr2s show 2 option but if you step up to the gas-a-just series (kg part #s), which are a lil stiffer than oe rav4s they only have 1 option....this will give you the extra travel needed, but you will have to put your original sleeves in the lower mounts or make some since they are a 5/8 hole and ours are a lil under 1/2"....the springs are the important part as that is what gives the lift, the shocks just give the travel you need for the extra lift..hope this helps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Lonnie
Auto Parts Professional
95 sportage sold but not forgotten
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: londart] #866627 05/13/09 07:23 PM
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budicexxx Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Thanks alot. I think i found some 97 tj hardtop rear springs. I have to call him tonight. Now in search for the front spacers. Im gonna call for the shocks after as well. As for the springs not sure yet what the number thats on it yet. Hope all works out as i am really excited at putting a little lift on my 01 kia...LOL


2001 sporty, tj rear springs with rav4 shocks, ford alloys machined centers with 30x9.5x15, front spacers. more upgrades to come.
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