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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: LiorB] #866788 04/27/10 06:15 AM
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Moshe_Buhboot Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hi Folks,

I finally decided to go with the standard 3" lift kit - RAV4 shocks, TJ 104 shocks and 2" tall spacers for the front. (I am getting it from LiorB who posted previously smile )

In the first post in this thread it was listed that one need drop brackets for the front lift. But I couldn't find any answer regarding on where to get them or how to make them. Another person has asked about it but never got answered.

Do I need the drop brackets or not? I don't want to get rid of the sway bar - I feel uncomfortable as it is, safety wise getting the 3" lift.. smile


Regards,
Moshe <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybur] #866789 04/27/10 10:53 PM
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midget4x4 Offline
Need a Spot
does anyone know where i can get 2" strut spacers from??? i sent everet an email and he said he was in hawaii and i dont want to hassle him too much. im at the point where i need new tires so im going to step up to 30's, but i want to do the 4" lift first. does anyone know of any others available????

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: midget4x4] #866790 04/28/10 01:23 AM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I'm back...so go ahead and email me @ everet@upyourkia.com

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: Everet] #866791 04/28/10 03:20 AM
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midget4x4 Offline
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just sent you an email, cheers, kye

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: midget4x4] #866792 04/28/10 10:48 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
Mudrunner
Hi Midget,

I spoke with the Ultimate Suspension based out of Sydney on Monday enquiring about lift kits for the Sporty.

The do have astandard lift of 40mm and 50-60 mm in the rear. They also do higher which I hasve not discussed properly with rthem but they were very insistent about legalities and the fact that any higher would require engineering.

they supply and export to other parts of the world including Europe and Asia.

I sent them a link to this website showing them that there is still a market for suspension for the Sportage.

Any way another option for the Aussies to look at and our oversea brothers. I will post up my findings when I find out what is involved approx costs and what is achievable.

here is a link to Ultimate if any one wants to find out for themselves and can't wait for me to get to it.
http://www.ultimatesuspension.com.au/index.php

Cheers, Chris <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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] #866793 04/28/10 12:59 PM
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midget4x4 Offline
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hi chris, thanks for the info. ive actually been emailing everet now and he is sorting out his kit for me, i wanted something bigger than that anyway after just stepping out of a 7" spring lifted gq patrol, but once again thanks for the response, regards, kye

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: midget4x4] #866794 04/30/10 02:01 AM
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flyinwall Offline
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gee there is a fair few aussies on here now and i am stepping out of a 5" lifted 80 series down to the sportage that i have been rebuilding for the past few months and i am also looking for a suitable lift kit but im not too sure if im going 235x75's or 30x9.5's (i know its just idle ramble from out of my head and of no real benefit to anyone)

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: flyinwall] #866795 05/01/10 12:50 AM
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midget4x4 Offline
Need a Spot
hey flyinwall, pretty funny how we are stepping out of big rigs to get into so called "soft roaders". after owning the patrol, the kia was only supposed to be a daily driver, but im pretty stoked with the way it goes so far, just cant wait to get the lift in <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: midget4x4] #866796 05/01/10 01:12 PM
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flyinwall Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
i did some research when i was thinking of downsizing and i had a look at all small 4x4's (with a transfer case) and the sportage won the debate for me as it is wider and has better ramp over angles than a vitara and comes with a good motor (which i am keen on converting to a diesel using the diesel version of the FE which is the mazda R2 and putting a toyota sc14 supercharger on the side to gige it a little more go) and they were even used in the baja racing

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: flyinwall] #866797 05/01/10 01:17 PM
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4runnernomore Offline
Mudrunner
I always like the ;ittle bums from when they first came out. A guy from a 4wd club I was involved in bought one for his wife to drive. HE had a heavily modified 80 series landcruiser at that stage. He foundthe more he drove the SPorty the more he liked it. He was sold onit when he had to tow his boat with it as his 80 was broken.HE had concerns that the SPorty wouldn't pull it.

It is just a shame they don't have the aftermarket support of the others.

After owning mine I am a SPorty tragic. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

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.
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