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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866868 10/04/13 01:24 PM
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4runnernomore Offline
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Hi Davey,

This is what the extended forks stop.

Have you tried contacting Picorp About the extended forks?

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.
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: 4runnernomore] #866869 10/06/13 02:50 PM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Yeah he's the one that told me the forks aren't available

With the Kings springs already giving me 40-45mm, think I'll just fab some 16mm spacers to give me a further 25mm, should fit over the existing strut studs with room for the nuts.
Will measure up tomorrow.

[b]Another pointer for body lifts - your fuel filler tube may dislodge from the fuel tank, check it after and/or install a longer rubber section.[b]

Last edited by Davey; 10/06/13 02:53 PM.

Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866870 10/06/13 04:40 PM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Looking for pointers on the body lift.

Do I need to alter the front brake flexi pipes, or just relocate the mount that holds the hose to the inner wing?

I already have 40mm strut spacers up front, and the hose are pretty much maxed out at full steering angles.

Here's how she looks after 13 hours cutting and welding to replace the rotten sills with box section and rock slider.[Linked Image][Linked Image]

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybrian32] #866871 10/06/13 07:38 PM
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Things that are affected by body lift:
Depending on amount of lift you will need to lengthen front brake hoses, clutch line, brake hose to rear brakes located towards passenger front wheel on frame, rear brake line that attaches to rear axle, fuel fill hose to gas tank and vent lines, shifters bent and lengthened, power steering tank location, front and rear bumper attachment point relocation if keeping stock bumpers.
And, I've probably forgot a few things.
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] #866872 10/06/13 09:29 PM
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jaybrian32 Offline
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Hi Everet, I'll only be going 1 to 1.5" on the body lift, I don't fancy the expense of getting bolt extensions machined, probably cost me more than my truck is worth. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Everet] #866873 10/07/13 01:11 AM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Don't forget those heater hoses <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Good idea to loosen the steering shaft splines too.
My engine fan was just clipping the lower shroud, cleared it by loosening the shroud bolts and forcing it down a bit.
Maybe a body lift advice post can be compiled by a mod and stickied somewhere?

I went with 1.5" blocks, cut from a 12" long poly boat trailer roller.
Had to trim the centre console plastic (including the vinyl boot mounting) behind the transfer lever, any higher would require trimming the metal sealing plate below it.


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866874 10/07/13 09:34 AM
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jaybrian32 Offline
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A sticky sounds a good idea, I shouldn're have any issues with the cooling fan, I've already binned the stock viscous unit and fit a large electric item.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: jaybrian32] #866875 10/09/13 05:45 AM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Here's a quick list of things to check, others can add to it

Front brake flexi hoses
Rear brake flexi hose (front and rear)
Handbrake cables
Clutch line
Heater hoses
Radiator hoses (should be ok unless going huge)
Fuel filler (top and bottom)
Vent lines (near fuel filler tube)
Power steering reservoir
Steering shaft splines
Fan shroud
Centre console trim (behind transfer lever, both plastics and possibly metal surround on body)
Shifters lengthened/bent
Bumper mounts

Last edited by Davey; 10/09/13 11:32 AM.

Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866876 10/09/13 06:05 AM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
When jacking the body off, I lifted from near both middle (sill) mounts on each side. This allowed me to fit blocks to 2 mounts at once, either front and sill front, or rear and sill rear.
Remember to spread the load with wood blocks against the floor <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Long a$$ 2000 Sporty, auto, 5.38 gears, TF front locker, 4"+ front lift (Kings +40 springs, 50mm spacers, 1.5" diff drop), TJ 104 rears 3" + 50mm coil spacers, 1.5" body lift, 31/10.5r15's on 15x8 Kings (ET-13), WARN manuals, Smart Bar, spotties
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866877 10/09/13 01:48 PM
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4runnernomore Offline
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Hi all,

Found this website tonight surfing around. http://www.hotbits.org/index.aspx

They list shockswith adjustable dampening for our Sporties <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

There is a couple of distributors in Oz <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> that will contact to try and get some info.

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

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