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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: RyanR] #866898 01/16/14 03:06 PM
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Is there another way to get ahold of Everet? I emailed last week (the @upyourkia.com address) and haven't heard back yet.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Tommychu] #866899 01/17/14 02:04 AM
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I got my front lift from Everet today, and it looks good! (Thank you Everet!!) Already started the install, and I'll keep you posted.

Did u pm Everet? You may give him some time, he's been sick.

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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: RyanR] #866900 01/18/14 05:49 AM
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Done with the front. It was a little tricky getting the spring spacers in, but it's done. I'll post more when I get the rear springs.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: RyanR] #866901 01/21/14 05:24 AM
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We'll all done with the lift. Overall it wasn't bad. Allandall it took about 8 hours. Rear was superfast. I used KYB rear shocks, 99' rav4. Rear springs I ordered from my local spring shop, for 04' Rubacon. Wheels are Vision Warrior 357 16" x 8", with 265 70 16 4 ply ( to keep weight down) I made steel brackets for the factory front bumper to push the corners out so I didn't have to butcher the plastic. I also trimmed the plastic inner fenders front, and back of the front tires. I'm going to try to post before, and after pics (But I suck at that stuff).

Still upset I can't just order diff locks at a reasonably good price.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: RyanR] #866902 01/21/14 06:51 AM
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Why not? The difflocks ain't that expensive from Korea especially shipped to the US.

You should try Australian prices for difflocks, you guys get them for a steal. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

I use photo bucket for my pictures, Found that the easiest way to post on sites.


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

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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: RyanR] #866903 01/21/14 03:09 PM
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Diff locker is well worth whatever it costs <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Front lift spacers are a P.I.T.A. to do.. especially with stiffer coils. How's your cv clearance from the strut forks?

I got KYB RAV4 shocks for the rear too - but have found them way under damped, still usable at least. Mine is the long body version, could be why


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] #866904 01/21/14 04:35 PM
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The cv clearance is tight. Actually the boots rub.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Davey] #866905 01/22/14 02:43 AM
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Diff locker is well worth whatever it costs <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Front lift spacers are a P.I.T.A. to do.. especially with stiffer coils. How's your cv clearance from the strut forks?

I got KYB RAV4 shocks for the rear too - but have found them way under damped, still usable at least. Mine is the long body version, could be why


Mine is under damped as well Davey all round, KYB struts in the front and OME RAV 4 rears and mine is the little bumb. I think it more related to the heavier spring rates.

myself and Runt 313 a still looking into trying to source a shock replacement to provide better dampening as well as fixing the front AARm issue with the 4 inch lift.

No issues with my struts as I was able to source the extended front struts which fixes the rubbing issue.

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] #866906 01/22/14 06:00 AM
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Peabody Offline
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Here's what I'm running in the rear. Made all the difference after bolting a few hundred pounds of steel and 2 batteries to the rear of my Sporty.

The shocks are Pro Comp ES9000 series - #924515 . They are spec'd to fit the following vehicles (front shocks, I think):


1984-2010 Ford F-250, 1984-2010 Ford F-350, 1984-2010 Jeep Cherokee, 1984-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1984-2010 Jeep Wrangler

They're working for me. If you need a little more oomph in your shocks, give one of those sets a try...

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


1997 Sportage 4x4, auto-trans, Warn manual hubs, 4" UPYOURKIA front lift, TJ 106AA rear springs, 2-5/8" body lift, 31x10.50 treads, SmittyBilt SRC front and XRC rear bumper, swing-out tire mount, OBX LSD front diff, Track Finder rear locker, 5.38 R&Ps and... really crappy gas mileage! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Peabody] #866907 01/22/14 06:06 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
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Thanks Peabody,

will look into it.

been a twin tube shock do you have clearance issues? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

I would like to try and find a fix for the front at the same time so it is balanced if I can.

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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