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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tspot] #866938 11/25/14 06:56 AM
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Peabody Offline
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What 4runner is saying is that the extended forks are no longer in production and the residual stock has dried up. Here's a link to them on Masterjeep. This is a company in South Korea that sells aftermarket parts for the Sportage. They have none in stock. Picorp has been hit and miss. I suggest contacting "nicemotors" on eBay. If you can find what you want in South Korea, this guy can get it for you. He may even be able to source it for you. That's how I purchased my rear locker via Masterjeep. If I was looking for parts direct from Korea, I'd go through him again. No harm in trying... <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="" />
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Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tspot] #866939 11/25/14 02:29 PM
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4runnernomore Offline
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As far as I know the extended forks fixes this issue, although I don't have any down travel thanks to my lift on the front I do not experience this issue. I am also running a front diff drop with the extended forks, with 40 mm lift springs (no spacers) making a approx goal of 90 mm lift in theory although I expect it is a bit higher., with no rubbing.

I am in the process with a suspension company in QLD AUSTRALIA called Performance Suspension http://www.performancesuspension.com.au. In designing a new AArm for a 4 inch lift to regain some down travel and take the pressure off the upper balljoint causing separation in extreme cases as RUNT 313 has managed to find in his offroad excursions.

Thanks to Runt313 we were also able to provide Chris the company owner with a set of extended forks to see if he can reproduce them. He is visiting his production factory in Taiwan where he gets.a lot of his development work done early next year and is taking the forks with him to see if they can reproduce them.

He is quite keen to modify a Sporty although he realises it will be a low volume seller so if it comes off if every one can get behind his efforts by purchasing that would AWSOME. He is also looking into struts and rear shocks to suit with heavier valving but that is further down the track. Just want the AARMS and hopefully extended forks in production. So if there is an Aussie near the Gold Coast looking to lift their Sporty, give Chris a call as he want's to get his hands on a vehicle to see if he can get all these items to work.

I have sent him struts, forks and AArms but nothing beats having the actual vehicle in the workshop. An interesting observation was the stuts from a VW AMAROCK PICKUP WERE A SIMILAR DESIGN TO THE SPORTY's and he was hoping he could modify to fit.

I was attracted to this company originally as they had designed and released in Australia extended ball joints for the Nissan D40 Navara/pathfinder and I was hoping they could do the same thing for the Sportage.

Here is hoping the AArms come off and I am testing a set before to long in the new year. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

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

Last edited by 4runnernomore; 11/25/14 02:39 PM.

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: Peabody] #866940 11/26/14 03:27 AM
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tspot Offline
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Peabody, thanks for the tip on nice motors. I was asking Davey what he meant by this post.
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Extended forks will give the same CV boot rub if the lift is the same, it rubs on the lower suspension arm at full hang. The biggest downside to these forks is they're not available any more <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> at least I tried and was told they can't be had in Korea.. if you find some let me know!!


4runner - a new A arm sounds pretty cool, shipping might kill the deal for me but im definitely interested.

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: 4runnernomore] #866941 12/15/14 01:50 AM
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kiaracer Offline
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i'm interested as well. I'm back to looking at a lift again. My front struts are shot and what better opportunity to replace them than while doing a lift to it. I planned on replacing the front springs too so I'd like to find some lift springs that will fit without having to use a spacer. A spacer just seems as a "cheaty" way of doing it and I'd like to do it right the first time instead of having to go back and fix something that broke later. I'm a technician at a Kia dealer and I hate working on the same problem on the same vehicle more than once.


2000 Kia Sephia, 1998 Kia Sportage 4x4, 2002 Kia Sportage 4x4
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: Peabody] #866942 12/16/14 06:02 AM
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4runnernomore Offline
Mudrunner
Quote
What 4runner is saying is that the extended forks are no longer in production and the residual stock has dried up. Here's a link to them on Masterjeep. This is a company in South Korea that sells aftermarket parts for the Sportage. They have none in stock. Picorp has been hit and miss. I suggest contacting "nicemotors" on eBay. If you can find what you want in South Korea, this guy can get it for you. He may even be able to source it for you. That's how I purchased my rear locker via Masterjeep. If I was looking for parts direct from Korea, I'd go through him again. No harm in trying... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


It seems Picorp is back on line. I recieved an email off him today with an updated price list. picorp@hanmail.net

Here is the latest update.
PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW ITEMS FOR SPORTAGE AS WE CAN
SUPPLY IT FROM OUR STOCK.

WE CAN SUPPLY A PARTS FOR SPORTAGE 2001 YEAR AND
PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW PRICE AND INFORM US WHAT YOU NEED FOR
CHECKING COURIER CHARGES(BY EMS).
1. PAN HARD ROD : U$160.34
2. REAR 28 SPLINE LOCKER : U$420.00
3. FRONT 26 SPINE LOCKER : U$420.00
4. REAR 26 SPLINE LOCKER : U$420.00
5. 5.38 RING & PINION SET : U$394.00

THANKS.
MICHAEL.

Cheers, Chris <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> <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] #866943 12/18/14 03:21 PM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
BAH Attachment doesn't seem to work.. can't upload pic.. etc..


Here's a little clarification on CV boot clearance.

This pic (click Attachment in title bar above..) is taken at full down travel, note the CV boot contacts the lower suspension arm.
This would only rub when in 4WD and hanging the wheel in the air, so not a problem in daily driving.
I'm yet to wreck a boot, and I hang the wheels in the air often <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> [img]http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/download.php?Number=1295829[/img]

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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] #866944 01/03/15 07:34 AM
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tspot Offline
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I cant get your pics to work!

Thanks though Davey that does clear things up. I have some custom ideas starting to fix any rubbing issues in the front that I dont think would be too expensive.

With a 4" spacer lift on the front, do the boots rub on the struts in daily driving situations or again only when hanging the front wheels?
This is something I think could be fixed easily but im wondering if it will be ok to drive on for a while after i install the lift but before i get the costom work done

Thanks for posting that info 4runner, I tried emailing that guy a month ago but got no reply. I emailed about forks though. Im starting to lean towards locker so i might need that info.

Last edited by tspot; 01/03/15 07:54 AM.
Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: tspot] #866945 02/17/15 04:47 AM
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ultim8m Offline
Need a Spot
Ive just picked up a 1999 sportage, im in Perth, Australia, and have read through this thread and seem to have confused myself more.

at this stage i am looking at dobinson springs with kyb struts for a 40mm lift , with this combo do i need to do the swaybar drop? and is this a better option than tj rears and spacer kit?

Re: Lifting a kia sportage? Look here first! Also tire size recommendations. [Re: ultim8m] #866946 02/17/15 04:59 AM
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Davey Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hey mate, you've come to the right place for info at least!

Dobinsons and Kings do 40mm spring lifts, I believe Dobinsons also do a 70mm version.

TJ rear springs will get you about 3-3.5" (75-85mm) in the back, while front strut spacers will give you about twice the spacer thickness eg 2" spacer gives ROUGHLY 4" lift or a bit under.

I have some rear Kings or TJ coils if you ever want to try some, I'm in Perth too

Welcome to the forum and Sporties <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] #866947 02/17/15 05:27 AM
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ultim8m Offline
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I was debating whether to go for the 40mm or the 3-4" lift

with tj springs i need to get rav 4 shocks is that correct? and tj bump stops?

I've got the radiator out at the moment and getting another this week as i got dudded with the old pepper to fix a leak trick. whilst on that topic, i was going to swap to electric thermo while its all out?

where abouts in perth are you? it would be good to see one with all the work done and get some advice on the options

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