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Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: BAZ] #867692 02/14/08 10:51 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,136
Nukeiridium Offline
Body Damage is Cool
LOL ok BAZ, fact is you came in here copping an attitude, said some really dumb things, and you got called to the curb on it and now you're backpedaling and trying to play innocent and everyone's pal. You want to be able to talk trash with no consequences. Doesn't work that way son! You were on the receiving end of a little education courtesy of the Sportage forum, take it like a man! I just told it to you the way it is, unlike you, without resorting to juvenile name-calling. In fact I answered your questions more completely than anyone, so I gave you what you asked for. I'm not here to be your buddy, you come in here calling our rigs a POS and being cocky, I'm going to call you on it, and unlike you, I won't backpedal later and make excuses. I may have hurt your feelings in the process (in fact your angry insults tell me I definitely did) but you can't even imagine how little I care about that, since based on your posts my opinion of you is incredibly low right now.

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Yeah, it flexes like crap. Thats the point, Its stock! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


FWIW, a stock Sportage flexes better than that <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by Nukeiridium; 02/14/08 11:13 PM.

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Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: Nukeiridium] #867693 02/14/08 11:40 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 92
BAZ Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
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LOL ok BAZ, fact is you came in here copping an attitude, said some really dumb things, and you got called to the curb on it and now you're backpedaling and trying to play innocent and everyone's pal. You want to be able to talk trash with no consequences. Doesn't work that way son! You were on the receiving end of a little education courtesy of the Sportage forum, take it like a man! I just told it to you the way it is, unlike you, without resorting to juvenile name-calling. In fact I answered your questions more completely than anyone, so I gave you what you asked for. I'm not here to be your buddy, you come in here calling our rigs a POS and being cocky, I'm going to call you on it, and unlike you, I won't backpedal later and make excuses. I may have hurt your feelings in the process (in fact your angry insults tell me I definitely did) but you can't even imagine how little I care about that, since based on your posts my opinion of you is incredibly low right now.

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Yeah, it flexes like crap. Thats the point, Its stock! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


FWIW, a stock Sportage flexes better than that <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />


Backpedal? Okay pal. Keep on being dramatic and over-sensitive. You seem to be the one with the hurt feelings, go take your midol. Your hormones are getting the better of you.

I'm done.

And to the original poster, sorry for starting this flame war. I apologise and hope your sale goes well.



1994 Toyota X-Cab 4WD 22R-E 5 speed.
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: BAZ] #867694 02/15/08 12:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 393
Calappoyas Offline
Mudrunner
Class, this is a perfect troll specimen. They lurk under the threads only grunting occasionally. See how it throws it's poop when it's cornered? Classic behavior pattern! A rare showing on this KIA forum. Beware of feeding the trolls. It just encourages their breeding.


02 [color:"red"] Sportie [/color] 5sp 4x4 2dr. 1" Body + 4" Rocksportgear lifts, 31x10.50 Wildcats M/Ts, Manual Hubs, Yakima rack, basket. Redline gear oils
http://www.cardomain.com/id/calapooyas
My beater, 03 Land Rover Freelander SE3
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: BAZ] #867695 02/15/08 05:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,396
DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Wow, This got a little out of hand. Lets see if I can get to your questions. Why do I own a Kia? My wife was driving a Grand Am GT and we moved to were she had to drive alot farther to go to work. She needed 4wd for winter. We looked at Cherokee's, Sidekicks, and Trackers. I took the Grand Am in for service and the Dealership just got into Kia's. They offered us the right price for the Gramd Am and I was impressed with the salesman's knowlage of the Sportage. So to answer that question, The deal was right.
As to way why one would modify one, I had a 98 TJ That I used for Search and Rescue, We had the sportage and just got a good deal on an Eagle Talon, We had to many vehicles. The Jeep was the only one with a payment so we went car payment free. I still needed something for Search and Rescue and the Sportage was 4wd. I origanly went with the Eibach 2 1/2" lift and 30" BFG ATs and was amazed at what this thing would do, at first I got laughed at by the the S&R but after a few call outs it got lots of respect, In fact there are a few guys that get mad when someone disses the Kia, I don't care what they say. Later I made the first set of UPYOURKIA spacers and 31" BFG MTs for winter. To end a long story, I modified it because I had it. Now I love the fact I have a differant rig than everybody else, have you heard the term "Dare To Be Differant". I love the fact that I have a SUV with 160,000 miles on it and I know I can jump in it and drive it anywere with no worries and get 22 to 26 MPGs dong it. I didn't take offence to you coment of your loaner being a POS, every car makers put one out. I had a friend with a Toyota that was a POS, I don't think they all are. Anyway I hope I answered you question as to why.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: BAZ] #867696 02/16/08 03:04 AM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,243
DamKia Offline
Kia Moderator
...........and for what it's worth some of us enjoy the challenge of true "modification" rather than being able to buy bolt-on accessories off the shelf.

It is frustrating when people com on to a forum and trash peoples choices on that forum with little to no actual experience of what they are talking about.

The Kia chassis, unlike the Toyotas, is a full box chassis end to end and is considerably larger in cross section than the Tacos (Hiluxes over our side of the puddle) that end up in "C" sections aft and fwd of the spring hangers. It is "made" for modifications, including engine swaps (my next project, GM 3.8 liter V6/Automatic/Taco geardrive tcase).

They also have about 9" of front wheel travel, and 13" rear wheel travel, stock, which is more than a stock Taco (I've measured mine against an IFS Taco in one club I was in). We actually have a better RTI than most (if not all) IFS vehicles after we fit lifts and tires, better than all "all leaf" vehicles, better than some "all leaf (modified)", better than some "all coil (beam)", and I beat one all coil modified (beam). I've still got the prize, a tire repair kit from Procomp to prove it...

The Kia Sportage spawned a military derivative (~1991 IIRC) called the KM404 which was for a long time the South Korean equivalent of a US military Jeep (before the Hummvee took over), and it really is no suprise when you look at it that the Kia has things like "old school" Jeep 5 on 5.5" wheels (in an otherwise "metric" vehicle). Yes, they would have had to meet all the international regs on military vehicles as the US or Japanese vehicles, or any other country for that matter. So they have the potential to be tough little critters with the right attention to the right mods, just like any of the other brands.

The new Sorento is the basis for the new Military vehicle in SK.

So, you want me to list the "defects" in Toyotas that I know of (and have towed home)? Every vehicle has their faults. If you own a Lexus 470 with IFS I would be getting the chassis area near the front lower wishbone looked at VERY carefully (SERIOUSLY!!, they crack and have been known to disintegrate at speed with dire consequences)....

If you want to research a topic, start reading. If you have questions ask them politely, without prefacing them with ".... your vehicles are a POS...Why would you BOTHER modifying them???..." (paraphrasing what you said).

Message to all, back on track to Jaybur's tires............


2002 Sporty , Ironman 2.5" spring, 2" body, 15 x 7 ROH wheels, K&N, 15 x 10.5 Simex Centipedes, Powerchip 91.

"Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level then beat you with experience!"
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: DamKia] #867697 02/16/08 05:47 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 394
jaybur Offline OP
Mudrunner
well my wheels and tires are still up for grabs. I might have my sporty sold, have a guy coming to look at it tomorrow afternoon. so I will let you guys know on that too!

I had some interest on my sporty from kiacrawler, but he has since fell off the planet or something!

just thought I'd update to get this thread back on track! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />


Sportage sold.........
1999 4runner 4x4 , Tundra brake rotors and calipers (well worth it!) -wifes
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: Calappoyas] #867698 02/16/08 03:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 240
blitz Offline
Wheeler
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Class, this is a perfect troll specimen. They lurk under the threads only grunting occasionally. See how it throws it's poop when it's cornered? Classic behavior pattern! A rare showing on this KIA forum. Beware of feeding the trolls. It just encourages their breeding.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />....i like mine. easy to work on.leaves a ton of room in garage.fits between trees,and other tight spaces real nice.ifs,shortwheel base etc..i dont care what peole think,i know what it can do.

Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: blitz] #867699 02/20/08 05:36 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,221
logansportage Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I purchased my Sportage because we needed something with 4 doors to haul the family and camping stuff, it needed to have a real frame, 4x4, and a manual transmission. I drove everything on the planet, and the Sportage had everything I was looking for. It also was at a price I could not pass up.

I had a 2 door Nissan Sentra that I traded in on it, that I wish to this day I would have kept instead. The thing that really sold me on the Sportage was it could be taken off road for camping and exploring trails and put into 4 LO for following all my Jeep buddies.

When I noticed I was going every where my Jeeper buddies were going but not getting stuck, I started looking for modifications that would allow me to go even further.

That is when I was completely sold.

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


White 1998 4 door KIA Sportage 4x4 w/Eibach 2.5 spring lift and TJ rear coils, 4crawler 1.5 body lift, Monroe Sensa.trac shocks, Bosch 4+ plugs, Eaton LSD, 31x10.5x15 BFG KM tires, 2.5 cat back exhaust w/SpinTech muffler
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: Nukeiridium] #867700 02/20/08 05:45 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 616
Iron Offline
Rock Warrior


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Yeah, it flexes like crap. Thats the point, Its stock! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


FWIW, a stock Sportage flexes better than that <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> [/quote]


LOL! A stock MG flexes better than that! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />


08' Jeep Wrangler
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58' Triumph TR-3A
Re: Leaving the sportage scene, Set of tires for sale! [Re: Iron] #867701 02/20/08 03:27 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,814
Hydra747 Offline
Roll Me Over
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Hey BAZ, HOw much were those wheels that you got (from the Pic)????





Nice....truly nice!!!!!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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