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Re: New kind of lift [Re: minydigger] #947167 06/18/09 03:16 PM
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Happy Birthday k120189 Offline OP
Wheeler
yea im probly going to end up just going with a balljoint extension to tell you the truth. watts links are really cool but i see them being more practical in a lowered vehicle. im just gonna drop the upper panhard mount


<a href="www.pittsfieldcustomsclub.com/sportage.html" target="_blank">98 sportage</a>: warn manual hubs,upyourkia spacers, 104 tj springs, 235/75/r15 BFG T/A KO, tracker rims, cone air filter, custom cat-back with a skunk2 muffler. gonna be a 2.3L
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Re: New kind of lift [Re: k120189] #947168 06/19/09 09:08 AM
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fokion Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Now that we have "solved" the front part lets talk about the rear...
Dint now if you vave mentioned it but you will have to make longer the 2 control arms on the side + the small one on the center because otherwise you will "shorten" the distance between the front an de rear weels... by 2 - 3 cm ( approx an inch or more )


'96 4d mechanicaly stock so far, rims, spoiler, Cooper AT tyres, Factory LSD, Manual Warn Hubs, handmade exaust, ELECTRIC FAN!!! 3,1'' Lift, PALM GPS
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Re: New kind of lift [Re: fokion] #947169 06/19/09 02:20 PM
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Happy Birthday k120189 Offline OP
Wheeler
yes as u go up it will move the wheels toward the front of the car i plan on making adjustable arms. just gonna take stock ones and add a threaded tube end and a heim joint. i could make new arms as well but im not sure how much longer to make them.


<a href="www.pittsfieldcustomsclub.com/sportage.html" target="_blank">98 sportage</a>: warn manual hubs,upyourkia spacers, 104 tj springs, 235/75/r15 BFG T/A KO, tracker rims, cone air filter, custom cat-back with a skunk2 muffler. gonna be a 2.3L
Re: New kind of lift [Re: k120189] #947170 06/19/09 02:29 PM
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jaboo5322 Offline
Mudrunner
I never thought of using the old rods with new joints. perfect. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


2001 Sportage, 4" RSG lift, Cragers W/31 10.5 Micky Claws, Warn Manual Hubs, 16 gallon Pro Street Fuel Cell, Custom Snorkel, K&N Filter.
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Re: New kind of lift [Re: k120189] #947171 07/29/09 05:03 AM
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Dave Scott Offline
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sure, you could drop the diff, and the upper and lower control arms and the brake hoses and the struts and the ....

better idea, why not go and do what the guys in the late 80's were doing and just weld a whole extra frame to the bottom of the sportage frame with the suspension attached to it... ???

well, because it doesn't give you better performance, that's why, it just makes the truck higher... ya know, like those guys running around with 24" bling rims and MT's with next to zero side wall and a snowplow under the front end...

like this:

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BUT...

there is hope for a better solution! and an easier one as well...

this:

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a long travel kit with modified knuckles running coil-overs...

a long travel kit would be easier to build, easier to adjust, look better, offer more usable ground clearance and have a lot longer travel stroke...

it will however, be a little more expensive because you wouldn't be recycling stock suspension components, you'd be using all new race proven equipment...

Last edited by Dave Scott; 07/29/09 05:06 AM.

95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

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Re: New kind of lift [Re: Dave Scott] #947172 09/15/09 09:09 PM
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SKC Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Well, I'm gonna bump this; I figure somebody can fabricate a long travel kit for a resonable price... Maybe we can find someone?

Re: New kind of lift [Re: SKC] #947173 09/15/09 10:03 PM
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SKC Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I tell you guys what, if you guys can come up with a design for a long travel suspension for our Kias, then I will see if my uncle can fabricate them. He works for a major fabrication business, making hatches and doors for yachts and boats, so maybe he can a set?

Re: New kind of lift [Re: SKC] #947174 09/22/09 02:38 AM
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Dave Scott Offline
Trail Leader
i could design it all day long, but graph paper doesn't transfer to CNC machine very well...


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: New kind of lift [Re: Dave Scott] #947175 09/22/09 03:34 AM
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SKC Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
It would help, though, haha.

Re: New kind of lift [Re: SKC] #947176 09/23/09 06:25 PM
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Happy Birthday k120189 Offline OP
Wheeler
i can do the cnc work and tool path.
got an idea for the upper shock mounts too.
ok what exactly does the half shaft hit on with lift just the strut fork?


<a href="www.pittsfieldcustomsclub.com/sportage.html" target="_blank">98 sportage</a>: warn manual hubs,upyourkia spacers, 104 tj springs, 235/75/r15 BFG T/A KO, tracker rims, cone air filter, custom cat-back with a skunk2 muffler. gonna be a 2.3L
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