Extreme Terrain
4x4Wire Trail Talk Forums: Jeep, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Pajero, Isuzu, Kia, 4WD, 4x4, SUV, Off-Road and OutdoorWire Forums


Search

Recent Posts on TrailTalk
Gen I 1989 Broken Hood Latch Solved!
by polar - 01/14/21 08:42 PM
1989 Montero Broken Hood Latch Cable!
by polar - 01/14/21 08:40 PM
torsion bar question
by rxinhed - 01/14/21 02:07 AM
suzi the psychic
by rascott - 01/11/21 06:28 AM
Sway Bar delete.. ???
by Trailmonkey - 01/07/21 05:29 PM
Vet over his Head
by chadzeilenga - 01/04/21 03:56 PM
‘89 Monty SWB - 1100 idle at start, -500 eventual
by chadzeilenga - 01/04/21 03:51 PM
Support 4x4Wire
New Topics on TrailTalk
Gen I 1989 Broken Hood Latch Solved!
by polar - 01/14/21 08:42 PM
torsion bar question
by tcb762 - 01/12/21 11:02 PM
‘89 Monty SWB - 1100 idle at start, -500 eventual
by BrooklynOpus - 01/04/21 03:14 PM
SOLD! New 1990-1995 Toyota 4Runner 4Dr Carpet
by code33 - 01/03/21 03:52 AM
Vet over his Head
by SATXGuy - 01/02/21 05:07 AM
KM145: What have I done wrong?
by TresMon - 12/28/20 05:45 PM
4x4 Gallery
Photos of rig
Attila
99 Monterrible Sport
Scar the Cylon Raider
Mercenary Sergeant: Code Name "Sapphire"
More News on the 'Wire

4x4Voice
4x4Wire
MUIRNet-News
OutdoorWire
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 96 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums37
Topics138,168
Posts1,080,940
Members15,144
Most Online907
Dec 28th, 2019
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY #982743 01/27/10 09:25 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 387
4
4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Hi all,

Finnished fitting up electric brakes to my Sporty on Monday.

Fitted a remote head Red Arc unit. It was a tight fit to fit both LED and controller in the one switch panel <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />. but managed it with the help of a soldering iron to trim back some plastic inside the blank switch panel. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Here is a pic of the finished result installed. Nice and neat, easily accesible to adjust brakes and no bulky controller in the cabin (hidden under dash <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />)

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

[Linked Image]


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.
Support our sponsors
Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: 4runnernomore] #982744 01/27/10 04:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 305
jaboo5322 Offline
Mudrunner
Really nice job man. <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.
1989 Dodge W250.
Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: jaboo5322] #982745 01/27/10 10:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,814
Hydra747 Offline
Roll Me Over
*
Wow,
Most excellent!

Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: jaboo5322] #982746 01/28/10 01:53 AM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,224
Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Really like the custom look!!!

Wish I could get 2 or 3 of the fog light switches like yours. Haven't seen them available here (USA) on Sportages.

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: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: Everet] #982747 01/28/10 09:27 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
2002_Sporty Offline
Mudrunner
Ditto, on the switches.
I really enjoy looking at quality custom projects. Looks like it's supposed to come like that from the factory. Impressive. Thank you for the photos. If you or any one knows where to find stock looking rocker panels to house our auxillary/rocker switches please state your sites.


2002 4dr Kia Sportage 4X4
Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.
Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: 2002_Sporty] #982748 01/28/10 01:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 387
4
4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
The rocker switch with the brake setup is one of the blanks.

I purchased the other switch from the stealership about 2 years ago to use as a driving light switch. Got the idea from the OZKIA website. http://www.ozkia.com/ The site hasn't been active for a while but it is a good read. The fog light switch wasn't that expensive from memory and does look flash fitted. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I will probably end up pulling the top sticker off to neaten up the install on the brakes switch.

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: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: 4runnernomore] #982749 01/29/10 06:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 40
FOURSKIA Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Very nice... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Sportage, 75mm lift, 30"s A/T,UHF& HF, AVM hubs and more to come.
Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: FOURSKIA] #982750 04/03/10 12:23 PM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 387
4
4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Hi All,

the reason for my electric brakes. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
[Linked Image]

And you can just see the hitch reciever on the mighty little Kia. It is a TRIGG poly hitch.
[Linked Image]

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.
Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: 4runnernomore] #982751 04/16/10 02:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 30
S
sportedge Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Nice! How does it weight? How much do you think you're pulling with the luggages, food, water, etc.? Do you have enough power? How many people travelling with you? How bad does it get when you drive uphill?

Re: FITTED ELECTRIC BRAKES TO SPORTY [Re: sportedge] #982752 04/19/10 09:40 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 387
4
4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Around 900 kg on that trip and approx 500-600kg in the Sporty with a family of four and gear.

Heading over the blue mountains out of Sydney is very steep in places seeing me back to first on a few occasions but second and third for most of the inclines.

The Sportage has enough power most of the time till you hit the hills and you will be rowing the box (mine is manual)I would like to get extractors and decent straight through exhauast to help it along. She will sit on 110+ km on the freeway no worries at all with more to give and will accelerate away but slows qucickly on inclines. The trick is pick your gears to keep momentum on your side and keep her above 2700RPM otherwise she sheds speed at a rate of knots.

I would take her offroad in gentle conditions that are not to steep or rugged and sand would be out of the question. Dirt roads and formed tracks not a problem but have a recovery vehicle if you are getting adventurous.

I have certainly surprised a number of people towing my camper and how well the Sporty handles it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Suspension would be good though along with AIRBAGS in the rear. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

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.

Moderated by  4x4Wire, Axe Man, DamKia, Mike Bondi 







4x4Wire Social:

| 4x4Wire on FaceBook |


OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, TrailTalk, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting.
Copyright (c) 1999-2019 OutdoorWire, Inc and MUIRNet Consulting - All Rights Reserved, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without express written permission
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
All corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.2.34 Page Time: 0.033s Queries: 15 (0.009s) Memory: 2.8700 MB (Peak: 3.1636 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2021-01-17 00:04:22 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS