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Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? #984443 02/07/10 09:55 AM
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Moshe_Buhboot Offline OP
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Hi,

I have a 2001 Sportage Wagon (The 4door longer version) - does it require a different spring or shock than a "normal" 4 door sportage (the ones with the wheel on the tailgate)

Moshe

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Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Moshe_Buhboot] #984444 02/07/10 04:30 PM
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bombardj1 Offline
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as far as the parts catalog I has it shows no difference for stock.


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Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: bombardj1] #984445 02/07/10 05:04 PM
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jaboo5322 Offline
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I would like to see a picture of this truck. I was not aware there were more than two versions, two door or four door.


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: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: jaboo5322] #984446 02/07/10 07:09 PM
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There were 3 versions of the 1st Gen Sportage.

2 door ragtop, 4 door "shorty" with rear tire carrier, and 4 door "long". The "long" was not sold in North America. Here is an example:

http://www.carsguide.com.au/site/search/...p;vehicleType=3

Moshe, you would have to check with a Kia dealer to verify the shocks and springs. The Kia USA parts manual does not list that version since it was never sold here.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.
Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Axe Man] #984447 02/07/10 07:56 PM
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There were 3 versions of the 1st Gen Sportage. The "long" was not sold in North America.


Why not??


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Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: 69442] #984448 02/07/10 08:26 PM
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Axe Man Offline
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There were 3 versions of the 1st Gen Sportage. The "long" was not sold in North America.


Why not??


Dunno. The diesel engine was not sold in North America either.


1998 Sportage - Gone.
2004 Honda Civic Coupe.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - She got it.
Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Axe Man] #984449 02/07/10 08:42 PM
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Moshe_Buhboot Offline OP
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Thanks!

Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Moshe_Buhboot] #984450 02/07/10 09:28 PM
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Hydra747 Offline
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I forgot that the long body has the spare underneath (like the Mitsu Montero)...and has a body like a Ford Explorer <minus the leaf springs...Of course>.

I would bet that they are different due to the weight variance between the two vehicles.

I also thought that the diesel was sold in Canada though???????

Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Hydra747] #984451 02/07/10 10:36 PM
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Moshe_Buhboot Offline OP
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The biggest advantage of the wagon/long is the trunk: bigger and you don't need to mess with the spare each time you want to do some shopping.

Obviously it does limit your departure of rocks smile

Two workshops I spoke with gave me different answers on wither I need different springs. Also - some manufactures have special rear springs - some don't. I think King Spring does and Lovells don't.

Moshe

Re: Wagon vs. 4 doors - Do I need different rear springs/shocks? [Re: Moshe_Buhboot] #984452 02/08/10 04:12 AM
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jaboo5322 Offline
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Amazing what you can learn on here. Does kinda look ford explorish.


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1989 Dodge W250.
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