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Need struts/shocks- which ones? #994806 04/24/10 04:15 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
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5jackz Offline OP
Need a Spot
Over the last couple weeks I have noticed an ever bumpier ride every time I go over a manhole or pothole. I've got the Eibach suspension lift along with a 3.75" body lift, so is the length on the stock struts adequate? Which struts and shocks should I be using? Thanx in advance.

2000 with Eibach Suspension lift,Warn man. hubs,K&N air filter,15x8 mags with 31's, 3.75" body lift.
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Re: Need struts/shocks- which ones? [Re: 5jackz] #994807 04/24/10 04:01 PM
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Everet Offline
Body Damage is Cool
There is no "longer" front strut available for the Sportage. I have heard that KYB's replacements are good but have no experience with them.

For rear shocks, I really like the Gabriel ProGuard from autozone.
If you want more down travel and less up travel for the rear, you can use the 1999 RAV4 rear shocks. You will have to figure out a way to hold the spring from falling out but that is pretty easy with a bolt and washer on the bottom spring perch and bump stops on the top, and you will need to replace the sleeve in the bottom grommet.

Let us know what you come up with.

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Re: Need struts/shocks- which ones? [Re: Everet] #994808 04/24/10 08:47 PM
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DennisThompson Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I have had great luck with the KYBs but the Monro's should be just as good. for the rear just don't get a twin tube shock, the body on them are so big they get mangled up on the axle as your rear end flexes.


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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: Need struts/shocks- which ones? [Re: DennisThompson] #994809 04/26/10 02:26 PM
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2002_Sporty Offline
I have the 3 UpYourKia Lift.
15x8 rims with 2.5 Backspacing and 3+ of tire to shock clearance.
I also have the 1998 Toyota RAV-4 Rear shocks.
Question Are there any stiffer shocks and/or coil over that will work on my ride and keep the ride height level with my lift?
I saw some kit over at JC Whitney that adds a coil over to your shock will they work?
I just want as little body sway as possible. I like to carry heavy loads in my hatch.

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.

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