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Diff locks for Sportages and other makes #998518 05/30/10 02:56 AM
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
Hi All,

You may remember a couple of years ago a gentleman in Greece was making from scratch an air locker for the Sportage and trialling it.

Well, I have found his website. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> It looks like he has succeeded and made a business out of it.

http://www.protrack.gr/

He has developed difflocks for a number of different makes and also lists one for the Sorento. He also has an interesting build on a SAS for a Grand Vitara.

The website is in Greek, so you will need to convert it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> My computer automatically prompted me to do it so that was no issue.

As I am selling my 80 I am interested in developing my Sportage again. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> Now if only we could find someone who was prepared to or already does make the 5.13 Ring and Pinions apart from Tanker Motors in Korea who seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.

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.
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Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: 4runnernomore] #998519 05/30/10 04:17 AM
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flyinwall Offline
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is there any posibility of fitting the vitara 5.12 centers into the sportage diffs (front and rear or using the complete vitara diffs in the sportage)

Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: flyinwall] #998520 05/30/10 12:46 PM
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
I think that this has been looked at before as well. No positive result. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.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: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: 4runnernomore] #998521 06/03/10 09:39 AM
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4runnernomore Offline OP
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GOOD News <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

I heard back from PRO TRACK today. THERE IS A GOD <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Here is his reply

Hello Chris.

Yes, we do make a locker for the sportage (the old model with the 28 spline
rear).
I don't have any in stock, and you have to place an order to start
producing.

The rear costs 950 euro and the front costs 650 euro (the prices do not
include tax or shipping).

We have 5.29 ring and pinions, but these cannot be used with the factory
carrier/diff.
On top of that the locker p/n is different for factory ring/pinion or 5.29
ring/pinion.

The ring and pinion set for both front and rear cost 700 euro and include 2
bearings and yokes that are needed for install.

Our company has built reduction gears for the t-case, but because of
extensive work that needs to be done on the t-casing itself and due to lack
of interest, we do not produce them any more.

Regards,
Michael.

Now does a 97 Sportage have a 28 spline axle?

So for around 3000 US (parts only) you can be locked front and rear with 5.29's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.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.
Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: 4runnernomore] #998522 06/03/10 03:32 PM
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minydigger Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Thats not good news, you could swap out axles and do a sas up front for less than that.


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Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: 4runnernomore] #998523 06/03/10 09:06 PM
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Dryver Offline
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So if the 5.29 R&P cannot be used with the factory carrier/diff, are the lockers they have compatible with the factory R&P? Do their lockers have two sets of bolt holes, one for the factory ring and the other for their 5.29 ring?

Now, I have an LSD in the rear, so getting just the front locker sounds tempting. Any idea how much shipping would be to the U.S. for a front locker? 2001 2-door model.


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GONE, all I have left are a few spare parts and the wheels.
Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: Dryver] #998524 06/06/10 01:23 PM
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midget4x4 Offline
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so for someone like me that isnt mechanically minded, is there anything out there that you can buy and just bolt straight in get some form of locked diff or lsd?? sorry guys if this has been asked 100 times before, but im fairly new to the sporty seen and now i have my upyourkia kit in im keen to get it locked for more traction <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Re: Diff locks for Sportages and other makes [Re: Dryver] #998525 06/06/10 04:12 PM
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4runnernomore Offline OP
Mudrunner
I am guessing that the translation to english may lose some of its meaning. Unless some one can read greek we won't really know for sure.

As Tanker Motors doesn't exist any more this is our only option, unless people go to the SAS option. I was looking at this utilising my old diffs from my 4runner as they were already modified, the right width,locked and geared to suit (5.29's). It was still going to cost more to install these than what it would to fit up these lockers from Greece. I wouldn't even consider SASING it now that I sold my diffs because I couldn't justify the expense of building up a set of diffs again. If I won a lot of money though I might consider it then. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />
3-4000 to lock up your rig front and rear with gearing to suit for 31's is cheap really when you compare the alternatives of SASING. Add up the cost of diffs, gears,lockers, suspension geometry, links, springs, shocks, steering installation etc you are looking over 3000 before you even lay a spanner.
Out of curiosty how much is a ARB airlocker in America? The price that these guys ikn Greece seem to be charging is roughly about the same as in Australia for a ARB one.

I guess parts in America are cheap?? Evry thing I have researched and found appears to be expensive for you guys but is on par with other makes in Australia. As we all know aftermarket support is limited so if we don't take advantage of what is on offer we will lose it totally and only have ourselves to blame as we didn't support those who were game enough to give the Sportage a go in the aftermarket industry. Food for thought.

Now does any body here speak greek and is able to read the website pages without them been translated.It may answer some of the questions raised erlier on this thread. I am sure the translation into english changes what the auther is actually trting to say.


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.

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