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well back in april i bought a lil kia sportage for a lil play toy....i did not know what i was in for. it was a 2000 with a 5spd and 4x4.it was very fun to drive to say the least.and worked really good off road. these thigs are factory 3 link rear with coils and the front is also coil over strut...it is pretty flexy. i took the swaybars off and was amazed at what it could do.these things also come with a great motor and tranny...the motor is a mazda fc3...think miata...and the tranny mainly the automatic is  a beast...kia used it in their rally truck....very stout tranny. i decided i wanted an automatic one to see if it was better. i found a 1995 auto 4x4 paid $600 for it and drove it home.my wife got the 2000 and i started to wheel the green 95....it would go over stuff my jeeps would not....even had one jeep guy say " no i am not following you...i do not want to get emmbarrassed" .... he is a member of my site.
 well now i am building a new frame for my kia and doing a 4 link front with coilover on a sammy axle and a 4 link rear on coilovers.ok enough chatter time for pics..... 

what it started as...the 1995 Kia sportage 4x4.




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my son helping get the interior out so we can line it....




took it out ...wife drove it some too...





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damn drunk drivers...i got hit  and the a-hole did not stop. white ford flatbed early 80's model. my lil kia got messed up. me and alex( my daughter) was in it when it happened.



well . it has new shoes and some body trimming...looks pretty cool but needs more







went wheelin in it again.....





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looks a little different now.... frame still not swapped yet...been driving it alot...love my Kia.





i now have a suzuki sammi axle for the front and a tracker rear axle. some 105 rears and stock fronts for the axlw swap up front(going to stay coil and get linked), hoping for no more the 4-5" of lift...only want to run 31-33's at the most. .

started frame swap...




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ok got some stuff done.its all mock up and i still need to cut the ifs stuff off frame..but starting to look good....







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my kia vs my b2........



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Not everyday you see a Kia Sportage being used like that.  Quite impressed!
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Nice work
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Looks like a neat project!
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thanks guys...i love my kia...lol...i sold the bronc and now have "Ricky" a 1996 cherokee on 36''s...will post pics soon.
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 we  should hopefully  be up there around summer time.

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