Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

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Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by 4runnernomore » April 7th, 2014, 8:42 pm

Hi all,

Hope this is the right area to post this. Moderates please feel free to move if required.

Been working behind the scenes with a suspension specialist about resolving the upper control arm issue on lifted Sportages especially for those of us that have pushed the boundaries and lifted up to 4 inch.

The company is Performance Suspension based on the Gold Coast Queensland Australia. http://www.performancesuspension.com.au

I have sent a upper control arm to them as a sample and a lot of emails and ideas have been sent back and forth.

What they have come up with is to make a cranked upper control Arm similar to the KJ jeep ones from jeepinbyal http://jeepinbyal.com/jeep-liberty-kj/j ... -arms.html

The arms are planned to be adjustable on the ends as well to accommodate hopefully lifts of 40mm-100mm by taking the pressure off the upper balljoint and allow some down travel again. The ball joint Chris said would most likely be a machined ball joint housing for a press in ball joint.

Chris the owner of Performance Suspension had asked me to put the word out for expression of interest for potential purchasers. He is heading off to Taiwan to his manufacturers 9 April to organise a bunch of new products including the Sportage A-arms.

The price still has to be finalised but Chris believes they will be around $ 500 for the pair. These A-Arms will be low volume handmade probably 10 pairs at a time to minimise the cost impact on Performance Suspension so get in quick.

So if any one is interested in a set please feel free to PM me or reply on the forum and we can exchange details. Or feel free to contact Performance Suspension direct. Contact details are in the link above.

Cheers, Chris :thumb:

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Unread post by 4runnernomore » April 7th, 2014, 8:57 pm

Hi all,

For those interested we are organising expression of interest on adjustable front upper AArms for our Spoties. See details in this link. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=151752

This is a great opportunity and has been a lot of research to have someone take this on so support it if you can.

Cheers Chris

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EOI SPORTAGE ADJUSTABLE UPPER CONTROL ARMS

Unread post by 4runnernomore » April 7th, 2014, 8:59 pm

Hi all,

For those interested we are organising expression of interest on adjustable front upper AArms for our Sportages . See details in this link. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=151752#p1771481


This is a great opportunity and has been a lot of research to have someone take this on so support it if you can.

Cheers Chris

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Re: Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by jacnden » April 8th, 2014, 1:04 pm

hi chris
I have had quite a discussion on this forum about calmini upper control arms. what are you hoping to achieve with these new arms? and what is adjustable?
I have been tempted to buy some but have been talked out of it by people that know more about suspension than me

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Re: Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by 4runnernomore » April 9th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Hi Jacndec,

what we are trying to achieve is taking the stress off the upper balljoint with lifts greater than 40mm.

I currently run 90mm and 4 inch is very common in America.

The design brief was to try and return the balljoint angle to standard with a lift of 4 inch and allow for some fine tuning adjustment to assist with camber and caster. Allow for some down travel again and improve road manners along with it.

Withthe cranked arms this should definitely take the stress off the ball joint and hopefully they will have adjustment at the chassis end to allow fine adjustment for various lifts.

As they are still in the design phase I cannot provide much more information than that.

the link to the KJ jeep arm shows potentially what the arm will look like. If you look at the 4th photo it shows clearly what the cranked arm should look like.

Hope that sort of explains it.

cheers, Chris

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Re: Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by jacnden » April 12th, 2014, 4:36 pm

i wondered where this post went to

with 90mm of lift do you have any down travel? while i can see it helping with ball joint angle , will it do anything for suspension travel
a diif drop would probably help you more. if you use your car offroad suspension travel is more important than a lift this high

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Re: Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by 4runnernomore » April 12th, 2014, 11:39 pm

Have a diff drop installed. Down travel is limited at the moment. Hence the arms.

Cheers Chris

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Re: Need notice/EOI in Sportage Adjustable Upper A-Arms?

Unread post by johnlizkia » May 1st, 2014, 3:10 pm

Hi I may be interested.. Depending on price
Other problems too
the bottom A arm on full droop. I know that on my black lwb one the drive shaft is about 3mm from hitting the a arm
Also on full droop the upper a arm is very close to the strut... So I hope that will get looked at too
Keep me posted
Keep up the good work:)
Thanks John

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