Just bought a 2002 Kia Sportage. Seems to be geared really low. Anyone know what gear ratio options i have to change the ring or even better an aftermarket overdrive kit or 6 speed tranny?

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Asked by Sep 23, 2014 at 10:58 AM about the 2002 Kia Sportage Base

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Don't mess with it. It's engendered that way to get get.maximum power and fuel economy.

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Theres no way. BC shes taching out at 3200 in 5th at 6mph

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So back to my question.....is there any options of ring gears or aftermarket 6spds available?

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....that was 65mph

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WOW! That's just no where being right! I wonder if the diesel transmission would be geared differently. 3500 rpm @ 65 MPH is nuts!

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Can u get the diesel tranny in the US?

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Hummmmm. I doubt it. And then would it be compatible? Maybe switching the differential is the way to go.

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You have stock wheels and tires? If somebody put those ridiculous low- profile tires on it that are 2 inches tall there is the problem right there

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Yea its tires are smaller but its not enough make a difference. It just feels like i need to grab another gear. If i changer the ring gear then i'll loose power but if i could find a 6 spd or an overdrive kit it'd b fine. I bought it for the mpg's but its not any better than my 94 YJ with 35's.

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Def gonna get a taller set though and get my speedo right.

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The tires will be easier and cost far less than a transmission or differential switch.

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