1985 Subaru Loyale (wagon), 2000 Kia Sephia (sedan), and 1969 Mercury Comet (coupé)
Improving the "KiaStein"
Since long ago, I wanted to lift a little bit the "KiaStein" and also get rid from the saggy butt it had; seems like the engineers that calibrated the suspension on the second gen of the Kia Sephia, thought that these small sedans would carry one person only, and rarely move under full load... they were so wrong, at least for the LADM (Latin American Domestic Market).
The Front Suspension is pretty Sporty, with rapid recuperation from potholes, road bouncing, and feels pretty Strong; However, the Rear suspension is pretty Weak, and the car "sits" when is under full load, I mean five passengers on the cabin, and some luggage on the trunk, but without weighing too exaggerated, always under specs of load, the car seemed to go very Low on the Rear, and had too much Bouncing, even with healthy Shock Absorbers.
In fact, I admire the Simplicity and Strongness from these Kia's Suspension, it has survived sixteen years of use and abuse, and besides some Wear on the Shock Absorbers, everything seems to be alright, and the guys at two different alignment shops, confirmed that to me, everything seems to be under specs.
But I insist that the Rear feels pretty Weak, and never had the same Sporty feeling that the Front has; and I had to do "Something" to fix that situation...