Since the Kia Sportage is a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the design team decided to stay with a regular shock/spring set-up instead of opting for air suspension like they did on the Batman inspired Optima. They still wanted to bring the height down a couple of inches to give it a bit of a sleeker appearance to match the ground effects so modified lowering springs were installed. The springs allowed the ride height to go down around 2-inches overall and underneath the wheel wells will be 20-inch Bavaria wheels from Nutek. Bavaria wheels were also used on the Kia Optima Superman build as well and they were such a great company to work with that the design team once again called upon their services for custom wheels. The Bavaria wheels come in a brushed silver finish with black accents but Mike Vu and crew will end up repainting the black sections of the wheel in favor of a brighter blue to match the Wonder Woman garb. When the paint settles on the wheels, a fresh set of rubber from Falken Tire will be mounted before they are installed on the Sportage.
New Boots For The Wonder Woman CUV
Suspension And Forged Wheels Are Installed On The Kia Sportage
May 1, 2013