I have a 2000 Kia Sportage EX that has a problem with the front doors where it gets a bit difficult to close. The rear doors are fine.
I was told that this is because of the body frame bushings. I bought a bunch of OEM bushings but I was told that the OEM will just wear out again and I will be replacing those pretty quick. Instead I could use hockey pucks or a better than OEM material.
Now, because this is an old vehicle and not a popular model I can’t find aftermarket bushings for these. I can’t fab or modify them myself either…
Are hockey pucks better? Will a shop do custom stuff like this for me? Considering the fact that the frame and the body will be separated, will a regular shop help me install bushings that would help me raise the height of a vehicle a bit more so I can install bigger offroad tires? Nothing crazy, just raise it a bit. If this is a bad idea please tell me why it is too. I am here to learn.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.