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Hi, i have a 1999 sportage SX mk1 and was working on it at the weekend, i noticed that the exhaust tail pipe was looking a bit rough so i called my local parts shop to supply. I was asked if my sportage was long wheel base or short wheel base??? now maybe i am totally ignorant but ithought they only came in one type, so how do i tell what i have got??
 

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I have a vague recollection that there was a soft top Mk1 for some markets which I suppose was on a shorter wheelbase (2 door). My guess is that yours (4 door) will be 'LWB'.
 

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I had 2 of these and i also seem to remember them being called lwb and Blow-in is right they did have a soft top one



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hi all, i ordered the lwb, as i can see the logic about the soft top version...
BUT!!

its wrong, lol it still fits ok but it sits out the back bumper by about a foot! il just get the hacksaw and nip a bit off but its a shame as the new one has a nice shiney chromy end (i guess it wouldnt stay very shiney for very long!)

so i guess that answers the question that my model and most models are swb??
 
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