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Re: Another Track/Kick question
Mechanically, the Trackers and Sidekicks are identical. The only differences are in trim levels, badging, wheel availability, and interiors.
The Sport was the only Japanese made model sold here, and its the only one to use the 1.8L engine similar to the Esteem. The frame and body are also wider than a regular Track/Kick (And the Calmini lifts won't work without some REAL work). The springs are a tiny bit longer, but also stiffer. After swapping them into my 2 door softtop, I actually like the ride better!
Given your requirements, I would find a Sport. A little roomier, and much more power (120hp) vs a non-sport 4 door (95hp). Also a little bit nicer on the inside, and better looking on the outside. Stick with a set of coil spacers and 30's shouldn't be a problem.
The only issues you'll have are:
- Chevy never got a Sport model, so you'll be stuck with only NAPA for replacement parts.
- Due to the larger ABS discs all around, you can ONLY run 16' rims. They come with pretty nice 5-spokes stock. 15's won't clear the brakes.