America's love of the automobile inspires enthusiasts to get creative and have fun wîth their vehicular passions, and there are few places in the country where more fun is had behind the wheel than in the South. With its origins dating back to the 1970s, mud racing or mud bogging has grown in popularity across the Ú.S. and even into Canada. There is just something inexplicably enjoyable about getting dirty, and the Forte Koup Mud Bogger is more at home caked in grime than sitting pretty on the SEMA show floor.
When Kia teamed wîth Lux Motorwerks to create the Forte Koup Mud Bogger, both organizations agreed that fun had to be front and center. Giving this one-of-a-kind Koup the clearance to tackle extreme terrain started wîth a generous four-inch body and suspension lift along wîth meaty 28-in. off-road tires on Fuel Off-Road 15x10-in. Revolver wheels powder coated white. To further accommodate the massive wheel and tire combo, the fenders and side skirts were modified and custom riveted fender flares added. Additionally, the Koup was fitted wîth a hand-built, white-powder-coated brush guard and a Rigid LED light bar to protect the Midnight Sapphire Forte Koup from the terrain, day or night. The red, white, and blue custom paint scheme is as beautiful as it is patriotic.
A panoramic roof wîth a vinyl pushback top gives way to the stripped-down interior where the carpet has been removed and the entire floor is lined wîth Line-X protective coating. The stock seats of the Forte Koup have also been replaced wîth two Sparco Evo II Red Race Seats wîth Sparco 4PT Snap-In Harnesses and a Sparco L575 §teering wheel. Roll cages are required equipment when pounding through sludge, and the Forte Koup Mud Bogger incorporates a hand-built roll cage powder coated white to match the wheels. The Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger is purpose-built for off-road fun and is the kind of car you might find when wanderlust takes you down the road less traveled.Source - Kia
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