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Unread 10-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #11
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Do you have a long travel on the front ? just wondering why the wheel spacer on the back and are the 2" or bigger
Nope, I wish!!!
My gasser came with a 4" Z, and I added a Jake's 3" spindle lift,
I put the 2" spacers on the rear, and 1" on the front when I put the 25's on to widen the stance a bit more!

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Unread 10-25-2014, 08:08 PM   #12
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I would hate to see what would have happened if it was going 25-30 MPH.
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Unread 10-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #13
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Are U-bolts a must, or would straight bolts also do the job?
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Unread 10-26-2014, 08:35 AM   #14
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Are U-bolts a must, or would straight bolts also do the job?
Unless you have a plate both over and above the rear axle, with the plate over it being contoured around the axle tube, straight bolts wouldnt work. U-bolts are needed to loop over the axle and keep it from separating from the leaf springs, same as in a car or truck with leaf springs.
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Unread 10-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #15
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Default Re: Always check your U bolts on your lifted CC sparkies!

When I still had that cart, (7 years ago)
I actually thought of using straight bolts when the U bolts stretched and started to lock up the brakes the first time!
But, my common sense told me that there was too much torque to twist/shift the axle,
and, no matter how tight the straight bolts were, there still would be twisting/shifting!
It's always best to use U bolts on an axle for absolute stability! (even with an upper plate/shock mount)

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Unread 10-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #16
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You wont likely find U-bolts to fit a cart in Grade-8,I work at a spring-shop,all U-Bolts 9/16" and smaller are Grade-5.Honestly,there probably isnt a cart on the planet that could snap a good-quality Grade-5 U-Bolt.GM pickups use 9/16", and they dont break them.If you have U-Bolts made at a spring-shop,tell them to make them Semi-Round for a ClubCar axle,that way they will seat properly,since they straddle the axle cross-ways with only 1 per side.The other option is make square plates and use 2-round bend u-bolts instead of the single per side.Hope this helps.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 01:01 PM   #17
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Hey Don, It was good talking to you.. It has been awhile. Yes I have seen this before, the brake issue is a dead give away that axle is twisting and needs tightened. The 4 bolt setup is much stronger and I have never seen one move. I put info in a PM and also emailed you a estimate. All parts are in stock.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 03:24 PM   #18
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I've seen that before. I'm not a fan of the single U Bolt design on a lifted car for that very reason.
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Unread 10-29-2014, 08:05 AM   #19
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It was good talking with you also Tom!
I haven't ordered much of anything lately because... well? I have pretty much everything on my cart I can put on it!
(Less a Long Travel, and a Big Block... but I'd have to play, and win the lottery before I could "go there"!)

Anyhow... the owner of the cart is happy with the prices, and labor will only cost beer!
BUT... I added a "bolt in" speed sensor to my order, and... Oops!



After reading through David's "Speed sensor test" sticky, >>> DS IQ or Precedent Speed Sensor Test
it's not the right one! (What can I say... I'm a gasser guy!)



I'll call this morning... hopefully my order hasn't been shipped yet!
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Unread 10-29-2014, 01:22 PM   #20
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It was good talking with you also Tom!
I haven't ordered much of anything lately because... well? I have pretty much everything on my cart I can put on it!
(Less a Long Travel, and a Big Block... but I'd have to play, and win the lottery before I could "go there"!)

Anyhow... the owner of the cart is happy with the prices, and labor will only cost beer!
BUT... I added a "bolt in" speed sensor to my order, and... Oops!



After reading through David's "Speed sensor test" sticky, >>> DS IQ or Precedent Speed Sensor Test
it's not the right one! (What can I say... I'm a gasser guy!)



I'll call this morning... hopefully my order hasn't been shipped yet!
That picture is a Regen2 motor and speed sensor. The Regen2 system will run fine without a speed sensor, it just won't have motor braking.
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