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Unread 06-23-2015, 11:46 AM   #31
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I am right now looking to purchase for my '02 lifted DS with stock springs. Put me and a 250lb hunting partner in it and it bottoms out on every rock or hole in the road on our fairly rough lease. Even alone with a couple of dead pigs on the rear basket it does this. I need to be able to haul three or four hundred pounds of feed or a dead animal and me without bottoming out but still be comfortable and in control of steering it when alone on the way to stand or just riding the lease. Making the decision on what to get has stopped me from buying for the last two months.
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Unread 06-23-2015, 12:10 PM   #32
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My three leaf HD springs are advertised as allowing another 500lbs.
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Unread 06-23-2015, 12:20 PM   #33
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I saw some like that on CP+ but wasn't sure how the ride would be . . .
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Unread 06-23-2015, 02:41 PM   #34
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I am right now looking to purchase for my '02 lifted DS with stock springs. Put me and a 250lb hunting partner in it and it bottoms out on every rock or hole in the road on our fairly rough lease. Even alone with a couple of dead pigs on the rear basket it does this. I need to be able to haul three or four hundred pounds of feed or a dead animal and me without bottoming out but still be comfortable and in control of steering it when alone on the way to stand or just riding the lease. Making the decision on what to get has stopped me from buying for the last two months.
Whatever you do, make sure you have a two U-bolt system on each side of your axle (4 U-bolts total) instead of just a one U-bolt system on each side of your axle on your rear lift. Once you start putting weight and pressure on it with passengers, uneven terrain, animals, etc., the one U-bolt is going to stretch and bend, and you're going to wind up with axle twist and your rear brakes locking up. I had this problem with my 2001 CC DS. I actually had to go back to AllSports and buy the two U-bolt system when purchasing my HD rear leaf springs. Never had another problem. When it first happened, it scared the BuJesus out of me! Brakes suddenly locked up really hard going about 15 MPH and all I did was gently touch the brakes with my foot! The one U-bolt system that AllSports includes on some of their lifts are crap. Cheap metal and cheaply made. The two U-bolt system is much stronger and up to ATV standards. Like I said, never had another problem with this after I added them. Would hate to see you stuck out in the woods with your hunting partner, a big ole' hog, and your brakes locked up!
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Unread 06-23-2015, 04:18 PM   #35
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I have a Jake's lift on it and it is a one U bolt system. Something I'm not comfortable with to begin with. I guess I can see if the offer an upgrade.
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Unread 06-23-2015, 04:29 PM   #36
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Would hate to see you stuck out in the woods with your hunting partner, a big ole' hog, and your brakes locked up!
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Always check your U bolts on your lifted CC sparkies!
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Unread 06-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #37
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OMG......Just this morning went to get the mail.Our drive way is aprox.200ft.down hill to the street.Barely touched the brake and left rear wheel locked up.Thought that was odd never done that before.came back up to my garage and just parked it.It's so dang hot here in kentucky said I will adjust the brakes this afternoon when the sun goes down some.just read this thread and walked over looked at my u-bolts sure enough loose.installed a 3" spindle lift about a year ago.I never would have thought about a loose axle.that's why this forum is so valuble to cart owners thanx so much.
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Unread 06-23-2015, 05:07 PM   #38
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I have the dual action leafs on the camp cart, they squeak like hell, took them apart cleaned them, checked for smooth rounded edges didn't work, they ride really well but hate the noise, I'll be switching them out next time I bring the cart home from the camp.
My other cart I don't need more spring unless to just lift it some with larger wheels so I'll stay away from this lol. Can't for the life of me remember where I got the dual action leafs, lost the papers and I would of surely complained about them.
Mine squeaked all the time also. Took the front and back clamps off, separated spring and added part of a bicycle tube in between springs. No more squeaking!!!
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Unread 06-23-2015, 05:48 PM   #39
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You guys are really convincing me to upgrade my rear axle to a dual u-bolt setup...
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Unread 06-23-2015, 06:51 PM   #40
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Dose anyone have quick access to jakes 3" spindle lift torque specs for the u-bolts?(sorry i must say it's for an ez-go)
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