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Unread 02-11-2015, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Limited right hand turn steering?

I purchased the cart last spring and brought it right up to our campground to use for the season so didn't get to do much maintenance on it up there.

As I wait for my new controller upgrade I decided might as well do some maintenance on it (clean, grease, inspect etc...). I always noticed that the cart could turn tighter circles when going left (steering wheel turns more in that direction too of course) and had long radius turning going right. After lifting up the front end, taking off wheels I noticed that the bottom bolt of the tie rod hits the bottom bolt from the strut/shock stopping it from going any further. The cart does have a A arm lift kit on it but this csn't be right. I don't notice anything bent or broken. Although strut or strut bushing needs to be replaced soon and all 3 tie rods sooner or later.

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Unread 02-11-2015, 09:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Limited right hand turn steering?

FWIW, unless the lift has them specified to go backwards, your A-Plates are backwards. The shock mounting stud should be towards the front of the cart. Would not affect your problem, though
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FWIW, unless the lift has them specified to go backwards, your A-Plates are backwards. The shock mounting stud should be towards the front of the cart. Would not affect your problem, though
Wouldn't that fix his problem?
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Honestly, I don't know. I don't think there is any difference between the Canadian CCs and the ones in the states. Since the plates are flipped, that would make the whole front suspension shift forward

Wait, you're right Jake. Again, I didn't read te whole thread. Anyway, yannicksjh, try swapping your A-Plates so the shock tab is facing forward. That should fix your problem
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If the a-arms were flipped and the shocks could still be mounted to them, I think there would be enough clearance for that tie rod to clear.
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If the a-arms were flipped and the shocks could still be mounted to them, I think there would be enough clearance for that tie rod to clear.
See above, I made an edit
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Those are stock a-arms I think...
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Those are stock a-arms I think...
They are. And the lift itself is one I've never seen before. Not an Allsports, Jakes, or Nivel lift
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They are. And the lift itself is one I've never seen before. Not an Allsports, Jakes, or Nivel lift
I was looking at the top of the spindle, it looks like its welded or something...
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Makes sense, wonder why the guy would have mounted them on the inside. The top part of the shock is also mounted on the outside. Ill take a quick pic and psot it in a few minutes to show what I mean.

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