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Unread 10-28-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Rear Leaf Suspension Shocks help - Club Car Precendent

I recently bought this Precedent from my buddy. I added 19" tires, heavy duty rear end leaf springs & Madjax Lowprofile front end lift. I decided to take off the 4 seater and turn into a 2 seater. The heavy duty suspension make this cart ride rough to play golf. I am think about putting the old leaf springs back on. Question I have is there better shocks out there for a softer ride and do they make rear leaf springs that will lift it a little to keep the tires from rubbing in the back.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Unread 10-28-2015, 11:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rear Leaf Suspension Shocks help - Club Car Precendent

My CC DS has the factory springs and shocks and it rides nice. I did however have a problem with the rear tires rubbing on the fender well. I removed the spring shackles and fabricated a new set that is 1 1/4" longer than the factory set, essentially giving the rear body a slight lift. No longer have rubbing issues and the ride is no different than before.
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Unread 10-28-2015, 02:07 PM   #3
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I've used longer spring shackles to bring the back of the cart up a bit.
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Unread 10-28-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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"shocks" in golf carts aren't really shocks, they are more of a damper. You could use the stock springs and a small shackle lift. You can also trim that body on the Precedent a little. I trim them quite often with the 23" tires as with 4 people they will slightly rub in turns
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Unread 10-29-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
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Hey David

Do you sell the shackle kits for the Precedent ?
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Hey David

Do you sell the shackle kits for the Precedent ?
Yes. I'll send you a PM
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Unread 04-08-2016, 04:42 PM   #7
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I have a similar problem with a used cart i purchased and put a 12" wheel+tire combo on - the wheel+tire combo sits at 18.625" off the ground.

Only the drivers side rubs with just a driver in the cart and only going over bumps on teh course. And with no-one in the cart, the gap between the drivers side tire and body is about 1.375" and the gap on the passenger side is 2". I've looked at the springs, dampers, bushings, etc and dont see anything obvious for the drivers side issue. Any tips on what to look for or what I should replace first?
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I have a similar problem with a used cart i purchased and put a 12" wheel+tire combo on - the wheel+tire combo sits at 18.625" off the ground.

Only the drivers side rubs with just a driver in the cart and only going over bumps on teh course. And with no-one in the cart, the gap between the drivers side tire and body is about 1.375" and the gap on the passenger side is 2". I've looked at the springs, dampers, bushings, etc and dont see anything obvious for the drivers side issue. Any tips on what to look for or what I should replace first?
The spring is probably sagging and worn out. The driver's side always wears out first because that's the side where the weight is applied the most often. A set of heavy duty springs should fix you right up.
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Unread 04-08-2016, 06:07 PM   #9
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and the heavy duty dual action ones are the ones to get for golf cart use so you dont get as harsh a ride right?
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and the heavy duty dual action ones are the ones to get for golf cart use so you dont get as harsh a ride right?
The Medium duty springs will give you a nice ride and add some weight handling ability as well.
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