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Unread 08-18-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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I have the stock rear drum brakes on my DS. After putting the lift and 23" tires on it - it's noticeably harder to stop - as expected with the larger tires/weight.

Today though I noticed as it came to a complete stop there's that little eerrrk sound - like if your in your car and you don't take your foot off the brake all the way and it starts to roll - that irritating noise.

Normal/OK/to be expected/replace pads???

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Unread 08-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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Your axle may be turning. Check the U bolts reset the axle and tighten the U bolts good if it has moved.
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Check this thread out.

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I plan on doing that at some point...probably in the fall when it's cooler. And I looked at the cables when I put on my lift - its on a DS...yeah they hang some...but they aren't tight they have some play - no pulsing or anything like that. The sound only comes when I'm trying to stop the cart when on a hill - I have to press down a bit more than I did with the stock setup (again to be expected).
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Your axle may be turning. Check the U bolts reset the axle and tighten the U bolts good if it has moved.
Thanks - I'll check them, but...

How tight should the bolts be...that's one thing that frustrates me with all the information/instructions for things - lift kits, etc. they just say tighten. Well tighten to one person and tighten to someone that goes to the gym 2 times a day (example here not me) are two different things. I wish they put torque measurements out there.
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Unread 08-18-2016, 10:32 AM   #6
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Oh - and I only noticed the noise when there was two adults in the cart - assuming the added weight did it...not sure if that helps diagnose or not?
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I plan on doing that at some point...probably in the fall when it's cooler. And I looked at the cables when I put on my lift - its on a DS...yeah they hang some...but they aren't tight they have some play - no pulsing or anything like that. The sound only comes when I'm trying to stop the cart when on a hill - I have to press down a bit more than I did with the stock setup (again to be expected).
Well then do as mrgolf stated. Make sure the rear axel is rotated slightly towards the front of the cart so that the U bolts and spacer under the rear springs, on top of the axle, are tilted forwards. This will relieve any pressure the rear brake cable may be under causing the squeal or dragging sound you hear. Only problem is you'll have to check every so often to make sure they haven't shifted until you do Tahoedawg's brake-flip.
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Well then do as mrgolf stated. Make sure the rear axel is rotated slightly towards the front of the cart so that the U bolts and spacer under the rear springs, on top of the axle, are tilted forwards. This will relieve any pressure the rear brake cable may be under causing the squeal or dragging sound you hear. Only problem is you'll have to check every so often to make sure they haven't shifted until you do Tahoedawg's brake-flip.

Tilted forward? As in the front of the block is lower than the rear? Wouldn't this actually tighten the brake cable, since the cable is mounted under the axle tube rotating it this way would make the distance from the bottom of the body/frame to the brake cable plate farther...

Am I misunderstanding something?
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I'm sorry, I mistyped.

Tilited back so that the brake assemblies are closer to the front of the cart.

I was thinking in reference to my cart, which has the brake-flip mod (brake assemblies on top).
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I'm sorry, I mistyped.

Tilited back so that the brake assemblies are closer to the front of the cart.

I was thinking in reference to my cart, which has the brake-flip mod (brake assemblies on top).
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