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Unread 09-10-2007, 08:34 PM   #21
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Tell me a good reason to cut the frame.

One reason is you don't gain any ground clearence under the front end. All it really is is a body lift. It looks HORRIBLE, and as you say, the factory ride. Where do you get that the Spindle lift isn't factory? The A-arm isn't a factory ride, but the spindle uses all the FACTORY suspension and, this will sound HORRIBLE to you, but you ALSO gain ground clearence with the lift AND tires.
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Unread 09-10-2007, 08:38 PM   #22
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Not to mention that you can't go back once you you lift it, because the frame is changed forever.
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Unread 09-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #23
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Before you purchase a lift kit, you must ask yourself a question. Am I lifting my cart for looks or off-road performance? If it is for looks, do it cheap and easy. Any lift will work. As for off road, different issue. Buy as much as you can afford and are capable of installing. When I bought my Desert Sports Center lift back in 2002?, it was the best lift available. Now, there are Jakes and other very good lifts out there. My cart takes a beating and it is worth the $300+ I spent for that quality lift.
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Unread 09-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #24
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Tell me a good reason to cut the frame.

One reason is you don't gain any ground clearence under the front end. All it really is is a body lift. It looks HORRIBLE, and as you say, the factory ride. Where do you get that the Spindle lift isn't factory? The A-arm isn't a factory ride, but the spindle uses all the FACTORY suspension and, this will sound HORRIBLE to you, but you ALSO gain ground clearence with the lift AND tires.
altered spindles change the tire camber and line..........duh... and what does it matter if youn gain 3 inches in the front over a z lift if you didnt gain any in the rear...
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Unread 09-13-2007, 06:07 PM   #25
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Not all spindle lifts change the camber. Cutting the frame is alot of unnecessary work. I would never do it again after installing a Jakes spindle lift.
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Unread 09-14-2007, 04:43 PM   #26
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Looks like someone is getting upset. Sorry, I didn't mean to offend I was just stating my experiences.
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Unread 09-14-2007, 08:38 PM   #27
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I'm going to have to argue the same as Mr. X. Whichever lift you like better, it's just a plain and simple fact that it's easier to replace two spindles than it is to cut the frame, add the plates, and extend the steering joint. The rear is the same no matter what lift you go with.
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Unread 09-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #28
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easier but not always better
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Unread 09-18-2007, 10:25 PM   #29
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O.K. you guys...

This is a "Factory installed" 4" "Z bracket" lift
(this is a CC gasser... but, I just had to step in...)



The steering is Sooooo tight, I kind of don't want to mess with it...

BUT...
I want it higher... perferably, a 6" lift... What do I do????
My CC dealer said he could use straight brackets, THEN... put a 6" lift on...

Would any of YOU do that???

The frame is factory cut... designed that way... but I want a higher... wider lift...
my suspension has NO "articulation"... (got that word from No No!)

and I would REALLY like to put on a "Jakes Long Travel" lift...

would it...could it work???




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Unread 09-19-2007, 07:13 PM   #30
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a long travel kit will work fine with that lift... i have done it several times before... your rear shakels will need to be 2 1/2 inches longer along with the new lift kit to make the cart level
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