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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default Choosing lift kit

I have been reading for a few days, but I am not sure on what I am looking at yet.

I see two "main" manufactures (jakes and All-sports).

After seeing those, I see they each make 2-3 models.

I don't want to spend more than $800 for wheels/tires and the kit.

The super sport kit looks good, but I don't know if it will work.

My vin is
aq0341-336743


I am lost after looking more and more.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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Dude. You think you are lost now? Wait until you get responses.



But you will get good advise.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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To restrict yourself to $800.00 it really depends on how high of lift you want? To keep costs down a 3-5" spindle lift would be cheaper, BUT DO NOT GO WITH ONE OF THE MANY CHEAP AFTER MARKET ( CHINESE LIFTS ) as many are junk and wont hold up nor be aligned correctly? If you want a 6" or more lift I would recomemend a LONG TRAVEL lift but you are out of money with lift kit alone? Stick with Jakes or All Sport kits and you wont be sorry even if you have to wait for tires and wheels later on when funds are available.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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Check Ebay. You should be able to find something for 800 you like.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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What is the difference between a-arm, spindle and super sport kits? (i know the difference between a arms and spindle now, just not super sport)

The buggies unlimited brand is not that great, correct? It looks like those come with struts, but looking on ebay (rockytopcarts) it seems those do not.

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Unread 07-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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What is the difference between a-arm, spindle and super sport kits? (i know the difference between a arms and spindle now, just not super sport)

The buggies unlimited brand is not that great, correct? It looks like those come with struts, but looking on ebay (rockytopcarts) it seems those do not.
Spindle:
Uses your existing suspention and just raises the cart, with little, to no "articulation" (up and down travel)

A-arm:
Stamped steel delta plates, replaces everything but the leaf springs, more articulation then stock.

Super Sport:
All Sports tried to cross an A-arm with a long travel, it's an all tubular design, rather then stamped steel delta plates,

The 6" replaces everything but the leaf springs, and has about 1" more articulation then an A-arm,

The 7.5 replaces everything up front, (but not the leaf) and has about an 1 1/2" extra articulation,
and if I'm not mistaken, they include new rear HD leafs.

Long Travel:
The most expensive, but more durable, and the best amount of articulation.

Just a note:
You get what you pay for, and if you go cheap,
you may find you'll be doing more repairs then expected! (or even getting hurt)

Try any one of BGW's sponsors and see what they can do for you!

My 2 cents
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Unread 07-31-2010, 03:11 PM   #7
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I chose the allsports super sport 6 inch a arm lift kit.It came with front spring allready assembeld to 2 lower a armes and was easy to install.Just make sure you have a pickel fork to remove tie rod and drag link joints for the front end and jack stands and blocking for the rearend.I purchased it from rocky top carts it wasent advertised as a package deal but called them and told them what i wanted and they put a package deal together for me.All sports super sport 6 inch lift kit 22in desert classic tires on 10 inch steel rims for 641.00 shipped
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Unread 07-31-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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I'm using my cart for golf and wanted a mild lift for my 12" rims and 215/50/12 tires. I went with the Jakes 3" spindle lift and it has worked well for me.
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...came with front spring allready assembeld to 2 lower a armes...


I stand corrected, thanks for the info!

I did the 7.5 when it first came out, and if I remember correctly the 7.5 had the front leaf attached also!
(I blame it on the beer we drank while installing it! )


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