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Unread 10-09-2011, 08:29 AM   #11
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Awesome i will check into thoze Monroe shocks

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Unread 10-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #12
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I just replaced the rear springs on mine yesterday. Only one of the front bolts was seized. A lot of penetrating oil and a lot of banging and I got it out.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #13
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You can also use a 4" piece of 2"x2" aluminum square tubing for the shock extender if the monroe replacement shocks are not available. Drill 3/8" holes on oposite sides. Bolt the top in place with nut on the top and the shock stud inside the tubing. The shocks are virtually useless, as shock absorbers, with the HD springs anyway.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #14
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After riding around some today wit them off the cart, I think they are probably useless as well. Thanks for the extender siggestion though. Thats a good idea.

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Unread 12-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #15
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Default Re: Installing Club Car DS Golf Cart Rear Heavy Duty Leaf Springs

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Here's a tip for those front bolts...... Take some PB Blaster NOW and let them start soaking. If you've got pneumatic air tools you should be fine. Put a 9/16" Short socket on the 3/8" Impact wrench and loosen the bolt and remove the nut. Remove your open end wrench and give it hell! Let it spin, spin, spin, and spin some more. This generates SO MUCH heat that the rust will break free 99% of the time and the bolt will tap right out.
I'm going to have to try that & hope it works . Ended up cutting bolts off rear mounts & even with reciprocating saw was not easy . Do not have as much room to work on front mounts so it will be difficult at best . Bolts are rusted inside sleeves and thee's no way to penetrate that ! Would try applig heat but with my luck I'd probably burn the thing up , LOL .
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Unread 03-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #16
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Default Re: Installing Club Car DS Golf Cart Rear Heavy Duty Leaf Springs

Replaced my front and rear springs today with HD. The front was no problem took about an hour.

The rears were a bit more tricky. I hit the front bolts with PB and let them soak for a few hours. They came off with no problem. The first side took me about 2 hours to replace. I couldnt get the springs lined up and when I did, it took forever to get the U bolt aligned right to enter both holes.

The other side took about 20 minutes....much better than the first side.

My shocks are too short so I will be changing them out with the Monroe's mentioned earlier.

I will also post this in my 2007 DS modification thread.

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Unread 03-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #17
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Are there any other brands that make a comparable shock to the Monroe?

I would like to pick a pair up locally vs ordering and paying shipping.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 10:14 PM   #18
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Default Re: Installing Club Car DS Golf Cart Rear Heavy Duty Leaf Springs

What brand shocks did you install on your 2003 club car ds?
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Unread 09-29-2016, 11:15 AM   #19
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Once you put HD rear springs on a golf car, the travel of the shock is maxed out, don't waste your time trying to find a shock to fit. Just take them off. They are a dampening shock. They provide an opening and closing resistance. To explain more clearly you would be able to collapse the shock in your hands and it would stay collapsed until you pulled it open.The leaf spring provides all of the suspension support. The shock does nothing once its maxed out.
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