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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #31
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I just added HD springs this morning and I measured before and after... 1 inch taller. NOTE... I have a 6" lift already. Sitting 28.5 inches from ground to fender.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #32
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no !.. main spring stays in same position under the axle
the extra springs go under main spring causeing the shock mount to go away from axle

You have BODY LIFT which I say is lift, axle rise is another issue. You need to understand anything that "LIFTS" the top of the cart is lift to me
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Unread 08-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #33
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Will heavy duty 4 leaf springs lift the rear of my 2003 DS IQ. If so how much. I would like an inch or so. Loading on my trailer sometimes the brackets for brakes, go pedal catch a little.
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bracket is mid cart .. i agree that bigger tires and longer shackles may help
when mrgolf installs the HD springs we will see how much "lift" is gained

in the 5 sets i have installed i have not noticed a "lift", but i was not measuring it ether
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Unread 08-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #34
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The axle/rear end is not a problem. I could make longer shackles, but the stock ones are too long IMO. I'll put the HD springs on, if that does not take care of the problem I will go with a 3 inch lift.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #35
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Not true. Some of the heavy duty rears do in fact lift the rear a little bit.
+1, I can tell you for a fact that some do. Two of my neighbors have HD springs on the back, one did it for the seat initally and now was able to fit 14" wheels and LP tires b/c of the extra clearance (CRK on here). The other one's cart now has a "rake" where the back sits an inch or so higher.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #36
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OK I just finished installing my 4 leaf heavy duty springs. The hitch point at the rear bumper was 10 1/2 inches before. The same point is 12 inches even now. The one problem I found was as talked about before in this thread, the shocks are a little short. For now I put both rubber bushings above the mount point. The metal part washer and nut are all I have below the mount point. I connected the shocks after putting cart back on the floor. I don't think I will have any room for the shocks to extend, I will either get longer shocks or extenders for the ones I have.

Thanks for all the imformation you guys have given.
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Unread 08-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #37
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i stand corrected .. HD shocks will rase your rear end
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Unread 08-28-2013, 07:36 AM   #38
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When I removed the stock springs I compared them to the HD springs, the HD springs had more bend. The reason may be that they are new. I just figured they would not give as much thus holding the cart body higher. Seems that is the result.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #39
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I had the same problem with my blocks hitting on my stock CC DS, I found if I load the cart backwards, they did't hit. Of coarse it depends on how bad they hit.
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i stand corrected .. HD shocks will rase your rear end

Shocks will not, but springs will...
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