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Unread 02-10-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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Default Which lift kit for Precedent i2

I am about to embark on a transformation project on my 2010 Club Car i2 Villager (4 seater and used on road only).

Stage 1 is to lift and use bigger wheels, plus change gears...then I will move on to the controller, wiring, solenoid, motor etc, and I have already got great advice on the later stages both here and from D&D motor systems. This thread concerns the lift.

I have read that Jakes is a good brand and an internet search immediately steered me to two options on eBay. The eBay supplier ships overseas which works for me!

Option 1 is what looks to me like a standard 6 inch lift http://www.ebay.com/itm/Club-Car-Pre...item588d85d328

Option 2 is 4 inch "double A-Arm lift" http://www.ebay.com/itm/Club-Car-Pre...item58946338f9 They also recommend heavy duty rear leaf springs if you have a back seat (which I do).

I'm a little confused as to why Option 2 gives me flexibility to use up to a 23 inch tire whereas option one (a bigger lift) will only give me 22 inches. Also I'm not sure what the pros and cons are of each choice. I'm not too worried about the price difference. Option 2 looks like a more robust solution, but is it?

I am told by the motor supplier that I need at least a 3 inch lift to stick the larger motor under my cart, so I guess both options would be suitable in this regard.

Any comments and advice greatly appreciated. Apologies in advance for knowing nothing about lifts at the time of posting...
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:00 AM   #2
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Default Re: Which lift kit for Precedent i2

I bought a 2004 DS that came with a spindle lift kit. The cart was used as a part of the rental package at my beach house. In three years, renters bent the front end suspension twice on hard packed, sand roads with a few basic washout pot holes. Finally a renter/thief (long story) completely wrecked the front end when he/she ran into a palm tree and bent the front end again. Result I sold the DS, got out of the cart portion of the rental program, and switched over to A arm lifts on my carts.

I own a Jakes and a Madjax. The Jakes is very smooth. I haven't run the Madjax enough to give an opinion other than the kit has good installation instructions -- something Jakes could improve upon.

Definitely purchase the leaf springs. Cheap, easy to install and an immediate impact if four people ride on the cart.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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OK so the Jakes double A-Arm lift with leaf springs is recommended?
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Unread 02-10-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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Absolutely. My only issue with the Jakes was the instructions. I just wanted to try something different, and I was already ordering a Madjax voltage reducer.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: Which lift kit for Precedent i2

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I have an 06 Precedent with a 4" A-arm lift, and I recently put T23x10x12 GrimReaper tires on it! I immediately noticed the rear fenders getting on the tires. I checked and only had single leaf springs in rear, so I ordered heavy duty springs and it fixed the problem ( I have rear seat also).
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Unread 02-10-2014, 02:37 PM   #6
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Default Re: Which lift kit for Precedent i2

Slibdiddy, What gear ratio are you going to change to and why? Oversized tires change the gear ratio enough as it is. You better have something super powerful in the motor/controller department to be able to handle a gear swap on top of the tire size increase.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 11:07 PM   #7
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Slibdiddy, What gear ratio are you going to change to and why? Oversized tires change the gear ratio enough as it is. You better have something super powerful in the motor/controller department to be able to handle a gear swap on top of the tire size increase.
so would stock be ok? I am lifting a 2007 cc precedent with a 4" a-arm lift with 22x11x10 tires...figured I would do motor and controller upgrades later.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 12:04 AM   #8
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Yes stock gearing is what I recommend on a lifted cart.
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