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Unread 07-25-2008, 10:47 AM   #41
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I intended to install new black steel wheels, and tires that I already have, but I just didn't like how the tires looked on the cart. After all the trouble I have gone through to make it look good..., it would be like wearing combat boots in a tuxedo..., they just don't "complement" one another.

I will continue the project with performance tweaks after I get the wheels/tires mounted. I'll also stay with GC tire/wheel sets to keep the weight to a minimum.

BTW, the only concern I have with the entire lift project is it put tension on drivers side brake cable. It's not stressed, but it is straight. Something to take care of later.

And for everyone..., thanks for all the help and advice!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:03 AM   #42
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I'm letting Roady handle my finances from now on.

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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:27 AM   #43
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Don't forget to show us your new dubs.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 01:29 PM   #44
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BTW, the only concern I have with the entire lift project is it put tension on drivers side brake cable. It's not stressed, but it is straight. Something to take care of later.:
Did you take the drivers brake cable off of the frame mount? If you didn't, then you'll need to take the rear pin out and lower the cable out of the 'cradel' next to the frame. You can use a zip tie to keep it from hanging too low. Sorry, I forgot to tell you that when you picked up the lift
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Unread 07-25-2008, 02:25 PM   #45
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I'll give it a look-see. I may need to make a stand-off bracket for the brakes to continue operating properly. They work fine now, even with the protective sleeve straight as an arrow, but if I bump over something and it hits the cable..., it may cause the brake pads to engage the hub on that side.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #46
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All lifted carts need the drivers side cable off of the tab - trust me. The way it is now will cause wear to your brakes. Use a zip tie to secure the cable to the bottom of the existing support. EVERY one of our carts has this done to it.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #47
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As far as I'm concerned sir..., "Trust" cannot be given, it must be earned and deserved, and at this point you have accomplished both. Appreciate the help.

BTW, know anyone that needs a used 94-2001.5 EZGO front suspension? Comes fully functional with shocks. Has everything except the wheel hubs. I'd hate to just throw this thing in the trash.
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As far as I'm concerned sir..., "Trust" cannot be given, it must be earned and deserved, and at this point you have accomplished both. Appreciate the help.

BTW, know anyone that needs a used 94-2001.5 EZGO front suspension? Comes fully functional with shocks. Has everything except the wheel hubs. I'd hate to just throw this thing in the trash.
Thank you! I'm sorry I forgot to tell you that when you picked up the parts.

Now remember what I said about overall weight of your wheels and tires - I just received a new package that we're tring and they only weigh 22 lbs. That's 12" wheels and 23" tires! In comparison, the Factory ST Express aluminum 12" with 23" Kenda's weigh 35 lbs. That is an overall 52 lb weight savings - just about as good of performance upgrade as a 400 amp controller, but without paying for one

Have a great weekend my friend...
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Ok, so sometimes I'm a little too picky about what goes into my projects, not to mention the fact that everything has to go by the boss for approval.

Anyway, here are a couple photos of what she looked like a few weeks ago and what she looks like now. Lift and tires ended up costing a bit more than I wanted to spend, but since "the boss" nix'd the tire/wheel combo I selected..., my other upgrades and budget overruns have been approved.

I still need a controler/motor upgrade, which will finish off this project, then I get to start working on a ground up cart of my own. Ever hear of anyone putting a 90hp cycle engine in a golf cart?
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