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ReelTight 10-28-2015 06:41 PM

Lifting my DS
 
I'm about to lift my 95 DS. I'm not looking for anything serious so I think I'm just going to go with the jake 3" spindle...should be all I need. I was reading something about when lifting a gas cart and going with bigger tires that you really should consider upgrading your spring for more torque or something like that. What's that all about. I see the spring on Jakes website. Where the heck does it go? This is my first cart and a lot of this is new to me. I assume it's a relatively easy upgrade for a shade tree guy???

crash test dummy 10-28-2015 08:17 PM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
lift is 2~3 hour job
NOTE: take off your motor ground strap before you start




i think you are talking about the clutch spring up grade

ReelTight 10-29-2015 08:13 AM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crash test dummy (Post 1213367)
i think you are talking about the clutch spring up grade

Is that a fairly easy task? Is it really needed or is that one of those, you're going to have to try and see type deals?

crash test dummy 10-29-2015 12:08 PM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
i lifted a 2001 DS 6" and it was stock did not need new spring

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/gas-c...bull-cart.html

compmikey 10-29-2015 03:26 PM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
If upgrading a spring somewhere to achieve more torque, I'm thinking they are referring to a clutch spring of some sort. I can't see that suspension mods would net you more torque...
Re; Lifts, I like the Jakes stuff. Seems like good quality.

ReelTight 10-29-2015 03:33 PM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
Yeah they must be referring to the clutch spring. Lifting the cart and going with bigger tires...I could see how you may need more torque.

Telerooster 11-10-2015 08:59 AM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
I have the 3 inch, just put it on - no spring. DO TAKE YOUR GROUND STRAP OFF FIRST! IT WILL SNAP

ReelTight 11-10-2015 10:08 AM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Telerooster (Post 1217067)
I have the 3 inch, just put it on - no spring. DO TAKE YOUR GROUND STRAP OFF FIRST! IT WILL SNAP

Are you happy with the 3" lift? Post a pic. I'm not 100% sure that I've seen one with only a 3" lift. Seems most are on 6" lifts.

Springbok 11-10-2015 10:21 AM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ReelTight (Post 1213322)
I'm about to lift my 95 DS. I'm not looking for anything serious so I think I'm just going to go with the jake 3" spindle...should be all I need. I was reading something about when lifting a gas cart and going with bigger tires that you really should consider upgrading your spring for more torque or something like that. What's that all about. I see the spring on Jakes website. Where the heck does it go? This is my first cart and a lot of this is new to me. I assume it's a relatively easy upgrade for a shade tree guy???

Unless you drive on moderate to steep hilly terrain, you might not need the spring. I lifted my cart 6", put 22.5" tires on it, and drove it for about 3 months with no spring upgrade. The only reason I did the upgrade was because there were a few really steep hills that I just couldn't make it up. Once the spring was in, the only time I noticed the difference was on those really steep hills. It didn't affect driveability at all for 95% of my driving (shallow hills, flat ground).

summerplace 11-15-2015 07:22 PM

Re: Lifting my DS
 
Go with 6", I have put on 20 lifts for people this yeAr and most who chose 3" are redoing them in order to wear the 23" tired. Only put one spring mod in, in south fla. Not many hills and the stock with 23" tires does well in the sand.


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