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Unread 10-28-2015, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default 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???
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Unread 10-28-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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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
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Unread 10-29-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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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?
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Unread 10-29-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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i lifted a 2001 DS 6" and it was stock did not need new spring

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Unread 10-29-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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Default 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.
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Unread 10-29-2015, 02:33 PM   #6
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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.
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I have the 3 inch, just put it on - no spring. DO TAKE YOUR GROUND STRAP OFF FIRST! IT WILL SNAP
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Unread 11-10-2015, 09:08 AM   #8
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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.
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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).
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Unread 11-15-2015, 06:22 PM   #10
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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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