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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:53 AM   #21
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Default Re: Installing heavy duty leaf springs on 93 club car

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...and could probably be added without needing to fight the dreaded front-left spring bolt, right?
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Unread 07-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #22
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Default Re: Installing heavy duty leaf springs on 93 club car

Just installed the add a leaf in the rear and pretty happy with the results. I get about 1 to 1.5" less "squat" with two adults back there now. I'll let you know how the ride is...but it doesn't seem like it's going to be affected much.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #23
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wooly- on the add-a-leaf install... they came with a couple bolts and nuts. The bolts have a round top- not hex for wrench or slots or allen hex. I assume I need to put them through the center hole on both the add-a-leaf and the installed single leaf. But how to tighten? Vise Grips? I haven't taken my cart apart yet, perhaps I see it then? Thanks!
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Unread 08-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #24
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The head of bolt went up in the hole that's on the existing bracket on the frame. The weight of the cart seemed to hold it enough to tighten the nut down.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 03:34 PM   #25
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Default Re: Installing heavy duty leaf springs on 93 club car

Thanks for your prompt response. While I have you here... Was it hard to get the original bolt loosened?

I've loosened the u-bolts and am currently wondering what to do next? It looks like I need to raise the whole cart, take the wheel off, then block up the engine assembly and lower the body to make room to get the leaf in there. Sound right? Thanks!
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Unread 08-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #26
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Oh, and, did you need to cut down the bolts that came with the add-a-leaf? They seem really long since they need to stop before hitting the axle.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 04:13 PM   #27
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Okay, so I jacked the cart up and then put a block under the transmission and then lowered the jack. A 3/8" gap opened up between the spring and axle, just enough to get a wrench on the locating bolt nut. It seems to be 12mm (this cart is an '89) not 7/16" or 1/2". But I can't seem to get it turning. Must be rusted up. I'm afraid the bolt's going to start turning.

It almost seems like I need to remove the rear leaf spring bolt or even the whole leaf spring to get some additional room in there. Advice? I was hoping this would be a really easy add.
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Unread 08-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #28
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Default Re: Installing heavy duty leaf springs on 93 club car

Rather than muddy up this thread I decided to start a new thread specifically addressing the Add-a-Leaf install. Might help me and others in the future. Here's a link:

Installing an "add-a-leaf" spring set

Now back to the HD spring conversation...
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Unread 02-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #29
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Bump for my records, also adding the Monroe 31069 to new four bolt shock point.
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Default Re: Installing heavy duty leaf springs on 93 club car

When I first got the heavy duty springs, they were stiff, but after a few rides, with people on the bank, and Hauling things like bricks, they settled in. With the extended shocks that I run,
It actually helps the stability of the cart and works in conjunction with my heavy duty springs. I have thought about taking away one spring many a day. But the cart is used for so many things, so I have never pulled out the one spring like so many other people have.
Is this the setup that you're trying to accomplish?


This was done simply by moving the shock bracket, from the top to bottom.
No extenders are needed, just simply move the bracket.




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Over the years I have experimented with various shock absorbers for this cart, I have found that a set of Gabriel shock absorbers for a 1977 AMC Pacer. Work the best, it is actually one of the softest shocks I've been able to find that goes on a car and I tried many. Shout out to my manager buddy at AutoZone for allowing me to experiment with different shocks....
Hope this helps you out a little bit....
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