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Unread 12-24-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Left front tire rubs on hard left turn

Hey guys my new refurbed lifted cart's left front tires hits the brake pedal right in the middlel of the tire when I turn the wheel all the way to the left. Anything I can do to fix this?
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Unread 12-24-2015, 06:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Left front tire rubs on hard left turn

That's a very common problem. Most guys just make right turns.

I'm just kidding...
Cart model/year? What is your setup? Lift? Offset wheels? Tires?
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Unread 12-24-2015, 08:45 PM   #3
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I've got rebuilt/refurbed 2000 EZGO TXT, Jake's 5 " lift, 12" tempest wheels on 23 all terrain tires.

I was told that lowering the tire pressure might help, but can't see that working. Thought about a wheel slavery, but that won't work either.

What can I do?
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Unread 12-25-2015, 07:37 AM   #4
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You could add blocks on the rear of the front springs btwn the springs and body, you would have to pull up the floormat
and use longer bolts. I have used 1.5" square tubing about 2.5" long with a hole drilled in the end to accept the one bolt
that goes through the spring. You would also have to reset your toe-in.
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Unread 12-25-2015, 10:03 AM   #5
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Default Re: Left front tire rubs on hard left turn

Sounds like the tie rods may be out of adjustment. Turn the wheel all the way to the right. Now all the way to the left counting revolutions. When it stops come half way back. Are the wheels straight? Or close?
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I've got rebuilt/refurbed 2000 EZGO TXT, Jake's 5 " lift, 12" tempest wheels on 23 all terrain tires.

I was told that lowering the tire pressure might help, but can't see that working. Thought about a wheel slavery, but that won't work either.

What can I do?
That's suppose to be wheel spacer, not slavery.
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Default Re: Left front tire rubs on hard left turn

Trim the rubber off the inside of that tire....and quit making such hard left turns!!!
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Sounds like the tie rods may be out of adjustment. Turn the wheel all the way to the right. Now all the way to the left counting revolutions. When it stops come half way back. Are the wheels straight? Or close?
He's rubbing on the brake pedal and needs at least a 6" lift on front for 23" tires.
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Unread 12-25-2015, 06:30 PM   #9
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Hmmm. My 99 with a 4 inch lift is running 22s and no where near the brake pedal but who knows. I would still check the tie rods.
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Hmmm. My 99 with a 4 inch lift is running 22s and no where near the brake pedal but who knows. I would still check the tie rods.
I stand corrected , looked on All Sports sight (Jake's don't say) they say the 5" lift with 23" tires, but I
have had the same trouble with that combination (when you hit the brakes on left turns) and my steering
was centered, could depend on the condition of the springs and actual size of the tires.

Also by the looks of his wheels he has plenty offset and spacers would really stick them out there,
another thought he might try HD springs.
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