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Unread 04-24-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default G29 drives horrible at high speed

I have a g29 with 6 inch lift and 23 inch tires. At high speed the body roll makes it nearly impossible to keep in one lane on the road. I was wondering if the heavy duty rear springs will correct the body roll so I can keep on trucking?
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Unread 04-24-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

Has 6 inch jakes spindle lift
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Unread 04-24-2017, 10:49 PM   #3
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That does help, you also may need to change the toe in. Also make sure you don't have any loose wheel bearings, suspension arms, steering, etc, that could move enough to make it weave around. If the toe is too far in it will dart and turn fast on the pavement at speed, if too far out they like to wander and you have to correct a lot. I had to loosen my rods and keep changing it little at a time until I got the balance I liked where it goes straight and calm, but turns when I turn it. I've hit 38 mph gps with my clone motor so it has to be right. But that is a G9 and the rear suspension does not articulate, so it does not lean.

If you get the toe right its usually none to slight toe in if you measure the front tires. Then it should go straight, it will still lean when you turn but wont turn until you turn it. Hopefully someone with a G29 will see this and has info on how rear springs work.
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Unread 04-24-2017, 11:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

I'm thinking about getting 4wheeler shocks to put on the the rear like off a racing quad front shocks
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Unread 04-25-2017, 09:52 AM   #5
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

Before you start replacing the OEM parts, check the front end parts, and check and adjust the toe. After installing a lift, the cart will and should drive down the road correctly in the stock configuration.
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

Yes, the toe in is the key to feeling comfortable at speed especially rounding curves. I found neutral to 1/8 toe out worked best for me. You can replace the 'gas' coil over shocks with the heavier duty 'electric' coil over shocks. That could help stability, just haven't tried it. The gas version has 5/16" wire making the coils and the 'electric' has 3/8" wire for the coils (approximate). These are both stock Yamaha parts. When I install lithium packs in the G29, I replace the 'electric' with 'gas' for a bettrer ride.
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Unread 04-25-2017, 07:08 PM   #7
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

Adjusting the toe in the almost zero cured this on both of my 6" lift Yamaha carts. I started off adjusting it to 1/8" and that felt good. I tried it with maybe a 1/16" and it's been great. That change completely cured the scary ride on mine.
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Unread 04-25-2017, 08:46 PM   #8
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Default Re: G29 drives horrible at high speed

3 inch jakes spindle lift here.
I went to no toe, straight front tires. Did pretty good. Went to 1/8 inch toe in. Drives great. I can turn and drive however I want.
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