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Unread 04-04-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

Does someone make those rubber spring helpers you wedge between the coils? I just need some help when carrying kids or wood.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

i put 400ex shocks on mine and it works great...you can get um used on ebay for like $30
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Unread 04-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

what about installing air shocks, i did on me ezgo and they are great, plus they are adjustable.
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Unread 04-04-2011, 08:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

We used to just find a second set and cut the loops off of the ends and double the springs up .... here is a CC rear doubled up
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

If you have a way to compress the springs and take them off you can make a shim out of a piece of metal tube ive done that before and works great
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Unread 04-05-2011, 05:20 AM   #6
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i put 400ex shocks on mine and it works great...you can get um used on ebay for like $30
I assume I am looking for rears right? Are they bolt on no fabricating? -thanks!
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

Beachrights and Chuddly,

The length of the 400EX front shocks are 16 1/4 inch center eye to eye, The rear shock center eye to eye is 15 5/8 inch. What cart do you have?

I was looking at these as replacement for mine too, but my G8 would definitly take modification to make these work. If you put the front ex shocks on the rear, you'd automatically have a 6 inch lift. I believe the stock shock is 12 inches.
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Chuddly, are the 400ex shocks stiff? Could they handle a heavy rear seat and people on it?
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Default Re: Without spending another $100 is there a way to stiffen the rear springs??

I just got a pair of shocks that are 15", but they are pretty soft. Looking for a spanner wrench so we can crank them up harder. They were 25 for a pair this in on a G9.

When I made my lift I put more holes for shock at top, back more. This stands the shocks up more and makes them stiffer. I can haul a load of sand in my dump box now, but ride is not as good.
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Chuddly, are the 400ex shocks stiff? Could they handle a heavy rear seat and people on it?
They are FRONT shocks off a 400ex and they were a little stiff for the front of my cart so i leaned them at about a 15 degree angle and they worked great. the 2 rear shocks are also front shocks off a 400ex and they are pretty much straight up and down. I have put 4 full grown people on there and it does just fine. Just last weekend i loaded about 300lbs of wood on it and it did great too. They are a bit on the stiff side while riding around with just me (as in they dont soak up the bumps like the front does) but with me and my 2 kids in the cart it does really well

You have to move your shock mounts if you are still running stock length shocks BUT it also makes for about triple the wheel travel distance so its great!
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