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Unread 08-06-2019, 08:30 PM   #11
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Default Re: Shocks on lifted ezgo

Understood. Small increments is best when trimming.

My HD springs are actually for an electric Marathon to get more arch/height but they are way too stiff. They are three very thick leaves. I'm contemplating taking them down to just the main leaf and adding air shocks for adjustability. Unlike an electric cart I don't need the extra leaves to reduce axle wrap since the axle is also clamped to the engine cradle.

After the air shocks are installed and aired to the minimum 20psi I can determine if I need axle spacers or a little more arch in the single leaf for static ride height. Airing up the shocks for more ride height would just stiffen it up again.

That is my theory so far.
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Unread 08-09-2019, 09:05 PM   #12
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Sounds like you are having the same dilemma as me.

I think its better to stress a spring than the frame. Thinking I might give the lower leafs some relief cuts and go from there. As to not lose any length but allow them more flex by reducing thickness over the span of the springs.

Thinking notching them about a 1/4 to 1/3 of the thickness about every inch with a cutoff wheel.

Stiff ride isn't bad as long as there is some give for bumps and such.
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Anyone have pictures of stock leafs?

I'm thinking of shortening the two in the middle so just the top is being used. Over the smallest bump I dang near hit the roof. I don't want to loose any height, but also don't need much travel. Just a little give for the bumps.
If you don't have a back seat I would pull 2 leafs out.

2000 TXT original springs (almost flat) no trouble.



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If you don't have a back seat I would pull 2 leafs out.

2000 TXT original springs (almost flat) no trouble.
That's the best thing to do. It rides a lot nicer
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Unread 08-10-2019, 08:13 PM   #15
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I do have a back seat. A swivel high chair.

Few years before I got the cart I rode around in the high chair with two big dudes in the front. I remember it being a rough ride back then. I don't think I will ever have it loaded that full, but there is no telling how many people will pile in after a few beers.

Here is a pic of the cart before I got out the spray paint and began customizing. I will get some more tomorrow of the current state of things.
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Unread 08-11-2019, 05:53 AM   #16
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I don't think you would have any trouble pulling 2 leafs, I have an Aluminum box on mine now, haul some weight with no trouble. If you want to be safe just pull the second one up. Also what tire pressure you running? (8 lbs is good)
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I'm running about 15-20 psi. Tires push down about two inches before the leafs even think of moving. Even with less pressure still a stiff ride just more bounce. Ride also feels wobbly because of so much rubber.
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I'm running about 15-20 psi. Tires push down about two inches before the leafs even think of moving. Even with less pressure still a stiff ride just more bounce. Ride also feels wobbly because of so much rubber.
Too Much... that's half your trouble.

and I don't see them pushing down 2" with that pressure.
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