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Unread 12-30-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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OK, I snapped my front shock on my Jakes long travel yesterday while doing some trail riding. My first question is; is there any automotive shock that I could replace both Jakes shocks with? Something that can handle the type of riding I do.

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Now that I have the front end sitting on the front tires, I like the slammed look. I thinking about possibly lowering it and making it an on road cart only. Only because I break something every time I go into the woods! Any advice on lowering my cart, maybe shorter shocks and remove the blocks in the back.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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Low is cool, but you shouldn't be breaking parts, unless you're hitting trees!

I would call jakes and raise a little he!!.

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Unread 12-30-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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Hi Moxie, dont know if this would help or not but I just the other night put on a set of Harley bike shocks on my G1 and man what a difference in the ride. You might be able to find a shorter set of heavy duty shocks and do a little modding on them like I did to make them work. Good luck.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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OK, I snapped my front shock on my Jakes long travel yesterday while doing some trail riding. My first question is; is there any automotive shock that I could replace both Jakes shocks with? Something that can handle the type of riding I do.
You would think a lift that is designed for off-roading would handle "off-roading". I would call Jakes and explain whats going on. Did you snap the eye off the shock?
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Unread 12-30-2007, 05:17 PM   #5
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I plan on contacting Jakes tomorrow and see if they will replace it for free. They replaced a heim that I broke a few weeks ago. I had talked with Steve, the owner of Jakes months ago and he said the shocks were from China and were very cheap. He said he had to do this to keep the lift kit affordable so I would imagine that I won't have a problem replacing it.

I would still like to lower it a little so I will look into the motorcycle shocks. Thanks ic746.

Roady, I would say it snapped the top eye off the shaft.

Thanks for the advice and I will let ya'll know how it goes with Jakes.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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I had talked with Steve, the owner of Jakes months ago and he said the shocks were from China and were very cheap.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 06:06 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear about your troubles with that Moxie.I was curious how much abuse that suspension would take.I personally like the way your cart looks lifted.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #8
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Thanks ElBurro. Please don't take this as a hit againts Jakes. Jakes customer support is great and so is the lift.

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Unread 12-31-2007, 11:34 AM   #9
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Well well well, Jakes wants to charge me $100.00 to replace the shock. So much for 100% customer satisfaction. Does anybody have any advice for any aftermarket shocks that I will not have to refinance my house to buy?
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Unread 12-31-2007, 11:44 AM   #10
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I used to be into 4 wheel drive trucks and such.How about something from 4 wheel parts or whatever that place is or trying to find something from a sport quad like a 250x/300ex,warrior ,banshee etc.Theres got to be something out there.
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