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Unread 03-21-2008, 09:09 PM   #11
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

A-arms are the way to go most of these kits are wider than stock
making the cart more stable and the ride is usually better!!!


JUST $.02
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Unread 03-21-2008, 11:38 PM   #12
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

totally agree

my wife would have no part of that, though. had a s***fit when i ordered my drop axle and shoes
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Unread 03-22-2008, 10:52 PM   #13
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I'm comparing lift kits for my first Club Car. Anybody use this 10" lift kit?

https://www.cartszone.com/catalog/cart09/0111-17.htm
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Unread 03-24-2008, 12:08 AM   #14
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

Ive seen that before. Anything that big worries me. It will only fit 28's and mie will fit 28's as well becasue it moves the suspension forward. This one just moves it down. My .02
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Unread 03-24-2008, 10:19 AM   #15
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Debating between the two for my 2000 Club Car. I've read that the A-Arm kits give a better ride and are more stable... any differing opinions here?

Also, if I was to go with the 8" A-Arm kit... would I have any problems getting into a normal sized garage door? If anyone has a measurement and/or pictures of one with a top on it... I'd certainly appreciate it. I'd hate to build it and have it too big to fit in my garage.. it'd be hell to make the garage door taller. ;)

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Hawgs You asked the exact question I was thinking, but hope more opinions are submitted.

I think to clarify...Hawgs is asking about an 8" A arm lift kit like the kit on Cart parts plus (not a long travel kit).

I asked this question of a couple "expereinced" cart builders on here and was surprized to hear them say the spindle kit was better!

Waiting to hear more expereinced opinions.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 10:26 AM   #16
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

Another questin on this is should it be assumed that the spindle lift kits move the fromt wheels out which increases wheel base while the A arm kits only lift the cart?
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Unread 03-24-2008, 12:08 PM   #17
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

Some cart builders like the spindle kits because they are easy to install, the less time they spend on a cart the more money they can make. What's not to like about that.
The one fact no spindle lift can over come is, with the longer spindles you've multiplied the amount of leverage transfered to the rest of the set up. This makes it more prone to be unstable and bend and tear up other part. A wheel on a stick The pro spindle guys can argue all day long for their cause and this will never change. This is a fact, not an opinion...... This is an opinion...Now with this in mind I don't think it will make much difference which you use on a 15mph golf cart driven on the road or in the yard, but if I wanted something that performed a little better, I would seriously consider using any lift other than a spindle lift.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 02:35 PM   #18
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Some cart builders like the spindle kits because they are easy to install, the less time they spend on a cart the more money they can make. What's not to like about that.
The one fact no spindle lift can over come is, with the longer spindles you've multiplied the amount of leverage transfered to the rest of the set up. This makes it more prone to be unstable and bend and tear up other part. A wheel on a stick The pro spindle guys can argue all day long for their cause and this will never change. This is a fact, not an opinion...... This is an opinion...Now with this in mind I don't think it will make much difference which you use on a 15mph golf cart driven on the road or in the yard, but if I wanted something that performed a little better, I would seriously consider using any lift other than a spindle lift.
Being new to carts the above sure seems make sense to me. Anyone care to speak against of for the above, in the name of the Noobies here including me becomming more educated to make informed decisions?

More opinions with explanations please.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #19
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I got the 6" Jakes spindle lift but we only use the cart for around the yard and a little trail riding.I say buy what you can afford unless you are going to really beat on it,then look at something quality.Lots of good advice on this forum to help you like it helped me.Good luck!
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Unread 03-24-2008, 05:20 PM   #20
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Default Re: 6" Spindle versus 8" A-Arm

Jon (Ruredy) knows what he is talking about, and I totally agree with him. If you're going to be riding flat surfaces with minimal bumps, a spindle will do you just fine, and even mudding, it will probably be fine. However, once you start bouncing around in the dude, you're really going to be putting stress on the weakest part.

If you want the best, and money is not an option, get a long travel kit; unarguably the best.

Where I got my lift, a 5" made by LA Concepts, the spindle lifts were just as much as the drop axles. the spindles are going to be quicker to install than the dropaxles, as you're just taking out the factory spindles and replacing with the new extended versions, but the drop axle did not take that long to put in. what took the most time was the rear end (which you're going to have to do something about, either way).
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