Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum

Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/)
-   Lifted Golf Carts (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/lifted-golf-carts/)
-   -   5" Lift Kit not Level (http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/lifted-golf-carts/42149-5-lift-kit-not-level.html)

toolguy134 12-14-2010 10:52 PM

5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Just installed my Rocky Top 5 Lift kit on my 2004 TXT front end only.
The rear end I purchased the HD leaf spring HD 5 lift.
The cart now sits about 2 inches lower in the rear vs the front
Do I also need to install the rear blocked that came with the lift kit ??
I'm confussed as I thought the spring would have given me the right height

rib33024 12-15-2010 03:55 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
:help: :thumbup:

How big would the blocks be that you did not install, about 2 inches ??


Quote:

Originally Posted by toolguy134 (Post 492737)
Just installed my Rocky Top 5 Lift kit on my 2004 TXT front end only.
The rear end I purchased the HD leaf spring HD 5 lift.
The cart now sits about 2 inches lower in the rear vs the front
Do I also need to install the rear blocked that came with the lift kit ??
I'm confussed as I thought the spring would have given me the right height


toolguy134 12-15-2010 07:59 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
YA they are 2 " and they have longer shackles also. The cart now sit measured at the side just behind the front wheels 15" and 13" just in front of the rear wheels. But here is what I don't get if I would have used the stock springs with the blocks the cart would be sitting lower in the back also ???
Doesn't a 5" lift normally come with 5" blocks?

G2Rebel 12-15-2010 08:10 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
No, the majority of your "lift" comes when you swap the axle under the springs.

crash12888 12-15-2010 08:40 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Did the kit come with instructions?
2" lower in the back but you have 2" blocks and longer shackles left over, hmmm.......

azboo 12-15-2010 08:42 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crash12888 (Post 492814)
Did the kit come with instructions?
2" lower in the back but you have 2" blocks and longer shackles left over, hmmm.......

Yep!!!

toolguy134 12-15-2010 03:29 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
OK there where no instruction with the kit.
I left the new springs in the original position where bottom of the axel is on top side of the leaf (inside ) should I relocate the axel to the bottom side if the leaf spring? I'm all screw up I think ??

crash12888 12-15-2010 05:18 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Can you post some pics of the rear lift installed? might need to put the rear under the springs but then I have heard comments that when used with HD springs it raises the rear more.

thewskrs 12-15-2010 05:28 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
I've got the same 5' lift. With the stock springs flipped on top and the 2" blaocks it sits dead level and is still plenty strong for loads. I'm sure you were supposed to flip the spring location.

toolguy134 12-15-2010 09:02 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 41303
My Cart is a 2004 TXT
Ok so you see I did not put the axle on the bottom of the spring it is in the original stock postion (inside) as per the pic. These HD springs have lifted the rear but still need 2 inches for it to be level . The rear has these large housings that the U bolts fit through. So how would you put the axle on the under side of the springs as these housings are in the way ??:cry:
By the way thanks for the help guys!!!

LostHusker 12-15-2010 09:09 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Ok this is for a electric, but you need to put the axle below the springs for your lift to be correct.

LH

http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/x...d/DSCF0817.jpg

essness 12-15-2010 09:16 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by toolguy134 (Post 493069)
Attachment 41303
My Cart is a 2004 TXT
Ok so you see I did not put the axle on the bottom of the spring it is in the original stock postion (inside) as per the pic. These HD springs have lifted the rear but still need 2 inches for it to be level . The rear has these large housings that the U bolts fit through. So how would you put the axle on the under side of the springs as these housings are in the way ??:cry:
By the way thanks for the help guys!!!

just flip the housing, I did this last spring. You may have to cut the pin on the axel as well. We did it with a sawzall. leave about 1/4 to 1/2" of the pin, the leaf will set right over it.
You'll end up using the same U-bolts that are on it now unless you use the blocks.
Set the cart down with the axel under the springs and measure it, you may not need the blocks to get it level.

toolguy134 12-15-2010 09:27 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Ya but myine is gas and totally different..I do understand it need to be on the bottom but not sure waht to do with the stock housing blocks >>???

essness 12-15-2010 09:29 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by toolguy134 (Post 493085)
Ya but myine is gas and totally different..I do understand it need to be on the bottom but not sure waht to do with the stock housing blocks >>???

My answer is for a gas cart :?

essness 12-15-2010 09:33 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Heres a pic of the one I did,

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/e...s/IMG_0984.jpg

toolguy134 12-15-2010 09:40 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
OK you confuse me when you say Flip the House. What are those round housing for are they just to hold some rubber to cut down on vibration?
Take the thing a part. Do I discard those houses and rubber? Ok I have to cut that pin off the top of the axle flush as my HD springs have a bolt in the middle center to hold them together. Where would the shock plate go ? On the top right ?
Would you know what kind of travel the center engine pivot has >

toolguy134 12-15-2010 09:50 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Yes it is true a picture is worth a 1000 word > Boyz I think I get it now
By the way I fly airplanes for a living .........are ya scared LOL

essness 12-15-2010 09:50 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
I dont know what else to tell ya! Look at the picture. The housings are upside down (compared to yours).

essness 12-15-2010 09:51 PM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by toolguy134 (Post 493101)
Yes it is true a picture is worth a 1000 word > Boyz I think I get it now
By the way I fly airplanes for a living .........are ya scared LOL

I am! I need to fly home tomorrow:shock:

Be real careful when you torque those bolts on those castings, they like to crack.

StoveBolt 12-18-2010 10:00 AM

Re: 5" Lift Kit not Level
 
You will need blocks for a place to except the axle pins and the pins on the springs, to keep everything in place.

You will also have to trim the rubber grommets to clear the pins, when you flip the brackets and use an extra set of shock plates.

That or just go with the longer shackles if it will get you high enough, looks like hell though.

Myself? .. I would flip it, use blocks, go with the stock springs for a better ride and the right height. (*if no back seat)

http://www.frontiernet.net/~irishhills/rearlift2.JPG


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.