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Unread 10-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

the cart has 18 inch car rims and tires can that be the problem on bumpy roads, was thinking of going w smaller rim w more of side wall on tire, if i hit a bump it pretty much drives where it want to
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Unread 11-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

Car tire is going to be harder and heavier than a atv tire, but still could be partly alignment issue. Make sure the toe is set right it should be straight or just a little inwards for front tires. In too much makes them sensitive and nervous feeling at speed, and out too much makes them vague feeling and wander at speed...on the road. I left mine loose and drove down a road repeatedly to get them right, then tightened the tierods. If the kingpins or suspension arms/etc have any play in them that is not good. If you do that and still not good maybe you can find weaker shocks that work better.
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Unread 11-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

Thanks its actually rides real nice just on really shitty roads wants tocsteer it self over big bumps if I go on regular roads by me wvnormal sewer caps and stuff its fine even at 21move (max speed) so I'm thinking might be rim weight issue, thanks
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Unread 11-01-2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

If the tire is that heavy you will see it bounce off the ground when you hit something, it will come up more than it should. Just saying steering issues can come up on rough surfaces that you will not know about on smooth.
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Unread 11-01-2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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did you just put the lift on?
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Unread 11-02-2011, 07:44 AM   #6
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Sounds like bump steer to me.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

One day I was wondering if a motorcycle steering damper could be adapted to a cart, or even a car one. I had a ranger with one that was not that big, a monroe I think.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1998 club car w 5 inch jakes lift drives terrible

18 inch car rims?
So with tires, how tall are they overall?

Def need a pic. Sounds like a Golf Cart Donk
Heres what I'm picturing
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Unread 11-02-2011, 03:28 PM   #9
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