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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #11
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Looks like you off to a good start. If you need some valves I found this to have very kind of fitting you can think of.


http://www.stcvalve.com/index.html
Thanks for the link man! You are the one that has inspired me to do this build after you seeing your cart. How big of a tank is that you are running? Also, can you post a vid of how fast yours raises up??
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Unread 02-20-2009, 06:00 PM   #12
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Well, I got a few more pieces for my cart when I got home this afternoon, but no shocks yet. I did get my LED lights for the front lightbar and I also received my tail lights:


1939 LED surface mount tail lights. Pictures do NOT do these things justice, they are BRIGHT.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 08:25 PM   #13
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Ok, so I am making a little bit of progress on my low and go cart. This is what it was looking like:

And this is the tire clearance I was working with (too much):


I first tried flipping the front springs, but that caused a couple of problems. First, these tires are so 'meaty' that they rub the back of the wheel well and second, the steering shaft was in such a bind, I couldnt get it hooked back up:


I was debating on what I was going to do and finally settled on having some custom leaf springs made. These are dearched and 2 inches longer to clear the wheel well. They wound up being too long, so I cut an inch of of them with the plasma cutter (spring steel is HARD to cut).


This is how it sat after installing the springs:



The extra length clears the body and even with only 2 inches of clearance, it can be driven with any rubbing (no shocks installed yet) and the best part is that is can be steered without rubbing too. I decided that if i was going to just lower it I could leave it like this and be fine, but with the air ride I am going to be installing I want it as LOW as I can get it when aired out so I have removed them to take them and have them dearched a little more. I will post pics tomorrow after getting them back on.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 10:29 PM   #14
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looks good.....it was almost 60 today and i was ready to start tearing into mine
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Unread 02-26-2009, 03:33 PM   #15
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Looks Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:occ asion5:
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Unread 02-28-2009, 02:53 PM   #16
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Here are some of the latest pics of the cart after having the custom leafs de arched a little more and adding the rear drop:






I still have a few more parts to order before the air goes on, but it wont be long now.
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Unread 02-28-2009, 05:15 PM   #17
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Great Job Love the low stretched look Taking notes so maybe the "Family" cart could be "cool".Where did you get the front springs?
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Unread 02-28-2009, 05:29 PM   #18
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Great Job Love the low stretched look Taking notes so maybe the "Family" cart could be "cool".Where did you get the front springs?

Thanks man. I had the spings made locally at a spring shop and they are single leafs.
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Unread 03-01-2009, 05:42 PM   #19
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wow monkey1 that is going to look good when you get done. keep up the good work man..
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Unread 03-01-2009, 11:34 PM   #20
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Ah cool, with the compressor on you going to put a set of train horns on it too? :D :D

On the springs, why not 3 link the front and rear and get rid of the leafs all together if you are going on bags? Car/truck wise, I don't like the thought of flimsy leafs when there is any kind of torque involved. On the rear of a stock 4 cyl Toyota mini truck, fine. But on anything capable of delivering a decent amount of torque to the rear axle and having tires that will stick, I'd rethink it. And unfortunately traction bars usually don't allow for much suspension flex, which depending on how you wire your bags, you might really want.
And the front of an ezgo... Never ran a single leaf setup in the front, but if it was dearched enough to get the cart to lay down much, I'd be kinda worried about the axle moving around in unintended directions...

Comments made not from experience with carts, but from working on cars for a good while and having an engineering background and things I thought about when I first started lookin over my ezgo...
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