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jay13433 01-21-2016 02:51 PM

1980 club car
 
I am having problems with my rear suspension in my golf cart. Anytime I put more then a little weight in the back the body hits on the tires. I want to put a back seat on it. What should I do to fix the problem

crash test dummy 01-21-2016 04:33 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
heavy duty rear springs

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jay13433 01-21-2016 08:16 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
Where do I order them. I can only find for 1981 and up

crash test dummy 01-21-2016 08:46 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
1981 and up Measures 28-1/4" between eyes and 2" wide.
1980 Measures 25" between eyes
With that old a cart finding a direct replacement multi leaf spring will be hard to find. I would measure existing spring width and length and go to auto parts store or better yet a spring shop and get ( additional leafs ) that you can stack onto existing main leaf to give you the lift and strength you need. You would need to get longer "U" bolts, longer center bolt and get clamps to hold leafs from twisting.If you can find a spring shop they could also re-arch your existing leaf for better lift and weight holding.
i heard that you can use a 25 1/4" between eyes and 1-3/4" wide trailer spring
i have never tried it

http://www.easternmarine.com/25-1-4-...leaves-us-1018

golf cart man 01-21-2016 08:54 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
Hey crash, would longer shackles work in this case too? I just put longer ones on my cart for low profile tire clearance but the ride is much stiffer with no sag in the back at all.

crash test dummy 01-21-2016 08:56 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
yes on the rubbing
no to the added weight of a rear seat and passengers

golf cart man 01-21-2016 09:01 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crash test dummy (Post 1235257)
yes on the rubbing
no to the added weight of a rear seat and passengers

Gotcha, just wanted to give it a shot would have been easier to do than getting additional springs made.

crash test dummy 01-21-2016 09:06 PM

Re: 1980 club car
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by golf cart man (Post 1235259)
Gotcha, just wanted to give it a shot would have been easier to do than getting additional springs made.

a newer cart would be what i would do ... some old carts just can't be updated

take the rear seats FITS CLUB CAR DS 1982 - 2000.5


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