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Old 09-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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I recently added a bed to the rear of my 1987 ezgo and in an attempt to beef up my rear suspension, because of the bed, i added new gas charged shocks. I added two automotive shocks not golf cart shocks. Ever since adding the new shocks i have noticed a lot rougher ride. Are the normal shocks on the golf carts not gas charged shocks? Thanks for all your help
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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The leaf springs provide the suspension and shocks merely dampen the bouncing. Look into HD leaf springs.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
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Yurtle is correct. But to add to it, I think what you may be experiencing is a matter of "over shock". That is the shocks are designed to work with a vehicle from 3 to 4 times heavier than the cart. When you hit a bump and the spring reacts, the shock immediately limits the bouncing. Just what it's supposed to do. But it's doing it for a 3 or 4 thousand pound vehicle, resulting in very little shock/spring travel.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the help. I will change out the rear shocks and put the regular ones back in it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #5
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New cart shocks, I hope. And don't forget Yurtle's comment. If you are going to install a "bed" it presumes you are going to haul things. You will need the support the hd springs will provide.
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