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Old 06-03-2019, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Any ways to make an Onward ride better?

Just wondering if there are any ways to make a Club Car Onward standard 2 seat non lifted ride better? I have one and on the course it rides ROUGH!
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Any ways to make an Onward ride better?

Anyone?

I have looked at the parts manuals for both the Onward and Precedent, and leaf springs and shocks seem to be the same? I'm confused why the Onward seems to ride so much rougher.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Any ways to make an Onward ride better?

What size tires and wheels are you running? Having a good bit of rubber between the wheel and road can make a big difference in ride comfort.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:25 PM   #4
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What size tires and wheels are you running? Having a good bit of rubber between the wheel and road can make a big difference in ride comfort.
I have the factory 10" Mercury wheels with 205/55-10 tires, so there is quite a bit of rubber there....unfortunately.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Any ways to make an Onward ride better?

What kind of air pressure? Lower air pressure will soften the ride
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:11 AM   #6
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I think I'm running 15?

I guess my question is, why does an Onward seem to ride much stiffer than a Precedent, when they are supposed to have the same suspension?
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:54 AM   #7
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I run 8 in my tires
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Any ways to make an Onward ride better?

A 205 55 10 tire is still only about 18” tall, so it’s roughly the same outer diameter as a regular 18x8.50x8” golf cart tire. Except you have an inch less sidewall cushion to absorb bumps. The shorter sidewall is stiffer and that translates to a rougher ride.
“Quite a bit of rubber” may not be enough rubber to make the ride as smooth as a precedent riding on 8” wheels.

Another consideration: how long have you had your onward? A few months? Are you comparing the ride quality to a brand NEW precedent or one that’s been around the block a few years on the golf course?
A precedent that’s a few years old is pretty well “broken in” and the springs and shocks will be softer on that just due to age.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:43 AM   #9
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Get radial tires. Smoother, quieter I used them on an ezgo and now have them on my 2019 onward
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:42 AM   #10
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We have a new Onward and when delivered had tire pressures at 37 lbs. MAX rating on tire is 35lbs. Very rough ride, seemed to bounce. Lowered pressure to 21. Still rough but much better. Will lower to 18 lbs and see if it helps more.

HOWEVER....it seems that the cart surges or jerks when going at higher speed, not so much as a rough ride. Any ideas or observation about that?

Thanks
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