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Old 08-25-2021, 03:21 PM   #1
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Has anyone put air shocks on a gas Club Car DS? Iím wanting to go to a soft leaf spring then use the shock as the damper. I tired of the ruff ride. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:06 AM   #2
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I found that someone has used the Monroe MA705 for air shocks? They mentioned they had a small modify, does anyone no what modification would need to be done?
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:19 AM   #3
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I tried air shocks once and found you need to run individual air fills or put a shut off valve between the two shocks after you fill it.
When you air up and then with one person on the cart the air is forced out of the heavy side into the other shock causing exaggerated lean.
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:30 AM   #4
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Hello all

Has anyone put air shocks on a gas Club Car DS? Iím wanting to go to a soft leaf spring then use the shock as the damper. I tired of the ruff ride. Any thoughts?
Tagged, my wife hates the rough ride also
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:13 PM   #5
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Not much you can do with the leaf spring suspension, The shocks are not as much the reason for the rough ride as the leaf setup.
Try airing down your tires, what tires are you running on them?
Stock tires have a really thick sidewall and offer no give when you roll over anything.
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Try taking a leaf or two outta your current leaf spring setup.

When I went to lithium my 4 leaf, leaf spring setup, I took out two leafs on each side. My kidney's continue to send me thank you cards.
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For tires I run low profile tires, yes these to make the ride worse. I can take a little air out of them. I did have the heaving duty springs installed. I went ahead and removed the extra two springs, running only one spring now with no shocks. The ride is WAY better, without bottoming out. Now Iím going to do some modification to install Monroe MA705 air shocks. Not sure that I will get them installed for a month or so, I got some other things to get done first. I will update once there on. Thank you for everyoneís input
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Just finished the install on Monroe MA705 air shocks. Attached are some pictures of the mod I did. Original I had stiff springs in the rear, I removed all the springs except the main. The ride on the springs only is so much better, very soft ride. The main reason Iíve added the Monroe shocks is when I have four people on the cart. That way I can add some air to keep the back from bottoming out.
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Just finished the install on Monroe MA705 air shocks. Attached are some pictures of the mod I did. Original I had stiff springs in the rear, I removed all the springs except the main. The ride on the springs only is so much better, very soft ride. The main reason Iíve added the Monroe shocks is when I have four people on the cart. That way I can add some air to keep the back from bottoming out.

I'm guessing that's not the factory top mount for the shock?

Also, do you have each shock on an independent air valve? I read someone stated that putting them on the same air valve creates an issue where if two people are on the same side, that side will lean and "push" the compressed air to the other shock.
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