Golf Carts Need Some Love Too

I happen to live in a town where golf carts are street legal, and everyone has one in my neighborhood. Trips back and forth to the playground and the swimming pool can take a toll on our little red cart, so I set aside some time tonight to replace the aging rear leaf springs. I upgraded the suspension further with some shocks to help absorb the bumps.

I'm not sure how heavy the previous owner was, but the cart always seemed to lean to one side. A couple of hard bumps in the neighborhood rattled my spine too, so I knew it was time to make some upgrades. Even though my cart had brackets in the rear frame, it never wore a set of shocks. The leaf springs were worn out from doing all of the work, so I'm hoping this new set combined with shocks really transforms the ride.

The old set we took off was pretty flat, and the new ones look extra beefy for added cushion. The top bolts of the shocks took some time to get set and tightened as I had to fumble around blindly in a tight channel between the backseat and the rear shell. Got everything installed in about two hours though with help from my father in-law, who was rewarded with a 6-pack of his favorite local craft beer. Still a pain in the ass but definitely easier than wrenching on a car.

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