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3 Key Reasons Your Golf Cart Needs a Lift Kit

3 Key Reasons Your Golf Cart Needs a Lift Kit

If you own a personal golf cart or even a fleet of golf carts, you should add a few modifications to your stock model to ensure the vehicle fulfills its full potential and you get the most enjoyment out of it.
It can be hard to know where to start since there are many components to upgrade, from lighting to new tires. Installing a suspension lift kit will give your cart an excellent foundation to build on, as you will probably find you’ll need a lift kit to add other accessories in the future. Keep reading to learn the three key reasons your golf cart needs a lift kit.


Improved Suspension / More Comfort


Stock golf carts are intended to navigate paved pathways and delicately manicured fairways… but there’s an entire outdoors to explore, and you deserve to do it comfortably. If you plan on taking your golf cart off-road, adding a lift kit will smooth the ride on any surface you drive. There are a few different styles of lift kits on the market right now, and while they all serve the same general purpose – to lift the vehicle – you should check out our extensive lift kit guide, where we break down all the features and applications for the different types of lift kits and help you choose the one that will best suit your cart’s needs. Even if you don’t plan on off-roading, you’ll find that upgrading your suspension will make even daily drives so much more enjoyable and relaxing. If you’re looking to improve the drivability of your cart, even if just to the mailbox and back, an upgraded suspension can completely change how it handles.


Larger Tires / More Exploring


Not only can your ride around the subdivision be as smooth as Tennessee whiskey, but you can also enjoy that comfort on many off-road surfaces!
We’re all familiar with the standard 8” golf cart tire (the smaller, less attractive cousin to the emergency donut tire our regular vehicles come equipped with). Whether in functionality or appearance, these stock tires leave a great deal to be desired by today’s golf cart owner. Most medium-to-large tire sizes will require the addition of a lift kit to provide the extra undercarriage space necessary to keep your new larger tires from making contact with the cart and causing damage. Here’s an infographic on the relationship between tire size and lift height for quick reference.

You may not have many issues getting around if you’re strictly using your cart at a golf club or a freshly paved walkway. However, if you like to explore a little deeper into the great outdoors- trails, beaches, campgrounds, farms, woods, etc. and go faster while doing so, you’re going to want to consider something a bit more aggressive… and we have the perfect wheel and tire combinations to handle any terrain! It may seem daunting to ensure you get the right combination of tires/wheels/suspension lift, but don’t fret! Golf Cart Stuff™ created a simple reference guide to determine which suspension lift kit/wheel and tire combination will work best for your EZGO, Club Car, or Yamaha golf cart. And if ever you’re unsure about anything, please call our team in Elkhart, Indiana, and we will be more than happy to assist.

 

Increased Clearance / More Off-Road


While the added clearance from a lift kit is required for larger tires to get you off-road in the first place, you’ll also need that extra clearance to navigate any obstacles you may encounter on your off-road journey. Sticks, rocks, tree roots, and other debris not only can leave your cart trapped in an inconvenient location, but they also have the potential to severely damage your cart’s undercarriage. With a lift kit from GolfCartStuff.com™, you will achieve the extra clearance to rise above your obstacles and cruise through challenging terrain with confidence and comfort! Now that we’ve covered the three main reasons your golf cart needs a lift kit, you can see how this is the perfect entry-level component to modify. Whether it’s Club Car, EZGO, or Yamaha, your cart was manufactured for small tires, slow speeds, and smooth, unobstructed travel surfaces (AKA, golf courses). Check out the selection in our shop to find suspension lift kits compatible with every major manufacturer to have your cart riding high and smooth in no time.

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