How to Install a 4-Inch Lift Kit on a Golf Cart

By Jackson Lewis

Golf carts have traditionally been sold with a standard lift on the wheels. The focus for accessorizing your cart has typically been on the seats, front glass, mounts and covers. A growing trend for golf cart owners is installing a lift kit on the wheels to allow the carts to handle rougher terrain. Most lift kits can be installed without cutting or welding the cart.


Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Find a covered, dry area to install the 4-inch lift kit. Although the kit can be installed in a day, you will want protection in the event of inclement weather. This will also help you avoid losing parts when installing the kit.
Step 2
Lift the rear of the cart with your car jack and place one cinder block under the frame near each wheel. Remove the jack and repeat the process for the front end of the cart.
Step 3
Remove the wheels from the cart and set them aside. Then remove the suspension of the cart one corner at a time. Place the bolts, bearings and cotter pins that go with each corner of the suspension in their own pile to avoid having problems with the parts fitting when you put the cart back together.
Step 4
Install the lift-kit components one wheel base at a time. The extended drive axle, frame stiffener and suspension connections will all have per-wheel bolt connections.
Step 5
Reinstall the suspension on each wheel, then reinstall the tires. After you have all of the wheels attached, support the rear of the cart with your jack to remove the rear two cinder blocks. Repeat the process on the front of the cart.
Step 6
Test the cart by driving a short distance from your work area.

About The Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.


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