How to Install Lift Kit on EZGO Golf Cart

Installing a lift kit on an EZ-GO golf cart is a popular modification that can improve the cart’s off-road capabilities and overall appearance. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to install a lift kit on an EZ-GO golf cart:

Materials Needed:

  • Lift kit (make sure it is compatible with your EZ-GO golf cart model)
  • Socket set
  • Wrench set
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Penetrating oil
  • Hammer
  • Torque wrench
  • Wheel chocks


  1. First, ensure that the golf cart is on a level surface and apply the wheel chocks to the front wheels.
  2. Use a jack to lift the rear of the golf cart off the ground and place jack stands under the frame for support.
  3. Remove the rear wheels using a socket set and wrench.
  4. Spray penetrating oil on the bolts and let it sit for a few minutes.
  5. Remove the bolts that hold the leaf springs to the axle and remove the leaf springs.
  6. Install the lift kit by inserting it between the leaf springs and the axle.
  7. Align the holes in the lift kit with the holes in the axle and leaf springs.
  8. Use the provided bolts and nuts to attach the lift kit to the axle and leaf springs. Hand-tighten the bolts and nuts.
  9. Repeat steps 3-8 for the front wheels of the golf cart.
  10. Once the lift kit is installed, replace the wheels and lower the golf cart back to the ground.
  11. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts and nuts to the manufacturer’s recommended torque specifications.
  12. Test drive the golf cart to ensure that the lift kit is installed properly and that there are no issues with the cart’s suspension or steering.

Lift Kit Components

Spindle lift kitRaises front end of the golf cart1 setSteelMost popular lift kit type
Extended A-arm kitProvides more ground clearance and suspension travel1 setSteelFor larger tires and better handling
Drop axle lift kitRaises the golf cart’s body1 setSteelRequires new axles
Shock absorbersImprove ride quality and handling4Steel/AluminumCompatible with chosen lift kit type
BushingsMaintain alignment and suspension stability1 setRubber/PolyurethaneReplace when installing a lift kit

Required Tools

Socket wrench setLoosening and tightening boltsStandard/Metric1 setFor various bolt sizes
Jack standsSupport the golf cart2-3 ton2-4To ensure safety while working
Hydraulic jackLift the golf cart2-3 ton1
Torque wrenchProperly torque fastenersStandard/Metric1For correct torque specifications
Pry barAssist in removing componentsStandard1

Pre-Installation Safety Measures

1Park on level surfaceEnsure stable working environmentAlways
2Engage parking brakePrevent golf cart from movingAlways
3Disconnect battery Prevent electrical accidentsAlwaysBoth negative and positive
4Use jack standsProvide stable support for golf cartAlwaysDo not rely on hydraulic jack
5Wear safety glasses and glovesProtect eyes and hands from injuryAlways

Installation Steps

StepActionTime EstimateDifficultyNotes
1Remove wheels and tires20-30 minutesEasyStore in a safe location
2Remove front suspension45-60 minutesModerateFollow manufacturer instructions
3Install front lift kit60-90 minutesModerateFollow kit instructions carefully
4Install rear lift kit60-90 minutesModerateFollow kit instructions carefully
5Install upgraded shock absorbers45-60 minutesModerateFollow shock manufacturer instructions

Post-Installation Checks and Maintenance

Wheel alignmentEnsure proper handling and tire wearInitial, then as neededAdjust according to lift kit specs
Tire pressureOptimize performance and tire lifespanMonthlyFollow tire manufacturer recommendations


It is important to note that lifting a golf cart can affect its stability and handling, so it is essential to be cautious when driving and ensure that the lift kit is installed properly. Additionally, make sure that the lift kit you choose is compatible with your EZ-GO golf cart model to ensure a proper fit.


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