When most people think about lift kits, they often think of larger vehicles, but you can also get a lift kit for your golf cart.
We’ll tell you what you need to know about lift kits for your golf cart. We have also reviewed some of our top choices for golf cart lift kits and let you know what others have to say about the lift kit before we give you a final rating for each lift kit.
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Do You Need A Lift Kit For Your Golf Cart?
Some golf cart owners prefer to have a basic, no-frills golf cart that they use on the golf course or the quiet streets of their neighborhood. If you plan to use your golf cart for transporting people or to do farm work or even on landscaping jobs, you may benefit from a lift kit that makes the cart a little more all-terrain.
If you’re not familiar with a lift kit or have never considered getting one for your golf cart, you might be a little lost on where to start. Here are some things to consider when selecting a lift kit for your golf cart:
- How much higher do you want to sit?
- Do you need a wider tire stance on your cart?
- Is your cart customized with extra seating or an area for cargo?
- How do you plan to use your golf cart?
Lift kits for golf carts are typically available between three and six inches, but six-inch kits are often the most popular as they allow for more space in your wheel well (which can help in muddy terrain or with passengers). As you’re browsing kits, make sure you understand whether or not tires are included in the kit.
Types Of Lift Kits
Before we jump right into our reviews, it’s also important to consider that there are different styles of kits. We will briefly explain each one, so you can start narrowing down your options. Whether you decide to install the lift kit yourself or hire someone to do it, you may need to do a little additional research to ensure you’ve chosen the best kit for your cart.
- Drop spindle: Most popular, affordable, great for DIYers, and gives the cart a wider and stable stance.
- A-Arm: More difficult to install. Replace your cart’s front suspension and ideal for the rough off-road terrain.
- Drop Axle: Replace front axle, cheaper than spindle kit but takes more time to install.
- Block Kits: Quick and easy install with an instant increase in height. Only one height option available.
How We Choose Our Ratings
Since a lift kit for a golf cart is fairly unique and not a common addition to golf carts, we pay close attention to what other users have to say about the various kits. In order to narrow our results into our top 10 list, we need to take time researching and reading customer reviews and testimonials; we also carefully consider negative feedback when making our final decision.
We rate the kits using a five-star rating system, and a full five-stars mean that it exceeds our expectations and has overwhelmingly positive feedback from other users. We only select a lift kit that we would use ourselves, so you can be confident that each kit is good (even if it doesn’t have a full five stars).
Our Top 10 Picks For Golf Cart Lift Kits
Now that we’ve given you some things to think about and how we rate the kits, it’s time to take a closer look at some of our top lift kit choices.
Club Car Precedent A-Arm Lift Kit
- The GTW A-Arm lift kit is made from durable steel and designed to lengthen the wheel base on your golf cart
- No Cutting and No Weld Design, for an easy bolt on application
- Allows for camber and tow adjustments, complete with pivot point grease fittings for easy maintenance
This kit is a 6-inch A-Arm kit that is designed to fit on all Club Car Precedent gas or electric golf cars from the years 2004 and up. The A-Arm kit, manufactured by GTW, is made of steel, has a high gloss black powder coated finish, and is designed to lengthen the wheelbase on your golf cart.
The design of this kit requires no cutting or welding and is easily installed with bolts. This kit is designed to improve suspension and handle rougher terrain. All hardware needed for installation is included in this A-Arm kit.
Most reviewers of this lift kit comment on how easy it is to install and while some used online installation videos as references, some users thought the installation instructions offered enough information. The majority of users are happy with how their golf cart handles rougher terrain and most noticed an instant improvement after installing the GSW lift kit.
There were very complaints about this kit, and any negative feedback was regarding having some small issues with installing the kit.
Club Car DS Double A-Arm Golf Cart Lift Kit
- Fits Club Car DS 82-03.5 Electric & 97-03.5 Gas Models
- Must have Metal Steel Dust Covers on Front Hub to Fit
- Easy to Follow FULL COLOR Instructions Included
For golf cart owners who have a Club Car model that’s earlier than 2004, this A-Arm lift kit by GTW may be an ideal option. The kit is suitable for electric models (1982 to 2003) or gas models (1997-2003).
This six-inch lift kit is designed to lengthen the wheelbase on the golf cart for stability and is made for Club Car DS carts with metal dust covers. The kit works on tires that are up to 23-inches, and all hardware and instructions are included. The steel kit has high gloss black powder coated finish and a no weld or cut design.
Most users who purchased this kit for their older golf cart were impressed by how easy it was to install and was happy with the result. A majority of users were replacing a lift kit that was already on their golf cart and liked the A-Arm kit better.
There were very few negative comments regarding this kit, and the complaints were related to having trouble with the install.
Our overall rating is 5 out of 5.
Madjax A-Arm Complete Lift Kit
- Increased suspension travel for rough terrain.
- Allows camber and toe front end alignment.
- Durable urethane bushings. Greaes fittings for easy maintenance.
The Madjax A-Arm lift kit is designed for Club Car Precedent golf carts (gas or electric) that are from the year 2004 to 2014. The sturdy steel lift kit comes with complete instructions and hardware, and you have the option to choose from a three, five, or six-inch kit.
Users of this kit loved the size options and most thought that the install was easy. Many reviewers who purchased the Madjax kit were replacing an existing kit and were happy with the performance.
While there were very few complaints regarding this kit, some reviewers say that the kit install took longer than expected and that extra equipment like jack stands are needed to make that installation easier.
Our overall rating is 4.5 out of 5.
EZGO TXT Electric Golf Cart Lift Kit
- Includes: (1) 6" Steeleng Drop Axle Lift Kit for EZGO TXT Electric Golf Carts years 2001.5-2013, (4) Brand New...
- Golf Cart in the picture NOT INCLUDED
- Please make sure your EZGO TXT/MEDALIST is between the years 2001.5 - 2013 (has 4 bolt steering)
Some lift kits only come with the essential hardware needed to give you golf cart a height boost, but this one includes a six-inch drop axle lift kit, 12-inch wheels, and 23-inch all-terrain tires. This lift kit is only suitable for EZGO TXT or MEDALIST models between 1994 and 2001.5
Most reviewers who purchased this EZGO complete lift kit gave it a high-rating due to the easy install, performance, and the final look. The few complaints about this lift kit were regarding receiving the wrong lift kit or having issues with the installation (most issues were resolved through customer service).
Our overall rating is 4 out of 5.
Club Car Precedent RHOX Spindle Lift Kit
- RHOX spindles are the strongest, safest and easiest lift kits to install. Directions are provide for a bolt on...
- Fits the Following Cart(s): 2004-Up Club Car Precedent gas and electric golf carts.
- Will NOT work with your stock wheels and tires! Requires a minimum of 10" wheels
A spindle lift kit is one of the easiest types to install, and this RHOX spindle lift kit receives high ratings for ease, safety, and durability. The steel lift kit works on gas or electric Club Car Precedent golf carts from the 2004 and up. Everything you need is included in the three-inch kit, and there is no need for cutting or welding.
Reviewers of this spindle lift kit were happy with the ease of installation, and the kit was what they expected to receive. Some people who purchased the kit had difficulty with the installation, but overall they were happy with the kit.
Our overall rating is 4 out of 5.
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Jake’s A-Arm Lift Kit For Yamaha Golf Carts
This A-Arm lift kit is designed for G-8, G-11, and G-14 Yamaha gas or electric golf carts. According to the manufacturer, the lift kit has a “racecar quality,” and the safe design provides more stability, overall comfort, and a wider front stance. The manufacturer recommends using this kit with a 22-inch tire to give an six-inch lift. All parts are included for the installation.
Reviewers of this lift kit thought it was easy to install and were happy with the final result. Many noticed that their golf cart was instantly more comfortable after installing the lift kit. There were very few complaints on this kit, but the majority of negative comments were regarding difficulty with the parts of the kit or the install itself.
Our overall rating is 4 out of 5.
Economy Lift Kit For EZGO Golf Carts
- Fits 1994.5-2001.5 36V EZGO Medalist/TXT models
- Adds 4" of height to your golf cart
- Accommodates up to 22" tires
If you’re looking for an economical and no frills lift kit for your golf cart, this kit may be your top choice. Designed for EZGO Electric golf cart models between 1994.5 and 2001.5, this simple lift kit adds an extra four inches of height to your golf cart. The lift has an easy installation that requires bolts, and you don’t need to cut or weld to fit.
Most reviewers were happy with the lift kit, and even though they knew they were buying an economical and basic kit, many thought it was easy to install and performed as its design. Reviewers who were unhappy with the lift kit had issues with some of the parts, steps of the installation process, or had ordered the wrong type of lift kit.
Our overall rating is 3.5 out of 5.
Club Car Precedent Golf Cart Complete Lift Kit
- Includes: (1) 6" Lift Kit for Club Car Precedent Golf Carts (both Gas and Electric), (4) Brand New 23x10-14 DOT Approved...
- NOT INCLUDED: The Golf Cart that is in the picture
- This wheel and tire combo measures 23 inches tall (from ground to top of tire)
This complete lift kit not only includes a six-inch spindle lift kit for the Club Car Precedent gas or electric golf carts, but there are also four 23-inch all-terrain tires and four 14-inch rims. The tires are all black with black center caps and lug nuts. For convenience, the wheels and tires already come mounted and with proper air pressure.
Reviewers like the ease of install and the convenience of having the tires already mounted to the wheels. Others loved the all-terrain tread on the tires. Some reviewers had issues during shipping, but most were resolved through customer service.
Our overall rating is 4 out of 5.
Freedom Off-Road Performance Golf Cart Lift Kit
- - Front and rear 4" lift kit for Yamaha G14, G16 and G19 model golf carts (both gas and electric)
- - Allows clearance for 20" tires
- - Includes all necessary parts including grade 8 hardware and installation instructions
This four-inch lift kit is designed for Yamaha G14, G16, and G19 gas and electric golf carts. The lift kit is a basic front and rear block lift kit, but the kit has a lifetime warranty. All parts are included, and the kit is designed to allow clearance for 20-inch tires.
Reviewers of this lift kit like the basic design of the kit and how easy and quickly it is to install. Some said it provided enough of a lift and they were happy with the durability and stability, as well as accommodating larger tires. Some users wanted more of a lift (height-wise) but were more or less happy with the block style.
Our overall rating is 3.5 out 5.
RHOX A-Arm Lift Kit
- Fits all Club Car Precedent Gas and Electric Golf Cart
- sDesigned for all terrain use
- Replaces front-end
The RHOX A-Arm lift is another economical solution for easily installing a solid and sturdy lift kit on your golf cart. The A-Arm lift kit is designed for Club Car Precedent golf carts, models from 2004 and up.
The lift is made from one piece of billet aluminum and lifts the front end of the golf cart to accommodate 12 or 14-inch wheels with low profile tires. The kit comes will all the hardware you need and complete instructions.
While the reviews on this lift kit gets mixed reviews from its users, a majority of reviewers knew what to expect: a basic, no frills lift. Others were happy with the solid, one-piece of aluminum but had problems with the bolts or other hardware. Most reviewers said that this was an easy lift kit to install while others had to rely on other sources such as YouTube.
Our overall rating is 4.7 out of 5.