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Unread 06-30-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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hello, i was wondering if anyone could tell me an easy way to make my 1989 club car faster on hills? the batteries are older so could that be my problem? i am planning on changing out sll of the batteries but in addition to that what can i do to make it better at going up hills? it is a resister cart. thanks all!
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Unread 06-30-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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you can get a Resistor Coil to Solid State Conversion Kits from scottyb
http://www.cartsunlimited.net/Scotty...rsion_Kit.html
batteries will help some but not much
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Unread 06-30-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply! is it honestly worthn doing that to an older cart or would it be better to buy a newer one and sell this one?
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Unread 06-30-2015, 09:29 PM   #4
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wow ... thats a great question ... i love the old carts , really simple
but the cost of a upgrade vs a new cart
it would depend on your future plans and budget
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Unread 06-30-2015, 09:40 PM   #5
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Honestly Chevy, if you buy a newer cart you will probably do the same thing to it as you would to your 89, except you will save $1500 to $2500 staying with your 1989 by not buying the newer one. I got on here and read what others did to their carts (and they all are a big help) and figured what I wanted to do with my 1990 and went to town. I talked to ScottyB on the electronics and got it from him and then talked to the guys at Plum Quick and got the motor from them. The cart performed exactly the way I wanted. You can make your cart look better then a newer one anyway. Hope this helps!!
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Unread 06-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=El Camino;1172445]Honestly Chevy, if you buy a newer cart you will probably do the same thing to it as you would to your 89, except you will save $1500 to $2500 staying with your 1989 by not buying the newer one. I got on here and read what others did to their carts (and they all are a big help) and figured what I wanted to do with my 1990 and went to town. I talked to ScottyB on the electronics and got it from him and then talked to the guys at Plum Quick and got the motor from them. The cart performed exactly the way I wanted. You can make your cart look better then a newer one anyway. Hope this helps!![/QUOTE
wow taht just made my dission like 1000 times harder lol. what would you recomend being the steps that i shoukd take to make it better? it had a 3in lift on it now and i heard that bigger tires make it faster as well. What kinds of mods did you do to your resiseter car and if you dont mind telling me a ball park figure of what the cost was for all of it. Thank you again for all the help guys! you are all very knowlegdeable on all of this!
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Unread 06-30-2015, 10:58 PM   #7
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I knew the first thing was to ditch the battery power sucking resisters. For you its like what crash test said "it would depend on your future plans and budget". I would say don't jump in to quick, it's not cheap. And think about what kind of terrain you will be running on. Look around on here and look at the other guys carts to help to get an idea of what you want.
All my money went to the running performance. Mine was built to run up and down the hills in VA. I set my friend's cart up to run on flat roads in Ocean Lakes SC campground.
You really need to decide what you want the cart to do because it can quickly get into the thousands of dollars if you don't watch.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 11:33 PM   #8
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I run an old 91 DS resistor cart and it performs perfect. Just change your battery and motor power carrying wires. That should get you a little more juice. I can make you a set if you need them
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Unread 07-01-2015, 09:47 AM   #9
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I run an old 91 DS resistor cart and it performs perfect. Just change your battery and motor power carrying wires. That should get you a little more juice. I can make you a set if you need them
What does changing the wires do? Also so I keep the cart with 6 6volt batteries with that set up? I am honestly looking to make it go up hills better in the campground. Lastly what would you say to change those wires to?
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I knew the first thing was to ditch the battery power sucking resisters. For you its like what crash test said "it would depend on your future plans and budget". I would say don't jump in to quick, it's not cheap. And think about what kind of terrain you will be running on. Look around on here and look at the other guys carts to help to get an idea of what you want.
All my money went to the running performance. Mine was built to run up and down the hills in VA. I set my friend's cart up to run on flat roads in Ocean Lakes SC campground.
You really need to decide what you want the cart to do because it can quickly get into the thousands of dollars if you don't watch.
Thank you again for all of the great input! My plans are to make the cart hold four people and be able to run up and down hills with ease. Which package did you go with on your cart? Also with that package does the cart stay as a 36 volt?
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