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Unread 06-30-2015, 09:42 PM   #1
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I ordered a custom 2005 48V DS. I had it painted, lifted with 14" wheels and off-road (ish) yours. When I took it for a ride, it felt soooo slow, off the line. Now I'm about to tell them I am no longer interested since the salesman told me he would move it up to speed level 3. It has a decent top speed at about 20mph, but it takes forever to get there.

My question is can I get the kind of acceleration that an RXV has, or am I wasting my time?
This thing is costing me over $6k, so I'm not happy that I'll have to put more into it to make it quick, but I really love the look of the DS.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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Horsepower!
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Unread 07-01-2015, 07:24 PM   #3
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Wow! You're about as useless as tits on a bull. Thanks.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Horsepower, bigger motor, bigger controller, bigger cables. Will get you off the line better. Depends on how much you want to spend.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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Let be some real help. What drive system is it? IQ with a rocker switch directional switch just below the center of the seat?
If yes this cart can be upgraded to an XCT400IQ control and the results will be impressive. Neck snapping torque and 22 mph sound like what you want?
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Unread 07-01-2015, 09:00 PM   #6
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I ordered a custom 2005 48V DS. I had it painted, lifted with 14" wheels and off-road (ish) yours. When I took it for a ride, it felt soooo slow, off the line. Now I'm about to tell them I am no longer interested since the salesman told me he would move it up to speed level 3. It has a decent top speed at about 20mph, but it takes forever to get there.

My question is can I get the kind of acceleration that an RXV has, or am I wasting my time?
This thing is costing me over $6k, so I'm not happy that I'll have to put more into it to make it quick, but I really love the look of the DS.
You aren't going to feel like an RXV. The RXV is an AC drive cart which is vastly different than everything else that is DC. A 2005 DS with IQ drive system is about as good as you'll find in a stock cart. The Sepex motor is strong from the factory. As for the speed level, it should be on level 3 anyway as that is the fastest setting without having a code to release level 4. Speed code 4 can be "unlocked" with codes purchased from Club Car. It is three different 3 digit numbers and typically cost around $100 to get. They should be doing it for you for free. But that is top end speed. You can also use a high speed magnet on IQ. It will eliminate regen braking and give you the highest possible speeds on stock parts. On lifted carts with 23" tires I usually see speeds of about 22mph on flat ground. The magnet option is inexpensive and easy, costing less than $50. I sell them all the time and people love them. Otherwise there is no inexpensive option. Changing controllers, motors, solenoids and cables can get expensive fast. Adding an amped up controller will open up some options, but be ready to spend nearly $1000 for it along with cables and installation.
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Unread 07-01-2015, 09:41 PM   #7
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This thing is costing me over $6k, so I'm not happy
Well then let me try again. $6k is just a basic cart. If you want anything better than that you need to sprinkle a little money on it. (to increase the HP).
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Unread 07-01-2015, 09:58 PM   #8
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Oh yea, and to add to my previous post; $6000 is nuts for a 2005. I'll sell you a 2012 Precedent with all that for $6000.
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Unread 07-02-2015, 12:44 AM   #9
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Ok, thanks for all the info. As far as the price, that seems to be the going rate for what I want down here. I wanted the base DS with custom color body paint, 14" wheels and tires, Jake's lift kit, new Trojan batteries, rear seat, rear seatbelts, extended roof, lights. I think that's it. I just do not like the look of the Precedent or the RXV.
That was why I went this route in the first place.

How about the base motor upgrade from Plum Quick? Only $225 and says you'll get 25% more power and torque. Any truth to that and is it plug and play, or do I then have to change a bunch of other things I the process to get those gains?
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The plumb quick motor will really help. Also you need at least 4 ga cables to replace all the 6 ga cables. You can make them your self if you are handy with working on things. Go to your local welding shop for welding cable. The controller will make the biggest noticeable difference. I had all the others, then went with a plug and play 350 amp Curtis controller, wow what a difference. Lots of the people go with at least 500 amp controllers.
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