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Unread 01-08-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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This will be my first cart.Its a 89 club car with 9yr old worn out batteries. Im paying 500 for it. Am I getting screwed and wht mods would be best for this cart.I cant really seem to find many for one this old.But it seems to me its no diff from a 90's model.Any info and help would be great.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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Make sure you get a charger with it.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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I did but Im thinking of going 48v since i have to buy batt anyway
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Unread 01-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #4
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I did but Im thinking of going 48v since i have to buy batt anyway
Then you will have to get a 48 volt charger.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 10:16 PM   #5
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I know tht much and 8v batt insted of 6v but wht else would I need and is thr a write up of how to do this.Im a totall newbie whn it comes to carts
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Unread 01-08-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum elephantrider1.............
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Unread 01-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #7
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ok I really need to know if I switch to 6 8v batts and a 48v selonoid will I have to change controllers and will everything bolt up in same place or will I have to modify and make my own brackets.please help Im just waiting on info before I go by batts.
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Unread 01-10-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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ok I really need to know if I switch to 6 8v batts and a 48v selonoid will I have to change controllers and will everything bolt up in same place or will I have to modify and make my own brackets.please help Im just waiting on info before I go by batts.
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scottyb is one out there that has done plenty of upgrades from 36V to 48V front what I have read and there is a thread just a few down "SPEED UPDATE; 97 CC VGlide 36/48 conversion" by oxfordlawn.

Is your cart a v-glide with resistors? From everything that I have been following Oxfordlawn with, it looks like all you need is the new batteries, 48V solenoid and upgrade the wires (helps to prevent meltdowns). From what scottyb has said, this upgrade performs good but works best with WOT. He mentioned that running low speed under a load can cause melt-downs.

Hope that helps.
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Unread 01-10-2009, 06:13 PM   #9
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your cart is probley a 6 solinoid cart. If it is you would need to replace the 5 small micros they are only less than $5 each and the 1 big one about $45 . batterys are same size as 6v and fit right in. your cart probley has a v-glide and no controller. does it have like 3" bare metal coils like 4 or 5 right in a row and a slice of pie shaped black box looks like a triangle with 1 curved side, if it does its a restior cart and doesnot have controller
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Unread 01-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #10
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just a quick little note here..I have been using mine with the 6 gauge wires and they really have not gotten hot, not even warm, not at terminal ends or in the wire length area itself. One terminal at the relay gets warm but it also has a pretty cruddy terminal/wire joint. This wire flexes a little whenever f/r switch is moved and the wire where it joins the terminal is exposed and corroded. But thats not related to the wire thickness.
I will be upgrading my wires when I get some info on terminal end size at the VGlide switch, but I dont think a cable upgrade is necessary, just seems to be preferred for possible better performance.
I also have intentionally been running at mid throttle speeds and the coils havent gotten scary hot or smelly. I pull over and check immediately, so far so good.
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