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Unread 05-23-2016, 01:16 AM   #1
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Default Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

'08 Hunter Green Club Car DS

Here is all I know about my cart:

Lift kit, with 23" A/T tires
Extra flip seat on the back
No stereo
Turn Signals, Brake Lights, and Head Lights
48v system, with fresh Duracell Ultra batteries
Forward/Reverse is a switch besides my right knee
No Tow/Run switch to be found
Battery Cables are roughly 1/4" including the mylar jacket

Motor P/N: 102237701
Motor Model #: 5BC59JBS6360
Voltage: 48v
Horsepower: 3.10 Special Service

This unit runs 12-13mph on flat ground, and I would like it to be a bit faster, as well as have a little more torque if possible.

Where would you start with the motor upgrades to get the most bang for the buck?
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Unread 05-23-2016, 08:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

Update: has the F-N-R switch by your right knee, no tow switch

Also, does not beep or brake when pushed manually with the key on
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Unread 05-23-2016, 08:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

Sounds like a regular ole series drive cart assuming the back side of the F&R lever has about 4 big high amperage cables connecting to it.
Series drive carts produce more torque than speed. Likely you are in for a controller and motor upgrade to get the speed you want.
A little more info about the cart and your performance needs would help... see questions below.
Basic upgrades for series carts include HD F&R switch, 2g cable set, 500a controller, 400 a solenoid, & motor in that order.


What size tires are on the cart?
How many people ride on the cart?
Cargo Box or trailer?
Is the electrical system 36 or 48 volts?
What top speed is desired?
Is the used on or off the road?
Is the terrain hilly? If yes, steep or mild hills?
Is the footing sandy or muddy?
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Unread 05-23-2016, 09:12 AM   #4
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

See responses below:

What size tires are on the cart? - 22"
How many people ride on the cart? - 2, 99% of the time.
Cargo Box or trailer? - No
Is the electrical system 36 or 48 volts? 48v
What top speed is desired? - It goes 12-13 now, would like a top speed around 18-20 if possible, but want to do it economically.
Is the used on or off the road? - Both, just through the neighborhood, and some grassy fields.
Is the terrain hilly? If yes, steep or mild hills? - Mild hills off road, on road is flat
Is the footing sandy or muddy? - It could potentially be after rains, or if we go looking for some mud
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Unread 05-23-2016, 09:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

Do you think the speed sensor needs replacement? See above where it doesn't limit the roll or beep when in gear and no brake applied.
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Unread 05-23-2016, 01:25 PM   #6
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This cart does not use a speed sensor....what I did to get the speed I was looking for was installed high speed gears in the rear end...about $500 total. Made a huge difference.
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Unread 05-23-2016, 01:50 PM   #7
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This cart does not use a speed sensor....what I did to get the speed I was looking for was installed high speed gears in the rear end...about $500 total. Made a huge difference.
You're correct, I got confused between series and AQ/IQ
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Unread 05-23-2016, 02:05 PM   #8
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

Where do you think I would up at if I bought one of the PlumQuick Bandit Motors, and then did the following in monthly steps;

Upgraded wires via CartsUnlimited
HD F&R Lever via CartsUnlimited
Upgraded Solenoid via CartsUnlimited


.... and then eventually doing the controller when I save up that $$$$
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Unread 05-23-2016, 02:35 PM   #9
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Because it is a series motor...if it's in good repair...I would upgrade to bigger tires, something in a street tread that you can run 28 to 30 lbs of air pressure and then seriously look at the high speed gears...you don't have to upgrade the solenoid and switch to run the PlumQuick motor but when you upgrade the controller that's when those items need upgrading. Scotty offers kits for upgrades that include the controller, solenoid and f/r switch when you are ready and that will save you money. The reason I like the rear end gear change is the series motor system you have has great torgue and that is what works best with bigger tires and the high speed gears...my opinion from my own experience with a similar cart...it's fast!
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Unread 05-23-2016, 08:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: Club Car DS - New to Speed Upgrades, Where to Start?

Had my stock controller upgraded to 400 amps by FSIP. Installed GE D392 motor with 2ga cables, added copper bars on F/R, stock solenoid and 6" a arm lift with 23" tires. Hauls wife and I 30+mph for past two years.
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