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Unread 01-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

OK so after driving this thing around for a couple days, one thing is clear...I NEED MORE SPEED 18 mph isnt cutting it...but hear me out'

Just a reminder I have a 97CC VGlide resistor running 48V thru 4gauge and HD solenoid.

1. If I was to say buy a Plum Quick or other speed motor first, because I dont have the money or desire to install a potbox and controller conversion right now(I want to drive it), can I run it or will it draw so many amps I will fry the VGlide system.
2. If it does the 25 or 26 that it may do as Plum Quicks page states it might, and I want to tone it down for my kid to drive...can I pull one battery out of the pack loop and run 40 Volts and not damage the motor
3. Wouldnt I be getting the full torque potential since with a Vglide system there is no controller and controller amp issues, im basically cabled straight from battery to motor at W.O.T.(with a few contacts)

and yes I understand the burning of the coils at anything less than full throttle, but does this sound like something that can be done for now until I get more money and desire to do a full conversion.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS FAR WITHOUT THIS FORUM..THANK YOU
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Unread 01-30-2009, 06:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

My suggestion would be to call Plum Quick Motors at (803) 548-7205 and ask for Robby Steen. He or one of his family will let you know what will and will not work with your system as well as give you an estimate of what to expect in speed. For example he told me that if I had my controller set at Code 4 I could expect an APROXIMATE increase of speed of 25%, noting that no 2 carts are exactly the same. If that equation is correct and you’re doing 18 MPH then you could expect 22.5 MPH with one of his motors. There are other motors out there as well that maybe even faster.

Just for the record, I have nothing to do with Plum Quick Motors and my thread on the upgrade I did on my 2006 Precedent was to let others know what to expect if they went that root. I'm in Wellington, Florida, not Ft. Mill, South Carolina.
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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

Scuba,
Didn't realize you were so close! I live off Southern and Jog, my kids go to school in Wellington. Based on your response someone must have pm'd you.

Oxford, sorry for the hijack! BTW, you've been putting up alot of good posts.
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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

I will give Plum Quick a call today and I shot an e-mail off yesterday to a supplier of D&D motors about the same thing. But last night when I had some time to research the idea and spend some time on the computer...I felt I would throw the idea out here for some thoughts. This forum has not steered me wrong yet!

I think my biggest concern is will the motor try to draw so many amps right off the bat that it arcs out my VGlide system
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Unread 01-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

I think your biggest concern is real. The resistor 48v conversion is a marginally safe upgrade..... any more draw is not IMO Spend the money on a controller etc. and then save for a 2 spd motor set up....but hey the kids will find the 2 spd switch eventually so don't make it too fast if kids are to use it
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Yeah I hear ya....the kid is 15 and using it to go to school with...not being "safe" with the speed is not the problem, not being "stupid" and getting in trouble is the concern..but hey I was stupid at that age too I guess
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Yeah I hear ya....the kid is 15 and using it to go to school with...not being "safe" with the speed is not the problem, not being "stupid" and getting in trouble is the concern..but hey I was stupid at that age too I guess
I think we all were.... at 15 ....... he and his friends will be doing crazy golf cart stunts soon!
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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

going to call Plum Quick now...I'll let you know what they say....and I'll also let you know if I listened to them or not..hey if I burn up the VGlide then I will have to replace..but in the mean time though...I can act like Im 15 again..stupid

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Default Re: Need for speed--PQ motor on a VGlide resis. doable ??

Robby is a great guy at Plum Quick....very helpful and patient, not a hurried conversation at all.

SO his opinion was that it shouldnt be a problem with my setup and I will get about 25% increase in speed and 20% increase in torque with his 48V motor. He was trying to get me to send in my 36V motor for redo as I would see even better performance,but I was hesitant on giving up this motor for now.

At least this will hopefully get to where I want for now, then I can use comfortanly for a while while building up more finances and desire to do a controller conversion.

cost was under $300 for motor, core charge and shipping...NICE
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Scuba,
Didn't realize you were so close! I live off Southern and Jog, my kids go to school in Wellington. Based on your response someone must have pm'd you.
BRS,

I live west of 441 off Lake Worth Rd between the schools. Howdee Neighbor!
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