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Unread 02-26-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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Default Is there a better setup for D395 motor/ controller combo?

I know this has been discussed a lot in past threads but I didn't want to hijack anyone's thread so what do you guys think about this setup:

It's a lot like CC-John's Ike survivor so please chime in. The D395 motor with a 500amp Alltrax. I like the programmable feature of the Alltrax. Is there a better controller for my setup? 48v '98 CC series, 23" wheels, 6" lift, rear seat kit, extended top, lots of extras, (she's heavy), 4 ga cables, HD solenoid, soon to get 8:1 gears.

I heard that the higher amp controllers are overkill and I could actually lose torque or speed. Obviously I want to maximize torque and speed for my setup which will be used primarily on the street with minor off roading.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is there a better setup for D395 motor/ controller combo?

I think it was GMorrison that posted this chart for me..it may help with your decision...I hope this link works
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/attac...hp_ratings.jpg
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Unread 02-26-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is there a better setup for D395 motor/ controller combo?

OK..well after a looking at it again..I see the d385 is not listed, but as you can see the D380 gained 4 HP going from 480 amp to 700 amp controller. I believe that the D385 is so wound out, that it could actually use all the amps made available to it.
On the other hand, somewhere out here in these posts someone stated that you can't get more than 500 amps from a 48V pack.
Sooo....are you thoroughly confused yet??
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Unread 02-26-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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Sooo....are you thoroughly confused yet??

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Default Re: Is there a better setup for D395 motor/ controller combo?

Just be aware this is a High Torque motor / NOT High speed ,Go th this site sponser for example.
http://www.cartszone.com/club-car-series-motors.html

Hope this helps a little ?
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Just be aware this is a High Torque motor / NOT High speed ,Go th this site sponser for example.
http://www.cartszone.com/club-car-series-motors.html

Hope this helps a little ?
Thanks. What I was figuring was the gear change to 8: 1 would increase the speed and still give really good low end torque. I was hoping to get close to 30mph. Looking for the best of both worlds without going to 72v yet. I thought a speed motor may be struggling too much on the low end with the 8:1 gears. Whadaya think?
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Unread 03-02-2009, 01:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Is there a better setup for D395 motor/ controller combo?

30 MPH is a lot of speed for a cart,
I would call one of the dealers here and tell them what you have and
let them tell you if it's possable .
Some times you gain top end and loose torque and Visa Versa.
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Thanks. What I was figuring was the gear change to 8: 1 would increase the speed and still give really good low end torque. I was hoping to get close to 30mph. Looking for the best of both worlds without going to 72v yet. I thought a speed motor may be struggling too much on the low end with the 8:1 gears. Whadaya think?
I'm running the D395/500A Alltrax/ 8:1 gears combo in Ike.. I've been totally satisfied with the performance so far.. I'm running 20x10x10 Carlilse Turf Savers and top speed is a solid 28 MPH by the GPS.. There is more than enough torque to snap your head back on hard acceleration.. Pedal time is more than acceptable for a modified sparky.. I can get 1.5 to 2 hours of pedal time out of a full charge, scootin around the neighborhood at a solid 25 MPH..

I haven't found too much that will stop him off-road.. The only thing limiting him is the lack of traction from the turf tires.. With a good set of ATV tires, he'd probably be unstoppable..
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Unread 03-05-2009, 12:18 PM   #9
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Thanks, John. I'm running 23x10.5x12 Alltrails. I think I'll just copy your setup since it is working so well. Sounds like the best of both worlds- top end and acceleration. Now if I can just get rid of the flu I can finish things up...

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I think it was GMorrison that posted this chart for me..it may help with your decision...I hope this link works
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/attac...hp_ratings.jpg
Going up in amps will only add horsepower if you batteries are capable of putting out more amps. Most 48 volt carts with six 8 volt batteries will only put out 500 amps.
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