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Unread 12-26-2017, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default 88 Converted Club Car- smoothed riding?

Hello-

I have a 1988 Club Car DS that I completely rebuilt, and Im pretty happy with the way it turned out, but I have one question about it.

The specs first:
23.5 tires, 6 lift
ScottyB upgrade kit with his new throttle pedal
Alltrax SR48400 and 200 AMP solenoid (formerly resistors)
All brand new 4 AWG cables for everything
New battery pack, still 36v
Stock motor
HD F&R switch
Tons of cosmetic stuff

I built this cart and we are now using it as a family cart, and it drives pretty well, but Im constantly getting complaints that it rides jerky. The acceleration isnt nearly as smooth as a stock club car or Ez-Go, and its easy to accelerate too fast, or let up on the pedal so the motor jerks the rear axle.

Ive messed with the controller programming a little, but I dont want to mess with it too much. Is there any way I can adjust this thing to just make it smooth and safe, like a stock cart?

Its great to have all the torque, but I have children riding it, and Id definitely like it to drive easier. What should I change?


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Unread 12-27-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
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Unread 12-27-2017, 07:57 PM   #3
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Hello-

I have a 1988 Club Car DS that I completely rebuilt, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, but I have one question about it.

The specs first:
23.5” tires, 6” lift
ScottyB upgrade kit with his new throttle pedal
Alltrax SR48400 and 200 AMP solenoid (formerly resistors)
All brand new 4 AWG cables for everything
New battery pack, still 36v
Stock motor
HD F&R switch
Tons of cosmetic stuff

I built this cart and we are now using it as a family cart, and it drives pretty well, but I’m constantly getting complaints that it rides “jerky.” The acceleration isn’t nearly as smooth as a stock club car or Ez-Go, and it’s easy to accelerate too fast, or let up on the pedal so the motor jerks the rear axle.

I’ve messed with the controller programming a little, but I don’t want to mess with it too much. Is there any way I can adjust this thing to just make it smooth and safe, like a stock cart?

It’s great to have all the torque, but I have children riding it, and I’d definitely like it to drive easier. What should I change?


Thank you
Luke L.
I played with my controller a bit. I think you can turn the throttle all the way down and it won’t be as torquey. That’s all the info I can give now. I upgraded mine to 48 and alltrax spm 400amp. At 30% throttle mine will bark the tires on forward and reverse. I’d hate to see it with it turned up more ! It’s a torque monster with the 20 inch tires. I also used a pb-6 so that may “soften” my throttle response a bit?

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I played with my controller a bit. I think you can turn the throttle all the way down and it wont be as torquey. Thats all the info I can give now. I upgraded mine to 48 and alltrax spm 400amp. At 30% throttle mine will bark the tires on forward and reverse. Id hate to see it with it turned up more ! Its a torque monster with the 20 inch tires. I also used a pb-6 so that may soften my throttle response a bit?
That's the problem I'm having with the throttle. It's just so torquey that it's not really good for children to ride around the yard.
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Unread 12-27-2017, 08:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: 88 Converted Club Car- smoothed riding?

Scotty can assist with the Alltrax programming. There are a lot of changes you can do with his assistance. You may want to PM him.

Make sure it is set for turf mode instead of street mode. That softens up the pedal down take off a bit.

The torque and speed curves are easy to set. If you have a laptop connected to it, you can make adjustments and try them easily.

Not sure about the PB6 vs the MCOR throttle response but it should be similar.

Good luck, these guys will help you get it right!

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Unread 12-27-2017, 08:34 PM   #6
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Here is something you might think about. There has been a lot of problems discussed here about lifting your cart and the brake cables become too short. It shows up when your rear axle twists during high torque or accel. The twisting yanks on the brake cable and applies and releases the brakes. Anyway this sounds like it may be your problem. The solution is easy get a passenger side cable for the drivers side if this is your problem.
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