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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default 97 Ds Club Cart 48 Volt

Hi guy's , Well I fixed the guide ring on my 48 volt motor nice and quiet now. Ok here is my new question . Before I new you could replace the guide ring I bought a used 48 volt motor 3.75 hp special service club cart motor of E-bay . I had a 48 volt 3.1 hp club cart motor on my cart . Which motor would be better for this cart ? will the 3.75 hp give this cart a little more speed and torque or would I be better off using the 3.1 hp. Both of these motor I had to replace the guide rings on. I have the 3.75 hp in the cart now, seems to go ok but not much climbing power. Would I notice any difference with the 3.1 in there, also is a 250 amp stock controller ok to use with a 3.75 . Here I go again I just can not leave it alone. Thanks everyone
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Unread 03-12-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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My neighbor who is also Butterface on here, recently upgraded his stock cart with a 480 A controller and 4 gauge cables all around, and it made a huge difference in the way the cart ran. the pulling power and torque really increased substantially and there was even a gain in the top end. I honestly think you would be much happier with a bigger controller, new cables and then swap the motors in and out to get the right combination. He used a BU controller but there are also cheaper controllers on Ebay called Logitech or something similiar that seem to be holding up OK according to posts.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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In a lot of cases these motors are so easy to pop in and out .
3 Bolts , + the 4 wires.
Why not just pop the 3.75 in and see what you think.
And as Ox said you can't go wrong upgrading to #4 cables , does not matter which motor U use.
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Unread 03-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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My neighbor who is also Butterface on here, recently upgraded his stock cart with a 480 A controller and 4 gauge cables all around, and it made a huge difference in the way the cart ran. the pulling power and torque really increased substantially and there was even a gain in the top end. I honestly think you would be much happier with a bigger controller, new cables and then swap the motors in and out to get the right combination. He used a BU controller but there are also cheaper controllers on Ebay called Logitech or something similiar that seem to be holding up OK according to posts.
What he said!!

seriously, try both motors and see what you get from each one, but if you really want to see a difference upgrade the controller and you will be amazed at the difference. It is a night and day difference between the controller change.

Don't forget though if you upgrade the controller you will probably have to put in a heavy duty solenoid to keep up with the amperage.

Good Luck!!
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Thanks guy's , I have the 3.75 hp motor in my cart with the 250 amp controller new trojan t875 battries and 4 gauge cables . what size controller should I upgrade to ? Also you mentioned a upgrade to the solenoid? . Would I really see much of a improvement with a new controller. Thanks
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Unread 03-13-2009, 09:36 AM   #6
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You need a 400 amp controller but PLEASE Support our Sponsors. They make this site and discussion possible. I don't know why you guys would talk on this forum and support the other one? PLease visit our sponsors! http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/site-sponsors.php
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Unread 03-13-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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You need a 400 amp controller but PLEASE Support our Sponsors. They make this site and discussion possible. I don't know why you guys would talk on this forum and support the other one? PLease visit our sponsors! http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/site-sponsors.php
You are 100% right Scotty, wasn't thinking along those lines when posting results we had.

I went back to edit that part but its too late, no "edit" button. Point Taken
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Yeah Ox , streighten up or it's kiss the Blarney Stone time again :))
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Hi guy's is there a adjustment for speed on a 97 ds club cart ? My 97 cart with new battries is slower than my 85 36 volt club cart . I have replaced the 3.1 hp with a used 3.75 hp motor in the 48 volt cart but this cart is a dog. I thought the 3.1 hp motor was bad because of the clicking noise so I bought a used 3.75, After talking to you all I found out it was just the guide ring so I never had a chance to try out the 3.1 hp motor. Does the 3.75 require a bigger than stock 250 amp controller to work properly. When I get the new guide ring from BU I wiill swap out the motors to see if this will help. Someone said keep the 3.75 hp and upgrade the cotroller to 450 amp and I will see a big difference. Sounds good to me does anyone have a good 450 amp controlletr they would like to sell cheap, im up for that.Thanks guy's
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Hi guy's is there a adjustment for speed on a 97 ds club cart ? My 97 cart with new battries is slower than my 85 36 volt club cart . I have replaced the 3.1 hp with a used 3.75 hp motor in the 48 volt cart but this cart is a dog. I thought the 3.1 hp motor was bad because of the clicking noise so I bought a used 3.75, After talking to you all I found out it was just the guide ring so I never had a chance to try out the 3.1 hp motor. Does the 3.75 require a bigger than stock 250 amp controller to work properly. When I get the new guide ring from BU I wiill swap out the motors to see if this will help. Someone said keep the 3.75 hp and upgrade the cotroller to 450 amp and I will see a big difference. Sounds good to me does anyone have a good 450 amp controlletr they would like to sell cheap, im up for that.Thanks guy's
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