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Unread 06-14-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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I have a stock 2000 CC DS. I purchased a set of 23" tires on 12" wheels with a 6" lift kit.


My usage will be 50% street and 50% golf course. Should I expect issues down the road with my drive train? If so, what issues? Thanks for any insight.
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Unread 06-14-2018, 12:45 PM   #2
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None I know of...

Just a little torque loss after tires and kit....
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None I know of...

Just a little torque loss after tires and kit....
Good. By the way, congrats on the softball team.
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Good. By the way, congrats on the softball team.
Now if we can only get the Baseball team to FINALLY win the CWS one day that would be terrific!
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Rear differential is really stout. Do not be surprised if you find you need to get a bigger controller and possibly a motor though.
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Rear differential is really stout. Do not be surprised if you find you need to get a bigger controller and possibly a motor though.

Due to a perceived loss of torque, but otherwise not an actual reliability issue, right?? I mean I would expect to lose a little torque, gain a little top end, but would the actual performance be hindered?
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What kind of grades will it be required to climb?
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What kind of grades will it be required to climb?

I don't know nothing too steep. Streetwise, probably nothing worse than 4% (guessing). Golf course, minor hills, but there's always a steep hill or two. Are you talking about sustained grades like a street, or like golf course hills? I am in AZ so there are greater challenges off-road, but I don't expect to go there.
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Probably OK, but others with more experience on a stock cart with big tires will surely offer advise.
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Due to a perceived loss of torque, but otherwise not an actual reliability issue, right?? I mean I would expect to lose a little torque, gain a little top end, but would the actual performance be hindered?
Yes. The 23" tire is more than 25% taller than the original 18" tire. This changes the rear end gearing by an equal amount mathematically. The result is a real 25% reduction in torque or power where the rubber meets the road or trail.
That is why drive system upgrades are so popular with modified carts.
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