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Unread 04-10-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
I just finished posting an introduction in the appropriate forum, but I have a few questions about a cart I may purchase. I found a club cart 36v in near mint condition and they guy said he wil sell it for 900. It has the charger and everything works great. I have been reading this forum up and down for the past week and it seems as though 48v is the way to go for performance. Is this cart a good enough deal to where I could convert to 48v eventually and still come out ahead of buying a 48v? I have read that converting means a new controller, potentiometer and batteries. Am I missing anything? If this is worth it, my plans are to purchase a new motor and controller (hopefully one that will work for 36-48v) and then get new batteries somewhere down the road. Is my logic correct or will this not work?
I also plan on doing a lift to the cart, and since a good friend owns an aluminum business, he fabricates lift kits himself and already has a killer club cart of his own.
With all that being said, I need a couple reccomendations. I dont think it would be proper to have a cart that will do 25mph down the streets of my neighborhood, being a new neighbor I dont want to tick anyone off. I really like the idea of a little less top end and a lot more torque. I have read that the "beast" motor seems to be one of the ones mentioned most around here for torque. Which controller do you guys recommend for what I am trying to accomplish? Is there one that will work with 36 or 48v that is high amperage?

On a side note, I see lots of wheelie videos where the driver starts in reverse then pops it in forward. Are wheelies possible without doing this? Would a high torque motor with controller be capable of this?

Thanks for any insight you guys might give, sorry for such a long post but there are so many questions I couldnt find answers to by searching. Thanks.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I buy this CC?

Whoops, forgot to mention, the cart is about 5 years old.

John


I had the age wrong, the cart is only 5 years old or so.

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Unread 04-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should I buy this CC?

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Hey guys,
I just finished posting an introduction in the appropriate forum, but I have a few questions about a cart I may purchase. I found a club cart 36v in near mint condition and they guy said he wil sell it for 900. It has the charger and everything works great. I have been reading this forum up and down for the past week and it seems as though 48v is the way to go for performance. Is this cart a good enough deal to where I could convert to 48v eventually and still come out ahead of buying a 48v? I have read that converting means a new controller, potentiometer and batteries. Am I missing anything? If this is worth it, my plans are to purchase a new motor and controller (hopefully one that will work for 36-48v) and then get new batteries somewhere down the road. Is my logic correct or will this not work?
I also plan on doing a lift to the cart, and since a good friend owns an aluminum business, he fabricates lift kits himself and already has a killer club cart of his own.
With all that being said, I need a couple reccomendations. I dont think it would be proper to have a cart that will do 25mph down the streets of my neighborhood, being a new neighbor I dont want to tick anyone off. I really like the idea of a little less top end and a lot more torque. I have read that the "beast" motor seems to be one of the ones mentioned most around here for torque. Which controller do you guys recommend for what I am trying to accomplish? Is there one that will work with 36 or 48v that is high amperage?

On a side note, I see lots of wheelie videos where the driver starts in reverse then pops it in forward. Are wheelies possible without doing this? Would a high torque motor with controller be capable of this?

Thanks for any insight you guys might give, sorry for such a long post but there are so many questions I couldnt find answers to by searching. Thanks.
$900 seems like a very good deal assuming there's nothing wrong with the cart and especially if the batteries are good.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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Cool! Thanks.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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Don't forget, you will also need a 48v charger.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #6
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You will probably spend 2k or more converting that car over. Keep that in mind.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Ive been researching prices and realized its not gonna be cheap. If I went ahead and got a controller that will work with either voltage, and a high-torque motor, what kind of performance am I looking at on 36v. I was looking at the beast motor since I may be using the car to put my boat in and out at the boat ramp, not to mention some of the posts ive read with that motor sound awesome
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Unread 04-11-2009, 10:16 PM   #8
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Before changing the motor give the present 36V motor a try with the 48V batteries and the rest of the changeover items. Don't forget to drop in a new set of 4G wires. You may be surprised at how that 36V motor will jump with the extra volts!!If you are popping around at 25MPH all your neighbors are going to feel is envy!!.
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