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Unread 06-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

I have a 84 36V Club Car Ds. I have a lit kit and 10" Wheels and tires on it. I have been looking at a few motors on ebay that claim to make it run 15 or 20 mph with the stock controller. Is this possable? How fast does a stock 36v car usually run? I am going to clock mine soon and see how fast it is.
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Unread 06-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

I am not sure if just a motor will make a huge difference, but I know my 36V DS will run 28.7 with a motor and 500 amp controller,I also have bigger tires. The best thing I have gained is 2 or 3 times the distance by removing the resistor coils and replacing with solid state. The motor I run is a GE Raptor, and so far am really happy with it. Mike I think a stock cart already does about 14 mph ?
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Unread 06-10-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

Change ( ALL ) your 6 guage wiring to 4 gauge and install a higher amp controller and keep your 36 volt stock motor unless there is a problem with it?
If you really want to boost power and speed go with 48 volts and leave existing motor, but update cables and controller and required charger and solenoid etc.
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Unread 06-10-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

Your 84 cart is a 5 solenoid and resistor speed control you will need to convert to solid state speed control to do any sort of upgrade
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Unread 06-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #5
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

I just found out that my continental batteries are almost 5 years old also. Is it time to replace them? I checked one with a battery meter and it said its good. They are all full also.
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Unread 06-10-2009, 11:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

poppy, are you serious?
You want us to determine if your batteries need replacement by the following info:
Quote" .....batteries are almost 5 years old also. Is it time to replace them? I checked one with a battery meter and it said its good. They are all full also. " end Quote

What I get from this is you checked one battery. It tested good. why not check the rest of them, and tell us if they are good? We don't have a cystal ball.
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Unread 06-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #7
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

Forgive my ingnorance here. I am a newbie when it comes to technical stuff on a golf car, except for the upholstery. Thats why I joined this forum. Thinkin I might learn a few things. I read on here that batteries usually last about 5 yrs. My cart seems slow to me, and I am learning a few things from some of you guys that arent so arrogant.


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poppy, are you serious?
You want us to determine if your batteries need replacement by the following info:
Quote" .....batteries are almost 5 years old also. Is it time to replace them? I checked one with a battery meter and it said its good. They are all full also. " end Quote

What I get from this is you checked one battery. It tested good. why not check the rest of them, and tell us if they are good? We don't have a cystal ball.
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Unread 06-10-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

To really tell how your batteries are doing, you'd need to check ALL of them, after charging, and again after letting them rest 30 minutes or so. Also do a LOAD test on them, and see what readings you get. Without all that data, nobody could determine if they're good or bad.

You can find a lot of posts on here that explain the proper testing, and the proper voltages for good batteries, so you have a jumping off point.

I hope that helps in some small way. Welcome to the forum!
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Unread 06-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

Thanks for the info. I charged them up last night and didnt let it set 30 minutes before checking it this morn. I did do a load test on the one. Ill go home at lunch and check all of them. Thanks again!

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To really tell how your batteries are doing, you'd need to check ALL of them, after charging, and again after letting them rest 30 minutes or so. Also do a LOAD test on them, and see what readings you get. Without all that data, nobody could determine if they're good or bad.

You can find a lot of posts on here that explain the proper testing, and the proper voltages for good batteries, so you have a jumping off point.

I hope that helps in some small way. Welcome to the forum!
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Unread 06-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #10
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Default Re: Will a aftermarket motor make my 36V Faster?

All the batteries checked out good under a load.
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