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Unread 07-08-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default '97 Club Car - I'd like some direction on where to start

I bought a '97 Club Car w/ a 36v system last year from a golf course going out of business. I more concerned with efficiency & functionality than I am looks & show. Itís been great and I plan on making some upgrades to itÖ

Replace Batteries (They are shot)
Add Headlights & Taillights (For safety on the beach after dark.)
Add Flip Rear Seat(Rear springs if needed)

The most pressing of course is I know the batteries and cables need to be replaced & this is where my dilemma begins.

My goal for next year is to use it for off road. I donít want to spend all this money on 6volt batteries only to have to replace them when I upgrade to a higher speed/higher torque motor next year. I was also wanting to put a lift kit & larger tires on next year.

Should I go back with 8 volt batteries now since I already have to replace them? Could I do this without upgrading the entire system? From reading other posts I believe if I went this route that I would probably have to install New Solenoid, New pb-6 Potentiometer, & New Speed Controller. If I did this would that get me out of upgrading the motor for now?

Thanks for help here any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 07-08-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: '97 Club Car - I'd like some direction on where to start

CHeck the stock controller it may be marked 36-48 volts? If it is no need to change it. THe pb-6 or MCOR will work, no need to change but, you are correct on the solenoid and the controller if it is not 48v rated.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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PS: Don't forget $300 dollers for a new 48 Volt charger as soon as you install Batteries.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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Wow I didnt even think about the charger! I appreciate the feedback.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #5
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Scottyb, I'll check the speed controller while I'm at my father inlaws tomorrow. Ive had it at his farm for a few months now. Thanks for the help.

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