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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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I'm interested in purchasing my first golf cart. I want it to have a good top end speed (25-28 mph). Also only interested in electric. Anyone have some suggestions as to what is the best cart to start with? Is 48V better to begin with, or does it matter? Is one particular model cart the best to work with/on than the others? How does Club Car compare to EZ Go? Thanks for the input.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Choosing the right cart.

You are asking how is Ford compared to Chevy


I will cost $$$ to make an electric cart go that fast...
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Choosing the right cart.

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You are asking how is Ford compared to Chevy


I will cost $$$ to make an electric cart go that fast...
Exactly what Scotty said, and I would start with 48 volt because you are going to upgrade to 48 to get that speed.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Choosing the right cart.

Thanks for the replies. I have looked at a couple carts now. One was a 96 EZ Go DCS 36 volt. The other was an 05 Club Cart IQ 48 volt.

The EZ Go was $1200. The CC was $2300. Can you guys tell me what it takes to get some speed out of a cart? Would the overall cost be less on the newer carts to obtain that speed? I figure you would have to replace everything on the older 36 volt carts, but can some of the items be used on the newer carts running that speed?

I don't have a preference on which cart name brand to buy. I'm just trying to make the best decision on what to start with initially to build from.

Thanks for the help.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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What is a reasonable speed to achieve on an electric cart?

What equipment does it require on an EZ Go vs. a Club Car? I've heard the Club Car IQ is easier to make go fast. Is this true?
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Unread 07-13-2009, 05:19 PM   #6
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Default Re: Choosing the right cart.

The 2 carts you mentioned are bad choices.... find a series cart if you want to hotrod it.... The IQ cart can be factory programed to 19mph.... If that will do the trick then go with it. Stay away from the DCS EZGO, everybody.
Why don't you tell us a little bit about the type of use, Distances, Terrain, # of passengers, etc, so we can get a better idea of what it is you are trying to accomplish ..... Have you ever owned or driven an EV before?
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Unread 07-13-2009, 05:33 PM   #7
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Paid 2 grand for my 95 rebuilt with a ge hs motor 3 years ago and new batteries.New body, windshield, rear seat, and light brought it to 3. It has good speed about 25 gps, on full charge. Speed isn't cheep.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #8
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Default Re: Choosing the right cart.

Thanks for the heads up on the EZ Go DCS cart!

I have ridden and driven EV's, but have never owned one. I'm getting ready to purchase my first cart in the near future.

I would like the cart to have a folding rear seat. There would be times I would have 4 adults on it. Mostly it would be two adults.

I would use it for hunting. It would stay on trails for the most part while using it for hunting with the occasional trip through uncut woods.

The longest trip I would take on it would be 5 miles one way before stopping. This is the reason I'm looking for more top speed than the normal cart. These trips would be on dirt and paved roads.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:56 PM   #9
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Provided you have a good 48v battery pac. to start. A starting check list for 25mph would be new/rebuilt motor. New controller (min.400 amp, but 500 is better). new #4 cables complete. You will stay "on a road" for the first 1/2 day and after that you will need 12"wheels & tires, lift kit and rear seat assembly. You can save money by looking for a cart with lights (for spotlighting those critters). Every time you see other carts you will see a goodie that is a "must have". So keep the check book handy. Winning a medium size lottery or a good inheritance will help. Welcome & keep us posted, it cheers everyone up to hear that others have to part with $$ too.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 09:59 PM   #10
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OH yes!! I overlooked that high speed gears should really do the trick
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