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Unread 12-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default 2001 Club Car Moror/Controller Upgrade Questions

I have a 2001 Club Car that is Lifted with 22" tires. I primarily use the cart for hunting and mild off road activities, but occasionally use it around my neighborhood. I am interested in upgrading the motor and controller to get more torque and maybe speed if possible. I currently have a Alltrax DCX 300 controller that I had to turn the turbo off on because it was getting the motor too hot.

I am new to the forum and any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Unread 12-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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Have you added a complete set of 4 gauge cables?

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Unread 12-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #3
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Not yet, but I plan to through this process.
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Unread 12-24-2009, 03:45 PM   #4
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Where ever you bought your controller - they should have suggested the cables as a MUST with the upgrade. I don't see how a 300 amp controller can overheat your motor? There's got to be some resistance somewhere - I'd start with the cables ASAP...

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Unread 12-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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auclbcr01 Welcome to BGW !
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Unread 12-27-2009, 03:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome.

As for the overheating situation...I drove the golf cart all over my hunting lease for an afternoon. 95% of that time I had the pedal to the floor and I kept noticing this hot smell. I stopped and pulled the cover off of the back of the cart and noticed that the controller was warm, but then I laid my hand on the motor and it burned my fingers. I also touched the cables coming into the motor and noticed that they were very hot.

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Unread 12-27-2009, 05:14 PM   #7
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Sounds like motor bad or going bad, might just be brushes.
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Unread 12-27-2009, 08:52 PM   #8
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Could the motor going bad cause the cart to constantly fluctuate speed at full throttle? To explain more...the cart sort of shutters up and down in speed. I have turned the throttle up and throttle down rates all the way down to 3 thinking that maybe the mcor was causing this, but at full throttle the computer does not show a fluctuation of throttle rate (always 100%).
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Unread 12-28-2009, 06:10 AM   #9
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Sounds like bad brushes. This is how a DC motor acts like when brushes going bad, and not staying in constant contact. can be replaced.
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Unread 12-28-2009, 11:45 AM   #10
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Replace all #6 welding cables, battery, F/R, Motor ALL with High quality #4 Guage Welding.
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Try this first , it should have been done when the Controller was upgraded.
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