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Unread 03-12-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default How to identify a Regen Club Car?

Hello all, just joined here after purchasing my 2000 Club Car last night. Bought it with new batteries and in good shape for $1000... I think I got a pretty good deal from what I've seen.

I'm planning on installing a spindle lift kit, new wheels and tires and a rear seat... so that I can haul people/fishing stuff around at my vacation house.

I did some basic research before buying my cart and found that people weren't too kind on the Regen carts. Many said they weren't worth buying with all the headaches they give you. That being said, I bought mine and the owner didn't know if it was a Regen cart. Is there anyway to identify a regen cart? If mine turns out to be a regen cart, is it really that bad?

Sorry for the long post and the potentially stupid question, but I'm new to all this. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 02:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to identify a Regen Club Car?

Welcome to bgw, $1000 sounds like a real good deal to me. Never heard of the regen cart though, some one else will have to jump in & help you out there.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome Riorat. I think I have determined that it the cart does not have the Regenerative Braking system on it... which I suppose is a good thing.

Now to start buying parts.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Welcome to BGW Always great to have another Club Car owner on board.

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Unread 03-12-2008, 12:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: How to identify a Regen Club Car?

Welcome Hawgs!!

Yes!, you got a good deal.

The Regen (Regenerative Breaking) can be identified by a Rocker Switch on top of a small box. It changes the direction of travel, hence F-N-R

This model is the closest sister to the IQ car which is like the Regen but has much more computer to change the effects of the cars running and operation. It can be identified by a rocker switch on top of a small box also, however, the IQ model will have a Plug-In type Jack on the bottom side of the box with a plastic cover to cover the jack. This jack is to plug in a programer to make adjustments and settings of the computer.

The old style, Non Regen, Forward & Reverse control is a knob on a rod and a large rotating switch assembly. These types of cars and associated motors are being phased out by golf car manufacturers. It's this model that has been so sought after for so long.

With the new technology from the Regen up, and the IQ cars, the ability to modify these cars and their motors & controlers has been enhanced to the point that they are in demand and getting more so all the time because they can be "tricked out" as easily as the Non Regen carts were. They are the newest and fastly becoming more plentiful.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome azboo and Rusty, I appreciate it. You both have great looking carts (I saw pictures in another thread).

I'm pretty sure it is an IQ model, but not totally sure. I have a F-N-R lever that looks like this:



If I am understanding Rusty's post correctly, I have an IQ. If it was a Regen, it would have a rocker type switch for forward-reverse. Right?

Sounds like it is not that big of a deal either way.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 01:48 PM   #7
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Nupe...... Yours is not "Regen" or "IQ".......

Yours is the earlier model usually called "Series" because of the series wound motor.

It has the big switch under the seat behind the lever.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #8
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Nupe...... Yours is not "Regen" or "IQ".......

Yours is the earlier model usually called "Series" because of the series wound motor.

It has the big switch under the seat behind the lever.
Oh okay, thanks Rusty.
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Unread 03-13-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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Hawgs,
You have the better of the carts to "Jack Up". Go for it and enjoy.
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Unread 03-13-2008, 04:25 PM   #10
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Thanks Big Bump. Ordering the lift today. Hopefully a new motor and the accessories at some future date.

Here are some pictures as it sits today. Should look a lot different once I'm done with it.

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