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Unread 03-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default IQ Torque installed - Great bottom end but lacking top end?

Hello everyone,

I just got a IQ Torque motor installed in a 06 club car precedent. The bottom end power is great and it gets up and down the hills better than the stock motor. I also got a lift kit with 22x11x10 tires. I can haul 4 passengers better as well. The only problem is my top speed is actually a little slower it feels like. I was running about 19mph before and now i'm down to about 17mph. The motor is 20hp with 48lbs of torque. Anyway to keep everything the same but gain a little more top end?

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Unread 03-18-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: IQ Torque installed - Great bottom end but lacking top end?

Have you tried forum sponsor that sells "SPEEDYLINK" as I understand it fools the speed sensor on motor to allow higher RPM's which means more speed, what damage that could be done by this process is unknown to me? I have heard some good feedback from owners.
You are learning like all cart owners that once you gain one way ( TORQUE ) you get less the other way ( SPEED ). Of course by adding larger diameter tires, rear seat and normally HD rear springs to support additional weight, lift kit, etc you are getting further away from basic cart design and performance, and are putting more load on near stock minimum performance electrical system. Electric Golf carts are about 900-1000 pounds weight, are made for 2 persons, 2 golf bags and clubs, speeds of 12-14 MPH and minor hills found on golf courses. By adding lift, seats, springs, top, windshield etc you could easily gain another 500-1000 pounds?
There are ways to increase speed, part of which you may already have done? Controllers are set stock for 12-14 MPH, while your sounds like its been set on #4 private speed mode 19.6 MPH. Your next steps would be high amp rated controller like 500-600 amp rated, minimum 4 gauge wiring throughout, HD high amp solenoid, If this is not enough then you would need to change stock 12 to 1 gear ratio to pick up more speed. Sorry to say that "a little more top end" is going to be costly depending on how far you want to go?
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Unread 03-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: IQ Torque installed - Great bottom end but lacking top end?

Thanks for the info OLD MEC. I've learned a lot already browsing around on this forum! Since I haul around my 2 kids I think I'll hold off for now because I don't want to lose the bottom end torque that I already have. I also accidentally mistyped the horsepower on my previous post, the HP is really 15 when I checked tonight. It also says 48lbs of torque, whatever that means. It does get up and down hills a lot easier now even with my wife and kids on the cart. I clocked my top speed at 17mph tonight and once in awhile I was able to hit 18. I did have the #4 private speed mode on my old setup so i'm happy I didn't drop a lot of top speed. The extra torque that I picked up going up and down hills was well worth it! Guess I can't have the best of both worlds!

Thanks again!
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Unread 03-19-2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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I had wondered about the HP but it seems every day the manufacturers are able to up HP. The term torque is the amount of pounds available to twist a specific spring arm. The more pounds torque available the more a motor or engine can start to move or move a weight up a hill. DC Electric motors have maximum torque available from the moment power is applied, while a gas engine must get it from near top RPM's.
You can have both of two worlds but cost is in porportion to end results? The addition of transmissions or similiar items, multi speed motors, can give you more speed.
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I had wondered about the HP but it seems every day the manufacturers are able to up HP. The term torque is the amount of pounds available to twist a specific spring arm. The more pounds torque available the more a motor or engine can start to move or move a weight up a hill. DC Electric motors have maximum torque available from the moment power is applied, while a gas engine must get it from near top RPM's.
You can have both of two worlds but cost is in porportion to end results? The addition of transmissions or similiar items, multi speed motors, can give you more speed. There is even a conversion available for DC to AC that is as I am told the answer to both speed and torque needs, but again at a stiff price around $3000.00?
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Sorry for double post had power failure while typing?
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Unread 03-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the info! Yeah 3000 is a little stiff just for some extra mph. I have been driving my cart alot this weekend with my 3 and 1 year old and the more I think about it 17-18 mph is enough, especially when hauling around my little ones.

Again, thanks for all the info!
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