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Unread 03-26-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Used 12v Batteries vs New 8 volt batteries

I am looking at buying a used 2007 Club Car that has four 12 volt batteries that are no younger than 2007 models. I know absolutely nothing about the condition or maintenance of the batteries as the dealer is just buying a "load" of used carts next week.

Should I just use the 2007 batteries as long as they will last or should I go ahead and spend the extra $500 to get 6 brand new Trojan 8 volt batteries installed now?

I will be getting the cart lifted with at least 22 inch tires and a flip flop rear seat installed. We will be using the cart in our paved neighborhood, but also for turkey hunting.

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Unread 03-27-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Used 12v Batteries vs New 8 volt batteries

use what you have until they just plsin wear out!! Save your $$$ for other mods, or new batteries when needed!!! JMO!!
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Unread 03-27-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
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Should I just use the 2007 batteries as long as they will last or should I go ahead and spend the extra $500 to get 6 brand new Trojan 8 volt batteries installed now?
If the dealer will convert the battery tray and sell you 6 fresh Trojan T-105's for $500, do not walk, RUN to this dealer and make the deal.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 08:13 AM   #4
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If the dealer will convert the battery tray and sell you 6 fresh Trojan T-105's for $500, do not walk, RUN to this dealer and make the deal.
As a DIY golf cart "hobbyist" with less than 100 posts I am in no position to correct gornoman, but just to prevent confusion the 8-V Trojan batteries are T860, T875 and T890. The T105 is Trojan's 6 volter.

The best price I could ever get on the 6-8v T875s was about $625.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #5
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Ooops, my bad. But, the statement stands corrected to 6-8v new Trojans.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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The conversion to 6 - 8 volts is the way to go, and the conversion has come way down on the early models.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #7
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The 6 volt batterys will give you more run time. We had a customer that just would not buy 6 volt batterys and he wanted the 3 - 12volts that came in the cart and his run time is not very long? JMO
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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #8
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The best price I could ever get on the 6-8v T875s was about $625.
AJ,, I haven't got within $95 bucks of that $625. Would like to know where that might be (PM if you rather).

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Unread 03-31-2011, 07:39 PM   #9
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Batteries here in the Villages, Florida are very cheap for any brand, Trojan, Crowns, US, Not sure why, they just are. AJ live in the villages
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Unread 04-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #10
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i just got a 2007 club car and it has (4) 12v dealer i got mine from says that is a new thing ??
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