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Unread 05-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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97 DS Series 48v
I need to increase the speed of this cart by a couple miles per hour. It has '05 batteries in it that I will replace this spring, but I have had the cart since '08 and it has always been this speed. Will that help any? With my Garmin GPS I am getting about 10 mph max. What can I do to get 2-5 more mph out of it? I don't need it to go any faster than that as the kids will just get a ticket in the campground if I do.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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upgrading all 6 gage cables to 4 gage will give you a few or a lift and bigger tires or a high speed motor........if you go the cable route you have to do all cables not just battery cables...i did one year before last that ended up getting 5 more mph out of it....................................
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Unread 05-16-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Is your cart a series motor ( F&R lever under right leg ) or shunt ( F&R rocker type switch under right leg ) as it makes some difference in how to increase speed? Looks like you have put in a lift kit and larger diameter tires which without proper power you are make it harder to get the speed you want as its harder to turn larger diameter tires and lift makes for more wind resistance on a stock cart.
Stock speed for golf carts is 10-14 MPH with new everything. You have 6 year old batterys and no idea of how they were cared for prior to 2008? I would replace batterys with quality batterys ( Trojan-US-Crown ) in highest amp rated you can afford and replace ( ALL ) of your 6 guage cables with 4 guage high strand count welding cables. Remember that new batterys require 50-100 dicharge charge cycles before full power and must be maintanied and charged correctly.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #4
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increase the air pressure on the tires to about 30 lbs, this should give you the 2-3 miles per hour your are looking for. less resistance equal more speed.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Cart is a Series, and stock. The one pictured is my gas EZ GO. Probably would be good anyway to replace cables, so replace all the way to the motor? Are there any type of programming changes like fast, medium, slow setting that can be done?
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Unread 05-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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Are you serious about the tire pressure giving that much of an increase? I can check what I'm at now and increase as needed. That would be too easy.......
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i think it would give you a bump but how are they gonna wear?????.....................
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Unread 05-16-2011, 01:05 PM   #8
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Good point, but they won't get a ton of miles on the tires, so hopefully that shouldnt be and issue. I just didnt think they could hold that much pressure.
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Unread 05-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #9
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How about my question about programming? Is there anything that can be done that way?
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Unread 05-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #10
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NO programming on the stock series controller. And not recommended to inflate golf cart tires above 22 psi, read the sidewall. A controller upgrade & tire size increase would be a sure bet.
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