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Unread 06-25-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have attempted to install a battery conversion kit purchased from Buggies Unlimited. It converts my 06 Precedent from 4 12s to 6 8s. I put in US Batteries 8V GC XV. I followed the instructions provided and I guess I missed something.

Now my seat comes in contact with the outer batteries.

There was a step in the instruction where I was asked and did cut the three places marked with an X in the instructions. They were just plastic tab, buzzed them down smooth to the floor of the battery box.

Anybody out there seen this one?
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Unread 06-25-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to BGW

not sure whats up ---what did BU have to say about this problem ?
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Unread 06-25-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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not sure whats up ---what did BU have to say about this problem ?



..........i agree did you call their tech line?....................
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Unread 06-25-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
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Called Tech and they are only there from 8 to 5, Monday thru Friday. Thats why i was looking for some weekend assistance.

My Son has me about half convenced into cutting the outer 4 trays and dropping the batts into the old 12's slots. But i was really hoping someone has been down this path before me.
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Unread 06-25-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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you may have to wait a bit but i,m sure someone has been there and done that..................................
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Unread 06-26-2011, 08:41 AM   #6
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One of my favorite sayings is;

When shopping at Buggies Unlimited you can never pay more but you can always get better...

In my opinion they are overpriced and don't really care about the consumer

For anyone else reading this thread, Club Car sells a factory kit for changing out 4-12's to 6-8's...

AM1275201 - Precedent 12V TO 8V Conversion Kit - $345
103368401 - Precedent Electric Battery Bucket Assembly - $71.10

Conversion package, when part numbers listed above are ordered together, includes all components and installation instruction necessary to convert a Precedent golf car to the 8-volt battery system. Components included are battery wires, hold downs, component mounting panel and shield, wire harness, charger receptacle, 4.0 OBC and safety decals. Batteries are not included!
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I have attempted to install a battery conversion kit purchased from Buggies Unlimited. It converts my 06 Precedent from 4 12s to 6 8s. I put in US Batteries 8V GC XV. I followed the instructions provided and I guess I missed something.

Now my seat comes in contact with the outer batteries.

There was a step in the instruction where I was asked and did cut the three places marked with an X in the instructions. They were just plastic tab, buzzed them down smooth to the floor of the battery box.

Anybody out there seen this one?


Karter:

Was this ever resolved - did you fix the problem - call Buggies Unlimited????

I am going to do the same conversion & trying to avoid problems

THANKS, Dave
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Unread 07-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #8
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Dave,
I suggest that you strongly consider using the CC conversion. I recently completed converting my 06 Precedent with the CC kit and it is easy following the instructions provided with the kit. If you are mechanically inclined and have a decent set of tools, you should have no problem. Contact TahoeDawgz71, he is a great guy to deal with and a great resource if a problem arises.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #9
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Yea I had to cut the new insert into three pieces. And I purchased a piece of composite board (plastic) and cut it to support the outer edges of the center piece. I posted pictures on my FB account.

If you FB shoot me your handle and Ill send a friend request and you can check out the pics of my solution. If you dont we can work something else out I am sure.

I came out really nice.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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Hi gang,

I already got the BU kit, just didn't get around to installing it before we came back to Colorado (car is in Arizona).

THANKS for your input, I'll have to get the shortest batteries I can find, and be sure I've got my cut off wheels, hacksaw, BFH, and other misc weapons.
This is looking like one of those jobs where I measure with a micrometer, mark with a piece of chaulk, and cut with an axe!

Have fun, Dave
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