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Unread 10-29-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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About to buy, I believe a late 80's Club Car DS already 48 volt for 500$. Cosmetically in so-so condition, but runs good. Seller did say that it needs new batteries. I plan on fixing it up for a hunting rig so not too concerned bout what it looks like since I'll be going over it bedliner. I guess my question is, is it worth buying or should I look for something newer? I think for what I need and want it's got it where it counts.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Hmmm . . . $500 for cart plus about $600 - 700 for new batteries equals $1200 . . . may be able to find something newer with better/newer batteries for same amount or just a little more . . . depends on your area . . I have an 06 DS with new batteries I only paid $1500 for up here in Michigan . . . patience, Grasshopper . . .
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Unread 10-29-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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The guy that's selling it says he has a buddy that can get the whole battery pack for $400, brand new. I work the guy on a daily bases so I don't think he's trying to pull one over me.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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80s CC was originally 36v resistor coil or 5 solenoid drive system.
Neither one of these systems operate reliably on 48v.

The drive system would have to be updated to solid state speed control.
This is a big issue to resolve before going forward with this purchase.
If it has been updated to a speed controller of proper size, then this is a good deal for you.
Proper size would depend upon tire size, load, terrain, and motor selection.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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So basically don't bother with it. Cause I think he knows less than me about it. He just uses it at the golf course by his house. And that's it point A to B.
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Unread 10-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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I would keep looking. I just bought a 98 for $750 needs one battery replaced(that I know of)
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Unread 10-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #7
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80s CC was originally 36v resistor coil or 5 solenoid drive system.
Neither one of these systems operate reliably on 48v.

The drive system would have to be updated to solid state speed control.
This is a big issue to resolve before going forward with this purchase.
If it has been updated to a speed controller of proper size, then this is a good deal for you.
Proper size would depend upon tire size, load, terrain, and motor selection.
This^

From what I have learned so far, conversions can end up being expensive!
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Unread 10-30-2011, 01:40 PM   #8
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From what I have learned so far, conversions can end up being expensive!
What is affordable to one person is prohibitive to another. If you are looking for the a cheap ride then maybe a conversion is not the way to go, If you are looking to upgrade an existing cart, it may be better than selling and re-buying?
I have a cheap little barn cart I have converted. It's an older Ezgo ... It runs twice as good as any cart of it's age and in it's price range & goes forever on a charge ..... It just depends upon your situation really.
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What is affordable to one person is prohibitive to another. If you are looking for the a cheap ride then maybe a conversion is not the way to go, If you are looking to upgrade an existing cart, it may be better than selling and re-buying?
I have a cheap little barn cart I have converted. It's an older Ezgo ... It runs twice as good as any cart of it's age and in it's price range & goes forever on a charge ..... It just depends upon your situation really.





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