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Unread 11-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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I am going to build a hunting buggy over the winter and I want to make sure I buy a good cart to start with. I know I want 48 volt electric. I spoke with a salesman at D&D motors because I eventually want to upgrade the motor and controller, he said to get a '98 or newer regen cart. What do you folks say? A local dealer has 2006 DS IQ carts with 2008 batteries (4 12 volt though) for $1500. Will these work? I want to keep the original cart price low so I can put more money into the upgrades. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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I am going to build a hunting buggy over the winter and I want to make sure I buy a good cart to start with. I know I want 48 volt electric. I spoke with a salesman at D&D motors because I eventually want to upgrade the motor and controller, he said to get a '98 or newer regen cart. What do you folks say? A local dealer has 2006 DS IQ carts with 2008 batteries (4 12 volt though) for $1500. Will these work? I want to keep the original cart price low so I can put more money into the upgrades. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I'm no "expert", but I would get a cart that holds 6 batteries if you are gonna be in the woods and off road most of the time. You will get more run-time and being off road eats up power. I would think any 48 volt IQ w/6 batts would serve you well.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 05:44 PM   #3
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i wouldn,t go with a regan.......just my opinion.............................
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Unread 11-03-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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I would go with a 48v series cart with the 6X8v batteries! The series is a much more simple system. Also, there is a reason why you will find the 4X12v systems $500-$600 cheaper. They don't make it anymore for a reason.
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Unread 11-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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I would go with a 48v series cart with the 6X8v batteries! The series is a much more simple system. Also, there is a reason why you will find the 4X12v systems $500-$600 cheaper. They don't make it anymore for a reason.
I second what Colby said. I have a 97 model series cart. 48 volt. I replaced the motor with a 36 volt wound unit from Plum Quick. Added 4 guage wires and and a 400 amp controller and it came alive! I also run an Allsports Super Sport lift kit and 22" tall tires. I used to use an atv to go hunting, put out corn, trail ride, etc. Now all I use is the cart. Can't beat it! So nice to silently slip down the hunt club roads while getting to the stand.
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Well it took me awhile but I purchased a 2002 Club Car 48 volt series cart. The cart was already lifted, has 22" tires and HD rear leaf springs. Now I just want to add a rear seat and upgrade the carts hill climbing ability. Anyone having any thoughts on a rear seat/cargo bed combo (what brand?) and what do you think about adding the plum quick Bandit motor?
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Well it took me awhile but I purchased a 2002 Club Car 48 volt series cart. The cart was already lifted, has 22" tires and HD rear leaf springs. Now I just want to add a rear seat and upgrade the carts hill climbing ability. Anyone having any thoughts on a rear seat/cargo bed combo (what brand?) and what do you think about adding the plum quick Bandit motor?
I would call Plum or D&D and ask what motor to go with since the Bandit is an entry level up grade and don't know if it will have the torque yoy want to go hillclimbing.


If you wind up getting a new motor let me know what you may want for your old one.
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I agree with everything these guys say. IQ for efficiency, Series for raw power and simplicity, but why on earth anyone would recommend a Regen car is beyond me. If the Precedent is what you like, but you'd rather have a series setup talk to me. I can point you in the right direction for an IQ to series conversion.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #9
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Trademark Carts, a site sponsor, has a nice rear seat/cargo deck combo for about $330, shipped. Several people, including myself, have purchased this one.
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I would call Plum or D&D and ask what motor to go with since the Bandit is an entry level up grade and don't know if it will have the torque yoy want to go hillclimbing.


If you wind up getting a new motor let me know what you may want for your old one.
I spoke with D&D and Plum Quick and decided to go with the PQ Bandit. I should get it next week. I figure I will add a controller, wires, soleniod and F/R switch as I go, rather than dropping a bunch of dough right now. I am not sure what my current motor would be worth, but I would be happy to sell it to you.
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