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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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I have found a 1991 Club Car in pretty decent condition. It is a 36V cart and I really want to lift it and put a more powerful motor in it. The cart is $700 as it sits. Am I wasting my money? Should I look for something else? Any suggestions would be appreciated...
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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That's a good cart but the drive system lacks in voltage. That stock motor would run 30%stronger/faster on 48v. Then bring on the lift kit & tires.

And if your thinking...I'll just wait to find a 48v cart...... think again. All carts are designed to run about 12-14 mph for the golf course..... whether it's 36 or 48v you will have to upgrade the drive system for off-road use. Hope this helps!
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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That's a good cart but the drive system lacks in voltage. That stock motor would run 30%stronger/faster on 48v. Then bring on the lift kit & tires.

And if your thinking...I'll just wait to find a 48v cart...... think again. All carts are designed to run about 12-14 mph for the golf course..... whether it's 36 or 48v you will have to upgrade the drive system for off-road use. Hope this helps!
That helps a lot. I am a rank beginner trying to learn something. I just didn't know if I should spend twice as much for something newer or if the end cost would be about the same to upgrade the older less costly cart. I contacted Plum Quick and they don't have a Bandit motor in 36V for that model.

Do ya think I could convert it to 48V and just use the original motor?

Thanks again....
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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Lots of guys have converted the older 36v CC to 48v and the motors give good service. If and when it burns up you can find plenty of aftermarket motors for the cart... Or have that motor refreshed.
I drove one for 2 yrs and sold it still running good on 48v.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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Lots of guys have converted the older 36v CC to 48v and the motors give good service. If and when it burns up you can find plenty of aftermarket motors for the cart... Or have that motor refreshed.
I drove one for 2 yrs and sold it still running good on 48v.

So, do ya think the $700 is a decent price for this cart? Roughly how much to upgrade it to a 48V cart do ya think? I wouldn't hold you to it. lol
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About $1000 to do this up right. That's converting to solid state with a throttle conversion to potentiometer and a 500 amp 36-48v controller and solenoid with custom 2g cables.
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About $1000 to do this up right. That's converting to solid state with a throttle conversion to potentiometer and a 500 amp 36-48v controller and solenoid with custom 2g cables.
Ok, thanks for the info. I will quit bothering you now.
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It's not a bother... It is kind of hard to put a number on it without knowing how the cart will be modified or where or what kind of use? You know... Just a round # like that is a guide line when looking at a solid state conversion and 48v upgrade... The result is a cart that will run circles around most 36 or 48v carts.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #9
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if its a 5 solenoid cart don,t bother adding anything to it until you do as scotty suggest and upgrade system otherwise yes its a waste of money..............for 700 dollars if it has good batteries you got a deal........................
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Well, I found a 2003 EZ-GO with lights, new batteries, Blue in color, windshield, top tapestry (lol), was bought new to run around a trailer park. It looks like it is new. $1395, so I bought that one instead. Sorry to have put you through hoops but this one just showed up.
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