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Unread 03-07-2012, 04:10 PM   #31
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I have to agree with many here . . you should be able to find a newer cart with better technology in that price range . . take your time . . but in the end, it is up to you what you decide on . .
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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #32
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I do not agree that using 12V batteries are a bad thing to do. It is not only the voltage that matters but what really matters is the Ampere-hour rating of the batteries. If the total ampere-hour rating of all of the deep-cycle batteries equal or surpasses that of the 6v batteries then their should be no problem. There should also be more information on the size of the battery cables and the power rating of the drive motor.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 08:47 PM   #33
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no no no no no i,m not talking about because of the batteries the resistor coils are gonna melt more the lift/tire/ and cables if it does...its a resistor cart it has a series of thin speed coils and if they get to hot they will indeed melt.........have seen it a hundred times but that dosn,t mean it will theres a chance......its the strain of the lift and size of cables lets the coils get hotter than you want................i had a set up like that with no problems but as i said i have seen it many times so its something to be aware of but not because of the batteries.......my problem with the batteries is they are not golfcart batteries if you weigh a 6 volt cart battery and a 12 volt deep cycle you,ll be quite surprised and i beleive 110% that the very last place to try and save money is with what powers the cart......its like saying hey why can,t i put this 4 cylinder in my F350 guess what you can but how long will it last and will you be happy.....would you buy that truck if was like that but the rest cherry? i wouldn,t i would question the seller what are you thinking and what else should i know.......................................
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #34
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Is this a 36V cart? With 3 12V batteries? Interesting? Never heard of that setup.
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Is this a 36V cart? With 3 12V batteries? Interesting? Never heard of that setup.
It seems fairly common. I think people do this to get some batts in a cart on the cheap just to sell a cart. I had an old 84 someone did this too, likely with just some junky old 12s they had laying around. I was so ignorant, I didn't even know it was wrong till I called around to look for batteries. That's when I came here and found out the same thing they told me at the shop. Even when we first got it, the run times were lame, lame. Ran fine, but not for long.
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Is this a 36V cart? With 3 12V batteries? Interesting? Never heard of that setup.
Not that way from CC . . That year cart had 6 6v from factory . . .
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xander,
Bottom line on this, the correct batteries for the cart are not there. You will need to get batteries for the cart. So, add (on the low end) 500 to 600.00 to the cost of the cart.
My specific problem with it is that someone knowingly put 3 12's in there to make it run. Might have been to get a quick sale on a running cart? But certainly indicates a short cut to get the cart rolling and now it's for sale. That alone causes me pause.

If it were me, I would keep looking unless the guy would take 13 to 1400.00 for the cart.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #38
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I think you have gotten some good advice here. It is very likely the cart will need batteries before a season of use is over. Deep cycle marine and golf cart batteries are not the same also the amperage capacity is lacking and these batteries are going to get hammered = shortened useful life unless you make concessions and use the 3 boat batteries as they were intended... I look at this like a cart that needs batteries and is 3 cores short on the trade in.
I'm not going to argue whether or not it will run. The question is for how long will it run (50% of normal amperage capacity) and how long will the batteries live based upon manufactures designed use. Analyze designed discharge and recharge rates compared to that of a golf cart battery. Plate count and thickness plays into whether a battery is suitable for a given application.
If everybody else at the campground drives around all day can you drive around half the day and be happy?
I think this cart mechanic knows better than this but is just being cheap.
PLUS! the cart has bigger than stock tires on it which we all know will increase the loads on the motor and drains the reduced amperage capacity even faster !!!!!!!
I would keep looking for a better seller.(I mean cart)
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Unread 03-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #39
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you know i know what i,m telling you is a bit harsh but they are the facts and unless you have opened the seats and worked on as many carts as i have with that 3 battery setup and seen just what can happen then maybe you shouldn,t comment on it......its not gonna melt coils because of the deep cycle batteries but a resistor cart is very limited to what you can do as far as upgrades the coils just can,t handle the extra load.........i have seen a few that have but many more that bit the dust................your looking at spending a lot of cash and you need to know what your walking into, you said you are willing to put more money into it i think you mentioned in the end about 2600 dollars??? for that you can buy a newer 48 volt already upgraded so buying this cart just dosn,t make much sense......think about it...................
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Unread 03-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #40
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Xander,

Here's a link to a 2005 CC Precedent for $1475. Don't know anything about the batteries or overall condition, but looks to be in decent shape. It is a 48v cart.

I would guess that price is negotiable.

Good Luck!
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