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Unread 07-05-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Electric Torque vs Gas Torque

I just got a 2003 IQ 48V for use at the race track towing the race car around the pits. I'm wondering what the torque specs are between gas and electric carts...I don't need speed, just pulling power. The dealers recommended electric because they are smoother and would have better low end torque. So that's the route I went. I haven't tried it out yet other than cruising the neighborhood. Any comments?

Also when I got it, they programmed the cart for the highest speed setting...does that reduce low end torque or just increase the top end speed? I would think with electric it wouldn't affect the torque but I could be wrong.

I love the cart and everything is new except chassis, motor etc. I just hope I made the right decision (electric over gas)

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Unread 07-05-2008, 12:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Seattle_Mike......................

In my opinion, you made the best choice. Yes, they have low end torque. My club car was set to speed option 4, which is the one we have to pay club car for and we get a code to program into the controller. I gaind some speed but lost a little torque. I pull trailers and I operate another IQ that pulls a kiddie train loaded with people. Check around the forum and you may find other articles where they pull trailers too. They will do it!!! But, like anything, overkill can be ridiculous some times.

You will enjoy your golf cart.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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Welcome Mike, Clean looking cart
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Unread 07-05-2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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Thanks...they did a very nice job refurbing the 2003IQ. I had them add the wheels, carbon fiber dash, steering wheel, seat back, chrome column, etc., so I'm very happy with the looks. Going to add a mirror for towing the race car & need to add an attachment for the tow strap etc. and I should be set.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 12:54 AM   #5
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Yep, looking sharp. Remember the CC frame is aluminum and is subject to cracking at the stress points. Usually only after years of abuse but....in your case, I suggest regular inspections of the welds at the rear crossmember
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Unread 07-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #6
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Also....... If you have a good amount of tongue weight on your trailer, you will probably want to put Heavy Duty rear leaf springs on your cart.
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