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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Looking for the best place to start to make an 03 series Club Car Turf1 go faster.
Looking for flatline top speed for cruising the streets.
I have determined it is a series cart, stock 3.1 HP motor, curtis 300 amp controller.
I got a little overwhelmed with the options out there, trying to determine the most cost effective way of going at it.
Not sure if I have to spend $500 on a motor and $500+ on a controller. Any help is appreciated.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum veee8.......................

Yep..... Motor, controller and larger tires will do it. Of course with tires, you'll need a lift kit. More speed does not come cheap.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 11:44 AM   #3
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How much top end do you want?
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Cheapest way I know is EMP motor rebuild. You can get in the low 20's for $3-400. You don't have to replace controller. Taller tires will give you a little more top end.
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Unread 07-25-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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How much top end do you want?
25 mph is the goal. Would like to do it without taller tires.
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Unread 07-26-2008, 07:53 PM   #6
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The EMP motor is a no brainer for a cost effective way to increase speed from stock. However, to get your 25mph, you will want to bone up and get a 500amp+ contoller and speed motor. I've learned alot, minimal $$ means minimal change, bite the bullet and you will not be dissapointed. For about $1000, you can upgrade controller, motor, cables, solenoid, and f/r switch...best $$ I've spent on my cart!
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Unread 07-28-2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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OK, I am trying to do this from a supplier we already deal with. Looking at GE motors, they have several different controllers available. Alltrax, GE, Curtis etc...
So a 4 ga. cable upgrade? What should I look for with the solenoid and f/r switch for the high speed upgrade? Thanks for the suggestions, just trying to narrow down the best parts I can get with what I have to work with.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:23 AM   #8
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On your solenoils you should make sure they have silver contacts as they hold up better. They run almost twice as much but cause less trouble over time. There is a website sells a kit everything in a box for about $1200 this might be the best way 4 you to go.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 11:12 AM   #9
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What would it take to convert to the IQ setup? Rough prices on a few things appear to be roughly same price or less for motors and controllers. What all needs to be changed?
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Unread 07-29-2008, 04:03 PM   #10
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Looking at the
GE "Bad Boy" motor.
Beefed up F&R switch.
Alltrax AXE4855 500 amp controller.
4 gauge battery cable kit.
What do you guys think? Is this a good package?
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