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Unread 08-05-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 club car precedent. My question if I change my controller on my cart to a 400 amp. do I still need to buy the speed code 4 from club car to increase my speed. I am looking to go about the speed of the speed code 4 but I also don't want to loose a lot of it when going up hills on the streets. My cart goes about 14mph but I loose about 2-3 mph going up hills. Thanks in advance for any input any one my have
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 club car precedent. My question if I change my controller on my cart to a 400 amp. do I still need to buy the speed code 4 from club car to increase my speed. I am looking to go about the speed of the speed code 4 but I also don't want to loose a lot of it when going up hills on the streets. My cart goes about 14mph but I loose about 2-3 mph going up hills. Thanks in advance for any input any one my have
If you presently have speed code 4 you should be running 19mph. Which controller are you thinking about?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Speed code 4?

If you want to keep the stock motor and contoller, code 4 will get about 4-6MPH increase.

There are potentially several other ways, like a speed sensor magnet change depending if your motor is compatible.

Or get a motor upgrade and forget the speed code.

But you said you were getting a new controller, we would need more info on that.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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I second the motor change. Here is an example and would cost less then a controller.

http://www.plumquick.com/motors-and-...es/the-bandit/
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Unread 08-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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I have speed code 3 in it now. I just want to be able to do the 19 mph and not loose it going up hills. When I say hills they are small one as I live in Florida.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Putting speed code 4 will give you the increase in speed but no better performance going up a hill than you have now, you will probably lose a few MPH going up the hill.

A 400 amp controller probably would give a torque boost and maybe get it to go up those hills without loss of speed, just not sure, that stock motor is probably only 3.5HP.

The way to be sure is with a controller and motor upgrade.

Also, if you change controller you would not need the speed code, at least I assume you would be going to Alltrax or a GE controller, if you go to another Curtis then I do not know.

Pretty sure you will lose regen braking with a controller upgrade or motor upgrade.

Also, in 2008 they came out with an IT version of then Precident and I do not think there is a controller upgrade for those yet. Find out what controller you have, if it is grey you may have a problem, black probably OK.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the good info. I need to take a good look at what I have. I was looking at the alltrax controller if I was going to do it. What is an IT version? I am out of town for work so will not be able to look at my cart for a few days.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:57 AM   #8
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Actualy I think it is called an "I2".

It has a grey comtroller and I do not know of any replacement controllers at this time, the wiring harness may be the same but the wiring is actually different.

Just verify what you have, if it is a black controller you will be fine.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:49 AM   #9
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Even if you upgrade the controller, cables and motor you will still lose some speed going up hills. It's just the nature of the beast.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 03:22 AM   #10
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I know you will loose some. I just want it to be a little stronger. I am just looking for the best way of going about it. I don't want to spend a lot of money just to say I have something or to chase a dream.
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