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Unread 12-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #31
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Default Re: Bumpy ride, what else could it be? Help Please!!

Slight update and thanks to the guys at Plum Quick.

Just picked up new rear end axle assembly from Plum Quick that came out of a 2007 club car. Has everything including brakes included for $130. Will try to swap this out this weekend to further isolate the possibilities that the bumps could be a bent axle or what not.

While at Plum Quick I swapped out my 2004 GE stock original rear motor for a nice new PQ Bandit motor. Hoping this refreshes the power a bit, gives a little more torque and keeps the same or better top end. They said this was not a GE motor but a little bit heavier motor that is used in the precedents. Can't remember the brand but may have been AMD or similar.

Also, Clorado Components is shipping me 3 new wheels/tires and a return label for the ones I think to be out of round. Had to pay for these 3 but will get refund when they get the others back. Hopefully they all look as good as the 1 that looks to spin true.


Lastly, I picked up a new Alltrax dcx500 controller and heavy duty solenoid on here yesterday. Will be using them to replace my current Alltrax dcx400 and stock solenoid setup in the hopes of also picking up just a wee bit more torque. Currently have 4 gauge wiring. I know about upgrade fever but i don't plan to go larger than 500 amps.



Only other things that I might look into in the future regarding the above is mechanical rear disc brakes, new shocks and 2 gauge wires at some point.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 01:20 PM   #32
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Default Re: Bumpy ride, what else could it be? Help Please!!

Old rear axle assembly:


New to me 2007 rear axle assembly:



Honestly not sure what year or model the old one was. The cart is a 2004 villager ds, but it has a mix of new and old style parts on it that club car meshed together. The spacing of the diff and the length of the axle tubes is different between the two though even though the overall length is the same.

PS - swapping these out on a lifted cart without a nice floor lift is a pain in the but because the frame is so high off the floor. LOL Got it done though and found the best way to put them on and off is to undo springs on one end and pivot the whole thing down (front to back). Put springs on new axle and reverse the process pivoting one end up (front to back)


Next up to install is the PQ Bandit motor:




PQ Bandit Motor mounted to new CC rear end and ready to wire up:





One nice thing about the new rear end is the diff is shifted to the drivers side by a few inches. Not sure if this is a valid thought or not, but it occured to me that this might allow a larger motor since the space to the passenger side is now more open.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 11:00 PM   #33
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Default Re: Bumpy ride, what else could it be? Help Please!!

Sweet. Looking for updates on bumpy ride and the bandit!
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Unread 12-11-2012, 06:42 PM   #34
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Got the new to me Alltrax DCX500 controller and HD 400amp solenoid in. It came setup for 36v ezgo pds but Alltrax emailed me a new field map file to download into it to convert to club car IQ. The PDS adapter made a handy programming harness also after a few cuts. Will probably sell my Alltrax dcx400 once I get the new one set up.

Had to order a new resistor as well that is in route since I'm running at 48v.

Picked up two options for oil for the new axle diff. Both mobile one but one is 75-90 gear oil and the other is sae 10w-30. Not sure which makes most sense for use here in Florida.

Lastly I need to get up with Scottyb for new cables but haven't had time to call him yet.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #35
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Default Re: Bumpy ride, what else could it be? Help Please!!

cool cant wait to hear ride reviews!

where in Fl are you? Im in Tampa Area
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Unread 12-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #36
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cool cant wait to hear ride reviews!

where in Fl are you? Im in Tampa Area
I'm in tally.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #37
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Got the new field map installed which changed it from #4 to #6. Now just have to check the other settings to see what makes best sense and also need to see what my DCX400 has been set at.



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Unread 12-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #38
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Got the new 470 ohm resistor in today for the HD solenoid. Also ordered a set of Scottyb 2ga cables to install.

Getting closer. Think I'm going to try to await the cables before I put everything back together for testing. Sorry for the suspense. It's killing me too. :)
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Unread 12-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #39
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Cant wait for a update !!!
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Unread 12-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #40
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Got the 3 replacement wheels/tires from colorado components today.

I hope to get the new controller and solenoid installed this weekend to give it all a test run with the new tires. I don't want to button it all back up just yet though as I haven't received my Scottyb cables and I know it will be easier to install with the body off. Also have a new folding rear seat inbound to replace the fixed club car rear seat.

(hope to have the alltrax 400, stock solenoid, 4 ga cable set and fixed rear seat for sale by next week if anyone is interested)
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