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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #71
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I think thats the one i have,and it works good for me.if you are running the PQ bandit motor Robby told me not to check the turbo setting.
Told me that too but I've heard others say its not a big deal. I have it turned off though.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #72
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yeah mine works for me
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:13 PM   #73
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yeah mine works for me
U have Terbo on or off?
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Unread 12-20-2012, 10:14 PM   #74
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Unread 12-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #75
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Another round trip to the club car dealer today to pick up another set of rear struts to work with. There doesn't seem to be any easy solution for an 80" top on my seat, so I'm having to adapt something.

While there, I picked up a new windshield and a new steering wheel and adapter. So much for my comment earlier about upgradeitis. :)








I found the easiest way to get the old steering wheel off was a 2' long 2x4 and a few swings against the back of the wheel alternating top/bottom and it popped off after about 5 goes. Surprisingly, it didn't seem to make any lasting affect on the CC wheel either.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #76
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Test fitting the top. I think I'm going to have to drill the top to get some struts to work since I'm not using a VIP rear seat.



I've got a bracket to use on the front to attach the window strut to the top here:


But I've tried 3 different types of struts on the rear so far and this is as close as I've gotten after drilling some mount holes on the strut:
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Unread 12-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #77
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Not much of a real update, but I figured out the top mount. I had the front strut brackets backwards. Flip flopped them which shifted the top backwards about 5.5" and allowed one of my altered rear struts to match up.



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Unread 12-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #78
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Lastly for tonight I got the new windshield and 5 panel mirror installed. The mirror took a little work to get the brackets bent to fit. Still not perfect but works.








UPS dropped off a new rear seat footboard since mine was scuffed pretty bad during shipping. They were supposed to send the brackets that go under rear footboard and down club car frame, but they packed the wrong brackets by mistake. So, back to waiting a week or so until they try again to send the correct ones. Sigh............


Otherwise, I'm done for now until I get more packages, and will spend my day tomorrow afternoon working on controller programming. :)
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Unread 12-22-2012, 04:20 PM   #79
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Unhappy The bumpiness continues..........

Get the straight jacket ready

Bumpy tires are back this morning. Don't know if its the cold or because they've been sitting for a few days. Only thing I know to do is try to get them spin balanced maybe.

During my test ride, I also found two squeaks that need addressing. The steering column is squeaking after putting on the new wheel. Not sure what it could be but will need to dig into it. Also, the top is squeaking and I am pretty sure that is coming from the rear mounts as they only have 1 bolt holding them and I think the top is moving up and down a bit allowing the metal to rub causing a squeak.

Lastly, I Reprogrammed the DCX500 this morning with the club car file for when it isn't seeing full throttle. This made a big difference in torque and speed, and now I can feel an increase over the 400 and can see the speed over the 400. Getting about 25mph with terbo turned off and holding sustained around 18mph up hills. Before this, was seeing 22mph top and 12 to 14 up hill with 400 and terbo on.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #80
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Figured out the squeaky steering column. Behind the wheel adapter is a plastic flange or bushing of some sort. I think I tightened the adapter down so tight that the stainless was squeaking as it rotated against the plastic. I've pulled the wheel off and applied some grease I had handy to the back of the adapter and to the gear teeth on the column. Will retighten but not quite all the way down to see if this stops my squeak while keeping the wheel properly installed.


Next on to the top to drill another hole in the back support strut to give a second attachment point into the top frame. I think this will stop the pivoting that is happening now allowing the metal strut end to rub against the top frame and should stop the extreme scraping squeaking sound. The other thought is to go buy nylon washers to put between these joints to provide a little spacing and isolation.



Lastly, looking at my tires, I'm thinking my front end alignment for camber and toe in might have wondered since first setting after install. I'm going to double check these today as well as play around with tire location some top see if I can figure out what is going on. The tires were not bumping much when I first put the 3 replacement tires on earlier in the week, so something has to have changed other than just pure flat spots. If it is pure flat spots, then I'm thinking I need to up the tire pressure some to help keep them from deforming as much. Currently at 9psi.


any thoughts or advice? thanks.
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