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Unread 01-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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I know this has been talked about on a few other threads, but I am just wondering which battery is the best for run time?
I have a 2004 CC Precedent and am looking to make the change from 4 12v batteries to the 6 8v batteries.
I use the cart for golf, and at the lake for running around on the weekends, but I want as much run time out of them as I possibly can get.
I would like to stick with Trojan, but if someone has a different experience, I would gladly appreciate the input.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: 8v Battery Question

If you are a little handy, you could put in eight 6V batteries! This would give you the maximum run time of any combination! A bit more expensive, but whether it's worth it would be up to you!
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The 8v battery holds more amperage than a 12v , it will give you longer run time.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: 8v Battery Question

I consider myself kinda handy. I have the directions that have been posted on here to make the conversion without having to buy the new battery tub. I am gonna give that a shot, but I am just wondering which kind of batteries would be best. Which will give me the best run times if broken in properly?
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Unread 01-04-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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Grind let me know how the upgrade goes as Iam contemplating doing the upgrade to 6 8v batteries and using the mod instructions posted in the stickies here instead of paying $400 for the CC tub
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Unread 01-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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I did this conversion in August and used T875 as that was what was readily available in my area. Otherwise I would have gone to T890's.
Go to this link for a battery comparison:

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Unread 01-05-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
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Speedchaser: how much did you end up paying for a set of T-875s? I'm not sure which battery I am goin to get yet. Was the process pretty painless or a pain in the butt? Worth it?
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My bats cost me $900 out the door,but I think that is high compared to what others here have paid.

As far as the conversion? For me no big deal as I was also upgrading the controller, solenoid and motor at the same time so I had to remove the bats anyway. You have to make sure you take pictures and write everything down connection wise so you hook it up correctly afterword.

A roto zip is the tool I used and made the job very easy, especially using the right bit. A dremel is a waste of money if you ask me and you will take three times as long to do the job.

Definitely worth it, the 4 12 system is junk in my opinion and I would not waste money buying 12 volt bats. Our club has a lot of carts with 12's and they are always pushing them back because of bat failure. Club Car changed out many of them to the 8 volt system.
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My bats cost me $900 out the door,but I think that is high compared to what others here have paid.

As far as the conversion? For me no big deal as I was also upgrading the controller, solenoid and motor at the same time so I had to remove the bats anyway. You have to make sure you take pictures and write everything down connection wise so you hook it up correctly afterword.

A roto zip is the tool I used and made the job very easy, especially using the right bit. A dremel is a waste of money if you ask me and you will take three times as long to do the job.

Definitely worth it, the 4 12 system is junk in my opinion and I would not waste money buying 12 volt bats. Our club has a lot of carts with 12's and they are always pushing them back because of bat failure. Club Car changed out many of them to the 8 volt system.
Speedchaser, I have a dremel with a lot of attachments.. can you show me a link to a rotozip? I googled it and found several different tools named rotozip.. but I think maybe this is what you were talking about?
https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CHgQ8wIwAw
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Unread 01-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #10
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Thats the right tool. The pic shows with the wheel attachment that is removable. Once removed you can insert a cutting bit. I used a rotozip cutting bit that got me half way through the job til the bit wore out, then I used a more aggressive router bit. The router bit cut faster but had a tendency to get away from me, which was not real good when cutting near wires, but I use the tool a lot and managed. I would recommend a rotozip cutting bit though, get a couple bits for the job. The rotozip is sold at Home Depot.

Also, if you already have a dremel, try it first to see if you can save the $100 plus for the rotozip. I just found the dremels to be too weak to do any serious cutting, like drywall, metal, porcelain tile, vinyl, and we use it for cutting hardibacker board the most. It is a really useful tool but would not use it for model airplanes, lol.
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