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Unread 08-31-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Just received a 2001 Club Car DS , its a 6 passenger Cart , top speed is 16 MPH , Looking for option to increase top speed ? I know these series motors are built for torque. Is there enough extra for a high speed gear change .
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Unread 09-01-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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I think with the stock motor and controller you are going to be very disappointed with 6-1 gears.
I have a 650 controller and d&d motor and with 23s im disappointed in my 8-1gears torque loss. It went from 28 to 38 mph but with unacceptable torque loss.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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My motor cost approx 600 but took me from 14 mph to 28.6 mph on stock tires. By far the best bang for buck change I made
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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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My motor cost approx 600 but took me from 14 mph to 28.6 mph on stock tires. By far the best bang for buck change I made
Thanks for the reply. I was concerned about the possible loss of torque as well. I was just thinking with a Series cart motor being designed for torque maybe it would offset , I appreciate the real world results you have shared 26- 28.6 is completely acceptable . Can you share your controller and motor type /style ? I will just go this route
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Unread 09-02-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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650 alltrax gave me enough torque to climb straight up a tree.
The custom es 81-41 from d&d got me the speed..
with those upgrades I highly recommend upgrading your cables,solenoid and f@r switch. All your current goes through every piece of electronics.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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650 alltrax gave me enough torque to climb straight up a tree.
The custom es 81-41 from d&d got me the speed..
with those upgrades I highly recommend upgrading your cables,solenoid and f@r switch. All your current goes through every piece of electronics.
There is a package I'm considering that includes the components
You mentioned . The exception is its a 400 amp controller. Is your cart
A series cart ? Im thinking the 500 amp would work and I could still achieve
The top speed over 25 . I know that there have been issues reported
With alltrax and the precedents , is your acceleration smooth ?
Thanks for you advice
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Unread 09-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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Controller wont affect speed at all. Only torque..
speed is rpm of motor...
I usually tell people to buy the biggest controller you can afford because torque is fun
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Unread 09-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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Controller wont affect speed at all. Only torque..
speed is rpm of motor...
I usually tell people to buy the biggest controller you can afford because torque is fun
Well I contacted D&D and inquired about your setup , was informed that was not recommended with a six passenger cart , best package available was 19 MPH. Very far away from your stated 28 MPH . I didn't realize the weight difference was that great from the standard cart Very expensive for 3 MPH . anyone have any other suggestions on achieving 25 MPH with a 2001 Club Car DS series 48 Volt 6 Passenger . It may be time to sell ?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #9
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get a torque motor, and give it 72 volts
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #10
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They always under state their motors capabilities. I took four full size adults through tons of Texas hill country hills and had zero issues. Ive also loaded four people on cart and 3 more on my 5x9 aluminum trailer and pulled around the neighborhood with no problems.
Vic from d&d told me my motor would only due 22 or 23 and it did 28.6.. ive seen other d&d customers with similar results..
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