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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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I've been reading lot on here lately about speed controller settings and have a question about mine. I've got a 48 volt 1996 CC DS stock suspension, tires, and speed controller. The controller is a Curtis 1204-410. The cart is good for about 9 to 10 MPH on flat ground but I would like a little more. Based on my research, the 1204 controller is not "programmable" for increased speeds. But with me being a newbie, I wanted some input/advise from some of you more experienced carters. Can I get more speed from the controller or is an upgrade needed to satisfy my "need for speed"?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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I've been reading lot on here lately about speed controller settings and have a question about mine. I've got a 48 volt 1996 CC DS stock suspension, tires, and speed controller. The controller is a Curtis 1204-410. The cart is good for about 9 to 10 MPH on flat ground but I would like a little more. Based on my research, the 1204 controller is not "programmable" for increased speeds. But with me being a newbie, I wanted some input/advise from some of you more experienced carters. Can I get more speed from the controller or is an upgrade needed to satisfy my "need for speed"?
Correct. the 1204 is a NON programmable controller. Not sure how you are only getting 9-10 mph tho. I have a bone stock '97 and I am getting 17-18. Are your tires properly inflated? Is your pack good? Fully charged? Front hub bearings good and greased? Rear end lube good? all connections tight and CLEAN?
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I've been reading lot on here lately about speed controller settings and have a question about mine. I've got a 48 volt 1996 CC DS stock suspension, tires, and speed controller. The controller is a Curtis 1204-410. The cart is good for about 9 to 10 MPH on flat ground but I would like a little more. Based on my research, the 1204 controller is not "programmable" for increased speeds. But with me being a newbie, I wanted some input/advise from some of you more experienced carters. Can I get more speed from the controller or is an upgrade needed to satisfy my "need for speed"?
I have a 1997 CC DS and also have the Curtis controller. I believe that with a Series cart, you will only get an increase in torque by changing the controller. I am sure that someone will correct me if I am wrong. I did go on Ebay and get a ramped up Curtis rated at 400amps, for a very good price. My DS was probably tweaked a bit by the previous owner. With 22inch tires on my 8inch rims, I get about 22-23mph on flat pavement (without passenger). Besides the 400amp upgraded controller, I changed the rear end oil to AMSOIL synthetic. To put the 22inch tires on it and get enough clearance, I put rear spring shackles and shock extenders that I picked up at advance auto. I also changed out my battery cables for 4gauge. It's not bad for an old beater. I'm thinking about painting it with plasti-dip.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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I remember the disappointment of buying my first 48v carts. It was a pair of 1995 series carts. I put new batteries in both a whalaaa ...... 10-11 mph top speed. I was stunned.

Those early 48v carts were as detuned as they could be. Problem was there was no good way to speed them up without a motor change and that meant cables, F&R, controller, & solenoid upgrades as well. Later we discovered putting a stock 36v motor in the cart increased speed by 4-5 mph.
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I remember the disappointment of buying my first 48v carts. It was a pair of 1995 series carts. I put new batteries in both a whalaaa ...... 10-11 mph top speed. I was stunned.

Those early 48v carts were as detuned as they could be. Problem was there was no good way to speed them up without a motor change and that meant cables, F&R, controller, & solenoid upgrades as well. Later we discovered putting a stock 36v motor in the cart increased speed by 4-5 mph.
Scotty. You are the man I have come to learn that already. My question for you is with my '97 and its bone stock besides the 400 amp curtis how am I getting 17-18?
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Thanks for the replies so far guys. Storm, I've got brand new batts. US Battery to be exact. Put them In back in late June. I've heard from other folks and Scotty seems to have confirmed that I am getting about what I should expect with respect to speed. Just looking for a little more.
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Scotty. You are the man I have come to learn that already. My question for you is with my '97 and its bone stock besides the 400 amp curtis how am I getting 17-18?
Is the cart a stock Series or stock Regen ? In a Series motor amps= torque and volts= speed, the more the better.
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Is the cart a stock Series or stock Regen ? In a Series motor amps= torque and volts= speed, the more the better.
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