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Unread 11-06-2013, 09:54 AM   #21
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Default Re: Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

If the 8-6V can get you 60 miles then why doesn't club car offer it?

Also why does CC keep their carts below 20mph?

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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:00 AM   #22
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If the 8-6V can get you 60 miles then why doesn't club car offer it?

Also why does CC keep their carts below 20mph?

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. . . most courses only want 13 mph . . .
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #23
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If the 8-6V can get you 60 miles then why doesn't club car offer it?
Eight batteries cost more money than six. They went to four batts for a year or two to try to cheapen even more. Luckily they figured out how horrible the performance was and went back to six...
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #24
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Eight batteries cost more money than six. They went to four batts for a year or two to try to cheapen even more. Luckily they figured out how horrible the performance was and went back to six...
. . . the fleets complained about loss of performance, ie, not enough rounds out of a charge, from what I understand . . .
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #25
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Default Re: Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

My golf course got "sold" on Precedents when they first came out (with 4 x 12v). A large portion of the 72 carts they leased, didn't even make it much past year two of their 3 year lease before the 12v batteries started failing in droves. CC almost lost-the-business for the upcoming lease period - CC took early trade out of the 4 x 12's and replaced all the fleet with 6 x 8v, but this time for a 4 year lease. It does need to be said that commercial use golf carts are worked pretty hard.

The 6 x 8v replacements survived the longer 4 year lease and are just now being traded out at the end of the longer lease term for a new fleet of 6 x 8v starting in 2014. CC got a big black-eye in the commercial cart world for their 4 x 12v blunder.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #26
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Default Re: Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

the shop i go to bought 13 2009 ds's and wanted to put bigger motors in a couple of them,the major motor builder said the 4-12's was the worst idea ever,so to put a better motor in go to 6-8's
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Unread 11-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #27
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Default Re: Can I put 4-12 volt batteries in my Club Car instead of 6-8 volt?

Sounds like 6 8volt batts it is. My only other ? is will this conversion effect anything else on the cart like the charger or motor controller etc. I have a 2008 CC precedent.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #28
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No - everything is 100% compatible. Too bad, too - because I think they went to 6 x 8v in model year 2008 1/2. No kidding, I think they changed back half way thru that year! Like Maxwell Smart says...Missed it by "that much".
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #29
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Yeah that's a bummer the 4 12's that are in it are still working but they are original and I can tell they don't have much life left. But considering I picked the cart up for $800 and the rest of it is in great shape I'm still feeling pretty good about the purchase. Hopefully I can find a good deal on some 8's when these 12's completely die.
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #30
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Assuming you weren't holding a gun and wearing a mask when you acquired it - that's a killer deal!
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