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Unread 07-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default What's the best year DS?

Every model has it's better years, for example a ezgo txt is better if you get a 2001+ because of the better rack & pinion steering.

What's the better year for a CC DS? Sepex motor preferred.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: What's the best year DS?

I have an 03 and an 08, both IQ carts, and I would take the 08 any day
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What is different in the 08 that makes it better then the 03?
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Default Re: What's the best year DS?

Skip the regen I and II carts (97-99) and go straight to the IQ DS 2004 for sepex drive.
Otherwise the 20 year run on the DS Platform saw little change from 1980.5 to 2004.5. There are some larger front wheel bearings used in 95 & up but, never saw a problem with the old style? I believe 88 saw the introduction of the plastic (resin) body. And 95 saw the intro of OBC and 48v. Personally I like the early 90s DS. My 93 was one of the best carts I had. A couple of 89s were the basis for my conversion kit projects. They were great rugged little carts. Presently I have an 02 series DS project cart and an 05 Precedent for research purposes. Good luck with the project.
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What is different in the 08 that makes it better then the 03?
It's just how the previous owners took care of the 08. They are both great machines. Any DS IQ from 2002-2012 would be a great cart. Just as long as it is in decent shape.
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Default Re: What's the best year DS?

The major CC differences, aside from drive system, is in the little stuff. In 93 they stopped using fiberglass for bodies and went to better Armorflex, and also changed from a 3 spoke to the new steering wheel and went to plastic molded bumpers. In 2000.5 (or 01.5?) the top, top support, and seat backs changed out to newer and better stuff. But you're gonna need to be that new for sepex anyhow. Thinking of a lightweight framed cart for the max mileage build?
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Were the 2004+ IQ's 36v or 48v?
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Bone stock my 08 precedent weighs in under 900lbs stock, very light. Frame aluminum and the rest is composit. Also the biggest advantage to newer carts is less wiring, the controller handles more internally. The suspension on mine is improved also, so you get benifits on the newer models, now that said there are some parts on older cats that are desired for certain applications.
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Were the 2004+ IQ's 36v or 48v?
48v SepEx drive system
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I don't care for the seating position in a precedent.
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