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Unread 12-27-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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I just bought my first cart and plan on doing a custom overhall. Its a 2005 PDS. As I took it apart to send the body to my painter, I noticed that there is an obvious seal or something leaking in the rearend. I noticed oily buildup that appears to be coming out of the motor and dripping onto the diff housing. Is there an internal seal on the input shaft that could be causing the problem? If there is, how hard is that to change, or is it worth messing with?

Also, this may be another thread, but I was curious on how to get more power out of it. After years of working on racecars, including building my own motors, I don't know jack sh#@ about electric. I will put the freedom chip, which should give me about 18mph, or so I hear. I have talked with a one or two people that tell me to change out the controller. While I would love to put in a motor, controller, wires, etc. my wallet just won't take it. I am looking for no more than 20 mph, but lots of torque and maybe increased runtime. So, what I guess I am looking for is suggestions. Should I just swap out the controller for an Altrax 500 and throw on some new wires? Or would I be better off to also add 2 more 6v batteries and bump it to 48V. More lead would give me more run time, right? Thanks for the suggestions.
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Unread 12-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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You can get a 48v controller for PDS system. Add two 6v batteries and a 48v solenoid and away you go...Lift it 3 or 4 inches with a Jakes spindle lift kit and stick some 22s under it to utilize the new power and I think you will easily go 20 mph......with torque
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Unread 12-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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It came with new wheels and tires, ITP 112s with low profiles. I may go the lift route and new tires somewhere down the line. I just have to keep in mind it is for a campground and not to get carried away with speed.
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Unread 12-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum gonfast38........................
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Unread 12-28-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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It came with new wheels and tires, ITP 112s with low profiles. I may go the lift route and new tires somewhere down the line. I just have to keep in mind it is for a campground and not to get carried away with speed.
I have a freedom chip (actually 2) and I upgraded to the Alltrax DCX400 controller I'll send you on for free if you PM me address.
I was running 17 or 18 with a yellow "moderate hill" chip on the stock motor and 20" tires, probably around 22 or 23 with the red "speed" chip. I changed out the controller and upgraded all of the battery cables to 4 ga. and I'm now in the 25 to 26 MPH range and can now climb hills my cart wouldn't even think of climbing before.
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Unread 12-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #6
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I just have to keep in mind it is for a campground and not to get carried away with speed.
Yeah, that's what I thought at first, then I found these forums.....LOL!
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Unread 12-29-2008, 12:29 PM   #7
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I was just checking out the pics for your Z06 Gornoman, looks sharp. What did you do on the roof? Is that paint or did you cover it? Also, what that rear seat originally stainless? If so, did you have in powder coated? It looks like the same one I have. Also, based on the specks, your cart looks to be about what I want as far as speed/torque.
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Unread 12-29-2008, 12:59 PM   #8
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The rear seat was always black powdercoat. The roof is our attempt to make the cart look like a convertible. It is covered in black Sunbrella over some custom made shaping bows.
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Unread 12-29-2008, 03:14 PM   #9
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Thats kool, I never thought of that. Mine came with a tan top but I was going to paint it. Probably a metalic silver to match the body. What did you use to make the bows?

I see your from the Chitown area, what part? Spfld here.
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Unread 12-29-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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Northwest suburbs, just north of Arlington Heights.
The bows were made from Trex, a synthetic deck board, so they would never rot. I have pictures somewhere, but I cannot access them from work, and my home internet connection is down right now.
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