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Unread 04-22-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hello all, I just recently bought a 1996 EZ-GO TXT. All components are stock. The batteries are brand new and hold a charge, but when me and my passengers go up hills in my neighborhood the cart seems like it barely wants to go up it. Does this have to do with the torque of the motor? I would like to increase my torque as cheap as possible. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 04-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #2
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Hello. Read the information posted here on my website and you will be yards ahead of most new cart owners.

https://www.cartsunlimited.net/upgrade-suggestions.html
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Unread 04-22-2019, 09:33 PM   #3
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I have the series drive type with a forward and reverse lever. I clicked on your website and I didnít see any link for the series upgrades. I want to upgrade but keep the stock motor because of the price of an upgraded motor.
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You can get more torque out of the stock motor by getting a new controller, cables, and solenoid. You might also need an FNR switch. Unfortunately, you wonít get much more speed unless you upgrade the voltage or change the motor.


Iíd look at the Alltrax SR48400 or bigger.
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Unread 04-23-2019, 05:35 AM   #5
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I have the series drive type with a forward and reverse lever. I clicked on your website and I didnít see any link for the series upgrades. I want to upgrade but keep the stock motor because of the price of an upgraded motor.
The SERIES upgrades are HERE on cartsunlimited
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Unread 04-23-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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When replacing the jumper cables do you upgrade them from 4 gauge to 2 gauge? Also when replacing those do you have to change all other wiring to bigger wires? Also do they sale solenoid forward reverse switch and speed controller as a combo?
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When replacing the jumper cables do you upgrade them from 4 gauge to 2 gauge? Also when replacing those do you have to change all other wiring to bigger wires? Also do they sale solenoid forward reverse switch and speed controller as a combo?
You described my cart perfectly and I have been emailing back and forth with Scotty and this is what he recommended for me.

of course this is upgrading all of it, I am going to start out with the cables this weekend, doing my own, then i will be doing the speed controller, solenoid and F/R switch and see what I get. I may find other problems that are making my cart act like yours this weekend so I'll let you know what I find.
there is a post here talking about some of it.

Can wire size be too big?

I would use the SR48500 control.
MZJ400A solenoid
SW202-48 kit
2g cable set (ours or make your own)
Aftermarket AMD Beast motor 7126
6/8v batteries


Good Luck, I'll be watching.
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Dwalls when you replace your jumper wires this weekend can you let me know how much it helped? Thanks
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Dwalls when you replace your jumper wires this weekend can you let me know how much it helped? Thanks
Yes I will, I will try to take some good pictures of anything else that I find. I have already spotted one very suspect connection from an earlier picture that was taken days ago by my wife while I was at work and it is one of the leads that leaves the battery pack. I zoomed in so you can see it better.
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Dwalls what kit did you buy for the 2 gauge wires? Or is it cheaper to just make them on my own?
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