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Unread 11-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #11
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Yes, as long as it doesn't take out other components when it goes out.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 08:25 PM   #12
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Well, I suppose you would. If you don't count your time and the inconvenience of breaking down as anything? Hey you may buy the rebuild and it goes forever for you. I'm just saying they do not enjoy a very good reputation among people who I think know a lot more about golf cart controllers than you or I.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 08:39 PM   #13
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Well, I suppose you would. If you don't count your time and the inconvenience of breaking down as anything? Hey you may buy the rebuild and it goes forever for you. I'm just saying they do not enjoy a very good reputation among people who I think know a lot more about golf cart controllers than you or I.
I've read here where some just didn't like them because they had other "rebuilt" electronics that didn't work well but haven't tried the actual controllers.
I've seen some rebuilt controllers listed on Ebay that only had a 90 day warranty and was within $50 of a new one, that makes no sense to me and seems to be the biggest complaint amongst the posters here.

Have you tried a CTS controller or know of anyone who has ? Or are you just grouping them in with all the other rebuilt controllers that carry way less warranty ?
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I've read here where some just didn't like them because they had other "rebuilt" electronics that didn't work well but haven't tried the actual controllers.
I've seen some rebuilt controllers listed on Ebay that only had a 90 day warranty and was within $50 of a new one, that makes no sense to me and seems to be the biggest complaint amongst the posters here.

Have you tried a CTS controller or know of anyone who has ? Or are you just grouping them in with all the other rebuilt controllers that carry way less warranty ?

Are you serious ? Just go buy one and tell us how it is ?! I told what my reasoning is?! While you are at it go buy some recapped tires for the family car...
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Unread 11-02-2008, 10:53 PM   #15
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Are you serious ? Just go buy one and tell us how it is ?! I told what my reasoning is?! While you are at it go buy some recapped tires for the family car...
What does recapped tires have to do with golf cart controllers ? Recapped tires are a safety issue, rebuilt controllers aren't. I don't see the comparison.

I don't know the CTS folks, but I wouldn't do it and don't like to see any company getting bashed with no evidence to back it up. Grouping all "rebuilt" controllers into the "not very good" group can't be fair to some and has to be true for others. I would imagine that Alltrax has had some bad controllers out there, but I wouldn't bash them without the proof to back it up.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 11:10 PM   #16
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Okay then be the hero! Go buy the *** thing. Who cares? You can't say for sure and either can I so WTF are we discussing?!!! I just simply tried to tell you some people who know more more than me about controllers ( maybe not as much as You?) do not suggest using them...do what you want. End of discussion!
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Okay then be the hero! Go buy the *** thing. Who cares? You can't say for sure and either can I so WTF are we discussing?!!! I just simply tried to tell you some people who know more more than me about controllers ( maybe not as much as You?) do not suggest using them...do what you want. End of discussion!
I wouldn't have started the thread asking if I knew everything about them, but I also think they should get fair press. How would you feel if it was your product getting bashed without being tried ?

By the way, while watching the "Mean Green Machine Challenge" on discovery today, the electric cart quit in one challenge and the reason was both Alltrax controllers were fried. They were only a couple of months old, but this isn't enough for me to put them in the junk catagory.
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OK - I just got to get involved here - I'll help scottyb out on this one...

A rebuilt controller is a rebuilt controller - There is no magic secret to this, a burnt controller has it's bad parts replaced by whatever company that does it. There's no guarantee thet it will work, as ONLY THE BAD parts are replaced. You MIGHT be getting a 8 year old controller, you might be getting one that is newer - who knows? I do not use any of the 'controller rebuilder' companies in my business because it isn't worth the risk. Yes, I have used them in the past, as most come back with issues. Also, I cannot tell you how many vehicles we get in that end up having a controller in them (bad and getting replaced) that has some companies name / decal on them labeled as a rebuilt controller.

Hitman - I know you are new to carting, but you're going to have to get off the "price" shopping and start thinking "quality" shopping. I have read most all your threads and the great advice these guys are giving you, but you seem to second guess the pro's and go with the cheapest price?

Speed chip in a lifted PDS is not a good idea - you should have ordered either the Blue (steep hill) or the Yellow (mild hill).
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Unread 11-02-2008, 11:34 PM   #19
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A rebuilt controller is a rebuilt controller - There is no magic secret to this, a burnt controller has it's bad parts replaced by whatever company that does it. There's no guarantee thet it will work, as ONLY THE BAD parts are replaced. You MIGHT be getting a 8 year old controller, you might be getting one that is newer - who knows? I do not use any of the 'controller rebuilder' companies in my business because it isn't worth the risk. Yes, I have used them in the past, as most come back with issues. Also, I cannot tell you how many vehicles we get in that end up having a controller in them (bad and getting replaced) that has some companies name / decal on them labeled as a rebuilt controller.

This is all I asked for, was someone to explain what the difference was. I didn't need someone to say all rebuilt controllers are junk as he basically grouped them with nothing to back it up.

Hitman - I know you are new to carting, but you're going to have to get off the "price" shopping and start thinking "quality" shopping. I have read most all your threads and the great advice these guys are giving you, but you seem to second guess the pro's and go with the cheapest price?

Please explain where I've done this ? I've asked a number of questions because I'm new and I've always been told there isn't a stupid question. You guys recommended me getting new batteries and I asked questions on all the options but bought Trojans in the end, is this what you call second guessing the pro's ? You don't know the benefits of different options if you don't ask and then question as to why that is the best way to go

Speed chip in a lifted PDS is not a good idea - you should have ordered either the Blue (steep hill) or the Yellow (mild hill).

Is this the case even with the flat terrain of South Georgia ? We have very few hills if any where I live, why should I have gotten one of these ?
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Speed chip in a lifted PDS is not a good idea - you should have ordered either the Blue (steep hill) or the Yellow (mild hill).

Is this the case even with the flat terrain of South Georgia ? We have very few hills if any where I live, why should I have gotten one of these ?
Not speaking for Mike, but my take is the speed chip will put more stress on the stock controller even on flat ground due to lift/tires. The other two that Mike suggested deliver more "torque" and would maybe allow the stock controller to survive a while longer. At least until you make up your mind on a replacement controller designed to do the job. Reman or not. JMO.
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