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Unread 07-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Let's get this Pink EZ GO running right!

Hey I am a proud new owner of a 1998 txt ez-go... and yea it is Pink??? Long story short My 13 year old son races Motocross and he "had to have it"!!! Before We get into all the snide comments about the Pink watch this clip of me 20 years ago!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h20EgSXDmA
Would be kinda hypocritical of me to tell my son anything huh??? LOL! An introduction to My son... http://sponsorhouse.loopd.com/Member...9/Default.aspx
OK, back to the task at hand! We want to get this little 36 volt golf car juiced up and jacked up! This thing as it is, stands out and that's what We want! If you are unfamiliar with MX It is an expensive sport! I found this out AFTER I promised the kid we'd "get er done" if his grades were right!!! They were!!!
We want this golf cart to serve two purposes! First to get us around the various MX tracks through out Texas, Oklahoma and beyond! Number two reason is to use this as a promotional tool for my Son's Sponsors! That's where we need the help and advise from the experts here! I am a regular contributor on another forum specific to the old Honda Pilot's and Odyssey's www.pilotodyssey.com
First thing We'll have to do is get a lift kit and tires. I am hoping some suggestions regarding the different products will come forward!
Do the kits with 4 tires have a way to get more rear clearance over what the tires provide?
Is there a block of some kind that lifts the rear included?
I have the rear facing seat, but am not sure if the previous owner had installed the heavier springs??? Are there certain markings I need to look for?
For trail riding on an electric cart, is the a-arm front end worth the extra $$$
I was told the batteries are 2-3 years old So I am thinking of replacing the 6 volters with 8 volt x 6 to give me the 48 volt I have read on here... Just couldn't find if my 36 volt charger will work with this battery setup!!!

Thank You for taking the time to read this!!!

David & Dakota

Pic's will come as soon as I figure out how to get them off the phone!!!
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Unread 07-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Let's get this Pink EZ GO running right!

We need to know if your cart is a Series power system? Where is the F/R switch? This will make a big difference on whether or not you will want to pursuit the whole 48v thing And Welcome aboard!
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Unread 07-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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We need to know if your cart is a Series power system? Where is the F/R switch? This will make a big difference on whether or not you will want to pursuit the whole 48v thing And Welcome aboard!
The switch is under seat/legs in the middle... charger recepticle is under drivers side seat...
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Unread 07-09-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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OK I have decided to start off with this lift kit from everythingcarts
http://www.everythingcarts.com/p-929...eel-combo.aspx
with the black rims. Sorry about no pictures, I haul heavy equipment for a living and sometimes I have to get up and go to get a load before I get everything on my "to-do" list...
I liked this option because I needed taller tires and hopefully this will save time and shipping??? I am hoping to try the tires on my Honda Odyssey also...
Do these kits do anything to the rear, or is it just the larger tire that adds the extra height to the rear? Is there a spacer that goes under the spring like the older 4x4 trucks use?

I have seen a few on here adding 12 volt battery to give them 48 volts... then they just disconnect and recharge the 36, and 12 separately??? I am guessing this saves buying a 48 volt charger???
I have seen the 400 amp controller, and states some are not for use with lift kits??? Why is this? will I be needing to buy the controller for a lift FIRST before I buy the lift and tires???
Thanks for the guidance!!!
Oh I see by the reverse switch style I have a fleet car??? which I am not sure what that means???
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Unread 07-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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Fleet means you have a series motor cart. You will need a controller specifically for a '98 series cart and for whatever voltage you decide to run. I suggest this is the first move. Power first - then lift. It is very disappointing to lift and wheel up only to find you have all show and .....u know
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Unread 07-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #6
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will the lift and tire rob that much power from the current settup???
The track we go to the most is real hilly and rough. with some small sand spots. Will the local dealer have these parts???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suAPlqe0w5Q&feature=user
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfFUg6_kWPU

Thanks!
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Unread 07-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #7
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Scotty is right. Power up first and as much as you can. You'll be glad you did, especially with the terrrain you're describing.

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Unread 07-10-2008, 12:31 PM   #8
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I called the ez go dealer in San Antonio and the service man stated I'd be better off getting a 500 amp controller instesad of dumping money on the 48 volts???
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Unread 07-25-2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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I called the ez go dealer in San Antonio and the service man stated I'd be better off getting a 500 amp controller instesad of dumping money on the 48 volts???
Any last thoughts on this??? I have installed the lift because I knew how to do that much!!! It went on pretty easy, and gives me the clearance I wanted.
If I stayed in the flats the cart lasted the whole moto, (15 Mins.) and then would also take us around the place about 2 times before a HUGE drop in power, where we were crawling up the hills... If I plugged it in afterwards for an hour she would pep right up... I am wondering if someone can show me how to check the controller, so I can read what is in it currently!!! I think I need batteries and am looking at opinions/experiences with the 48 volt... Local dealer said he'd be happy to sell me everything I need, Batteries new charger new motor and new controller for 48 volts, but said it would be a waste of my money???
Thanks for the advise!
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Unread 07-25-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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