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Old 05-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am new here and enjoy the forum. I was wondering if an ezgo GXT is worth buying. It has the 2 stroke engine in it. I can get it cheap but don't know if they r good carts
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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The 2-strokes are actually a strong, reliable motor, and they actually (the two stroke carts, that is) can easily be made to run faster than the 4-strokes. The downside is mixing gas, of course (even if they still have oil injection the best thing is to remove it as they stopped making 2-strokes in 91 so basically the oiler is going to be at LEAST 22 years old, and if they fail *which they do* the only indicator is generally your engine blowing).

Another bonus to the 2's is they are relatively simpole to work on, providing you have basic mechanical skills. The electrical systems are finicky, but it's easy to redo and/or mod for rock-solid reliability. Also, if you WERE to wear out the motor, a top end for a 2-stroke can be done with the engine in the cart in about an hour and runs under $200 - if a 4-stroke goes You're pulling it and looking at around 3X the money.

To sum, if You know your way around an engine and basic mechanical, bang-for-the-buck the 2-strokes are pretty decent. If the cart truly is a GXT (and not just a standard cart that someone added a box and stickers to - fairly common) then You likely will have a lower-geared clutch as well as heavier springs, which is a good thing on hills or if You're going to haul stuff.

A decent 4-stroke 350 Workhorse in running but rough condition will prob set You back about $2500, if it's the newest-gen probably closer to $3k or even $3500 - 2 stroke GXT's are generally in that $800-1200 range stock, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less so again, if You don't mind the occasional tweak and maintenance, I'd say it should be a good budget choice.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Brew. It is an original gxt. It came from the school board. A friend of mine owns it and he has redone the top end and brakes and generator. He just wants 300 for it because he wants a later model to big block. It don't have oil injection on it. I may big block it because I have a marathon that was a 4 stroke but did not have engine or generator in it when I got it. My plans are to swap the rear ends and engine cradle from the gxt and put in the marathon and make my gxt a big block.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Well Hell, sounds like You've got it all in order, LOL ... You understand the rear end swap portion of the festivities, from my experience the cradles should swap out just fine ... Sounds to me like a $300 running driver Marathon and a project, not a bad Sunday afternoon :)
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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Brew it looks to me that the the rear end and engine cradle out of the 4 stroke marathon will bolt right under the gxt. I am going to put the 2 stroke engine and rear end under the marathon and make it a 2 stroke cart for my daughter and make the gxt my big block. I think everything will swap out. will let everyone know and post pics when I get started on it
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