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Old 06-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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i have a 1980 club car i want to lift 8 inches who sell a lift kit that will fit a 1980 the front end looks like the 84 except it has no rack and pinion just a steering box
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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this is a ds style club cart not a caroche
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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let me know what you found out -i have the same cart and looking for a big lift ---LMK -thanks
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #4
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No one sells a lift kit for a caroche. You will have to modify an existing lift or build your own.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:05 PM   #5
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Caroches have the makings to go fast but not to be lifted. If you do go fast you may want to tighten the steering box. They do not have a rack like the newer models so again be careful with the steering if you go fast.

(Fast meaning over 30 MPH)
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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my cart is has the same suspension as that one posted on top except for havng shocks but its the same looking .. also any speed tips -i know the steering is alil loose-i would want to go fast as well --NATE you have 168V how???
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:15 PM   #7
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This thread is bringing back a lot of memories for me so pardon me if I ramble a bit. The 79 Caroche was my first serious experimental cart after playing with 72V on a Taylor Dunn. The Caroche became 72V and was able to do doughnuts in the dirt then I wanted more so I went to 96 volts. Six 12V batteries in the normal trays with two in the bagwell. Now I am hooked, it would accelerate hard to just over 40 MPH. It would spin tires in the dirt on demand and at partial throttle. Then I went 120V with modified battery trays, eight batteries under the seat and two in the bagwell. I could spin the tires on pavement unless the cart hooked in which case it would pull the front wheels off the ground. Then the comm thing which is posted in the other area and hence the new motor. With all conditions good I topped out at 55 MPH but I could hit 50 MPH any time. Somewhere here I think there is a video of the tail end of my red Caroche smoking a set of Hoosier slicks.

168V was done with fourteen UPS batteries under the seat, those 18 Ah jobs that weigh 13.5 lbs each. Not much capacity but what a fun four miles then charge time, I used a motor I wound myself on this voltage.

Caroche carts can be fun but it was a lot of work and I learned a LOT during those times.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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I found a speed run if you are interested but not the burnout yet.

http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/extre...golf-cart.html
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:55 PM   #9
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yea nate let me know --- also dont worry about rambling man your helping me out and giving me more ideas so thats good -- i have 6 6V batteries so if i get 6 12V batts i can run at 72V on my stock motor ?? i wouldnt need a bigger motor or is there another part i need to not blow my electric motor??
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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The Baldor motors are very well built motors and can handle 72V directly but your resistors won't last long with six 12V batteries on them. The 72V conversion is best with an electronic controller... I hope I didn't get you to wound up about your cart, the power potential is there but can your finances tap into it?
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