|Golf cart performance parts can give your cart more speed or more power to get up hills or to carry heavier loads.|
Living in a golf cart community, we take our golf cart all over town - which we love to do. But I frequently pull off to the side so that the faster moving golf carts can pass us. That's because I own a 1987 Club Car that is very reliable - but slower than the newer carts.
I think it's time to look at getting this cart up to speed ... literally. So how do you make your golf cart go faster?
There are several ways you can get your cart moving faster, but first there are some questions that need to be asked:
1. How is the cart being used - golfing, hunting, hauling, or getting around town
2. Where is the cart being used - flat streets, like Florida or off-road in the mountains of North Carolina.
Here is what you need to get your golf cart going faster and with more power:
1. High Speed Gear Set
Installing a high speed gear set.
With these sets you gain speed but you loose torque. Not a good option if you live in a very hilly area or if you haul heavy loads.
2. Golf Cart Motors
Replacing your existing motor with a high speed or high torque motor.
Factors such as a lift kit, oversized tires, back seat or a hauling bed will affect which motor to purchase. This performance part is specific to a golf cart make and whether your cart is electric or gas.
Here is a picture of a Buggies Unlimited Torque Motor that works with lifted golf carts and can be used on rugged terrain, brush, mud, or for extreme off-roading, hunting, or towing.
Fits 1995 & Up 48V Club Car Solid State Systems
Motor Performance: 12-16 MPH (with 22" or larger tires) / Torque - 40% increase
Motor Specification: 4.3 HP @ 2525 RPM / Peak HP: 13.6
An upgraded controller and solenoid are required to optimize power. A motor like this one runs around $540.
If you are using it mostly on flat surfaces, consider getting larger tires. The larger tires the larger the revolution. You will sacrifice some torque if you go this route.
If you want put on larger tires you can either install a lift kit or purchase low-profile tires.
4. High Performance Controller
Install a higher amperage, high performance controller.
Most new carts have governors that control or limit the speed of the cart. I'm just looking for a little more speed so that my golf cart isn't the slowest one in town. Be aware that there isn't any protection in a cart and there are state regulations as to how fast your cart can go legally. Some serious accidents have occurred in our community involving golf carts -so drive safely.
If you're looking for golf cart parts, one of my favorite on-line parts store is Buggies Unlimited. Click here to go to their parts page:
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