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Old 01-18-2022, 12:34 AM   #11
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I ended up going with an Admiral D2 that I ordered from a site sponsor. I have to say, I am pretty impressed with the performance. With an Alltrax XCT 400 and the stock motor I was getting 23-24mph pretty consistently. This Admiral and and an updated field map to match the motor, I'm getting 27mph with me and the wife.
Hey just remember these golf carts were designed to drive around a golf course at about 12 mph. The stock brakes work great at 12 MPH. You might want to become very aware of the stopping distance at 23-27 MPH, it's a long way.
Have fun enjoy the ride.
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Old 01-18-2022, 08:51 AM   #12
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Hey just remember these golf carts were designed to drive around a golf course at about 12 mph. The stock brakes work great at 12 MPH. You might want to become very aware of the stopping distance at 23-27 MPH, it's a long way.
Have fun enjoy the ride.

Finally! I have been thinking about making a post like this for so long.
So many people never give this a thought.
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Old 01-18-2022, 09:03 AM   #13
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IMO about 20mph is as fast as one should go in a golf cart with only rear brakes. If you want faster and you care at all about safety, you need to install front brakes.
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Old 01-18-2022, 05:15 PM   #14
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Fair point on the brakes, but I haven't felt the need for an upgrade yet. I know the higher speeds put a strain on the brakes but to be honest, they've been doing just fine for the last couple years that I've been driving the cart. I think that a lot of people forget that it's a throttle, not an on/off switch. Those people are generally very hard on brakes. Just lifting off the go pedal starts to scrub off speed long before I get to a stop sign. I've yet to have any concern for the stopping power or distance in it's current condition. If or when that changes, upgrades or fresh brakes all around will be installed right away.
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Old 01-18-2022, 05:25 PM   #15
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I did not mean brake wear. You can stop fine given the distance necessary. Stopping quickly doesn't happen with just rear brakes. If you have tried it, you know that you just lock up the rears very easily and it takes a long way to stop. Not good if something happens in front of you. :-(
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:29 AM   #16
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That's odd. I wonder if I'm lucky or good at brake pedal control because I don't think that I've ever locked up the brakes on my cart on dry pavement under normal driving conditions. Gravel and wet pavement aside obviously. I live on the Gulf coast, a few blocks from the water, so it's not exactly a high traffic or high speed area. I probably see more golf carts driving around the neighborhoods than I do cars once everyone is home from work.
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:44 AM   #17
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That's odd. I wonder if I'm lucky or good at brake pedal control because I don't think that I've ever locked up the brakes on my cart on dry pavement under normal driving conditions. Gravel and wet pavement aside obviously. I live on the Gulf coast, a few blocks from the water, so it's not exactly a high traffic or high speed area. I probably see more golf carts driving around the neighborhoods than I do cars once everyone is home from work.
I believe driving at 27 mph and a panic stop is what we are talking about. Not crushing along at 12 mph and rolling up to a stop sigh in normal driving conditions. Just saying enjoy the ride just be aware.
Bad things happen to good people. Wet and slippery just happened to a friend of mine.
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