lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
fishbones
Getting Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 136
Default Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Got my new project cart today. 94 DS 36v stock.
Ordered some 22x11-10x8 5+3 tires and wheels and I was thinking 4" or 6" lift kit. Is there any advantage to one or the other or is it just looks?
I have read dozens of posts here about lift kits and one will say jakes is good and another will say its not all sports is better, any experienced suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, is there an incremental path to upgrading the torque on these things, I mean instead of going 48 and re-doing it all (probably should have bought a 48V).
Is adding a controller and increasing cable size enough and maybe later when I need to replace batteries make the big move?
Coughing up over 2k to replace motor, controller, F/R switch, cables, batteries and new charger is not in the budget yet as I am already dropping $1500 in cargo box, tires/wheels, lift, HD rear springs, lights, camo wrap, black seat covers etc.
Many thanks. Fishbones
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1139.JPG (146.6 KB, 0 views)
fishbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 01-05-2019, 10:47 PM   #2
NoleFan4Ever
MOD of all BS!
 
NoleFan4Ever's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 17,384
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishbones View Post
-snip-
cargo box, tires/wheels, lift, HD rear springs, lights, camo wrap, black seat covers etc.
Many thanks. Fishbones
That right there just robbed your torque.... You will have less now then you did.

The battery cables will help the delivery, and a controller will give you the amperage you need.

All-Sports is my favorite by far, nothing against Jakes, just much more prefer an Allsports and have used them both (and others).
NoleFan4Ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 12:18 PM   #3
BBBHC
Gone Wild
 
BBBHC's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 1,702
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Congrats on the new ride!

I would caution you on the HD rear springs. Many on here have decided to ditch their upgrade to HD springs for either stock or dual action springs. Depends on how much load you will be traveling with as to the quality of ride. Hopefully some others will chime in on their experiences. You can also do a search to see others shared information on this.
BBBHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 01:05 PM   #4
CruisinaCampground
Not Yet Wild
 
CruisinaCampground's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oley, Pa.
Posts: 25
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

I have a 98 DS that was 36v series. It was stock when I got it. I started my upgrades out with a rear facing seat and realized with 4 people my cart couldn't make it up hills. I upgraded to a C54 kit with option 3 from Carts Unlimited.net, which noticeably improved torque in my cart. Then I upgraded to 48v at a later time which increased my torque and speed even more. I just (last night) installed a SGC 6" lift and 22" tires and it still runs excellent.

I was in your shoes and I am extremely happy with the performance of my cart with the electronic upgrades. I would highly recommend spending the money on things that will increase your torque before things that will rob torque.
CruisinaCampground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 06:25 PM   #5
fishbones
Getting Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 136
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BBBHC View Post
Congrats on the new ride!

I would caution you on the HD rear springs. Many on here have decided to ditch their upgrade to HD springs for either stock or dual action springs. Depends on how much load you will be traveling with as to the quality of ride. Hopefully some others will chime in on their experiences. You can also do a search to see others shared information on this.
Thanks, the ones I ordered were dual action per my searches from BGW
fishbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 06:28 PM   #6
fishbones
Getting Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 136
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CruisinaCampground View Post
I have a 98 DS that was 36v series. It was stock when I got it. I started my upgrades out with a rear facing seat and realized with 4 people my cart couldn't make it up hills. I upgraded to a C54 kit with option 3 from Carts Unlimited.net, which noticeably improved torque in my cart. Then I upgraded to 48v at a later time which increased my torque and speed even more. I just (last night) installed a SGC 6" lift and 22" tires and it still runs excellent.

I was in your shoes and I am extremely happy with the performance of my cart with the electronic upgrades. I would highly recommend spending the money on things that will increase your torque before things that will rob torque.
Great info, much appreciated.
I am going to do the same as you, ordering the option 3 kit with altrax 500 controller tomorrow from ScottyB's site and do batteries and charger later.
As a side note, I ended up going 20x10-10 tires and Jakes Double A-Arm lift 4", hopefully with smaller tires and the kit upgrade I should be happy for a while.
My land is mostly flat and the work I plan to do with it is not that heavy, I have a tractor for that :)
fishbones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2019, 09:39 PM   #7
CruisinaCampground
Not Yet Wild
 
CruisinaCampground's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Oley, Pa.
Posts: 25
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Sounds like you are on track for a nice DS build! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
CruisinaCampground is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2019, 08:18 PM   #8
NoleFan4Ever
MOD of all BS!
 
NoleFan4Ever's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 17,384
Default Re: Picked up my new project today Lift Kit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by IslandCart View Post
Yes. Sorry. How can I delete it? My apologies....tried to use Tapatalk.
Click on the "Edit" button. then "Go Advance", and then put a bullet in Delete it and click the Delete button.
NoleFan4Ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Picked up a club car today! Gas Club Car
Picked up another Villager 8 today Gas Club Car
Picked Up A 82 Club Car Today Electric Club Car
16hp picked it up today-is this right? Big Block Talk!
Picked up an 84 EZho today Gas EZGO


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.