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Old 01-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Lifted G2 gas cart - lifted gearing

I am new to the forum and new to the golf cart world so any advice would be appreciated. I just picked up an '89 Yamaha G2 cart from an elderly lady in town. She was the original owner and used it for the local golf course. I have bought a Jakes 6" lift and 22x10x10 tire package. After driving the cart a little around the block (street legal) it does around 26mph (prior to installing the lift/tires). I looked through the paper work and it appears she order the cart with "high speed gears".

Anyway, I am concerned this gear set up will be a little weak with the larger tires. We plan on using the cart for camping in the desert, and driving to the lake from the campground. Some of the area have a mild hill or two. I was also interested in towing a 12' aluminum boat and trailer (apx 150 pounds).

I am not interested in spending thousands (big blocks) and would like to maintain some top end. Therefore I was thinking of installing an original set of gears (12-1) or the "power package - clutch kit. Do any of you think the power clutch kit will provide the torque I am looking for, or will I need to re-gear the transmission?

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Old 01-12-2009, 05:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Lifted G2 gas cart - lifted gearing

Welcome to BGW Tom. I would try this first, should work well for you. http://www.cartpartsplus.com/yamaha-...-g-2-g-21.html

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Old 01-12-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Tom. I agree with Ron on the torque kit. It is the best thing you can ever do to a stock Yamaha period.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #4
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Default Re: Lifted G2 gas cart - lifted gearing

Thanks for the ideas, that is what I was planning on doing and if that didn't work I planned on changing the gears. Are there any drawbacks to this system? What does this power system do to makie more torque?

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #5
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It puts more tention on the driven clutch keeping the drive belt riding high.

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: Lifted G2 gas cart - lifted gearing

Took the cart out this weekend to get a "base line" before doing all of the upgrades and the cart does 27/28 mph based on GPS. I guess the high speed gears really do increase it's speed. I figure it might increase a little once I install the oversized tires. I took everyones advice and ordered the Power Pack from Cart Parts Plus so that I will get the extra torque.

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Sounds like it's time for some PICS!!

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:15 AM   #8
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Here are a couple of pics.. but keep in mind it is a project. Wheels in second picture are just setting next to the cart to see what it will look like. I bought the cart off a 93 year old lady in Sun City. She was the original owner and kept it in her garage. My son and I removed the cloth seat covers, rear window and bag holder.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Cart looks great. It appears to be well cared for and unused.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:12 AM   #10
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welcome to the forum. i got more from my G2 stock motor by eliminating the governor.
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