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Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 5:41 AM Reply   
I know this is a bit off topic, but in sticking with some recent themes, I figured it could be fun. I am sure some fellow WW's are rolling on golf carts. Here is our new build with the color matched to the new Camaro Synergy. 6 inch lift, 12's, speed chip, .....anyone else? We use ours at the campground we belong to at Lake Gaston, NC. I hope to get some better pics soon!
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Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       04-28-2010, 5:50 AM Reply   
That is sweet. I could have a lot of fun on that thing.
Old    Rob Flaherty (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       04-28-2010, 5:52 AM Reply   
Man that is cool. I have bad experiences with golf carts though. I try to stay away
Old    Bill S (93rx7)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-28-2010, 5:55 AM Reply   
6" lift, stereo, lights, tow hitch, etc etc.





DESPERATELY need tires. the stockers look so ugly
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-28-2010, 5:58 AM Reply   
not exactly a golf cart but I figured close enough to contribute.
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Old    Zach Lear (zleartsu)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-28-2010, 6:05 AM Reply   
Just got it this week. the "nautique" was done one letter at a time. So its not perfect but works none the less....
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Old    Mike Tribble (lecter098)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 6:55 AM Reply   
Cool thread, I have been thinking of starting a golf cart project just for the camp ground. I have also thought about a Sedgeway for running around campground.
Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 8:51 AM Reply   
Zach, I dig those treads man. They are a good in between and we almost went with a pair of those.

Bill, I see that custom speaker install too...haha. I like it!

When we get to the campground, we park the truck and never use it again for days on end. Everyone has carts...its a blast, but we have had our incidents too. I'm about to install some green led's under ours in a few spots too. Thats my next little project.
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 9:49 AM Reply   
I dont play golf, however this is what I cruse around the campgrounds & the neighborhood
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Old    Mike Tribble (lecter098)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
Matt, never seen front tires like that.
Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 9:52 AM Reply   
haha...nice. Thats a sick paint job on that thing man. Our campground is all electric....so we are a little limited.
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-28-2010, 10:55 AM Reply   
Matt, details on cart --- now hahhahaha
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-28-2010, 11:09 AM Reply   
This was ours... sold it though.....
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Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
Thats just your standard run of the mill turbo mid travel rhino...
In Oklahoma if you put blinkers on your Sidexside you can get them street legal, (Low Speed Vehicle )Camp grounds cant restrict you from riding a street legal vehicle..
We are a few miles south of little Sahara Sand dunes so in that particular photo it has sand stars on it...

Obtw this year we converted it to a 4seater...
Old    Chris (gravity)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-28-2010, 11:43 AM Reply   
Matt is that a skin or paint
Old    Ben (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-28-2010, 11:50 AM Reply   
I don't have the extra cash for a golf cart but a our customer have brought in a few. Here are some pics of a golf cart we worked on and a couple side by sides.

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Old    Zach Lear (zleartsu)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-28-2010, 12:16 PM Reply   
thank charles...
Old    Bill S (93rx7)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-28-2010, 3:08 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuch View Post
Zach, I dig those treads man. They are a good in between and we almost went with a pair of those.

Bill, I see that custom speaker install too...haha. I like it!

When we get to the campground, we park the truck and never use it again for days on end. Everyone has carts...its a blast, but we have had our incidents too. I'm about to install some green led's under ours in a few spots too. Thats my next little project.

Now there's an idea. Some LEDs would look great. Too many "projects".. not enough money!!
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-28-2010, 3:25 PM Reply   
Gravity, It is a wrap to hide the scratches.... $125 Ebay....
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-28-2010, 5:09 PM Reply   
The first one went through a few different phases. Lifted with 27's, still lifted with 26's, then no lift and 12" wheels with 205/30's. At the lower look, it ran 35 with a "Raptor" motor from Hi-Torque and 750A controller.





This one had the 23hp Briggs V-Twin that I added a cam/rev kit to. It was about 32hp, and ran about 60mph. Talk about unsafe, me and a friend almost died in it, so it soon went up for sale. These carts are extremely unstable when lifted and made to be faster.


Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-29-2010, 5:43 AM Reply   
John, that orange and black cart is a BEAST! Did you mod that yourself? Pretty sick electric set up for sure. I think for the new precedent's theres a drop in motor, with no controller change that puts them to about 42mph or so. (I'm guessing you went with some massive Torque to get those wheels turning) With the cheapo chip, our new one is rolling probably around 23 or so. We mostly are using it for family cruising and running down to the marina/dock. They've closed off most of the trails and stuff, so it wont see much "duty." Glad you posted those up man.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-29-2010, 6:03 AM Reply   
It's a work in process...no offroading here...just trips to the lake and a good mode of transporation from party to party in the summer.

1991 Club Car
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Old    Drew Pancoast (dru1974)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-29-2010, 7:41 AM Reply   
What a stupid thread, I mean this is wakeworld rite?
Half of these, no most of these arent even golf carts...its like you guys sayin HEY HEY LOOK AT ME!!!!!!
Old    Mattgettel (mattgettel)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-29-2010, 7:48 AM Reply   
you clicked on it drew.
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-29-2010, 8:02 AM Reply   
HAHA Matt that is the truth...
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-29-2010, 8:11 AM Reply   
NAW, looks really clean, my favorite cart of the bunch. Love the board rack too!
Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       04-29-2010, 10:30 AM Reply   
Look at my BOAT! Look at my DAILY DRIVER! Look at my TOW VEHICLE! Look at my DIRT BIKE!.... seriously man, you're gonna hate on that? Its all in good fun. Enjoy drinking your haterade Drew. I enjoy seeing everyone elses Toys and getting ideas....like the board racks (which are sick NAW), so thats why I started the thread. haha
Old    Shawn (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-29-2010, 10:35 AM Reply   
Just took a ride this last weekend in a buddy's RZR. Man that thing is fun! Not $15,000 worth of fun, but fun non the less! Kick in the pants around the sand dunes.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-29-2010, 10:43 AM Reply   
Nice NAW! I agree, board racks are great for bringing the gear down to the lake.
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Old    Justin (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-29-2010, 5:24 PM Reply   
Seriously, I make a good living but what in the world do you guys do for a living to afford all these toys and mods for them? Well done!!!

These things are cool. I love camping and I've never seen an awesome looking cart riding around the grounds like any of these. It's always old people.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-29-2010, 5:47 PM Reply   
Sick... I want a golf cart and I have absolutely no use for it. Just because they're cool. Nice work fellas.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       04-29-2010, 8:24 PM Reply   
Quote:
I want a golf cart and I have absolutely no use for it. Just because they're cool.
+1

I should be picking one up in the next week or so... No legitimate uses for one, except my wife will enjoy driving it.
Old    John Williams (hdultra)      Join Date: Nov 2009       04-29-2010, 8:35 PM Reply   
I dont use it for golf but we ride in the neighborhood parades and bon fires. Had to go with tiger stripes big Auburn fans. WAR EAGLE
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Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-29-2010, 11:00 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuch View Post
John, that orange and black cart is a BEAST! Did you mod that yourself? Pretty sick electric set up for sure. I think for the new precedent's theres a drop in motor, with no controller change that puts them to about 42mph or so. (I'm guessing you went with some massive Torque to get those wheels turning) With the cheapo chip, our new one is rolling probably around 23 or so. We mostly are using it for family cruising and running down to the marina/dock. They've closed off most of the trails and stuff, so it wont see much "duty." Glad you posted those up man.
The 27's were way too big, it didn't like those much. With the 26" Mud-Lites, I had to weld the leaf spring perch to the springs because the motor had enough torque to twist the axle, the u-bolts wouldn't hold.

I did all the work myself. Back when I built teh cart, my parents owned www.stevescartshop.com. We were one of the top cart part sales sites on the net, competing with Buggies Unlimited, and it was ran out of a 2-car garage It's still local to me, and I'm actually picking up parts for a new cart project tomorrow. If anyone ever needs anything from there hit me up.

Your Precent looks pretty cool too. There's one locally that's got 14" wheels on 23" tires and a 4" lift.
Old    Dirtracer27x (dirtracer27x)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-29-2010, 11:06 PM Reply   
here is my old school,stretch long travel front and a custom 3 link long travel for the rear.

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messin with the flake and airbrush

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rear mock up

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what it looked like when i got it for 200 bucks

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Old    Bill S (93rx7)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-30-2010, 5:19 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by hdultra View Post
I dont use it for golf but we ride in the neighborhood parades and bon fires. Had to go with tiger stripes big Auburn fans. WAR EAGLE

Do you have any closeup pics of your front suspension? I have the same lift as you and my tie rods hit my front leaf springs
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       04-30-2010, 10:04 AM Reply   
Shawn,
I've seen you & your cart on BuggiesGoneWild. That thing is sweet. You did a great job on it.

My first cart. 4" lift, governor removed (does about 25 mph), SkySki rack & paddleboard rack, reupholstered the seat, installed a swimstep, and an MP3 player system.

Lookin forward to doing another one next winter too.



Old    Chris (gravity)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-01-2010, 6:23 PM Reply   
a razor i airbrushed a year or so back. thought razor blades would look cool..
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Old    Dirtracer27x (dirtracer27x)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-01-2010, 11:20 PM Reply   
thanks bill,was a fun build,and cheap.i have about $2750 into her.she might be for sale soon
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       05-14-2010, 7:18 AM Reply   
I picked this up last night.
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Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-14-2010, 8:19 AM Reply   
Here's my tailgate machine.
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Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-14-2010, 8:21 AM Reply   
I don't know if any of you guys know Bishop from Axis, but when I first bought this cart, it had little pizza cutter mud tires on it. We unloaded it in Bishop's neighborhood and it took less than 30 seconds before Bishop flipped the damned thing on the street with both of us in it. I hadn't even driven it yet...
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       05-14-2010, 12:49 PM Reply   
I picked up this 99 Club Car DS for the wife the other day... It's been a lot of fun so far... I was really surprised at how capable it is off-road.
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Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-14-2010, 6:00 PM Reply   
Picked up another one last week. 2002 EZ-Go 36V PDS, no batteries, 30 pounds of dirt.







After a good clean-up, new Crown 8V batteries, 500A Alltrax controller, upped to 48V with stock motor, 12" wheels, trailer hitch, and new wiring:







body is being painted a burgundy pearl and black 2-tone with light grey pinstripe between body lines, and a whole bunch of stainless parts. Should be done next week sometime.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       05-15-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
Looks good as it sits! What's the last picture... The blue and white component?
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-15-2010, 12:40 PM Reply   
Dude JB thtats bad ass. I've been searching high and low to find a GC that is not to bad but not to good either to do a project on. Where do you get all your supplies?
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-15-2010, 1:36 PM Reply   
Blake I believe its a controller...
http://www.alltraxinc.com/Products_DCX.html
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-15-2010, 5:11 PM Reply   
That's right Jake, it's the heart of an electric golf cart. Electric carts consist of the batteries, controller, motor, forward/reverse switch, and solenoid. The solenoid is what's mounted on top of my controller and is a heavy duty model since I upgraded the controller. The cart originally came with 6 6V batteries, a 36V motor, and 275A controller. I'm using the stock motor, but upped the cart to 48V with 6 new 8V batteries. To make that happen, I used the 500A controller that's programmable by laptop, and the hd solenoid. With the motor having more voltage on it, there's a ton more torque and a little more speed. This is only a mild upgrade. There are lots of people running 72V or 108V. Some are running 48V, with a 36 or 48V boost (boost is programmable to only happen at full throttle).

Hate, check out www.buggiesgonewild.com.

My family started and ran stevescartshop.com for about 5 years, then retired and sold out. It's still local, so some parts come through there. A lot of the custom stuff came from sponsors on the BGW forum. I try to get all I can from the locals, not to mention I'm still getting stuff cheap from the cart shop that we used to own.

This cart was bought as it sat with no batteries for $700. If it had batteries that were fair, it would probably go for around $1300-$1500. Clean carts are $2000 and up. It's just the demographics and that changes from place to place.

My painter posted pics of the body after paint, but I don't have them yet. Hopefully I can get them uploaded. New seat covers rolled in yesterday, so all the parts are here to complete it. The only original parts will be the frame, front/rear suspension, and motor. Everything else, including the seat frame's, will be stainless.

The next mod will be to lower it and add air-ride suspension. That's about a $300 mod with the Monroe air shocks, and a complete ViAir on-board air system. It'll lay frame and have 6" of lift....
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       05-16-2010, 12:43 PM Reply   
Have any of you used wheels spacers? I'm looking to widen the width of our cart, and came across these:
http://www.jakesliftkits.com/liftkit...28pair%29/6292

Any inputs or other suggestions? I'm interested in the 2" model, but am also eying the 3" set, too.

Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-16-2010, 2:09 PM Reply   
I've never used them, Blake. But I see a lot of guys using wheel spacers on the Buggiesgonewild.com site. They don't have the weight or horsepower to cause any problems with them like a car or truck does.
I do have offset wheels though. And the additional width definitely restricts where you can & can't go. No loading it in the back of a pickup or a 4x8 golf cart trailer. And no driving on cart or ATV paths where they have the entry or exits restricted by poles spaced 4' apart.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-16-2010, 5:46 PM Reply   
Agree with Bill. It'll be a little more stable if it's lifted, but forget truckbeds and narrow trailers. My cart that had the big block in it had 2" rear spacers. The front was a long-travel so it was a lot wider. Trailriding was a little difficult but it's something you'll figure out.
Old    Joe J (jjaszkow)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-16-2010, 7:48 PM Reply   
jonyb, looks like that's going to be a great cart once you're done with it.

I've got that same cart, only green and totally stock other than a rear flip-flop. Since I use it for utility purposes, I've discovered a need to upgrade the suspension. Does that air suspension also add load capacity? Does it come as a complete kit?
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-16-2010, 8:16 PM Reply   
Joe, it's something that I'm putting together. Not totally my idea, the guys on Buggies Gone Wild have done it. To beef up the rear suspension, you can either use heavy duty spring packs, or add the air shocks and just air them up as needed. The shocks are about $70 a pair from any parts store. They're Monroe MA705 (I think). The airline fitting is 1/8", but I've heard of people making it bigger to accept 1/4" line.

Here's the on-board air kit I mentioned:

http://www.hornblasters.com/products...lon-air-system

Add a couple valves, a battery to the cart, and the shocks and you'd have a complete system.
Old    Goboating (goboating)      Join Date: May 2008       05-19-2010, 10:30 AM Reply   
48v w/ high speed motor, lights and turn sig's with custom full quill ostrich seats. Just a nice lil ride for the farm.

Old    Johnny (JohnnyDefacto)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-19-2010, 10:54 AM Reply   
Bauer, I just picked up an almost stock 03 club car 48v that had the speed controller turned up a bit, approx 20mph. I want to lower the front end about 1" or so because it sits a little high. Any "cheap" way to do this with standard tools I may have in my garage?
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-20-2010, 5:29 AM Reply   
I think you can flip the front leaf springs, but it may be too low after that.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-21-2010, 8:41 PM Reply   
Complete..... for now.





2002 EZ-Go PDS 36V
Replaced batteries with 6 Crown 8V's to up it to 48V
Programmable Alltrax 500A controller and HD solenoid
48V battery volt meter
Upgraded custom 48V charger
Stock 36V motor
12X7 polished 8-spoke wheels
215/30/12 Innova tires
Custom burgundy pearl/black pearl 2-tone with silver pinstripe
Stainless sport windshield
Stainless rocker panels, rear bumper, front shock cover
Stainless tubing seat frames
Black/Grey 2-tone seat covers
Turned Titanium colored seat back and dash cover
Grant GT-4 polished steering wheel
Stainless steering column cover
Stainless nameplate insert on front cowl
2' receiver hitch
Stainless engine cover

I towed a 6X12 tilt trailer around that had 2 large scoops of mulch with the cart yesterday. It's got a ton of torque and hits almost 30mph with 1 person.

And here's what it looked like when I bought it:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...s/DSC_8560.jpg
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-22-2010, 6:25 PM Reply   
Thats so dope JB but wheres the tunes?
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-23-2010, 3:27 AM Reply   
Coming soon. Probably gonna make some fiberglass kick panels for a pair of SS-65's.
Old    Charles S (Chuch)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-23-2010, 5:31 PM Reply   
wow man, thats just sick.

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