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Otter
Posted: March 6, 2008 - 08:40 PM
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Just added a 7' axle lift, 23' Alltrails and a Plum Quick motor rebuild. I gained a few more mph's than stock and alot more torque. The Steens are great people to deal with and they stand behind their products. Highly recommend PQ :bigthumbup:
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Posted: March 6, 2008 - 09:53 PM
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Is your EZGO running on stock 36 volts? Stock controller? Can you GPS it and tell us your top speed? The reviews Ive read show the EMP running anywhere from 22 to 25 mph with a 36 volt EZGO with stock controller and stock tires. I would like to compare your speed to the EMP reviews.
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Posted: March 7, 2008 - 03:48 PM
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Stock 36v and stock 275 amp Curtis controller. I dont think I'm getting that kind of speed. I'll measure it later and let you know.
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Posted: March 15, 2008 - 10:10 AM
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How much later? :naughty:
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Posted: March 15, 2008 - 10:57 AM
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Well, I only got 3 mph more than what I had. It's got more torque than it had. To be honest, I thought I would be getting more. Plum Quick said that if I upgrade to 48 volts I'll get about 22 mph out of it.

When I talked to EMP they said the 2 speed rebuild for my motor would've gotten me that speed at 36v and would've increased my torque too. I haven't decided what I'm going to do. I'm either going to upgrade to 48v or send my motor to EMP.
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Posted: March 15, 2008 - 05:31 PM
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The EMP motor should get you to 23+ mph with the 23" tires on 36 volts. Your stock motor will run at least 22 mph on 48 volts with 23" tires, so it sounds like the PQ motor isn't what I thought either...

Thanks for posting your results with the PQ motor. I know their's a lot of people interested in how they perform on the 36 volt EZGOs.
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Posted: March 15, 2008 - 10:20 PM
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Another point of reference: my 48v upgrade took me to 22mph on the stock motor and regular diameter tires.
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Posted: March 16, 2008 - 07:05 AM
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Looks like 48 volts is the way to go. I did mine when it was time for batteries, went to 6 8 volt batteries. The cost of the 48 volt charger is what gets you. You can always put 2 more 6 volters in the bagwell and charge seperately. I got my torque back and some speed after the lift and bigger tires. As they say carts are never done.
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Posted: March 16, 2008 - 09:44 AM
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QUOTE (Otter @ March 15, 2008 - 11:57 AM)
Well, I only got 3 mph more than what I had. It's got more torque than it had. To be honest, I thought I would be getting more. Plum Quick said that if I upgrade to 48 volts I'll get about 22 mph out of it.

When I talked to EMP they said the 2 speed rebuild for my motor would've gotten me that speed at 36v and would've increased my torque too. I haven't decided what I'm going to do. I'm either going to upgrade to 48v or send my motor to EMP.

It sounds like the EMP motor may be the way to go for anyone wanting to upgrade the motor only on a 36 volt E-Z-GO. I've seen lots of posts from people who have EMP motors and everything else stock and all ran over 20 mph. :dazed:
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Posted: March 16, 2008 - 05:00 PM
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Pretty sure I'm going to send my motor to EMP and keep my cart @ 36v. I just bought new batterys last march and I am building a custom subwoofer to fit in the bagwell. I'll upgrade to 48v when these batterys crap out and go with six 8 volts.

thanks everyone for the help on this one :yourock:
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Posted: March 16, 2008 - 05:33 PM
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If my batteries were new i wouldn,t have switched. Those things are too expensive to throw out. i had 3 bad ones so i figured it was time to jump to 48.
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Posted: March 16, 2008 - 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (Otter @ March 16, 2008 - 05:00 PM)
Pretty sure I'm going to send my motor to EMP and keep my cart @ 36v. I just bought new batterys last march and I am building a custom subwoofer to fit in the bagwell. I'll upgrade to 48v when these batterys crap out and go with six 8 volts.

thanks everyone for the help on this one :yourock:

If you change over to six 8's, what are you going to run your sound system on? 8 volt, or 16? I know what I would do, I am just curious what others do.
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Posted: March 17, 2008 - 12:38 PM
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COPB, I already use an extra 12v marine deep cell for all my 12v stuff so that's what I'll do when I upgrade to 48v.
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Posted: March 17, 2008 - 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (Otter @ March 17, 2008 - 12:38 PM)
COPB, I already use an extra 12v marine deep cell for all my 12v stuff so that's what I'll do when I upgrade to 48v.

OK, here is another question. Can you jump that battery into your series of 6's and charge it with a twelve volt charger? I know this is how Gorno jumped his to 48 but I do not know if he used one 12 or 2 sixes, or if you even can put a 12 into the system.
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Posted: March 17, 2008 - 05:32 PM
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I run all the lights on both my carts on 16 volt never had a problem, but i don,t run a radio, horn or anything else, that stuff might make a difference. I know gorno added two 6 volters, find his thread. I tried adding an extra 12 volter, then tried 2 extra 6 volters, big pain in the ass trying to charge that stuff. I finally bit the bullet and bought 6 8 volt trojans and a new lester charger, 48 volt solenoid, 1100 dollars later i am happy, no screwing around plug it in and charge. I will add i didn,t tell the old lady though.
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