Cart speed Need 20 mph minimum


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Illinois has a new law as of 1/1/10 allowing golf carts to run the streets of a village but they have included that a cart must go 20 mph minimum. What is the minimum amount that must be spent or equipment that must be upgraded to attain 20 mph? Thanks for any help. The cart presently is stock with new 6 volt batteries.


It will depend on the cart. A PDS cart can run 20 MPH with a $10 speed plug "chip" in the controller. A series cart will require a motor or voltage upgrade. A EMP motor will get you over 20 MPH with a series cart for about $300.


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Another option is to change the rear gear ratio. This is not a good option if you have to climb hills as it will reduce torque.