Hello Cartaholics! Vanguard or Honda Engine for My EZGO Workhorse

Which would you choose?

  • Vanguard 23 hp

    Votes: 2 100.0%
  • Honda gx690 22hp

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


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Hello Cartaholics! Thanks for having me! FNG here, picking up my first cart tomorrow. A '97 EZGO Workhorse, with a cab, doors, power dump, lift and 24" tires. Has the 350cc motor in the bed. Apparently someone put the wrong splug in the motor and popped a hole in the piston, so....

Now you know why I am posting in the big block section. Fabricator, sheet metal worker by trade, power junky since I was in diapers.

Now here is the question.
Vanguard 23 or Honda 22 hp gx690?

Looking to retire my Can Am Outlander, and build the horse into my trap league ride, pit cruiser at the race track, hunting rig, and neighborhood hotrod for running around with my kiddos. Not looking for top speed, but great torque, and reliability. I dont mind working on stuff, but dont want to have to wrench on it everytime I use it...

So which would you choose, and why?


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Both very reliable. Honda is cold blooded, have to choke the :censored: outta them. Vanguard doesn't require choke to start.
Like rod said, there are tons of aftermarket parts for vanguard