Upgraded Brakes Front and Rear Disc


New Member
As a retired automotive engineer and active college, automotive instructor, I understand we all want our carts to be the best at whatever the desired use is. Mine is non-lifted and used strictly on pavement which at times includes being legally on city streets. I have brake lights, turn signals, nighttime lights, horn and seat belts. Mine tops out at 19 mph, but for my use that is adequate. That being said I am a strong believer that any cart that goes over 20 mph needs to have front brakes. With carts originally designed for 12 mph, the standard rear brakes are adequate, but with the use that most of us give them front brakes are a necessity. I am an old hot rodder and appreciate power in any vehicle, but it makes no sense to build something that can go 30 plus mph with a high center of gravity and brakes designed in the 1920's to stop. Just an opinion.


New Member
Yes I did. Good job. I understand there are several ways to adapt front brakes and all are costly, but it only stands to reason to be able to stop as well as go.


I have a lot of steep hills around here and even with a stock golf cart it can get a little hairy at times. When I do start upgrading my cart I think I'll start with the brakes.


Cartaholic - R.I.P.
I find that on my CC with an 18 Briggs, the stock brakes are more than adequate. When I let up on the gas, the cart slows down right now. The engine back pressure and the clutches working going back to their non powered mode slows the cart right down.


New Member
Here are some advices for custom golf car safety on brakes. Look and consider both the front hydraulic disc system, and the easier rear disk system. For some golf carts, you can clean the moving parts using your rag. If applicable, you can use WD-40 to keep the brake parts lubricated and will not rust the parts if you used water.