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#1 bh115577 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 08:43 AM

One of my customers decided he had some money burning a hole in his pocket and wanted to lift his golf cart and upgrade the secondary clutch. He also picked up a nice set of tires and wheels. This normally isn't my style but it came out nice and rides exceptionally well. The clutch upgrade is amazing with all the low end you could need and added a few MPH's to the top end as well. Only about 4.5 hours to get it all done.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:12 AM

That's quite a transformation. Seems like a lot of money to jazz up a golf cart but I guess when he's on the course it 's his ride and says something about him!

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:37 AM

I have recently picked up a golf cart,and am going to do mods to it.Mine is an E-Z-GO.

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 10:44 AM

That looks really good! I'll bet the customer was very happy with the results! Was that a "kit", or did you make the modified suspension?
We have used golf carts at work for several years and have made changes to them to make them work better for our needs. About 10 years ago, I came up with the idea to marry a golf cart body with a utility quad chassis and running gear. I'd still love to do it, but funds and time are at all time low here so I guess I'll get to keep refining the design in my head until I get some more of each!

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Posted August 27, 2012 - 11:02 AM

He's happy with it for now. Paint and putting a dump box on the back are the next steps. He just uses it around his property for a bit of work and play. Less than $1000 into it so far. My labor will be covered by a major discount for a cart for myself. The kids are excited about that.

This is the lift that went into it: http://www.allsports...archy=Lift Kits
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Posted August 27, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Most of the golf courses I have worked at would not allow this cart on the property due to the damage it could cause to the the turf just from normal turns, take offs and braking.

Great machine just to run around the homestead though.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Awesome golf cart there, hope he enjoys it as much as I would.
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Posted August 28, 2012 - 01:42 PM

There is a city just to the south of Atlanta (Peachtree city) that has Golf cart trails all over town. Most residents use a golf cart to get around town with. Probably the only city in the US that has a DUI for Golf Cart's. Anyway I bet something like this would go over pretty well down there.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 03:46 PM

My youngest son would love that set-up, he's been bugging me for something like that every since we got a GC.

P.S. I like it too, but low on the list :thumbs:

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Starting to see more golf carts, stock and custom, on the roads up here with slow moving vehicle signs hanging on the back of them. Probably due to Snowbirds figuring that if they can get by with them in their Florida and Arizona wintering spots they can use them up here also.

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Nice looking rig. I put larger tires and a lift kit on my carryall (old and tired carryall) several years ago.....I went the route of cheapest since I was only trying to lift my cart so i could use it to spray roundup on my roads and paths.......have always regretted that I did not spend another 100 bucks for a better grade.....the one you put on looks to be well made......for anyone considering it.....spend the bucks for the heavier grade if you plan on lifting one.....
Thanks for the sharing your work and pictures
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 06:07 AM

The front end part of the kit is very well made and you don't feel hardly any of the bumps. The back is still a bit stiff but better than stock. I believe the lift kit was under $300.00.

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Looks good, I assume your customer approved too.

Unless you haven't given it back because you're still "testing" it.
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'd have to make sure no bolts were going to work loose, fender rub.etc!

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 01:31 PM

It's still here for "testing" and he has driven it and is very happy with the outcome. It will be leaving before this weekend though as he has a large family picnic over the holiday weekend and he's in charge of entertaining all the kids. Maybe a few adults too.




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