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Old 06-03-2021, 08:09 PM   #1
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Started with a 5" lift, wheels and tires
Recovered the seats
meticulously went through all the linkages etc. to eliminate squeaks and rattles
Rubber isolated the bed for the same reason
Raptor liner with Summit Hot Rod Flat OD Green mixed in for the base coat
Rattle can camo job on the front body
(decided it wasn't worth the effort to do the rest of the cart)
Custom fab'd up the rear bumper and front rack rail
Made a new shifter lever
Added lights, volt meter and USB charging port
Etched a plaque to replace the EZGo badge.
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:28 PM   #2
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:29 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2021, 08:55 PM   #4
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Awesome! any performance upgrades?
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Old 06-03-2021, 09:40 PM   #5
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Awesome! any performance upgrades?
Not yet. When the batteries need replacing I may switch over to lithium.
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Old 06-03-2021, 09:46 PM   #6
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Not yet. When the batteries need replacing I may switch over to lithium.
I've been researching lithium batteries. The weight savings alone are incredible. Keep us up to date on the build
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:07 PM   #7
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Here was my starting point


Here it is Today.














Started with a 5" lift, wheels and tires
Recovered the seats
meticulously went through all the linkages etc. to eliminate squeaks and rattles
Rubber isolated the bed for the same reason
Raptor liner with Summit Hot Rod Flat OD Green mixed in for the base coat
Rattle can camo job on the front body
(decided it wasn't worth the effort to do the rest of the cart)
Custom fab'd up the rear bumper and front rack rail
Made a new shifter lever
Added lights, volt meter and USB charging port
Etched a plaque to replace the EZGo badge.

Art where did you get the seat material and what did you use? I have a cart that the rear seat needs to be recovered.


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Old 06-03-2021, 10:08 PM   #8
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I've been researching lithium batteries. The weight savings alone are incredible. Keep us up to date on the build


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Not yet. When the batteries need replacing I may switch over to lithium.


I just did a total rebuild of my cart and went lithium. Noticeable increase in performance and range.


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Old 06-03-2021, 10:10 PM   #9
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Good job, turned out excellent
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:10 PM   #10
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Art where did you get the seat material and what did you use? I have a cart that the rear seat needs to be recovered.


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Old 06-04-2021, 07:33 AM   #11
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:49 AM   #12
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Before it gets that “driven through Mesquite bush look”, I’m tempted to flip it for something that’ll make the 12 mile round trip to my buddies place.
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:10 AM   #13
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That thing is SLICK
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Old 06-04-2021, 09:12 AM   #14
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Looks fantastic
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Old 06-04-2021, 03:13 PM   #15
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Looks great!
Going lithium was the best thing I did for my cart.
It cost more than led acid batteries but the weight savings was well worth it.
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:06 PM   #16
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Looks great!
Going lithium was the best thing I did for my cart.
It cost more than led acid batteries but the weight savings was well worth it.
I've seen where some folks take the pack from a Chevy Volts that have 80% life left in them for pretty cheap.
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:57 PM   #17
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I've seen where some folks take the pack from a Chevy Volts that have 80% life left in them for pretty cheap.

You have to be careful with the Volt packs. Most of them aren’t the right voltage and it is dangerous to remove individual packs to lower the voltage to the correct levels.

I used the Nissan Leaf Gen 3 packs for my 48V cart. 2 of the 3P7S modules gives me a voltage of just over 57V at full charge. My controller will shut off at 58V.




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Old 06-04-2021, 06:39 PM   #18
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Looks Good, but put those cube lights where they are protected, in front or hung under that bow-mount bar.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:32 AM   #19
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Looks Good, but put those cube lights where they are protected, in front or hung under that bow-mount bar.
I tried them several places but I liked the look with them set wider. I have nice wide roads cut on my place.
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Old 06-05-2021, 05:46 AM   #20
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Before it gets that “driven through Mesquite bush look”, I’m tempted to flip it for something that’ll make the 12 mile round trip to my buddies place.
Let me know if you decide to go this route. Clean lease ride, I've got 2 boys that would be perfect for that don't need to be in a SXS yet
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Old 06-05-2021, 09:50 AM   #21
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Let me know if you decide to go this route. Clean lease ride, I've got 2 boys that would be perfect for that don't need to be in a SXS yet
If I do it would most likely be a trade attempt. I’ll need something to replace it.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:27 AM   #22
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You must have weak batteries if you can’t make a 12 mile round trip.
Roy-Pow makes a drop in lithium battery pack with some crazy AH
Allied also makes some good lithium batteries and you can by a few and still add to if you need more.
I would go with the largest AH pack I could afford.
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Old 06-05-2021, 10:58 AM   #23
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You must have weak batteries if you can’t make a 12 mile round trip.
Roy-Pow makes a drop in lithium battery pack with some crazy AH
Allied also makes some good lithium batteries and you can by a few and still add to if you need more.
I would go with the largest AH pack I could afford.

The problem with the drop in lithium packs is the current limitations. I tried to find a drop in solution but they just wouldn’t support the sustained current need with my cart so I did my own.


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Old 06-05-2021, 11:42 AM   #24
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Roy-Pow P version works for most carts!
Go to Buggies gone wild there is a section about lithium setups.
Mine is 72volt and made from Nissan Leaf cells I run 25” Tires and easily get 25 + miles on the pack at the lease more on the street.
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:11 PM   #25
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You must have weak batteries if you can’t make a 12 mile round trip.
Roy-Pow makes a drop in lithium battery pack with some crazy AH
Allied also makes some good lithium batteries and you can by a few and still add to if you need more.
I would go with the largest AH pack I could afford.
Actually I haven't tested it's duration but 12 miles at 10 miles an hour especially if it's freezing or 110 outside would be a whippin'
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:05 PM   #26
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:06 PM   #27
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Nice redo! I would put the roof back on for summer!

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Old 06-10-2021, 03:38 PM   #28
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Roy-Pow P version works for most carts!
Go to Buggies gone wild there is a section about lithium setups.
Mine is 72volt and made from Nissan Leaf cells I run 25” Tires and easily get 25 + miles on the pack at the lease more on the street.

I looked at RoyPow and Extreme Team Carts. Neither could meet my sustained current demands.


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Old 06-11-2021, 08:37 PM   #29
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I looked at RoyPow and Extreme Team Carts. Neither could meet my sustained current demands.


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Any pics of what all you did with your cart?
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:43 AM   #30
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Nice redo! I would put the roof back on for summer!

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I already robbed the roof for my Kioti tractor where it'll do more good.
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Old 06-12-2021, 10:48 AM   #31
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Any pics of what all you did with your cart?

Sure. Here are a few. Apparently limited to 9 pics max. Will have to do a couple of posts. First few pics are what lead acid batteries will do over time when not able to power wash from time to time. Just another reason to dump lead acid batteries, not to mention how destructive they are to any parts that are connected to them. I had to replace light bar relays and 12V outlets every year.


















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Old 06-12-2021, 10:52 AM   #32
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:52 AM   #33
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I already robbed the roof for my Kioti tractor where it'll do more good.

Nice! I need one for my Kubota but figure I would rip it off in the trees!

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