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Old 08-24-2015, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lifted golf carts

Hazing commencing in 3, 2, 1

Wife wants a golf cart to drop the kids off at school, run to the mailbox (mailbox is 10 doors down), drive to the pool etc. Starting looking at them over the weekend...quite the range of possibilities.

Looking at "newer" ones...trying to stay 2010 forward. Yamaha's look cool. Club Car looks cool.

It will be lifted. What should I get? Gas or electric? Any brand better than the others? I want some speed...any hop ups worth it? Will be throwing 2 adults and 2 younger kids. Here in TX, they are street legal with some mods (lights, signals, rear view mirror, slow moving vehicle insignia).

Looking at already built carts running in the $6-7000 range while looking at stock carts around $3k with lift, tires/wheels, rear set all adding up to another $1500 tops. (I should get into the building golf cart business at that markup).


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Gas or electric?
Specific brands?
Any engine/motor/esc mods worth it?
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Gas, G1 or G2
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Bought stock and bolted a bunch of shit to it. Great for tooling around the neighborhood. My wife had to have one too, but now I dig it. We take it to the pool and the grocery store (we have an HT attached to our neighborhood) and to friend's houses. Hell there are even a few bars in our hood as well. It has ended up being very useful.
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I have Club Car 1996 electric. If I was going to do it over, I opt for gas. Replacing batteries costs ~$800 and generally it's a pain in the butt having to charge it after each use. We use ours every day to check the cows, check fence lines, get back and forth to the barn and just for riding around surveying the property.

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Pretty sure the golf cart has more HP and legroom
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well those are fugly
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well those are fugly
And they also run forever. I owned a G2 for 4 years and it was beaten harder then half the people who wheel on this board..i'm talking jumped, hill climbs..stairs....you name it...50 mile excursions lol...
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well those are fugly
they look like a fucking golf cart. thats what you asked for!
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We have a couple Yamaha gas powered lifted carts on the farm. One has Jakes "budget" lift kit with about a 25" tire and the other is full boogy long arms with 27" or so tires. Both get the shit kicked out of them with no issues. I think the one with a budget boost actually got its oil changed for the first time since it's been around a couple weeks ago.
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We have a couple Yamaha gas powered lifted carts on the farm. One has Jakes "budget" lift kit with about a 25" tire and the other is full boogy long arms with 27" or so tires. Both get the shit kicked out of them with no issues. I think the one with a budget boost actually got its oil changed for the first time since it's been around a couple weeks ago.
My G2 had 2 oil change in 4ish years, with at least 2000 hours logged on it...it ran great...

I've had more hangtime in that thing then most dirtbikes I've owned.
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Pretty sure the golf cart has more HP and legroom
But Samurai's came stock with burrito launchers and cheeseburger warmers, I think.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Lifted golf carts remind me of 10 years back when everyone pulled out a 2nd on their home for the boat, rv, quads, dirtbikes, sandrail, and lifted golfcarts to be pulled around by their brodozers

There were a lot of nice ones at the local baseball park all the time, they came complete with platform flipflops for your brohoe

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There were a lot of nice ones at the local baseball park all the time, they came complete with platform flipflops for your brohoe
Lifted/augmented brohoes could be a thread.
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My aunt wanted one and got one for mother's day last year. My uncle had me lift it and put stupid shit on it for her. She loves it. But, they're big with the camping crowd and they've got one and that's what they do when my uncle's not working so I guess it makes sense for that. I'll admit it's nice when you've been drinking to be able to drive back to the otherside of a campground.

Gas if you're using it on your own property, otherwise electric. Most the campgrounds and even a lot of golf courses won't let you use gas ones anymore.
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What about the ones they race in baja? Rzr's, rhino's etc?
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What about the ones they race in baja? Rzr's, rhino's etc?
That's the extreme golf that you're thinking of.

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Hazing commencing in 3, 2, 1

Wife wants a golf cart to drop the kids off at school, run to the mailbox (mailbox is 10 doors down), drive to the pool etc. Starting looking at them over the weekend...quite the range of possibilities.

Looking at "newer" ones...trying to stay 2010 forward. Yamaha's look cool. Club Car looks cool.

It will be lifted. What should I get? Gas or electric? Any brand better than the others? I want some speed...any hop ups worth it? Will be throwing 2 adults and 2 younger kids. Here in TX, they are street legal with some mods (lights, signals, rear view mirror, slow moving vehicle insignia).

Looking at already built carts running in the $6-7000 range while looking at stock carts around $3k with lift, tires/wheels, rear set all adding up to another $1500 tops. (I should get into the building golf cart business at that markup).


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Gas or electric?
Specific brands?
Any engine/motor/esc mods worth it?
Stay with a Club Car DS gas or an EZ-GO TXT gas. Electrics are a nightmare to fix when things go bad and batteries are a fortune. Lift kits are normally in the 300-400 range and you can install it in a day. Yamahas are good but not a big dealer network hence harder to get parts for compared to the other two.
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Old neighbor had a gas one, it was fun for blasting around in. Can't say I'd lift one though whatever tickles your wife though.

So yeah, gas ovber electric. Dead simple to fix, cheaper than batteries, much faster recharge time.
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