Increasing Your Golf Carts Speed
Have you ever been riding on your golf cart and thought, “I’d like to go a little bit faster”? Then you do a little research and get confused on all the information that’s out there. Well, here’s a short guide to help you determine how fast you want to go and how much you want to spend.
First, we’ll look at golf cart motors. A good high-speed motor should run around 4000 to 4400 rpm. Don’t really concern yourself with horsepower because rpm is a better performance indicator when it comes to golf cart motors. While changing out the motor can give you more speed, it’s important to note you may lose a little torque.
Want even more speed and to get some of your torque back? Then it may be time to upgrade your controller to go with your new speed motor. Controllers come in all different sizes, shapes and amps. Going with a super high amp controller isn’t always your best bet.What you gain in speed you alot of the times loose in battery travel. Generally, a 400 amp controller with a good high speed motor is all you need. However if you want the big punch of a 600 amp controller you would just simply pair it with a set of Trojan Ranger 160 batteries to accomplish extended travel. If you have an Club Car Precedent system, you can also add a speed code to the controller to increase your golf carts speed even more.
If you really want to increase your carts speed, you should consider changing out the motor, controller, solenoid, Trojan Ranger 160 Battery Pack and cables! If you want to go this route, we recommend purchasing all the new parts at the same time to ensure the best possible performance. By doing this the controller can be mated with the motor to ensure compatibility. These parts are multi voltage, therefore you can upgrade your golf cart from 36 to 48 volts or 48 to 72AC and really see an improvement in both speed and torque!
At Griggs Southern Sportz, we sell a variety of golf cart performance parts. If you’re unsure about what you need to increase your cars speed, don’t hesitate to give us a call 903-799-2000 to speak to one of our in-house experts.