Golf carts, of course are mostly used on a golf course to get from each tee box without having to carry your golf bag a long way. Golf carts are also used for other reasons, and they are capable of being modified for the elements that you’re driving in. They’re also able to be made street legal, but that is something we can get into another time.
If you’re looking to take your golf cart “off-roading,” and we don’t mean back on a golf course, there are a few things you’ll need to change to your vehicle to make it work.
One of the most important aspects of your golf cart is the tires. If you don’t have large enough tires, it won’t matter what the engine is like. You will most likely start burning rubber if you don’t have large tires on the cart.
Adding bigger tires and wheels to your golf cart requires a lift kit if you plan on transforming your golf cart into an “off-roading” one. Lift kit will allow you to modify the vehicle for larger tires, as well as a more comfortable ride.
Another change you’ll have to make is upgrading the engine to a custom motor. For wanting more torque, you’ll have to look for a motor with a larger field coil inside. If you want to increase the speed, look for a smaller field coil. For the enthusiasts, it’s a good idea to go for a custom engine, but also keep in mind what you’re using the golf cart for because not all of them will be street legal.
Lighten the Load with a New Battery
If you’re looking for a better weight-to-performance ratio, you should switch your battery to a lithium-ion battery because it will weigh much less than the battery that is already in the golf cart. This will definitely help improve the weight-to-performance ratio.
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