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#7073888 - 02/10/18 09:05 PM Hunting golf carts
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Just picked up a golf cart to use at the ranch. Curious what others have done to customize their carts? How do you carry your bow?

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#7074870 - 02/11/18 05:49 PM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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Post a picture so folks will know what you have to work with.

Lift
Tires and wheels
New batteries if necessary
New controller

For a start

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#7075198 - 02/12/18 04:52 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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I'm going to assume this is an electric cart.

Lift kit
heavier battery cables
tires
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#7075336 - 02/12/18 08:21 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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I may be embarking on this journey before long as well.

What is the + of the heavier battery cables?
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#7075448 - 02/12/18 09:46 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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In order of priority for heavy off-road work:
-2 gauge cables
-Larger controller
-HD solenoid
-Long travel (atv style) front suspension
-Wheels and Tires
-Disc brakes (to stop those larger tires)




Edited by TxAg (02/12/18 09:52 AM)
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#7075476 - 02/12/18 10:05 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I may be embarking on this journey before long as well.

What is the + of the heavier battery cables?


Like water through a pipe, the heavier cable allows more electrical "flow" and less resistance.

My brother's:


Mine:

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#7075575 - 02/12/18 11:15 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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This is what I am starting with. It's a 2007 model that sat in a barn with dead batteries for a couple years. I removed the old batteries and it looks like they froze and leaked and ate up the battery tray. It has a little bigger off-road tires and a bed already. Planning on painting it satin black and installing a green light bar first.

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#7076726 - 02/13/18 09:45 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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I ordered some of those #2 cables. Picking up some Trojan batteries today.

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#7076826 - 02/13/18 10:55 AM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisB
I ordered some of those #2 cables. Picking up some Trojan batteries today.


Sounds good. This will have you in a good place if you decide to go with a larger controller down the road for more torque.

Is yours a Series or PDS cart? Does it have a lever or a switch for forward/reverse?
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#7077160 - 02/13/18 02:37 PM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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It has a switch on the dash.

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#7077284 - 02/13/18 04:16 PM Re: Hunting golf carts [Re: ChrisB]
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Get a front basket, you will use it all the time.
Get a half front windshield...works great to help keep the wind out of your face, but also works great as a place to rest your gun to shoot.
A gun rack...I bought a bar that comes off the A-frame and mounted some gun grips, and put another set on the back that holds my shooting sticks.
I don't have any light bars yet, but that's my next addition.

Picture of my Bad Boy Ambush...it's a gas/electric combo, and is great for stalking pigs at night in silence:


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