Club Car Speed Controller Adjustment

Club Car Speed Controller Adjustment, Upgrade (DS, Precedent)

From a change in the usual terrain to an increase in the load the car carries, there are several different reasons why you would want to learn about Club Car Speed Controller Adjustment and upgrades.

Club Car owners face a lot of unexpected difficulties when they try to adjust their speed controllers by themselves.

So, I wrote this article to help you learn about Club Car speed controller adjustment.

Club Car Speed Controller Adjustment: How To

A basic understanding of how the Club Car speed controller works is necessary if you would like to adjust it.

The Club Car speed controller works by controlling the amount of electricity that gets to the motor. This in turn controls the Club Car’s acceleration and retardation. 

A Club Car speed controller adjustment can be done by following these steps:

  1. Look for the tiny rod connected to the clutch of your Club Car.
  2. Locate the wire that is connected to the rod.
  3. Rotate the nut to adjust your Club Car’s speed. While rotating it clockwise would reduce your Club Car’s acceleration, rotating it anticlockwise would increase it.
  4. For Club Car models with a different layout, go to the access panel.
  5. Loosen the springs and reach and access the Club Car speed controller directly. It is usually located near the battery.

Follow these steps and you will be done with your club car speed controller adjustment. This article on How to Change Speed Setting on Club Car will be useful in the process.

Note: Before you consider carrying out a Club Car speed controller adjustment to increase or decrease the speed of your Club Car, take into consideration the terrain you will be using it in. High speeds may increase the risk of accidents if you are riding through rougher terrain.

Club Car Speed Upgrade Kit

1. D&D Motor Systems Alltrax Controller – Club Car Precedent/IQ Controller

Alltrax Controller - Club Car Precedent/IQ Controller : XCT-48500 (Regen Carts ONLY):500 Amp 48V - 20-22 mph & 30% More Torque vs Stock - FREE Programming Cable & Solenoid Brackets Included
  • This upgrade kit comes with an additional free programming cable, software and solenoid brackets.
  • It features 500amps, many programming throttle options, USB 2.0 programming port with free software, auto throttle calibrations and 36-48 volts.
  • It doesn't require any drilling to install.
  • Depending on programming, it can increase your cart's speed to about 22mph with 30% additional torque.

2. Navitas Club Car DS/Precedent 600-Amp 48-Volt Controller Kit

Navitas Club Car DS/Precedent 600-Amp 48-Volt Controller Kit (Years 2001-Up)
  • Increase/ Decrease Speed & Torque.
  • Adjust Braking & Acceleration.
  • Works with Your Existing Motor.
  • Easy Plug & Play Installation.
  • Fits 2001-Up DS & 2004-20016 Precedent.

3. Club Car IQ & Precedent Regen High Speed & Torque Combo Package

Golf Cart Motors - Club Car Motor & Controller Speed & Torque Regen Combo for IQ carts - 16-22 mph - +70%Torque - 170-502-0002 Motor w/ 500 Amp Controller(Orange Option)- includes Solenoid & Wire kits
  • This club car upgrade kit includes wire and solenoid kits which include diodes, mounting brackets, resistor, and hardware. It is also 500 Amp Programmable.
  • This kit provides 70% more Torque and will hit top speeds of about 21 mph depending on the pressure and tire sizes being used.
  • The diameter Blue Hi Torque Golf Cart Motor is designed with increased Copper & Steel Content which makes for greater current flow and better thermal capabilities.
  • This kit can be used on 36V or 48V club car golf carts. If a longer range is desired over top speed, the Alltrax controller can be reprogrammed to do so easily.
  • It will, however, not fit a club car without a lift kit of at least 3 inches installed.

Club Car DS Speed Controller Upgrade: How To

Club Car Ds Speed Controller Upgrade

If you have made up your mind to increase your Club Car DS’s acceleration and speed, then a Club Car DS speed controller upgrade is the first step.

Follow these steps for Club Car DS Speed Controller Upgrade:

  1. Buy a Club Car DS speed controller that is suitable for the other parts of the club car.
  2. Locate the speed controller underneath the chair next to the battery.
  3. Make sure that the batteries are disconnected. This is to avoid an electric shock.
  4. Disconnect the speed controller from the solenoid and the battery.
  5. Replace the old speed controller with a new one.
  6. Tighten the screws back and replace the seat.

Be extra careful while handling the cables that are directly connected to the batteries. The voltage is high enough to cause serious damage. Also, remember to tighten the screws the way they were to avoid secondary issues.

This article on Golf Cart Solenoid Wiring Diagram will help you in disconnecting the speed controlled from the solenoid.

Remember that the speed controller is only as much maximum current as the battery can generate. So if your Club Car still isn’t giving you your desired speed after you have upgraded the controller, upgrade the battery as well.

Club Car Precedent Controller Upgrade: How To

club car precedent controller upgrade

If you are looking to add more speed to your club car precedent, or you may want to slow it down and reduce your chances of colliding with another object while driving, adjust or upgrade your club car speed controller.

This is also useful because replacing certain parts of the Club Car can also call for a club car speed controller adjustment. 

Follow these steps to safely upgrade your Club Car Precedent speed controller:

  1. Buy a Club Car Precedent speed controller that is suitable for the other parts of the club car.
  2. Locate the speed controller underneath the chair next to the battery.
  3. Ensure that the batteries are disconnected from the rest of the circuit in order to avoid an electric shock.
  4. Disconnect the speed controller from the solenoid and the battery.
  5. Replace the old speed controller with a new one.
  6. Tighten the screws back and replace the seat.

If installed properly, a speed controller that allows for higher voltage will improve the speed of the Club Car by quite a margin. Although it is important to remember that this is highly dependent on how well the other components function.

Conclusion

We can all agree that every Club Car driver deserves to get the best out of his/her Club Car with as little stress as possible. This article was written to help make that possible. So regardless of your Club Car preference, whether you recently stumbled upon the amazing world of carts or you are just another old hand in the game looking to make a few new changes; arm yourself with the information laid down in this article, and remember each step and kiss your Club Car speed controller adjustment issues.