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We joined the local club recently and as luck would have it our neighbor was moving and selling their old golf cart. A little negotiating and I now have a stock 2001 Club Car.

 

Well.....you guys with the carts know how this is. Everyone seems to have their cart pimped to the nines. Ours looks like a jalopy when parked with the other carts. We need to Count's Kustom our cart or something. This cart is strictly a kid mover to ferry them up to the pool, I'm still a walking golfer, but we need to spruce this thing up a bit.

 

Let me see what you all have down to your carts to make them your own.

 

 

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You first move should be to put a bigger engine/motor in it. That will quickly put you above the slow carts.

 

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You first move should be to put a bigger engine/motor in it. That will quickly put you above the slow carts.

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Or change the gearing and wheel size. Larger wheels/tires alone will increase the top speed.

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Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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Thanks for the tips guys. I've looked into motor upgrades but I think my wife would be happier if it looked newer, not faster. Although, I'd love to have more power, this thing is slowwwwwww.

 

And didn't realize larger wheels make it faster. Didn't really think about that but it makes sense.

 

 

Has anyone painted the plastic body of their cart successfully?

 

 

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Or change the gearing and wheel size. Larger wheels/tires alone will increase the top speed.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but larger wheels give you less power as a tradeoff for higher top speed, I think? Larger wheels are definitely a good option — you just have to choose your priority!

 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but larger wheels give you less power as a tradeoff for higher top speed, I think? Larger wheels are definitely a good option — you just have to choose your priority!

 

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I think that's right. Changing the gears to raise the top speed will definitely cause you to lose low end power. Same to a degree with the wheels but less so I think. It shouldn't be an issue unless its used at extremely hilly courses and what not.

OP: I'm no help with the paint, but another popular option would be speakers (specifically for the kids) since you prefer to walk when you play. You could also get a rear seat attachment in place of the basket and club holders. 


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Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
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We got the cart cheap and like I said, it's for going back and forth to the pool, driving to the range and gym, so it's all level, no hilly drives.

 

I bought and installed the rear seat already so we can haul the whole family. I think the next upgrades would be body and wheel upgrades to make it look a bit more modern.

 

I thought about a sound system but our drive is literally 3 minutes by cart to the pool so we'd maybe hear one song. I think it is a good idea but I believe the looks need improvement first.

 

 

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I asked about paint because I thought maybe I'd get a 70's metal flake job done to it.

 

Something like this....

 

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Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

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KZG 51 gap wedge

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Rife Legend Z Putter

 

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We joined the local club recently and as luck would have it our neighbor was moving and selling their old golf cart. A little negotiating and I now have a stock 2001 Club Car.

 

Well.....you guys with the carts know how this is. Everyone seems to have their cart pimped to the nines. Ours looks like a jalopy when parked with the other carts. We need to Count's Kustom our cart or something. This cart is strictly a kid mover to ferry them up to the pool, I'm still a walking golfer, but we need to spruce this thing up a bit.

 

Let me see what you all have down to your carts to make them your own.

 

 

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Gas or electric?

If it's gas you should be able to “tweak” the governor to get s few mph out of it. 10” tires gets you a great ride. Check in the Internet and look for The Villages Carts, guys here have done everything to carts and some for not a lot of bucks. Painting not a big deal if prepped right with correct paint.

Ours pretty basic but gets a fair amount of use, 5,000+ miles a year.

 

 

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Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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I asked about paint because I thought maybe I'd get a 70's metal flake job done to it.

 

 

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Vinyl wrap kits for specific models can be had but I know you are a capable DIY guy so buying a bulk piece would probably be cheaper and offer many more finish options. My parents are currently in the process of deciding on a wrap for their beach house buggy, I'll update with their progress.

 

Without spending $1500 on a new motor platform, what savvy Spies have shared about top speed vs low-end torque with regard to wheel size is correct. But there is plenty of info out there on the subject to help you get it dialed in correctly for your needs. Safety is priority one when hauling kiddos, so remember that when debating between low and slow _or_ high riding speed demon. The statistics on golf cart accidents are both gruesome and sobering.

 

For a quick general accessory option lesson check out: https://www.buggiesunlimited.com/

 

My suggestion for a first upgrade would be a flip option rear seat (since you plan to continue hoofing it on the course). With the seat down you have a flat bed hauler; and if you're carrying a few extra passengers just flip it up to comfortably accommodate 4 adults. Seat covers are another relatively inexpensive way to freshen up an older buggy and show some personality (fabric material also won't get as hot sitting under the Sun). I'm also a fan of folding windshields if your setup doesn't already have one. If there's any chance you'll be driving it at night, headlights (at the very least) are mandatory.

 

And finally, some cart pimping thread crossover: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/21809-holiday-golf-cart-parade/?hl=%2Bholiday+%2Bcart+%2Bparade

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That is a nice looking ride!

 

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KZG 56 sand wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

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Vinyl wrap kits for specific models can be had but I know you are a capable DIY guy so buying a bulk piece would probably be cheaper and offer many more finish options. My parents are currently in the process of deciding on a wrap for their beach house buggy, I'll update with their progress.

 

Without spending $1500 on a new motor platform, what savvy Spies have shared about top speed vs low-end torque with regard to wheel size is correct. But there is plenty of info out there on the subject to help you get it dialed in correctly for your needs. Safety is priority one when hauling kiddos, so remember that when debating between low and slow _or_ high riding speed demon. The statistics on golf cart accidents are both gruesome and sobering.

 

For a quick general accessory option lesson check out: https://www.buggiesunlimited.com/

 

My suggestion for a first upgrade would be a flip option rear seat (since you plan to continue hoofing it on the course). With the seat down you have a flat bed hauler; and if you're carrying a few extra passengers just flip it up to comfortably accommodate 4 adults. Seat covers are another relatively inexpensive way to freshen up an older buggy and show some personality (fabric material also won't get as hot sitting under the Sun). I'm also a fan of folding windshields if your setup doesn't already have one. If there's any chance you'll be driving it at night, headlights (at the very least) are mandatory.

 

And finally, some cart pimping thread crossover: https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/21809-holiday-golf-cart-parade/?hl=%2Bholiday+%2Bcart+%2Bparade

I like the vinyl wrap idea. I'll need to look into that.

 

The flip down rear seat was our first upgrade and yeah, got it from Buggies Unlimited.

 

It is an electric 2001 Club Car. Not in bad shape, just a bit long in the tooth. It needs a bit of sprucing up.

 

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Louisville Niblick Persimmon 3 & 5 woods

Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

Hogan PTx Pro 5-7*

Hogan Icon 8-PW*

KZG 51 gap wedge

KZG 56 sand wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

*denotes clubs being tested

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I asked about paint because I thought maybe I'd get a 70's metal flake job done to it.

 

Something like this....

 

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That'll work!!

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

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I like the vinyl wrap idea. I'll need to look into that.

 

The flip down rear seat was our first upgrade and yeah, got it from Buggies Unlimited.

 

It is an electric 2001 Club Car. Not in bad shape, just a bit long in the tooth. It needs a bit of sprucing up.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_20180801_122102.jpeg

 

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Decent shape, you can do a lot with it and have fun doing it.

 

 

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Hey Rick, you live in FLA...so why the hard doors on the cart?

 

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Hard doors not my idea. Our 1st cart had the Sunbrella enclosure that I liked and we upgrade cart every 5 years and SWMBO likes the door idea so I went along with it. It has its pluses like hard rain storms (fairly common) and early morning winter golf when cool. Not my 1st pic but......

 

 

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Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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Hard doors not my idea. Our 1st cart had the Sunbrella enclosure that I liked and we upgrade cart every 5 years and SWMBO likes the door idea so I went along with it. It has its pluses like hard rain storms (fairly common) and early morning winter golf when cool. Not my 1st pic but......

 

 

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We're coming up on year 5 with our sumbrella cover. The sumbrella is in fine shape but the cheap plastic windows  - well those got bad after the first year. 

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I like the vinyl wrap idea. I'll need to look into that.

 

The flip down rear seat was our first upgrade and yeah, got it from Buggies Unlimited.

 

It is an electric 2001 Club Car. Not in bad shape, just a bit long in the tooth. It needs a bit of sprucing up.

 

attachicon.gifIMG_20180801_122102.jpeg

 

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I'd say you could upgrade the front seats but those look to be in decent condition. Some type of cover, head and tail lights are also an idea. They also make brush guards and lift kits and all kinds of crazy stuff but that seems pointless for your needs.

Some body shops may could quote you a cheap price on paint or a wrap job. A guy I know had his sprayed fully in cerakote and it looks cool but I know it was pricey. I know another guy that did rhino liner instead of paint. Another weird but cool kind of look. 

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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I'd say you could upgrade the front seats but those look to be in decent condition. Some type of cover, head and tail lights are also an idea. They also make brush guards and lift kits and all kinds of crazy stuff but that seems pointless for your needs.

Some body shops may could quote you a cheap price on paint or a wrap job. A guy I know had his sprayed fully in cerakote and it looks cool but I know it was pricey. I know another guy that did rhino liner instead of paint. Another weird but cool kind of look.

Yeah, lights are definitely next on the list but first need to decide if we are going to keep this body and paint or wrap it or if we want to get a new aftermarket body for it. I was looking at this body kit

 

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For $560 it would drastically change the look. A guy down the street has this body on his 2000 Club Car and with new wheels his looks like a new cart.

 

I'd like to do both seats so they match. The front seat was redone by the previous owner, but at least 10 years ago. The vinyl rear seat gets hot sitting out in the sun so we always have to put a towel down on the way back from the pool.

 

And yeah, not looking to lift it or anything.

 

 

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Louisville Niblick Persimmon 3 & 5 woods

Hogan UIHI 4-iron*

Hogan PTx Pro 5-7*

Hogan Icon 8-PW*

KZG 51 gap wedge

KZG 56 sand wedge

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

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