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When looking into buying a golf cart there are numerous things to consider. If going about it rationally and intelligently that is. Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder You will find below a basic build sheet we use when any customization is going to be performed on a golf cart. First things first, we always go thru our carts to make sure things are operating as they should and in good order. This could cost a few hundred bucks to fix any minor problem because we only use late model golf carts to start with vs. buying an older golf cart that has started to corrode away, used a lot more causing things to wear out or be destroyed by lack of maintaining the cart. This type of cart purchase could cost you thousands more in repairs to just get operating properly before you even begin the customization. We recommend installing new batteries and replacing the battery charger on electric models to insure the heart of your carts electrical system is in good health. Then we will begin any transformation  desired. We can build anything you can imagine.  “From mild to wild… Pete has the cart for you!” That’s us… We ask Pete about his philosophy on building a golf cart … Pete says “My grandfather once told me “”Son, Always buy the best car, boat, house – Whatever it might be you can for the money.”” My grandfather made his living in the automotive service industry, Owned Gas stations and auto repair garages, car dealerships, and was a avid car guy “Restorer and collector for 70 yrs of his life.” I think his meaning was this “Make an informed purchase or acquisition based on facts. Just like you might on any large purchase within your business or household. Learn about the product you are looking to or needing to purchase. Ask questions to self to narrow down what you want vs need. Look into maintenance, storage, operating costs, resell value, etc… then once you have compiled some information you can now analyze and make that informed decision. Though most people when buying and selling something it becomes personal. And depending on how strong you feel about the object you are trying to buy or sell will determine the actual amount receive or that you paid or signed up to pay over time. So called the phrase “Impluse Buy!!!! This is the candy bar by the teller at the checkout in any store. Golf Cart Rentals Things to Know Ezgo 2006 4 seater Front Custom Golf Cart For Sale WM When purchasing a golf cart you might want to ask questions like: What do I need it to do? How many passengers do I intend to transport? How does it need to perform under these circumstances? How good I want it to look or sound while doing these things? Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder Custom Caddy Golf Cart For Sale South Florida Golf Cart Dash and Console Parts Golf Cart Dash Cover Club Car Precedent Carbon Fiber Install Golf Cart Floor Mat RHOX Rhino Mat PGC Golf Cart LED Light Bars Custom Caddy Golf Cart For Sale USB Phone Charger 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder Next you set out into the market either locally driving to a shop or dealer to touch and feel one. Kinda try it on for size like you might a pair of shoes. But buyer beware… just like anything mechanical especially electrical. You get what you pay for… I personally always fell comfortable buying a old car or piece of machinery because I know how they work and really nothing electric on them to break or repair so usually if it is running well when you purchase it. It will remain being able to do so for a long, long time if maintained properly and taken good care of it. A golf cart is only slightly different because basically it is mechanical in nature but has some electrical systems that proved motive power to the golf cart. So attention is due and needs to be understood to enjoy and reap the benefits of golf cart ownership.
When you are ready to actually buy a golf cart….
Buying a golf cart should be fun and not stressful… Nor should you settle for just any cart that just seems to fit the budget. This is why we do what we do… You know you are getting a golf cart that will perform as it should or better with reliability, your ability to choose and personalized looks and touches, add any variety of accessories to perform a specific task or just add to the enjoyment of owning a golf cart. Like this new Golf Cart Bluetooth Sound bar.
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How To Install Your New Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray From BatteryPete

Have you purchased an older model Ezgo golf cart recently? Are you just finding out on the latest battery replacement that the factory battery bracket is rusting out? Whatever the scenario the situation is usually the same. The Ezgo battery tray is usually a rusted mess if it is a decade or older. From the factory the Ezgo battery rack is made of low quality steel components. Buy your new Ezgo Battery tray Now Solution – Battery Pete’s All Aluminum replacement Ezgo golf cart battery tray. We will start by disassembling the golf cart to allow for removal of the old Ezgo golf cart battery tray. The following images are in chronological order for illustration purposes of the removal process. Tools required – Standard and metric socket set with ratchet. Torx bit set, cordless impact/drill, large flathead screw driver, ( Pro-level installation Plasma cutter or Air dremel with cutting disk) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install
  • Step 1 –  This installation will require the removal of the golf carts roof and rear roof struts.  We will also need to remove the seat back and upright struts the seat back is mounted on. Next will be the removal of the rear motor access panel. (Requires small torx bit)
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  • Step 2 –  After the removal of the aforementioned Ezgo golf cart body parts and panels the image on the left shows what state your Ezgo golf cart should look like.
  • Step 3 – remove the batteries. ( Note – take a picture of the wiring of the battery bank for future use when installing the new golf cart batteries. )
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  • Step 4 – After the batteries have been removed we will be removing the old OEM Ezgo golf cart battery rack. (Some are easier than others – depends on how bad the corrosion damage is on the original battery tray – I have seen them so bad the customer didn’t even know until they hit a bump and a battery fell out the bottom – Opps!!!)
1.) Images 2 and 3 – I am pointing to the bolt locations that secure the battery tray to the inside battery hold uprights that give the rear body panel additional support. They will need to be removed. (Pro-Level InstallationYou can just cut the old bracket right before the upright and bolt location with a air dremel and cutting disk or a plasma cutter. Once cut you can step on the battery rack to have a clean angle to cut bolts. ( This is sometimes required because the corrosion is so bad you cannot get a wrench or socket on the bolts anyhow. This step will also allow you to bypass the next two steps and save some time)  Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install 2.) Remove the floor sill plate to be able to lift the rubber floor mat. Under the floor mat you will find two (2) Torx screws on the opposite sides of the golf cart. These screws hold the battery rack in place. Remove screws and then you will need to maneuver the tray out from under the body panel. ( This is why we usually cut the old one out with a plasma cutter – Time saver step! ) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install 3.) Next step you will need to remove the bolts holding the rear body panel support. Images above from left to right show three bolt locations that need top be removed. Once removed take your flat head screw driver or pry bar to separate the two pieces of angle iron that make up the body panel support. Then you can bend down the original battery tray hangers to complete the removal of the old Ezgo golf cart battery tray. See Images Below Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Once you have removed the old Ezgo Golf cart Battery tray we are not ready to clean up the area a little bit and install the new All Aluminum BatteryPete Ezgo Battery Rack. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install - Old Ezgo Battery rack removal Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install - Old Ezgo Battery rack removal Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Step 5 – Now that we have removed the old OEM metal battery tray we can begin the prep to install BatteryPete’s All Aluminum Ezgo Battery Rack. (Image above right shows a comparison between the OEM style mounting position and mounting section of the tray compared to Petes Ezgo Battery Tray. Pete says they have fine tuned this process because they have replaced so many he wanted to save time and energy doing so. Literally you can have the new one in in 5 minutes from this point. ) Note –  Now is a good time to clean up the area and paint anything you might want to spray or if you are adding 12v accessories like Golf Cart Light kits, stereo, or even a battery level indicator gauge for the dash, etc… Makes it alot easier to have space to move around to mount a voltage reducer and run wires to the desired accessories and locations.   So now with the removal process complete we will stop catch are breath. Drink a beer or something refreshing if you like and then we will continue with the installation process of your new Ezgo golf cart battery rack. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation

Installation – Process

Step 1 –  Grab the New Battery tray and angle it into the battery hold area of your golf cart with the pilot holes for the rear hangers facing down. Position it in rear end first and then align the front tabs with the mounting holes in the lower section of the body support uprights. (Special Note – BatteryPete’s most recent revision to his battery tray is now all models have a slotted mounting hole at this location to allow for installation of this Ezgo battery rack on similar models with minor if any modifications. Not just the TxT models) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Step 2 –  Once battery rack is positioned correctly and the slotted holes are lined up with existing mounting holes in golf cart frame. You will need to install a 5/16″ or 3/8″ bolt into the front tabs and secure with washers and lock nuts. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Step 3 –  Now we will move our attention to the rear section of the battery hold area and secure the battery tray hangers to the golf cart frame and connect them to the battery tray itself. Make sure all the thru bolts have been removed from the rear angle frame rail so you can easily pry them apart with a screwdriver. ( Most people over look the center bolt) Pry the two angle iron cross members apart just enough to slide the rear battery tray hangers into position. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation   Step 4 –  Now we will grab the provided Stainless Steel flat head bolts and lock nuts to secure the hangers to the battery rack itself. Once this step is complete then you will move on to secure the upper cross member again with the factory screw bolts. Lastly you will re -install the seat back and rear roof strut upright brackets. ( Note – they are not always universal – Some are left side and right side specific) Additional Note – Added accessories.  Rear Seat Kits or Utility / Truck Bed Installation – Now is the opportune time to install these accessories because no disassembly is required. You can begin with the rear upright support systems included with the respective kits. Both these kits have different support systems and would require removal of the OEm struts and supports. At this point (after installation of respective upright support systems for the accessories on your golf cart and all bolt locations have been secured) you have completed the installation of your new Ezgo golf cart battery tray and can proceed with the installation of your batteries and wiring. Need assistance – continue reading to step by step battery installation guide. Buy BatteryPete’s Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Please feel free to leave a comment if you found this article helpful. Pete always likes to get feedback from customers and golf cart guys alike. Should you have any questions regarding anything golf cart related. Feel Free to call us today! Pete’s team is always standing by to help you. (772) 247-GOLF

How to Install Your New Golf Cart Battery Meter

Alright, terrific you just received your new golf cart battery meter from Petes Golf Carts and you are ready to head to the garage and install it on your golf cart. Pete will now walk you thru the install of a new golf cart battery meter to keep up with the current status and state of charge of your golf carts battery bank. If you want one – Follow me to Buy one now! Let’s head to the garage together. Lets first talk safety, nothing serious here but if you do decide to install on the dash of your golf cart power tools will make the job alot easier. So with that being said watch out for anything long or hanging when using high speed rotary tools, Drills, Dremels, etc… pull back hair, baggy shirts, tie, sunglasses on strap, etc… and wear safety glasses to avoid  eye injuries from flying debris. You will need a few tools and some supplies for this little job installing your golf cart battery gauge. Golf Cart Battery Meter 36 Volt Tool list:
  • Dremel or similar tool to cut slot for meter (holesaw and drill if you have a round meter)
  • Digital or Analog Voltage Meter
  • Razor knife
  • Screw drivers
  • Wire cutters and striper
  • Vice Grips or Crimper
  • Butane Torch or Lighter
Supplies:
  • 3′ of wire 14-18 Gauge (or longer depending on where you intend to install the battery meter)
  • Heat shrink or Electrical tape
  • Butt Connectors
  • F2 terminal Connectors ( Included)
  • Mounting Screws (Included)
First lets determine where you intend to mount the golf cart battery meter? Install you will need Lets assume you are to mount on the dash. You will then need approx. 3 pieces ( 3 pcs.) of  8-12″ of wire… 14-18 ga. is plenty.  next prep the ends with the clippers , and stripers for terminal ends and butt connectors. ( I recommend the marine style ones because they have heat shrinking casing and glue inside so once connected and crimped the heated they create a sealed connection from the outside environment. ( I.e. – No corrosion) Now you can attach provided connectors and butt connectors to the wires. We do alot of Club Car Precedent model carts becuase I like the aluminum frames and lower plastic accessories that are easy to replace and are readily available in the event of damage. So I will use this as a subject for this installation. Note: All golf carts are very similar in nature so if you have a different model Club Car you will most likely look at the same stuff I describe herein this article, or if you own a Ezgo or Yamaha golf cart likewise. So – If you own a club car precedent it will have an extra set of wires coming off the wire harness behind the dash and ignition switch. These wires are designed exactly for this type of battery indicator gauge or battery meter and will reflect the current battery bank voltage… Check with your multi-meter/digital voltage meter to be sure before connecting the prepared wires you are grabbing the correct wires. Should indicate approx. 48v or 51 volt or so if fully charged battery bank. Sometimes you can use those wires directly to the meter if you mount the meter close enough to the switch the factory wires will reach. Note: Some model golf carts will require wires run from the positive and negative most terminals on the battery bank to get the battery bank voltage. An alternative is tracking down the input voltage on a voltage reducer that are on some custom golf carts that have other 12v accessories like stereo or lights. Next step will be to connect the wire to the signal terminal on the meter to the ignition. You will need to add a jumper from the ignition on /off switch to the tab on the bottom of the battery gauge which is a signal wire. This way the meter only comes on when you turn the golf carts ignition on… All of these meters are also clearly marked on back of the meter. Buy your new golf cart battery meter now – Free Shipping for a limited time!      

How To Determine 12 Volt Operating Amperage For Your Golf Cart Voltage Reducer

If you own a golf cart and want to run other DC powered accessories you will need a golf cart voltage reducer. Most if not all DC powered accessories operate on 12 volts DC. That means 12 volts not 11.2v or 10.5v or any other number. Just 12 volts ( some accessories or devices will allow for a surge or drop in voltage momentarily but not constantly or consistently) The operating voltage for a device or accessory is exactly that  – “The Operating Voltage”. Otherwise the performance of  your device or accessories will be intermittent as is your voltage. You ever experience listening to a song that is having problems streaming due to a bad signal? The voltage a 12 volt accessory will need to perform optimally is no different. You just cannot see it sometimes as with the example of listening to the song will allow you to notice quite quickly. Clean voltage is required to operate any 12 volt accessory optimally and this is where a voltage reducer comes into play. Depending on your  needs or installed accessories on your golf cart will determine the 12 volt accessory systems operating amperage and ultimately determine the correct golf cart voltage reducer for your application.  Examples are things like Head lights, Tail lights (lights in general),Stereo systems, Cooling fans, USB chargers for your cell phones,  etc… So lets get to it! Really it is quite simple. You can just add up all the things you have attached to your golf cart that operate on 12 volts and find out the amperage draw each device or product pulls. Most lighting systems ( headlights-tail lights/brake lights) for your golf cart these days are LED light kits and require far less amperage to operate 5-6 amps at best. Where as older style halogen bulbs pulled a lot more (15-18 amps) As far as stereo systems go it will be determined by several things not just the head unit or stereo radio( Stereo systems with large amplifiers will require a lot of amperage and usually best to just install a totally separate high power Deep cycle 12 volt battery to handle the stereo systems needs.)  All other accessories like 12 volt plugs for a phone/USB charger will be minimal at best and should be able to use either 10 Amp, 18 Amp, 20 Amp or 30 Amp voltage reducers. I always assume the worst case scenario and want to make sure the electrical system can handle the surge of amperage required should all accessories be operated simultaneously within the vehicle or vessels system. It is always a good idea to keep a little extra reserve in place when it comes to the operating amperage of a circuit and not  to push up against the systems or devices limits. The golf cart voltage reducer you choose should meet the needs required and leave a little room in amperage capacity should you decide to add an additional load or additional accessories you might add in the future. The actual voltage reduction will be determined by the golf carts battery bank and current operating voltage. As in Gem cars, Polaris or Tomberlins use a 72 volt system, Club Car, Evgo and Yamaha run either 48 volt or 36 volt systems. Learn how to determine the operating voltage in your golf cart. If you already know the operating voltage you can now purchase the correct golf cart voltage reducer for your golf cart.