Methods to Speed Up an E-Z-GO Electric Golf Cart

By Brendan O'Brien

On occasion, golf cart owners need to juice up their rides. For example, if you live in a golf community that allows carts on sidewalks and streets, you made want a quicker ride. Also, if you manage a large resort and need to get around quickly, a fast golf cart is the way to go. E-Z-GO is a popular brand of golf cart for its ease of use and maintenance; however adjusting the speed on one of their carts does require some basic mechanical ability.


Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Step 1
Take the cart for a time trial to learn your exact speed. This will give you a baseline for how fast the machine actually goes.
Step 2
Deep clean the E-Z-GO golf cart with a pressure washer. Also, top off the oil levels throughout the machine and make sure the tires are at optimal air levels. Just doing this general maintenance might speed up the cart a bit.
Step 3
Replace all old parts. If you are unsure on how to replace parts, take the E-Z-GO golf cart to a mechanic. The mechanic can also give you an assessment of what type of maintenance the cart needs and what other parts need to be replaced.
Step 4
Install speed controllers to the E-Z-GO golf cart and change the gear ratio to something like 6:1. Replacing the motor, adding a freedom chip and installing an air filter on the E-Z-GO golf cart can also make the vehicle move quicker.
Step 5
After the alterations are made to the vehicle, take the golf cart through the same time trial and compare the time with the first trial.

Tips & Warnings

If you do not know how to replace or install new parts, get a professional to assist you. You can do a lot of damage to the vehicle if you don't know what you're doing.

About The Author

Brendan O'Brien is a professional journalist in Milwaukee, Wis. He has worked for several news organizations, newspapers such as the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" and trade magazines during his 15-year career. He is currently a freelance writer who works for several publications.


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