How to Make Your Golf Cart FasterMaddy Scheinost2023-10-16T06:20:45-05:00
Ways to Make Your Golf Cart Faster
It’s natural to think about making your golf cart go faster. The fact is that many golf carts provide an immediate thrill when they begin to accelerate, then dash that thrill as they hit top speed—as you realize the top speed is “slow.” The tire experts at Treadworld are here show you several ways you can make your electric golf cart or your gas golf cart faster—though it would also be a good idea to consider how officials at your favorite golf course will feel about you racing your cart from hole to hole.
How Fast Do Golf Carts Go?
You may know that the Guinness world record for fastest golf cart is a little under 120 miles per hour—but most golf cart manufacturers produce golf carts that travel at speeds from 10 to 25 miles per hour. (In order for a golf cart to be street legal, it must be able to travel at least 20 miles per hour.) But for the golf course, the slower speeds are just fine, preferred even, and most carts average 12-14 miles per hour.
Upgrades Can Make Your Golf Cart Faster
You can add speed to your golf cart by upgrading the motor, increasing torque by installing a torque converter, a high-performance clutch or a cold air intake, upgrading the battery, or adjusting the governor. If you’re mechanically-minded, you may be able to make these adjustments yourself. If not, contact a professional.
An Easy Way to Increase Your Golf Cart’s Speed
One simple way of helping your cart go faster is by reducing the weight it’s carrying—which you can do by keeping it clean, and by keeping the inside of the cart uncluttered, unloading items you don’t need.
Bigger Golf Cart Tires and Wheels Will Make Your Golf Cart Faster
Increasing the size of the tires you’re running on your golf cart won’t have the same impact that upgrading the cart’s components or tinkering with the motor will have because it does nothing for the rotational output of the engine. But it will make a difference. You see, the improvement of 2-4 miles per hour you can achieve with bigger tires is the result of the tires’ larger surface area, which leads to more ground being covered by each tire rotation. Larger tires let you travel farther and faster, with the same amount of motor power. On the other hand, larger tires may result in slower acceleration of your golf cart, and slower climbing speeds uphill, because it takes more engine power to turn larger diameter tires. That’s the trade-off for higher top speeds. Also, it’s important to be aware that, in many cases, adding larger tires and wheels to your golf cart—beyond the standard 8-inch golf cart tire size—will require using a golf cart lift kit to make certain you have the required clearance. Son Robby the record-setting driver, believes he could have gone faster, perhaps as fast as 130 miles per hour, estimating the cart was only using 80% of the battery power at the peak. But due to a lack of stability at the top speeds, and a prodigious amount of acceleration force, Robby pulled back slightly from going the max, a decision supported by all involved. Watch the world’s fastest golf cart on YouTube as the record is set. Other companies have taken aim at the record, but the closest known result was a golf cart reaching around 97 miles per hour.
When You Need Tires for Golf Carts, Count on Treadworld
When it comes to golf cart tire replacement, or getting a spare golf tire, or new golf cart wheels and tires, count on us here at Treadworld to provide you with the high-performing, long-lasting wheels and tires for golf carts you want, in a wide range of golf cart tire sizes, styles and treads. All our RubberMaster Golf Cart Tires are manufactured to strict tolerances from top rubber compounds, then triple-tested for quality, balance and uniformity before being X-rayed to be sure they’re perfect. Easy ordering, fast shipping plus your satisfaction is guaranteed with our no-hassle Ultimate Advantage Warranty. We make changing golf cart tires easy. Don’t hesitate to contact our tire experts via live chat or email with any questions you may have, and to get the ideal golf tires—or the perfect ATV tires, UTV tires, trailer tires, and many others—from our extensive selection.