Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What size lift kit do you recommend?
A: Every cart owner's uses are different. Many
people raise their golf carts just for looks, so the higher the better! Most
people go with either the axle or spindle type lift kits, which range in height
from 4 to 8 inches. There are also enthusiasts that run their
carts off-road and really need more ground clearance; the adjustable A-Arm
suspension type is ideal for those applications.
Q: Which size wheels and tires do you recommend?
A: Again, it depends on what you’re going to use the cart for. Our
most popular sizes are 22x11-10 and 23x10.5-12. If you
plan on primarily driving around your neighborhood and maybe to the beach on
occasion, then we recommend a good general-use tire like the Stryker, Mudbuster,
or Duro Desert. If you'll be taking your golf cart off-road into mesquite thorn country on your deer or dove lease, then
you might want to step up to a more durable 6-ply tire like the Dirt Devil.
Q: Can you custom paint a golf cart body for me?
A: While we aren‘t set up for painting in our shop, we have a
couple of very competent & talented painters that we sublet custom paint
work to - at very reasonable prices. (Please see examples on the
body & components page.)
Q: I read that you install stereos in golf carts. Where do you
A: We can install stereos either in the existing golf cart dash
(in most cases), in an "overhead console" that mounts to the underside of the
roof or top. But perhaps the cleanest installation is done by adding a
custom molded dash that is designed to house a stereo. It fits over the
existing dashboard, and can include woodgrain trim.
(See a custom dash and stereo here.)
Mounting the stereo unit in such a way can also provide more protection from the
The speakers are typically mounted on the cowl near your feet
(opposite the forward/reverse switch) or over the fender well.
Q: If I decide to have you modify my cart, how long will it take once I
bring it to you?
A: Naturally, that will depend on how much you want us to do to it.
Typically we can install a standard lift kit, wheels and tires in a day or two.
Extended tops, stereos, rear seats, motor upgrades, new bodies, etc, will
usually entail a few days to complete. Actual working time can
be shortened if we know in advance exactly which parts and accessories will be
Q: Can you install new batteries in my golf cart?
A: Yes! We sell and install Trojan, Pacer, Continental or Interstate batteries
at very competitive prices. We will also check and clean all battery
cables, and verify that all connections are good.
Q: Can I bring parts to you with my cart and have you install them?
A: You betcha! Feel free to bring your own parts and we will give you a price
to install them.
Did you know...
While it's important to keep golf cart batteries
well-fed and well-watered, it's equally important to not overfill the
Unlike the typical automotive starting battery, which normally
doesn't become significantly discharged, deep cycle batteries tend to
recharge more vigorously and consequently can "boil over." If the battery
liquid overflows during charging, the result is a loss of acid, and thus, the
electrolyte becomes diluted as more water is added - which inhibits both
charging and maximum power. In addition, the spilled acid mixture eats away at
the metal battery mountings (both steel and aluminum frames are susceptible
to this corrosion).
In the normal charging and discharging cycles of
lead acid batteries, water contained in the electrolyte solution evaporates,
but the acid does not. For this reason, routinely replenishing this water
does not result in dilution of the acid.
The electrolyte in the battery cells expands
during charging (as the little electrons get their bellies full :) and
therefore, water should be added to the cells after fully charging.
Prior to charging, as well as during operation of the cart, you should
ensure that there's enough water to cover the plates; and the battery caps
should be in place and secure. Once charged, the proper battery liquid
level is 1/8 inch below the bottom of the fill well. And of course,
only distilled water should be used in any lead acid battery; the minerals
contained in tap water can wreak havoc on battery plates and shorten both
performance and battery life.