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What Can I Add to My Golf Cart? | Answering your most frequently asked questions!

What Can I Add to My Golf Cart? | Answering your most frequently asked questions!

 Golf Cart Stuff Senior Content Writer .

Written by: Amber Ripley

Read Time: 3-5 minutes

 

Golf Carts are the most easily modified recreational vehicles on the market today. Whether you already own or want to buy one of these versatile vehicles, you probably have some questions about what accessories you can add to a golf cart and what they will do for your overall performance, aesthetic, and experience.

For this article, we’re taking the most frequently asked questions and answering them here as a resource to further our goal of educating and outfitting the amazing Golf Cart Community.

As a trusted authority in the aftermarket golf cart accessories market, we field a multitude of questions on a daily basis. 

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We’ll kick this off with the most common question we receive,
then we’ll break it down from there:

What Can I Add to My Golf Cart?

From the seats to the tires, headlights to tail lights, windshields to enclosures, speakers and underglow, brush guards and nerf bars, lift kits and leaf springs, steering wheels and dashes… Golf Cart Stuff™ has it all, and so much more

questions to ask before adding parts to a golf cart

Before we get ahead of ourselves, remember there’s a difference between what we can add to our golf carts and what we should add to our golf carts, so we must first consider a few important questions:

  • What is the make, model, and year of the golf cart?

  • What condition is the golf cart in? 

  • What aftermarket parts are already installed on the golf cart?

  • How do you plan to use the golf cart?

Most golf cart accessories are sold specifically to each make and model golf cart (and sometimes specific to gas golf carts or electric golf carts). This guarantees a no-hassle installation and proper fitment of your favorite golf cart accessories. To determine the model of a Club Car, EZGO, or Yamaha Golf Cart: locate the serial number, then simply reference the manufacturer-specific guides on our website to translate that information into your golf cart’s model and year of manufacture.

The condition of your golf cart, and its existing components, is important to know for determining the appropriate process for installing additional products.

For example, if you want to put a 14” wheel and tire combo on your non-lifted golf cart, you’ll soon realize that the set will not fit without a golf cart lift kit.

Similarly, if you install a lift kit, but your golf cart leaf springs have seen better days, you could face an entirely different, potentially dangerous failure.  

How can I make my golf cart look cool?

The honest goal of anyone on the journey to a modified golf cart is the cool factor. While an operational golf cart is key (it won’t do you much good to have a smoking hot golf cart if it only sits in the garage), we all enjoy the appearance of a golf cart as much as we do the experience of driving one. 

  • The coolest golf cart products are the ones that enhance the overall appearance of your buggy - items such as custom wheel and tire combos, lift kits, body kits, brush guards and nerf bars, diamond plate accent panels, and the list goes on!

How do I make a golf cart look cool?

How can I make my golf cart stand out?

Investing in unique accessories that enhance the cart’s performance and complement the overall theme of your golf cart build is the best way to make all the neighborhood heads turn as you roll on by.

A few of our favorite products to make your golf cart stand out:

  • Golf Cart Lift Kit

  • Off-Road Tires

  • GCS™ Colorway Golf Cart Wheels 

  • Deluxe Light Kit

  • Underglow Lighting

 

How do you pimp a golf cart?

pimped out custom golf cart

The natural first question to ask when you get your ride: How can I pimp my golf cart? …Okay, maybe those aren’t your exact words, but you get the sentiment.

A few of the hottest statement products for a pimped out golf cart include:

  • Golf Cart Underglow Lighting

  • Low-Profile Golf Cart Tires

  • Black, White, or Colorway Wheels 

  • Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker (with lights) from ECOXGEAR

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What upgrades can you do to a golf cart?

Performance upgrades to your golf cart are essential. It’s also a wise choice to tackle these functional upgrades prior to diving into all the cosmetic upgrades, so you can be sure you are building around a premium base vehicle. 

The most important upgrades to do to a golf cart:

  • Lithium Golf Cart Battery

  • Wheels and Tires

  • Lift Kits 

  • Leaf Springs

  • Shocks

*If you're shopping for someone else this year, make sure to check out the 2022 Golf Cart Stuff Gift Guide!

Will taller tires make my golf cart faster?

In short, Yes! This is also the most simple and common (and customizable) way to give your golf cart a quick boost in speed.

Science Simplified: The increased contact surface area of larger tires improves the grip of the tire on the driving surface, resulting in a boost in the golf cart’s speed.

Adding larger tires for faster overall speed does bring with it a slight compromise in the acceleration rate, which naturally leads us to our next, similar question…

GCS™ Forerunner Golf Cart Tires

What makes a golf cart go faster?

In addition to larger wheels and tires, as we discussed above, some other considerable upgrades to make your golf cart go faster include:

  • Upgraded Motor by TEEKON™

  • Improved Controller 

  • Upgrade to high-power Lithium Golf Cart Battery

If you look across the internet enough, you’ll find hobby mechanics who have made some 'outlaw' modifications to make their golf carts perform in extreme (and extremely questionable) ways...

*Please remember that golf carts are low-speed vehicles and should be equipped and operated safely, responsibly, and legally with approved parts to avoid any damage or injury. 

Will Lifting a golf cart make it go faster?

Does lifting a golf cart make it faster?

Adding a lift kit alone will not increase the speed of your golf cart, but it is absolutely worth it to install a lift kit on your golf cart for many reasons. The addition of a lift kit will create the required clearance for adding larger tires... As we discussed earlier, increasing the size of your golf cart wheels and tires results in an immediate increase in your golf cart’s speed.

Average lifespan of a golf cart

What is the average lifespan of a golf cart?

As with anything, the lifespan of a golf cart directly correlates to how well you take care of it. Well-maintained golf carts can last well over 25 years, while a neglected cart may not even last 10 years. 

Maintenance practices to increase the lifespan of your golf cart:

  • Electric Golf Carts: Properly charging golf cart batteries whenever the cart is not in use, maintaining proper water levels in lead-acid golf cart batteries, and keeping batteries clean and clear of corrosion. 

  • Gas Golf Carts: oil change, spark plugs, filters, belts, etc.

  • Regular washing and protecting the interior and exterior of the golf cart.

  • Appropriate storage and winterizing of the golf cart.

  • Replacing worn components prior to failure.

Practicing basic maintenance on your golf cart, like any other vehicle you own, is guaranteed to result in many more years of enjoyment for you and your family and friends. 

All the top accessories you can add to a Golf Cart

When it comes to Golf Carts: Accessories = Opportunities

We hope this short-form Golf Cart Accessories Q&A has answered some of your common questions and leaves you feeling like you are empowered to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Most of these frequently asked questions would be more sufficiently answered in an entire multi-part, ongoing series… and we're happy to say, it actually is! Scattered amongst all the articles that make up the Golf Cart Stuff™ blog.

We constantly cover various topics on the most current and relevant golf cart products, golf cart news, golf cart applications and what accessories complement them best... More importantly, we educate our readers on the best processes for installing these aftermarket golf cart accessories.

Adding accessories to a Club Car, EZGO, or Yamaha golf cart can be as simple as sourcing OEM replacement parts like seat covers or as unique as custom color-match items such as our unparalleled wheel and tire selection.

From products like light kits and windshields to make your golf cart ride safer, to performance-enhancing products like motors and lift kits, and, of course, the convenience and comfort products like flip rear seats and golf cart enclosures, and just a few hundred more, Golf Cart Stuff™ is 'Here for the Ride.'

We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Let us know in the discussion section below if you have any comments, burning questions, or requests for future articles.

Until next time, Happy Modifying!

 

Golf Cart Stuff Senior Content Writer Amber Ripley What would you get if you crossed a scientist and a golf cart? It would be our Senior Content Writer, Amber Ripley! If you have a question, she knows how to research to bring you the information you need. Before joining the ranks at Golf Cart Stuff™, Amber was in sales and marketing for industrial tool and die products, so digging into all the nitty gritty, technical details about Golf Carts is par for the courseIn the words of a famous songwriter: “If you got a problem, Yo! She’ll solve it!”
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