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HOW TO INSTALL LED ROOF LIGHTS ON A GOLF CART
CONTENTS ISSUE 13 JUNE 2021
16 COVER STORY: SURF'S UP! WITH EXCESSIVE CARTS 28 DEALER PROFILE: METROLINA CARTS 32 HOW TO INSTALL LED ROOF LIGHTS ON A GOLF CART 40 TOP 5 GOLF CART BLUETOOTH SOUNDBARS OF 2021 44 GOLF CARTING K/5 BLAZER CART BUILD DEPARTMENTS
08 EDITOR'S NOTE 24 LET'S GET SOCIAL 46 TOP FACEBOOK GROUPS 48 ASK THE MECHANIC 50 READER'S RIDES 6 www.GolfCarting.com
Golf Cart Owner Loses to Geico in Miami Ruling
n July 2016 a 16-year-old girl driving an E-Z-GO golf cart ran a stop sign and was hit by a car. The golf cart flipped and ejected all of the children passengers. The family of the driver, insured by a normal Geico
automobile insurance policy, attempted to file a claim and collect bodily injury damages not only for the driver, but for all of the passengers. Geico of course took the position that insurance coverage does not extend to the golf cart. The cart driver and injured passengers argued that Geico was in breach of contract.
The crux of the case was the dispute over the term “private passenger auto”. The family argued that a golf cart is indeed a “private passenger auto” and should be covered by their “auto” insurance policy. Geico argued that a “private passenger auto” is a vehicle that is safe and legal to drive and transport people on public roads. They also argued that a golf cart is different than a passenger auto because it lacks all the necessary safety equipment and automobile characteristics such as seatbelts, windshields, turn signals, vehicle identification numbers, brake lights and more. Ultimately, U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres sided with Geico because in all the language of the policy the term “auto” was linked to other terms that helped clarify the definition as being an automobile instead of a cart. Furthermore, the judge pointed out that under Florida Law the golf cart did not possess all the safety equipment it needed in order to be driving legally on public roads. As golf carts, NEVs and LSVs become a more common form of transportation, drivers need to take a closer look at their insurance policies. In a blink of an eye, a golf cart accident can cause financial ruin if the driver is without proper insurance. Golf Cart insurance includes personal injury and liability, so the driver is covered if they hurt themselves or others.
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KEY OR PEDAL START BATTERY CHARGER SPEED CONTROLLER DRIVETRAIN TRANSAXLE GEAR SELECTION REAR AXLE RATIO SEATING CAPACITY DRY WEIGHT CURB WEIGHT DASH/ IP STORAGE CAPACITY VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY REAR CARGO RACK LOAD CAPACITY TURNING RADIUS OUTSIDE CLEARANCE CIRCLE SPEED (LEVEL GROUND) STEERING SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKE PARKING BRAKE TIRES
106.5 in (271 cm) 48 in (122 cm) 54.5 in (138cm) 78 in (198 cm) 76 in (193 cm) 37.5 in (95 cm) 39 in (99 cm) 7 in (18 cm)
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his issue’s Cover Story cart features Excessive Carts is a Dallas/Fort Worthbased custom golf cart dealer that specializes in… EXCESS. These custom carts are not your run-of-the-mill rebuilds. Excessive Carts are something different altogether. Think Kevlar, brush guards, top-end stereo systems, beefy suspensions, custom-molded dashes. These carts are over-the-top bad ass and are becoming something of a legend. This is one super cool golf cart built by a cool company. Summer is just finally here and this all new custom build by Excessive Carts is ready to tear up some sand at the beach. With a cool Tiffany blue custom paint job, custom painted MODZ canvas top, “steelie” custom color matched wheels, white wall tires, a killer audio system and much more.
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Mike H. a resident at Windsong Ranch in Prosper Texas said "We need a cart to be built around my paddle board.; We take our paddler board to THE LAGOON, it’s a 5-acre, tropicsinspired amenity, with clear Caribbean-like water and sandy beaches, right in our neighborhood. Going through the design process, picking out the hard to find matching colors off Mikes Paddle Board was something to be said. "You really want to build a cart in these colors, it would be easier and more of a financial decision to just get a new board" owner, Rob Wallach commented. Mike was still determined to move forward with the color combination. We showed him the Tower Top from MODZ that we would have to customize even further to accommodate cup holders and his 12' paddle board. Then he chose a Phantom Body for this 6-seater to be painted by LRM Customs in Fort Worth TX completely in Tiffany blue including all the trim. There are 8” tires with white walls however searching high and low for 10” white walls were a difficult adventure on its own. 18 www.GolfCarting.com
This custom cart includes: ~ Customized Tower Top has Custom fabricated Cup holder in the rear, added ~ Paddle board rack on top and Powder Coated Salmon ~ Custom Painted Body and all the black trim painted as well ~ Custom Woodgrain Graphics ~10" Powder Coated Tiffany Blue OEM ~ Wheels w/ 205/50R10 Fusion white wall tires and chrome moon discs What aftermarket parts did you use? ~ Body- Double Take Phantom Body Painted Tiffany Blue ~ Sentry Dash with white inserts from Double Take ~ Wheels and Tires - Nivel ~ Tower Top --Ride MODZ fabricated ~ Seat- Lazy Life seats and covers/sculptured Tiffany blue with white stitching and piping ~ Aruba Sunbrella Bimini fabric strung top South Texas Canvas in Corpus Christi, TX ~ JVC Marine receiver w/ Bluetooth (4) Kicker Multi Color LED 6.5" Speakers ~ Multi-Color LED under body glow lights ~ Excessive Carts aluminum steering wheel powder coated white with Tiffany blue 1/2 wrap Excessive carts are located at 133 Dylan Dr. Suite G in the Frontier Business District across from Light Farms and Frontier Park. They have carts from mild to wild, lifted or lowdown, gas or electric, 2,4,6,& 8 passengers. Newly refurbished Club Car, baddest carts to date and Yamaha to brand new Advanced EV. GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 19
They can also custom build to your specifications lots to choose from, give them a call and see what we can do for you. Browse their gallery or come visit our showroom. Get yours today just in time for summer fun. After serving 20+ years in the USAF and owner/operating multiple car audio shops in Louisiana and Alaska, they settled in small town of Prosper TX. They opened up Excessive Audio in Prosper and never thought we would get into the golf cart business, but it took a contract from a local golf cart company and ended up building 100% of their carts for almost a year. Shortly after that they opened Excessive Carts and enjoying every minute of our decision. For more information on Excessive Carts visit www.ExcessiveCarts.com or call (972) 971-3717 20 www.GolfCarting.com
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Metrolina Carts is a high-quality custom golf shop in Rock Hill, SC that serves the greater Charlotte area. A family-owned company, father and son Del and Bret Elliott founded the business in 2012 and business is booming for this one-of-akind custom cart shop. We were delighted at the opportunity to spend some time with Bret Elliott, co-founder of Metrolina Carts. We wanted to hear firsthand how he and his father have built such a powerhouse dealer in just a handful of years. Dealer Name: METROLINA CARTS Dealer Location: 1071 ALBRIGHT RD, ROCKHILL, SC 29730 Phone Number: (803) 329-2278 Owners: DEL ELLIOTT, BRET ELLIOTT Authorized Dealer Brands: CLUB CAR, YAMAHA, STAR CARTS Specialty: CUSTOM CART BUILDS Website: WWW.METROLINACUSTOMCARTS.COM Facebook: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/METROLINACARTS 28 www.GolfCarting.com
GCMAG: How did you get involved in the golf cart industry? BRET: Back in 2009, on behalf of the economy crashing, I was laid off from an engineering firm. My college roommate was working at a shop [golf shop] in Columbia [SC] and asked if I wanted to give it a try. After several months of doing it, my father and I decided to open up shop in Rock Hill, SC. GCMAG: When did your business really take off and why? BRET: About 5 years ago business really started picking up. Advertising and putting a word of mouth footprint in our community grew our business tremendously. Acquiring the major dealer lines [Yamaha, Club Cart, Star Carts] have been a big boost for our business as well. GCMAG: What are your future plans for growth and expansion? BRET: We intend to continue our current growth at our current location and are currently looking into the development of our second location. We are always diligently looking for
opportunities to grow our business through dealer networking and local community events. We tend to entertain all options available for future growth and expansion. GCMAG: Where do you see the future of the industry heading? BRET: This industry is growing rapidly with new technologies being presented frequently. I believe that the course our society is taking with the large number of residential neighborhoods in development, now and in the future, it is going to continue to make the golf cart industry stronger.
GCMAG: Can you tell us about your team? BRET: We are a family owned business. My father Del and my mother Jodie and I run the day-to-day operations of the company. We are fortunate to have a great and hard-working staff that keeps the daily duties moving to keep our business successful. GCMAG: What was your favorite custom cart build and why? BRET: There are so many favorites it’s difficult to choose. A friend of mine served this great nation for us in the service. continued...
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dealerprofile In an unfortunate circumstance, he lost several friends in combat. It was special to me to put together a cart representing his achievements and honor of being in the military as well as commemorating his fallen brothers. It was and honor to do this build and bring a smile to his face in an unfortunate situation. GCMAG: That’s great Bret and the cart you built for your friend is not only impressive but really symbolizes something very important. We appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions and we look forward to catching up with you guys down the road. For more information on Metrolina Carts in Rockhill, SC visit them online at www.MetrolinaCustomCarts.com, stop into their showroom or give them a call at (803) 329-2278.
How to Install LED Roof Lights on a Golf Cart R
yan Fenters is the founder of the popular YouTube Channel called Fentertainment. Ryan creates DIY videos of, in his own words… “dedicated to making, painting, building, modifying and fixing things…” His golf-cart-related DIY videos are very informative, and we thought it would be a good idea to transcribe them for you for Golf Carting Magazine. In the latest edition, Ryan Fenters shows us step-by-step how to install Bluetooth LED lights to a golf cart top. RYAN FENTERS: What’s going on guys I’m Ryan Fenters and welcome back to the Fentertainment Channel. On today’s video we're going to be lighting up our roof with some Dream Color 5050 Addressable LED lights. Stay tuned.
So, let’s unpack the box… This is the LED strip lights we will be using to line the top of the cart. We have a standard 110 to 12-volt power adapter, we have two bags of supports, we have a connection wire, we have our LED light controller. The LED lights will plug into this harness and the 12-volt power will plug into the other side. We will download the App on our phone to be able to control the lights. What makes these lights a little bit different from all the other lights is that these are “addressable LEDs”. What does that mean? These do not just flash red to blue to green, but the
doityourself mount it on the side of the aluminum track. Or we can mount it on the side of the top itself.
lights actually chase each other throughout the strip. Supplied in the kit is a 110 to 12-volt wall charger; however, since this is a golf cart, we're not going to be using the wall charger, so we need to cut it. That being said we need to make sure it's going to be “tip positive” or “tip negative”. Reading on here it says that it is “tip positive” but yours may be different though, if you don't get the same exact kind. I'm going to show you how to check whether it's “tip positive” or “negative”. I'm going to go ahead and pull out about a foot of wire which is more than plenty and we're going to cut it off. We can disregard the wall plug as we will not use it. After you cut the wires, we need to strip them back. How do we know if it's tip positive or tip negative? We need to take a multimeter here and turn it down to the “continuity settings”. Once you press the two leads together, you'll hear a beep, and this is going to let us know whether this is “tip positive” or “tip negative”. Simply take one of the leads of your multimeter and stick it inside the tip and connect the other lead to the wire and see each one is making contact there. (You’ll hear the beep.) So, we know by doing this that the negative wire has the white stripe on it.
I'm first going to take some 91% isopropyl alcohol and use to really clean these side pieces as we don't want any contaminants on the top because the backing of the LED strips is what's going to make it stick to the top.
So off-camera I went ahead and soldered my leads and used heat shrink to go from the plug of the bazooka party bar G2 to the LED lights and also added some Velcro that will go
What makes our light kit easy to install is this Bazooka Party Bar G2 that I’ve already installed on this cart. It has a switch on for an accessory output and it comes with a harness the harness that is built into the main harness and once we hit the switch power it will power any accessory and that includes this LED light kit. We have a couple of different spots where we can mount the LED lights. We can mount this on the bevel, or we can 34 www.GolfCarting.com
doityourself between the LED Bluetooth controller and the frame. We will clean this off with a little bit of alcohol and stick the controller up there before we start laying our lights. We need to clean up these wires with a split loom and make it look nice and neat.
I went searching for the App on my phone and we're going to use one called LED Hue.
Once all the wires are in place and looking good, let’s get these LEDs mounted by just running them on the side of the lip here of the roof.
I have wires coming out of the controller going to the LEDs on the top and we just need to throw some wire loom on that and clean it up a little bit better. And I think it looks pretty good.
It is going to ask you to turn on your Bluetooth and once you have Bluetooth turned on you can select the option of SP110E. Once it is connected, it'll show a blue check mark we can hit “Enter”.
You have over a hundred different color and variations you can choose from. You can change the speed, change the brightness, you can set manual colors as well. My favorite setting is the red and blue chasing. I don't know why but I think it looks pretty cool. 36 www.GolfCarting.com
doityourself There's a ton of different variations on this App and you can just find the one that you like. There are all kinds of things you can do. - Ryan Fenters
I didn't put any LED lights across the front of the cart. The one, five-meter roll just went around both sides and the back, which is great because we don't want any lights blinding us while we are driving. I like that these lights are “dream color”, meaning they are color chasing color rather than one color fading into another color. They are a little bit more expensive than the regular LED lights, but in my opinion, they're totally worth it and it's going to make the golf cart stand out.
TOP 5 GOLF CART BLUETOOTH SOUNDBARS OF 2021
o golf cart should be driven without a good soundbar. That’s Golf Carting 101. Trying to find the perfect soundbar for your golf cart can be challenging because there is a lot out there. We’ve scoured the marketplace, tried out dozens of soundbars, talked to industry experts, all to come up with our updated 2021 list of top soundbars. You are welcome. But before the list, here’s how we chose the top 5 list… HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SOUNDBAR One of the key considerations in choosing a golf cart soundbar is the fact it will be exposed to the elements. Let’s look at three critical factors you should consider when you are thinking of purchasing a soundbar for your custom golf cart. • Look for dust-proof and waterproof rating (IPXX) • Test the performance of the soundbar in different frequency ranges • Is it a price you can live with?
If the soundbar doesn’t have a rating and does not allow for multiple frequency ranges, don’t buy it. We’ve done the research and selected 5 Top Picks for 2021. This is certainly not an exhaustive list so don’t send us hate mail. But these are certainly all soundbars that should do very well for you. TOP 5 SOUNDBARS FOR GOLF CART 2021 MTX MUDSYS41 GOLF CART SOUNDBAR The next soundbar on our shortlist is another fine MTX offering, the MTX MUDSYS41. It looks a little rough around the edges but don’t let looks fool you here. This box delivers amazing sound and can stand up to just about anything Mother Nature throws at it. These MUDSYS41’s is popular for a reason. They are easy to mount, durable, and have a legion of loyal supporters. The MTX MUDSYS41 gives you all the features you need that include USB, AUX, Bluetooth, AM/FM and house 4, six-and-a-half-inch speakers married to a 280-watt amp.
The MTX MUDSYS41 provides flexible installation options for cart cages between 43 and 49.5 inches.
MTX 41 Features • Four Speakers at 6.5 inches • 5 mm Auxiliary input • USB Charging • FM/AM Radio • 280-Watt Power Rating • LED Dome Light with Built-in Clock MTX MUD6SPBT GOLF CART SOUNDBAR The MTX MUD6SPBT golf cart sound bar gives you high-quality sound and proven weatherproofed durability. It is a workhorse that delivers. Equipped with a 6-speaker sound system, the MTX MUD6 has four speakers that are 3-inch drivers and two speakers that are 1-inch tweeters. They all run off of a 200-watt amp, so you are going to get plenty of quality sound output. There are a lot of bells and whistles that come equipped with the MTX MUD6, including Bluetooth so you can connect to other devices. You can connect external sub woofers too with the 3.5mm output. And why wouldn’t you? The MTX MUD6 is delivered with easy-to-install mounting clamps. My 7-year-old could install it without a problem.
MTX MUD6 Features • AUX input and output • Bluetooth Streaming
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Strong Output with 200-Watt Amp Solid Weatherproofing Amazing Sound Subwoofer Hookups Available
ECOXGEAR SOUND EXTREME GOLF CART SOUNDBAR Next up on our list of golf cart sound bars is the waterproof model created by ECOXGEAR. The marinegrade ECOXGEAR® Sound Extreme Speaker Bar boasts a patent-pending IP66 highly water-resistant enclosure for 100% waterproof, dirt-proof, dust-proof, adventureproof performance. This sound bar for golf carts, offroad vehicles, boats, and more pumps out an incredible 500W of your favorite audio from 8 rugged speakers: 2 tweeters, 4 midrange, and 2 side-mounted woofers. 2 internal, independently sealed cavities provide true left and right stereo sound. Built-in Bluetooth® 5.0 lets you stream your favorite audio wirelessly from your compatible smart device. EcoCast lets you connect up to 50 sound bars together or to any ECOXGEAR speaker (not included). Integrated onboard controls let you take charge of your listening experience. A built-in microphone accommodates handsfree speaker calls. Multicolor LEDs backlight all 8 speakers, with the optic to sync to music, display solid color, or stay off. A rear-facing LED can turn on separately from the main LEDs. A waterproof 12V auxiliary power-out connection lets you connect directly to your vehicle's battery. Waterproof aux input plays audio from a wired device, and the waterproof aux output lets you daisy-chain this ECOXGEAR sound bar to other wired speakers. The waterproof 5V USB output even lets you charge your phone or other USB-powered device. Integrated mounting brackets provide multiple mounting options, and the long-range RF remote control keeps you in control of the lights and audio functions.
ECOXGEAR Sound Extreme Features • Rugged, adventure-ready 500W sound bar • IP67 waterproof, dirt-proof, and dust-proof • 8 marine grade speakers: 2 tweeters, 4 midrange, and GOLF CARTING MAGAZINE 41
golfcartguide • Mounting brackets and integrated, threaded mounting holes • Includes long-range RF remote
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BAZOOKA BPB24 GOLF CART SOUNDBAR Let’s talk about the Bazooka BPB24 Sound Bar. This super-sheik sound bar from Bazooka looks ultra-modern and features marine grade subwoofers and LED lights that illuminate the entire system. The Bazooka BPB24 Sound Bar is an 8-speaker set-up and equipped with a 360-degree rotating system that delivers sound everywhere. The Bazooka BPB24 is loaded with 450 watts of power and has Bluetooth integration so you can connect any of your devices. It also comes with a RF remote that controls the streaming from Bluetooth as well as the lighting settings on the system. The Bluetooth range of this Bazooka sound bar is around 60 feet, while the RF remote will be able to handle controls up to 1,000 feet.
Bazooka BPB24 Features • Amazing LED lighting system • AUX Inputs (3.5mm) • Easy mounting • Excellent sound with 360 degree • 450 watts
2 side-mounted woofers • 2 internal, independently sealed cavities for true left and right stereo sound • Bluetooth 5.0 • EcoCast pairing with other sounders and speakers • Integrated onboard controls • Built-in speakerphone microphone • Multicolor LEDs backlighting all 8 speakers • Rear-facing LED with independent operation • Waterproof 12V auxiliary power-out connection • Waterproof aux input and output jacks • Waterproof 5V USB charging port 42 www.GolfCarting.com
WET SOUND STEALTH 10 HD GOLF CART SOUNDBAR The last golf cart sound bar on our list is the Wet Sound Stealth 10 HD and is one of the better systems you can buy for your custom cart. The Stealth 10 HD really delivers excellent sound quality with a high-quality Class D amp. The system is durable and resistant to dust, shock and water splashes. The control panel, located on the back of the system, is well lit and manageable in low light conditions. The Stealth 10 comes with an AUX input so you can connect any of your external devices and you also have the option to connect via Bluetooth, pairing any smart device to the sound bar. The Stealth 10 HD has a fairly easy mounting system so installing it should not be overly difficult.
will provide you with excellent sound, durability, and functionality. Installation is a big deal for a lot of people. We wanted to factor in sound bar systems that provide for relatively profanity-free installations. Enjoy your new custom sound bar system for your golf cart!
Wet Sound Stealth 10 HD Features • 10 speaker system • 2 tweeters and mid-bass drivers • Bluetooth enabled • Aluminum rust free covering • Waterproof SUMMARIZING THE SOUND BARS As stated earlier, this is by no means a definitive list of golf cart sound bars. There are a variety of quality options when it comes to sound bars for your custom cart. These five that we’ve included on our list are all systems that
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ASK THE MECHANIC Q: My battery cable ends seems to be melting or get extremely hot. What’s going on? A: This could be caused by the cables not being tightened properly and causing an arch and extreme heat. Make sure the connections are cleaned and your cables are tightened down making a solid connection with the battery posts. This could also be caused by faulty or improper gauge cables. You want to make sure these cables are a minimum of 6 gauge (which most stock carts come with), but we recommend 4 gauge or even 2 gauge, especially if you are going to modify anything with the electrical system in the cart. Q: What is the difference between a golf cart and a LSV (low speed vehicle)? A: The simple answer is LSVs are registered vehicles with the DMV. In some states an LSV is considered an automobile and must follow most the same rules and regulation as a typical car. LSVs must have the proper safety accessories such as 48 www.GolfCarting.com
headlights, turn signals, break lights, a horn, DOT approved windshields, seat belts and they must be able to reach a speed of 25mph. LSVs in some states can be driven on the roads with posted speed limits of 35 mph or less. Please check the laws with your state’s DMV for exact information on rules and regulations. Q: My cart will only move a few feet and then stop. What should I check first? A: We get this question a lot and the answer could be many different things, but the most common cause is a bad or improperly connected forward / reverse switch. This problem happens very often, and the forward reverse switch is probably the most replaced part on a golf cart. They get used a lot and often times go bad or the connecter on back comes loose. It’s a simple fix and a very inexpensive part for most golf carts, so we recommend checking this first, making sure the connections are solid or replacing it all together.
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