Club Car is a manufacturer of golf cars based in Augusta, GA.
The options on Club Car's golf carts are the Kawasaki FE350 11.5hp (standard on many utility vehicles and the Precedent golf cart) and a Kawasaki FE400 13 hp engine, which is the only engine offered on the Carryall 272 utility vehicle.
With the introduction of the Precedent golf car in late 2003, Club Car implemented DuPont's Surlyn material for the Precedent body panels. The material that also covers some golf balls, Surlyn has its color molded in. No paint or clear topcoat is needed on the Surlyn panels.
The Precedent cart uses an aluminum box-tube style frame, which, with modifications, also underpins the line of XRT 4 wheel drive vehicles. The Precedent frame is extremely similar to the design of the DS, but does not use as much aluminum for it uses a composite panel that underpins the floorboard and parts of the engine or battery compartment. This member is friction-bonded to the rest of the carriage.
In the front of the car, the two frame beams are sandwiched between a leaf spring on the bottom and a delta shock tower assembly on the top. The leaf spring is sandwiched between a plate mounted directly against the frame and a lower support plate. Mounted to the upper delta shock tower assembly, two delta A-plates (a variation of a control arm) connect the top of the king pin and the pivots of the delta A-plate. The setup acts as an upper and lower control arm system without the complexity of coil-over shocks, struts, or double wishbone types of suspension. Club Car is now the only manufacturer to use leaf springs for both the front and rear suspensions.
The rear suspension is classified as semi-independent since the rear axle, transmission, and engine are all connected together and are held in place only by leaf springs and shock absorbers. The front of the drive train assembly is not fixed, rather if floats and is free to move in any way necessary.
Club Car aces assembly: golf car manufacturer uses sophisticated fastening tools to error-proof assembly.(Torque Control)
Nov 01, 2005; It happens every year on every golf course in America. Some goof has a few too many and drives his golf car into a pond, a tree...