Reverse for 1988 EZGO With 18hp Kohler Engine

Discussion in 'Big Block Golf Cart Conversions' started by 70jeepster, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. 70jeepster

    70jeepster New Member

    Hello everyone. I'm brand new to the golf carts. I picked up a 1988 EZGO gas golf cart and I'm wanting to install a 18hp Kohler Command engine. I'm sure these two questions have been asked before. Question is: What do I need to change or replace in order to have reverse? Another question: What type of clutch do I need for the engine?
     
  2. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    Hi, You'll need a 4 cycle golf cart rear end in order to have reverse. The 2 stroke engine runs in both directions for forward and reverse. The 4 cycle golf carts have forward and reverse gears in the transaxle.
    Welcome to the forum. :hattip:
     
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  3. 70jeepster

    70jeepster New Member

    Thanks HotRodCarts for your reply. Which golf carts are the 4 cycle rear ends ?
     
  4. HotRodCarts

    HotRodCarts Cartaholic

    I think EZGO switched to 4 cycle in 91 or 92. @Nubs would know for sure.
     
  5. dirtysouth

    dirtysouth Cartaholic - Sponsor

    Wanna say 94 :twocents:
     
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  6. Nubs

    Nubs Cartaholic

    Any ezgo gas rear end from 89 to 94 will bolt right in, 95 up switched to leaf springs. most any yr will work but takes some fabbin'.
     
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  7. 70jeepster

    70jeepster New Member

    Thanks Nubs.
     
  8. dirtysouth

    dirtysouth Cartaholic - Sponsor

    Nubs knows his poop on that stuff
     

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