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Tyler Willet’s 2022 Navitas Chassis Golf Cart

Words: KRISTIE REAL

Photos: DALE MARTIN | @DMARTY78

we couldn’t pass up the chance to share Tyler Willett’s head-turning bespoke golf cart. He’s been building custom trucks since 2013, but in 2020, he challenged himself to explore new projects, and tinkering on golf carts in his garage triggered his newfound passion for these usually boring carts. This led him to his true calling, creating West Coast Cartz as a way to bring golf carts to the forefront of the automotive industry. 

His current creation was built for the 2022 SEMA show to feature his build partners’ exceptional golf cart products. “There’s many companies online, like Big Bad Carts, that sell aftermarket parts for golf carts,” he describes. “With rapid growth in the industry, there’s more and more parts being manufactured for custom golf carts.” Every part of this golf cart is bolt-on and can be purchased by pros and garage DIYers alike. Ultimately, this build shows that there are no limits when it comes to building a custom cart. To help him secure parts for the golf cart, Tyler reached out to Cris Payne, aka Truck Guru, who helped manage the process. “I’ve known Truck Guru for years through the SEMA show and the truck industry. Last year was our first time working together directly for the SEMA show, and he was really helpful in getting my golf cart showcased.” The foundation for Tyler’s build started with a 2022 Navitis Chassis with a 5Kw AC motor and 600 AMP controller. The golf cart is powered by a 70.4 v lithium EcoBattery that runs the stereo system, lighting, and the big, bad green motor that propels the cart up to 40 mph. The Navitas cart is dressed with a 18.7” Big Bad Carts bolt-on lift kit and is custom-painted metallic red and chrome plated to really grab your attention.

The foundation for Tyler’s build started with a 2022 Navitis Chassis with a 5Kw AC motor and 600 AMP controller. The golf cart is powered by a 70.4 v lithium EcoBattery that runs the stereo system, lighting, and the big, bad green motor that propels the cart up to 40 mph. The Navitas cart is dressed with a 18.7″ Big Bad Carts bolt-on lift kit and is custom-painted metallic red and chrome plated to really grab your attention. 

Tyler also added Full Throttle Suspension chrome 2.0 reservoir shocks to give the cart a better ride and finished look. The cart runs on a seet of 22×12 Forged Gear off-road wheels with True Spike billet spike lug nuts wrapped in 33 x12.50R22 Baja Boss Mickey Thompson tires. It also features custom 3″ and 4″ billet wheel spacer adaptors and aftermarket rear disc brakes. Tyler was concerned about the intricate wires and cables being exposed under this cart, so he had a custom skid plate laser cut and painted by his buddies at Collision Kings LLC in Redwood City, CA. To light it up during night runs, the car features 25  FCK Lightbars RGB rock lights to illuminate the suspension, battery compartment, and the cart’s interior.

The golf cart showcases a custom-painted storm body kit and DOT extended roof in metallic red to match the suspension. Inside, you’ll find a custom-painted MODZ rear flip seat kit and FS2 seats with custom suede backing done by Tyler himself. The polished interior also has Xtreme Mats custom floor mats that pair well with the Big Bad Carts billet pedals, billet suede steering wheel and chrome steering column. This unique build uses Big Bad Carts iPad pro dash to play music through two SoundExteme by ECOXGEAR 32″ soundbars and two 8″ subwoofers. The golf cart has a tinted Madjax windshield mounted to chrome plated roof struts. 

Tyler also added Full Throttle Suspension chrome 2.0 reservoir shocks to give the cart a better ride and finished look. The cart runs on a seet of 22×12 Forged Gear off-road wheels with True Spike billet spike lug nuts wrapped in 33×12.50R22 Baja Boss Mickey Thompson tires. It also features custom 3” and 4” billet wheel spacer adaptors and aftermarket rear disc brakes. Tyler was concerned about the intricate wires and cables being exposed under this cart, so he had a custom skid plate laser cut and painted by his buddies at Collision Kings LLC in Redwood City, CA. To light it up during night runs, the car features 25 FCK Lightbars RGB rock lights to illuminate the suspension, battery compartment, and the cart’s interior. The golf cart showcases a custom-painted storm body kit and DOT extended roof in metallic red to match the suspension. Inside, you’ll find a custom-painted MODZ rear flip seat kit and FS2 seats with custom suede backing done by Tyler himself. The polished interior also has Xtreme Mats custom floor mats that pair well with the Big Bad Carts billet pedals, billet suede steering wheel and chrome steering column. This unique build uses Big Bad Carts iPad pro dash to play music through two SoundExteme by ECOXGEAR 32” soundbars and two 8” subwoofers. The golf cart has a tinted Madjax windshield mounted to chrome plated roof struts.

One of Tyler’s favorite additions to the cart is the custom suede starlight headliner built with 2,000 stars by Interstellar Interiors. For the final touch, the cart is completed with a West Coast Cartz custom chrome name plaque. Tyler’s goal is to build custom top-shelf golf carts for people and also continue to build personal custom golf carts for the SEMA and the PGA.

“My goal with this SEMA build was to show everyone what the golf cart industry is all about and showcase parts that are readily available for anyone to purchase. I think golf carts are the next big thing and SEMA is a great place to show people what the golf cart industry can offer. I think we will be seeing more and more golf carts each year at SEMA.”

Specs

2022 Navitas Chassis

• 70.4 v lithium EcoBattery 
• 18” Big Bad Carts lift kit, custom painted and chrome plated
• FTS chrome 2.0 reservoir shocks 
• EcoxGear’s 32” soundbars and 8” subwoofer
• Xtreme Mats custom floor mats
• 22×12 Forged Gear Off-Road wheels
• 33×12.50R22 Baja Boss Mickey Thompson tires
• True Spike billet spike lug nuts 
• Custom 3” and 4” wheel spacer adaptors
• Rear disc brakes 
• Custom-painted storm body kit 
• Custom-painted DOT extended roof 
• Chrome-plated roof uprights 
• Tinted Madjax windshield
• MODZ FS2 seats
• Big Bad Carts iPad pro dash
• Billet steering wheel and chrome steering column
• Suede starlight headliner
• Big Bad Carts billet pedals
• Rear MODZ seat kit 
• West Coast Cartz custom-chrome name plaque
• FCK Lightbars RGB rock lights

Sources

facebook.com/tyler.willett.18

@TCS_willett650

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