Golf Cart Tires and Rims Combo

To make custom shots in golf, players need to carry a number of heavy golf clubs they could use alternately. Professional caddies can do a great job on this but the better decision to take is to have a good quality golf cart.

Most golf cart models are easy and light, fit for any kind of terrain. Aside from that, these golf carts have improved designs and can now support heavy outdoor loads.

However, as the tires grow older and consequently, wears down, the threat of injury and slipping spikes up. Aside from that, the tires also become more challenging to maneuver, ending up losing its ability to carry weight, over time. The trick is to find the right golf cart tires and rims combo.

If you see that your cart has any of the aforementioned major red flags, then it is time to buy a new one.

Custom wheels, tires, and custom wheel covers are what add more to the look of your golf cart. You can dress-up your plain-Jain golf cart by using 14-inch, 12-inch, 10-inch, or 8-inch tires and wheels. Bigger tires are available for golf carts which were lifted by lift kits.

8-10-12-14-inch Wheels

Don’t take a chance in driving worn-in and dilapidated wheels when you can have a complete collection of premium and upscaled replacement tires.

Most tires available in the market are already huge upgrades from stock tires, and most of them are ready to be mounted.

There are also larger tires available and the list includes 22×10-10, 22×11-10, and 11×9.5-10.

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What are the different tire treads for golf cart tires?

One of the most common golf cart tire tread is directional. You have to be extra careful in mounting these kinds of tires and in placing them on the appropriate sides so that you’ll allow the treads to rotate in a forward manner.

Another common tread pattern is called sand tires. They generally look like they have paddles. Sand responds differently from challenging terrains. The paddles on the tire are specifically designed to afford maximum traction since sand has a good chance of moving and sliding.

Knobby tires are manufactured in hundreds of dissimilar tread designs and patterns. The slight changes and modifications between differing knob shapes are keeping each lug or knob perform better and efficiently under specific terrains.

When do you replace old golf cart tires?

You replace tires in any of the following instances:

  • If it’s already worn out and is compromising your safety and riding comfort.
  • If you want to give your cart a look and feel upgrade.
  • If the current tires are not the right fit.

Lug Nuts and Center Caps

Most of the golf tire car manufacturers have lug nuts and center caps which comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Reputable and reliable golf car tire stores often stock the most trustworthy and the best manufacturer of these tire and rims combo. What’s good is that these will fit all the top brands of golf carts.

Lifted Tire and Wheel

If you’re feeling adventurous and you want to travel to the woods to hunt or to just have an off-road excursion, you have to have the perfect and correct lifted wheel and tire combo.

A few tires and wheels are fit for pavement driving, while others are better fits for a bumpier terrain.

This wheel and tire combo is offset, meaning, they don’t brush against the golf cart’s fender wells.

Low Profile Wheel and Tire Combos

The advantage of having low-profile tires and wheels is that you will give a distinctive look to your golf cart. Also, these golf cart’s hubcap and steel wheels stand out because of its new and upgraded look.

Wheel Spacers

If you want to extend the wheelbase of your golf cart, what can give your golf cart the stance you prefer is none other than the wheel spacers.

Majority of the wheel spacers that are available in the market are cast from solid aluminum, made especially to add durability and for added strength.

Your golf cart tire providers have 1, 2, and 3-inch wheel spaces, mostly form all top name brands in golf carts industry.

Golf Car Tires

If you’re only looking for golf cart tires, there’s plenty you can choose from and among these are the following:

  • 18×6.50-8 Sawtooth Street Tire (does not require lift)
  • 18×8.50-8 Kenda Hole-N-One Tire (does not require lift)
  • 205/50-10 Kenda Pro Tour Low-profile Tire (does not require lift)
  • 22×11.00-8 Mudbuster Off-Road Tire (requires lift)
  • 23×10.50-12 Duro Desert A / T Tire (requires lift)
  • 23×10-12 GTW Barrage Mud Tire (requires lift)

Golf Car Wheels

If you’re only looking for golf cart wheels, you can consider the following, all in 3:4 offset):

  • GTW Specter 12″ Chrome Wheel
  • GTW Specter 14″ Chrome Wheel
  • 12″ GTW Tarantula Black Wheel with Optional Color Inserts
  • 14″ GTW Tarantula Black Wheel with Optional Color Inserts
  • 12-inch GTW Nemesis Black Wheel with Optional Color Inserts
  • 14-inch GTW Nemesis Metallic Chrome Wheel with Optional Color Inserts
  • 10×7 Machined Silver Evader Wheel

The first 2 options are usually in the $100 up price category and sold separately from the lug nuts. If you order these models, make sure to order 4 complete set.

The next 2 options on the list are less expensive than the other first two, comes with a black finish, and are sold inclusive of center caps. Also, color inserts, which are sold separately, are also available for these wheel models. The colors available are the following:

  • Black
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Green

On top of these wheelset selections, there are service providers who offer tire and wheel combination options.

What wheels can you choose for the wheel tire combo?

There is actually a long list of wheels you can choose from. Most golf cart tires providers have a list which you can just choose from.

In choosing your ideal 12-inch golf cart combo, you can take note of these tips.

For Non-Lifted Golf Carts, these are the tire sizes you can choose from:

  • Low-Profile Street Tread : 215/50-12
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 205/30-12
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 205/35-12

For Lifted carts, these are the tire sizes you can choose from:

  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 215/50-12
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 245/50-12
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 255/50-12
  • Off-Road/All-Terrain: 23×10.5-12
  • Off-Road/All-Terrain: 25×10.5-12
  • Off-Road/All-Terrain: 23×10-12
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 22×11-12

Furthermore, please also bear in mind that if you want the “Nemesis wheel,” you have to make sure to also order the color inserts. These color inserts are sold separately.

Also, don’t forget that all of these wheels are 4 on 4 holes. These are also mounted before they are shipped and all you have to when you receive them is to bolt them.

14-inch wheel and tire combo

In choosing your ideal 14-inch golf cart combo, you can take note of these tips, pointed out by Tires Easy.

For Non-Lifted Golf Carts, these are the tire sizes you can choose from:

  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 205/30-14
  • Low-Profile Street Tread: 205/40-14

For Lifted carts, you can only choose 23×10-14 Off-Road/All-Terrain.

Your golf cart tires providers offer a wide array of tire and wheel combi but here are more specific choices you might want to consider.

Madjax 12″ Machined Black Octane Wheels + Own choice of tires

The price set for this combi is usually for 4 mounted golf cart wheel-tires assemblies already. It also comes in 16 chrome lug nuts and is with 4 center caps. Also, the tire-wheel assembly package comes in 12×7 with 4×4 bolt pattern machined black octane wheels. This combination requires a 6 inch or higher lift kit. Also, take note that this combo will not fit on non-lifted carts.

The tire option for this wheel includes the following:

  • “6-Ply” 23×10.5-12 X-Trail All-Terrain
  • “4-Ply” 23×10.5-12 Predator All-Terrain
  • “4-Ply” 22×10-12 Timberwolf All-Terrain
  • “4-Ply” 23×10-12 Raptor Mud-Terrain

10″ Talon Gun Metal – All-Terrain Wheels and Tires Combo

This wheel and tire package comes in a set of 4 mounted golf cart wheels and tires combination. Also, the package includes 16 chrome lug nuts, and 4 center caps. Please note also that this combination only fits lifted carts, is an ET-25 offset, and has a 4×4 bolt pattern on its gun metal wheels.

The options for tires here are either a 4-ply 20×10-10 Arisun All-Terrain or a 4-ply 22×11-10 Arisun All-Terrain.

Madjax 10″ Machined Black Octane Wheels and Choices of Tires

This combo package already includes a set of 4 mounted golf cart wheels and tire assemblies, a6 chrome lug nuts, and 4 center caps. Also, what’s included are 10×7 machined with black octane wheels, with 4×4 bolt pattern. The required lift kit for this combo is that of 6 inches or higher. Please note that this combination is only for lifted golf carts.

Among the tires you can match are the following:

  • Predator All-Terrain 20×10-10
  • Raptor Mud-Terrain 20×10-10
  • Timberwolf All-Terrain 22×10-10

What Size Tires Can I Put On My Golf Cart?

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New models of golf car tires are usually available in different tread patterns and sizes. They are also tubeless and have an impenetrable bead at the inner diameter of the tires on both sides. Air pressure forces the bead against the wheel to seal it.
Factory golf car tires
are usually 18 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide, and has an inner bead diameter of 8 inches. When you see a number sequence which looks like 18 x 8.5 x 8, this is what it means. The first number corresponds to the outer tire diameter, the second number is for the width, and the third number is for the inner diameter.

Aside from the height and the diameter, you can also see the designation “NHS” on the tire. This means Non-Highway Service and generally means that that tire cannot withstand high-speed rotation and high loads pressure. They work perfectly well for golf carts. However, if you want to have faster speed, you can consider C or B rated highway tire instead. The said tires have more layers and have better rubbers so they can withstand the pressure of high-speed road usage.

Tire Compression

According to Fuel Economy, Tire pressure is very crucial to preserve the longevity of the tire’s life. The appropriate tire pressure is usually provided and visible on the tire’s sidewall and will change on the models and brands of golf cart tires.

15 to 25 PSI (pounds per square inch) is the normal range for most golf car tires. As little air pressure as 12 to 15 PSI is used for added traction. Always remember that the greater the tire pressure, the higher the risk of the golf cart to roll. Additionally, the greater the tire pressure, the stiffer the riding convenience and the faster premature tire wear.

Too much air will also reduce your traction since only the mid-section of the cart makes enough contact with the surface.

Lower air pressure, on the other hand, offers a better riding experience and provides more traction, but also requires much power to turn and move the wheels. If you’re too low, the tire’s outer edges will wear out prematurely. You might need to change your cart’s tire pressure from what the manufacturers specify to customize the same to your needs.

Tread Patterns

Same with size, golf cart tread patterns also vary. There are treads which are very smooth and also treads which are tough, fit for off-road, sand, mud and other challenging applications. Your golf cart tire provider has a wide array of tires depending on your needs and specifications.

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One of the most common golf cart tire tread is directional such as Swamp Fox, Mud Buster, and Stryker. You have to be extra careful in mounting these tires and placing them on the appropriate sides so that the treads will rotate in a forward manner. These tires will offer better traction and will channel dirt to the outside rear of the tire to keep debris from the tread if mounted properly.

Another common tread pattern is called sand tires. They generally look like they have paddles. Sand responds differently from challenging terrains. The paddles on the tire are specifically designed to afford maximum traction since sand has a good chance of moving and sliding.

Knobby tires are manufactured in hundreds of dissimilar tread designs and patterns. The slight changes and modifications between differing knob shapes are keeping each lug or knob perform better and efficiently under specific terrains.

All terrain tires have an adequate number or treads to withstand mid-off-road use while being unaggressive. These tire treads are more “yard friendly”

When in doubt, seek professional advice

Admittedly, it’s hard to keep up with all the technicalities and specifics of golf cart tires and rims combo. If you want to change your golf cart tires, either to polish the look or simply increase its performance, and you are confused as to what kind of tires should you buy, consult an expert. This is the easiest way to get the perfect tires for your golf cart.

By doing so, you save yourself the trouble of learning all the technicalities by yourself while you also get to learn in actual – by merely listening and observing your cart tire provider. Talk to United Tires professionals about your needs.

Over time, you will acquire relevant information and the next time you want an upgrade to your golf cart, you can confidently choose the specifics by yourself.