Want to dress up your cart? Golf Cart tire and wheel combinations are the hottest items we sell! We only sell the HIGHEST QUALITY tire and wheel combinations on the web. Golf Carts have came a long way since they were first introduced in the 50's. Golf cart tire and wheel combinations are a very nice addition to your plain looking ride. Wheels are available in 8", 10", 12", and 14" sizes. Tires are also available in a variety of different sizes: 18", 205, 20", 22", and 23". If you choose a tire greater than 20 inches, you must have a lift kit installed. We have lift kits available for EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha golf cart models. We will help you decide what kind of tires or golf cart wheels will work the best with your driving style!
GOLF CART TIRES-
Golf cart tires are a very important accessory for your golf cart. Your tires will affect how your cart rides and how well it maneuvers on different terrains. There are different variations of golf cart tires for different applications but the main categories are Turf or Street Tires, Knobby or off-road tires, and All-Terrain tires. You also have to consider if you are going to use a lift kit or not, as the wheels that are more than 20 inches big will most likely be too big for golf carts with no lift kit. Some drivers will use their golf cart traditionally on golf courses, some drivers will take the golf cart to country land for off road terrain, and some people may use it in the neighborhood. It doesn't matter what type of golf cart owner you are, your tires will play a valuable role in your golf cart experience.
The Traditional golf cart user will drive on the golf course, paved cart paths, and also do some street driving. Golf Courses usually have strict rules for what type of tire you have on your cart. In order for your cart to operate on most courses around the country, you will need a less aggressive tread design so you don't end up leaving trails and destroying the fairways. The most suitable tires for golf course applications are DOT approved tires with street tread patterns. These golf cart tires come in various sizes to fit 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch, and 14 inch golf cart wheels. The tread design for turf tires is meant to funnel water out allowing for more grip on the road and when on grass, you won't slip around and or tear up the grass. If you are looking for tires to be used on the golf course make sure you stick with any Turf or Street tire.
If you are using your golf cart on off road terrain, possibly somewhere in the country or on someone's ranch land, you will want to look at the Knobby or Off-Road terrain tires. The thick, Knobby, tire tread will help to add traction where there is no concrete or asphalt to conveniently grip the rubber. The aggressive tread of the Knobby tire will grip dirt and rock in wet or dry conditions allowing you to keep moving and not get stuck. If you are going to be using your golf cart primarily off any road or pavement, you should consider going all the way for a true Knobby tire. It will be a little louder and rougher on the street but, you will have a better experience driving through off road conditions such as sand, mud, gravel, dirt, or even snow.
If you are the neighborhood golf cart user, you have your decision to make. You can get a turf, or street, tire and risk possibly getting stuck if you have to go through mud or want to take it to the beach but you will have a nice, smooth ride when you're on the street. If you go for the knobby tire, you will experience a loud and possibly rough ride while on the street but obviously be able to go through mud or sand with more ease. Most neighborhood drivers will go with the all terrain tire to get a compromise for both worlds. If you're driving on pavement it may not be as quiet as the turf tire but it also won't be as loud as a regular knobby tire. The tread is still going to be aggressive enough to give a good amount of grip while in the sand or going through mud. So if you plan to have a base driving range primarily on the streets or pavement but want to regularly take it to the beach or your hunting lease, the all terrain tires will be a good choice.
EZGO golf carts come from the factory with 18x8.5-8 Links Carlisle tires. This tire has a saw-tooth tread pattern that offers good performance on many different surfaces, including street (asphalt), concrete (cart paths), and turf (golf course grass). This particular tire was standard on 1994-current E-Z-GO Medalist, TXT, and RXV golf cart models.
Most Golf Carts come with stock tires that are 18x8.5-8, which means that the height of the tire is 18 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide with a space to mount an 8 inch wheel. This size tire is going be the smallest tire offered on golf carts also. The largest standard golf cart tire will fit on a 12 inch wheel, its height is 26 inches and its width is 12 inches. This tire is a Kenda Terra Trac tire and it is a 4 ply tire measured 26x12-12. Low Profile tire measurements are harder to understand, as they are in the funny metric language. This isn't Europe, haha, Just kidding. I am going to use an example, the ITP Ultra GT low profile tire. This tire measures 205x30-14 and the -14 means that it holds a 14 inch wheel. The 205 number is the width of the tire in millimeters. 205 Millimeters converts to roughly 8.07 inches. So the width of the tire is 8.07 inches at its widest point when mounted on the wheel. The second number indicates the height of the tire from the rim to tire tread. This tire measurement number, 30, is a representation of the percentage of the width, 205 millimeters. So in this case 30 percent of 205mm, or 8.07 inches is 2.42 inches. So the height would 2.42 inches on either side of the wheel bringing the total height of the mounted tire and wheel to 18.84 inches. (2.42 + 14 + 2.42 = 18.84) Like I said, low profile tires are more complicated to understand.
When you look at buying tires that are bigger than the factory stock tires, 18 inches big, you need to either consider getting heavy duty leaf springs or just breaking down and buying a lift kit. If you do not have a lift kit on your cart and you do not plan on getting one, you really do not want to get tires any bigger than 20 inches because they will not fit. Even with a 20 inch tire, we will recommend that you upgrade your leaf springs to prevent rubbing. If you have a rear seat kit and or will be hauling extra weight on the back then the heavy duty leaf springs are a must! If you want to get tires that are bigger than 18 inches, you are almost forced to get a lift kit also. However, we have the answer. You can mount 10, 12, and even 14 inch wheels on low profile tires.
GOLF CART WHEELS-
Golf Cart Wheels are arguably the most important part of your golf cart. They give your golf cart character and style. If you're using the cart for hunting, you can get your wheels in different styles of camouflage. And if you're using the cart for cruising the hood, you can get as big as a 14 inch Chrome rims to show everyone how you chop it up. Your golf cart wheels can add to all the unique style you envision, making your cart the ultimate custom golf cart.
When it comes to picking wheels for your golf cart, you can really spend a lot of time deciding on what to pick and if it will fit right. Not only are there many different wheels to pick from, but you also have to decide on the lift kit and tires so everything fits correctly. The concern with the wheels fitting correctly combined with all the wheel options will make getting wheels for your golf cart a very difficult process. This page is to help inform you of the different types and styles of golf cart wheels.
Golf cart wheels are made with either aluminum or steel. The steel wheels are usually made with a solid color like black, beige, white, gray, or even silver or stainless steel. Aluminum wheels are constructed with a machined, polished, or chrome finish. The Aluminum wheels have the largest range of designs to pick from. All golf cart wheels have a 4x4 lug nut pattern which fit all standard golf cart wheel hubs. Golf cart wheels are available in 4 sizes; 8 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch, and 14 inch. The 8 Inch wheel is the original golf cart wheel size and is the only wheel that will work without a lift kit or low profile tire. If you want to have a larger wheel, you will have to either get low profile tires or a lift kit to prevent the tire from rubbing or not fitting at all. If you do not want to use a lift kit on your golf cart then you must have a low profile tire to have a 10, 12, or 14 inch wheel.
The wheel finish is an important part of the wheel. The three available types of finish are Chrome, Polished, and Machined. I wrote those in order of cost, Chrome being the most expensive. No matter what the finish is, all wheels are made from an alloy of aluminum. The Chrome finish is generally more expensive because it deals with applying the chrome plating to the alloy wheel. Chrome plating is a process of electroplating a slim layer of chromium to the wheel. We all like the way the chrome looks but aside from the looks, the chrome has a high resistance to corrosion and increases the toughness of the wheel. The chrome is also really easy to clean and, if maintained properly, the chrome finish will last a long, long time. Polished Wheels are very similar to Chrome but less expensive. Polished Wheels are machined wheels that are buffed to a very shiny finish. While polished wheels look great and cost less than chrome wheels, the polished wheels require more maintenance to keep them shiny. If you buy polished wheels and do not plan to take care of them, they will lose the polished look. I only write this because I do not want any un happy customers. Depending on the use of the golf cart, you want to polish your wheels at least once a month. If you are driving in wet weather or have bad weather conditions, it would be safe to at clean them every time they get really dirty. Yes, this could mean every time you take the cart out, if weather is always bad. Remember the cheap mans method for cleaning, use water and a clean rag to clean them first. If that doesn't work, look into some chemical products but make sure it's a gentle chemical compound. A cleaner that is meant to relieve brake dust or heavy dirt may be too strong and can be damaging to the aluminum wheel and certainly can damage the polished finish. Note that it might look good when you clean it, but prolonged use of heavy chemicals will eat away at the finish and your wheels will never have that polished shine again. Polished wheels are a great looking wheel to have on your cart and can always be bought at a lower price than Chrome wheels. Just remember that maintenance is a MUST for a polished wheel. Finally, we take a look at Machined wheels. The Machined wheel is basically a wheel that that came out of the machine that made. That is how it got its name. Machined wheels usually have a clear coating on them or have colored paint, usually black, for both looks and durability. Machined wheels are the most common after market wheels for golf carts, they are low maintenance, and are very durable. You want to make sure that there is some sort of a clear coat because just the machined wheel by itself can fade fast with age. So ask your dealer to be sure.
Wheel Offsets are meant for wheels that go on a lift kit. If you plan to put a lift kit on your golf cart, you need to make sure the wheel you buy has an offset and is not centered. Centered wheels are meant for non-lifted golf carts. The wheel offset is the measurement that defines how far the center of the wheel is from the hub. Note that the main reason they make off set wheels is for lift kit applications. When you put a centered wheel on a lift kit, the wheel can rub when you make turns or may look funny as the wheel will sit closer in on the cart. Most wheels that are not 8 inch wheels will be made with an offset. Wheel spacers can be used if you have a centered wheel and want to put a lift kit on your golf cart.
We also carry a lot of different types of wheel covers as well.