Can I Put Larger Tires On My Golf Cart?Maddy Scheinost2023-10-17T02:30:08-05:00
Should I Put Larger Tires on My Golf Cart?
If you own your own golf cart, it’s natural to wonder about how larger tires will impact its performance. Most standard golf cart tires are built with the clearance to facilitate tires that are 18 inches high and 8-10 inches wide. Here are a few considerations regarding how golf cart tire size will impact the drivability of your golf cart, from the tire experts at Treadworld.
Larger Golf Cart Tires Will Make Your Golf Cart Faster
While it’s true that larger tires will make your golf cart go faster on flat ground without any customizing or tinkering with the engine, it’s important to note that the increase in speed—likely 2-4 miles per hour—is the result of the tires’ larger surface area which leads to more ground being covered by each tire rotation, and is not related to any change in the engine’s output. Larger tires let you travel farther and faster, with the same amount of motor power. On the other hand, larger tires may result in slower acceleration of your golf cart, and slower climbing speeds uphill, because it takes more engine power to turn larger diameter tires. That’s the trade-off for higher top speeds.
Larger Golf Cart Tires Offer Higher Ground Clearance
More ground clearance may come in handy when you’re playing on rugged golf courses with a wide variety of terrain, depending to some extent on how often you slice or hook one into areas of brutal rough. Keep in mind that the extra clearance may come with a price in the form of less stability on uneven terrain.
Can I Put Larger Tires on My Golf Cart, without Modifying It?
The answer is…probably not. Depending on the frame design of your golf cart, you may be able to increase the size of your golf tires without installing new wheels slightly without impeding the clearance, but for any meaningful size difference, it’s going to require installation of larger wheels and a lift kit of 3 inches to 6 inches, which will give you the option for tires up to 23 inches in diameter.
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