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How to Read Golf Cart Tire Sizes

Golf Cart Wheel and Tire Sizes EXPLAINED

First, let's just get to the meat and potatoes: a simple size chart (most popular golf cart tire sizes highlighted in blue):

Tire Size Height Width
205/50-10 18" Tall 8" Wide
205/65-10 20.5" Tall 8" Wide
205/30-12 17″ Tall 8″ Wide
215/30-12 17.1" Tall 8.5" Wide
215/35-12 17.9" 8.5" Wide
215/40-12 18.5″ Tall 8.5″ Wide
215/50-12 20.5″ Tall 8.5″ Wide
205/30-14 19" Tall 8" Wide

This table represents Street/ Low Profile tire sizes (most commonly used). The industry standard factory Golf Cart Tires that come on 99% of golf carts are 18x8.5-8" tires. Many cart owners decide to go with upgraded aftermarket wheels and tires in 10", 12", and 14" sizes... which is where the hundreds of new tire sizes/options come into play.

And now, here is a simple overview of how to read golf cart tire sizes (without getting too technical): 

Example #1 - Low Profile Tire - 205/50-10"

205: This is the width of the golf cart tire (across) in millimeters, which is about 8 inches
50: The ratio of the sidewall to the width (divide the first number, 205 by this number to get the ratio...the bigger the ratio, the meatier and taller the tire)
10: The tire size (to match wheel size) in inches

Example #2 - All Terrain Tire - 22x11x10" (even easier...no ratios are involved)

22: This is the height of the tire (in inches)
11: This is the width of the tire across in inches (second number)
10: This is the wheel size the tire should be mounted on (last number)

As you can see above, golf cart tires are typically classified with METRIC measurements (most low profile/ street tires) or STANDARD measurements (most All Terrain, Turf & Lifted tires). The table at the beginning of this article shows the most common "street" tire sizes, since 80%+ of carts have these tire types on them.

Below is fitment information for the typical STREET/ Low Profile tire by size for EZ-GO, Club Car and Yamaha golf carts. A bit further down the page we have another table for the most common ALL TERRAIN tire sizes and their fitment as well.

GOLF CART FITMENT (Street Tires):

EZ-GO Golf Carts:

Most non-lifted (stock) EZ-GOs can fit up to a 215/50-12 (20.5") tire without rubbing if there is no added weight on the back of the cart (flip seat, cargo box, etc.).

If your EZGO cart has a back seat kit installed or old sagging rear leaf springs, it is not recommended that you go taller than 215/40-12 (18.5") without first adding fresh leaf springs to prevent rubbing.

Club Car Golf Carts:

Non-lifted (stock) Club Car golf carts can fit 215/40-12 tires (18.5") max.

Yamaha Golf Carts:

Non-lifted (stock) Yamaha golf carts can fit 215/40-12 tires (18.5") max.

Non-lifted (stock) Yamaha Drive / G29 carts are able to fit up to 20.0" tires max.

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The most common All Terrain Golf Cart Tire Sizes

(Remember: These STANDARD sizes always end with the number that matches the wheel size the tire is made for)

Tire Size Height Width
20x10-10 20" Tall 10" Wide
22x10x10 22" Tall 10" Wide
22x11-10 22″ Tall 11″ Wide
20x10-12 20" Tall 10" Wide
22x10-12 22" Tall 10" Wide
23x10.5-12 23″ Tall 10.5″ Wide
23x10-14 23″ Tall 10″ Wide
25x10-14 23" Tall 10" Wide

 

GOLF CART FITMENT (All Terrain Tires):

EZ-GO Golf Carts:

Most non-lifted (stock) EZ-GOs can fit up to a 20" tall all terrain tire (20x10-10, 20x10-12) without rubbing if there is no added weight on the back of the cart (flip seat, cargo box, etc.).

Any taller tires (22x11-10, 23x10.5-12, etc.) will require a golf cart lift kit

Club Car Golf Carts:

Non-lifted (stock) Club Car golf carts can fit any 18" tall all terrain tires (18x8-8" or 18x8-10") max without a lift kit.

Any taller tires (20x10-10, 20x10-12, 23x10.5-12, etc.) will require a lift kit.

Yamaha Golf Carts:

Non-lifted (stock) Yamaha golf carts can fit any 18" tall all terrain tires (18x8-8" or 18x8-10") max without a lift kit.

Non-lifted (stock) Yamaha Drive / G29 carts can fit up to a 20" tall all terrain tire (20x10-10, 20x10-12) without rubbing if there is no added weight on the back of the cart (flip seat, cargo box, etc.).

Any taller tires (22x11-10, 23x10.5-12, etc.) will require a lift kit on your G29/Drive.

 

If you have any questions at all about golf cart tires, wheels, sizes or fitment; please call us at 844-422-7884 or email us at info@golfcarttiresupply.com

Updated: 1/11/2018
By: GCTS Staff

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