A very common question we receive is, what size wheels and tires can I put on my golf cart without rubbing. This may apply to lifted Yamaha carts or to non-lifted carts. The first part of this question, about the wheel, is easy. You can use 10″ golf cart wheels, 12″ golf cart wheels, or 14″ golf cart wheels on your lifted or non-lifted golf cart. The crucial measurement is the height of the tires.
The second part of this question, unfortunately, is not perfectly straight forward. The maximum tire size depends upon the condition of the suspension components on your golf cart. Below, we have assembled a chart that shows maximum tire heights for various golf carts. The first number in each cell is the “recommended maximum” tire size for that specific application. On a cart with suspension in good condition, you should not experience any tire rub using the recommend maximum (or smaller) tire size. The second number in each cell, after the forward slash, is the “maximum-with slight rubbing possible” tire size. On a cart with suspension in good condition, you may experience tire rub using these size tires. This rubbing generally occurs when the cart is in high torque situation. For example, you may have no rubbing going down a trail but may rub climbing through a ditch with your golf cart.
NOTE: These are recommendations only! Your final decision should be based on thorough research, consulting with lift kit instructions, and consulting with golf cart manufacturer recommendations.
|Cart Make & Model||NO Lift||3″ Lift||6″ Lift|
|Club Car Precedent||18″/19″||20″/21″||22″/23″|
|Club Car DS||18″/19″||20″/21″||22″/23″|
|Yamaha G29 (Drive)||18″/20″||20″/22″||23″/25″|