Golf Cart Tires and Wheels
Guide to Sizes, Designs and Finishes

Golf cart tires and wheels can be purchased as a package or kit, which saves money and often mounting fees. They offer a custom look to any golf cart. Just ask any guy,"What's the first thing you notice about a golf cart or car? It's the wheels and tires.

golf cart tires and wheels

It's easy to find a large selection of tires and wheels assembled and most often the prices are better for tire and wheel combo kits.

Here is what you need to consider.

Tire Size

When it's time to get some new tires you can make your selection by the tire size, tread design or manufacturer.

golf cart tire sizes

Now is the time to think about upgrading or changing your wheels as well. By getting a tire and wheel combo you can get the golf cart tires already mounted on the wheel.

golf cart tire and wheel

The main factor for determining the tire size is if you plan to use a lift kit. If not, the most common tire sizes are 8", 10" and 12".

One way to get your golf cart to go faster is to use larger tires. The standard size tire that comes with most golf carts is 8". I've upgraded to a 10" tire. The larger tire covers more ground per revolution than a smaller tire giving it an extra boost to get where you are going faster.

Tire Tread

The variety of tire tread choices can be overwhelming so first determine how and where you plan to use your golf cart.

golf cart tires and wheeels

If you use your cart on the golf course it needs to be a low-impact tread pattern that does not harm the the grass. Typically called turf or street tires, these tires can be used on and off the golf course, which includes driving around the neighborhood on paved roads or paths.

golf cart tires and wheels

The depth of the tire tread can vary with the knobby tread being the most aggressive and best used in mud and for off-roading. These off-road terrain tires have a thicker tire tread that will help add traction for driving on unpaved country roads or in the woods.

A combination tread called the all terrain tire works well for those who want to use their golf cart on paved roads as well as on rough terrain.  So whether you are looking to upgrade your tires or need to replace worn tires, consider your options before making a purchase.

Black Golf Cart Wheels

Some like the rugged look of this knobby tire tread combined with simple matt black golf cart wheels.

black golf cart wheels

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You don't need to go high gloss and high priced for a sporty custom look. 

Black Golf Cart Wheels and Tires

Low Profile Golf Cart Tires and Wheels

Want a larger tire without having to add a lift kit?  Consider these larger low profile tires - just like the picture - there is much less tire but much more wheel.  You can use a 10" or 12" tire without having to put on a lift kit. 

low profile golf cart tires and wheels

Because there is less tire, there is also less cushion, which means these are not the best tires for off-roading or on bumpy terrain. 

Low Profile Golf Cart Tires and Wheels

low profile golf cart tires and wheels

This set of low profile golf cart tires and wheels include:

  • (4) New 205/50-10 Low Profile DOT Approved tires (4) 10"x7" Vampire Black/Machined wheels (4) SS Chrome Center Caps (4) Sets of Chrome Lug Nuts
  • This wheel and tire combo measures 18 inches in diameter
  • No lift kit needed!
  • Low Profile DOT Approved tire tread
  • Come mounted and aired up to the proper pressure

Go with colored wheels to coordinate with your golf cart body color.

low profile golf cart tires and wheels
  • Vampire Red and Black Golf Cart Wheels 12x7 with 4x4 bolt pattern
  • Set of 4 mounted golf cart tires and wheel assemblies
  • 16 Black Lug Nuts
  • 4 Center Caps
  • ET -25 offset
Red and Black Vampire Golf Cart Wheels and Low Profile Tires Combo Set of 4

Custom Golf Cart Tires and Wheels Set

Get a set of 4 all terrain tires, 10" bulldog black aluminum wheels, 4 black center caps and 4 sets of black lug nuts with this custom golf cart wheels and tire set. 

custom golf cart wheels and tires

The wheel and tire combo measures 22" tall which means that a lift kit is need for Club Car, Ezgo and Yamaha carts.  All terrain tire tread is great for off roading (but check to see if allowed on your golf course).   The wheels come mounted and the tires are filled to the proper pressure.  This is a 4 bolt wheel (and tire) set. 

10" BULLDOG Black Wheels and 22x11-10 All Terrain Golf Cart Tires - Set of 4

Custom golf cart wheels and tires that come as a set and mounted provide an upgraded look to your cart. This set by Madjax is for a set of 4 tire and wheel combination with the tires already mounted.  They come ready to bolt onto any golf car that has been lifted.  It also includes 4 valve stems and 4 center caps.

custom golf cart wheels and tires
  • Multi Spoke styling to enhance the vision of your Yamaha, Club Car, or EZGO golf cart.
  • Tire is a 23x10-14 4-ply "X-Trail" All-Terrain TireWheel is a 14 x 7 with an offset of 3x4. A lift of 5" or higher is required. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MODIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT BE NEEDED. Choose options from drop down to add lift
  • Pre-Mounted Tire, Wheel, Center Caps. Lug Nuts are NOT included. You will reuse your factory lug nuts. The center cap covers up the lugs.
  • Wheel Specs: 14x7 with 4x4 bolt pattern, Matte Black Multi Spoke "Transformer"
  • Tools Needed: Socket Set and Jack!
Golf Cart 14" Madjax 'Transformer" Matte Black Wheel and 23 x 10-14 Golf Cart (4-PLY) "X-Trail" All Terrain Tire Combo- -+ GTW Quality Lift Kit Option ((Electric) EZGO RXV, Lift Kit)

Golf Cart Wheel Sizes

"Do you need 10 inch golf cart wheels?" my wife asked when we were customizing our refurbished golf cart. "Of course we do" was my reply "and they need to be chrome too."

golf cart rims

Thankfully, my new friend Dean at Affordable Golf Carts explained to her that 10" tires makes for a smoother ride and the accompanying wheels dresses up the golf cart.

Golf cart wheels come in 3 different sizes - 8", 10" and 12". The size of the tire determines the size of the wheel. An 8 inch golf cart wheel fits golf cart tires that end in an 8.

You will find the number on the sidewall of your tire - for instance these numbers are on our tires - 18x8.50-8 - this mean we would need an 8" wheel.

4 bolts is a standard golf cart wheel pattern. Golf cart tires and wheels are not specific to any golf cart make, model or year.

Golf Cart Wheel Finishes

Check out different finishes and/or color combinations before making your selection. These wheels are made of steel or aluminum construction and can cost anywhere from around $300 for a set of four wheels and tires to well over $800.

golf cart wheels and tires

The three most common finishes are chrome, polished and machined. My favorite is the chrome which also happens to be the most expensive. They offer a high-luster finish or shine combined with durability. Easy to maintain, I just wash my wheels with soap and water (never use any abrasive cleaners).

A machined finish means that there is no finish on the wheel - this is the wheel that normally comes with a standard tire and wheel. It may have a paint finish or a clear coating and is the cheapest wheel available. Polished wheels requires more maintenance to keep it looking shiny.

I could have spent hours, well maybe days, looking at different custom golf cart wheels. After living in a golf cart community for 16 years driving a ho-hum 1987 Club car, this was my chance to get a golf cart that I was proud to own.

There's nothing like custom golf cart wheels to dress up a golf cart. I knew that I owned a golf cart to be envied when I was driving through a busy parking lot and a man just stood there with his eyes glued on my wheels as I drove passed him.

Here's the scoop on wheels. Depending on the look you want, wheel finishes come in polished aluminum or chrome. Polished aluminum has a tendency to spot so there's a bit more maintenance to keep it looking good.

Golf Cart Wheel Spokes

custom golf cart wheels

The number of spokes can also mean more or less maintenance - but who really cares. Go for what looks best for you. You can find wheels with 4 spokes or up to 14 and more.

Some people like a more solid, hefty look with 4 really wide spokes and others prefer the look that is pictured with 14 spokes.

Wheels can have 4, 6 and 14 or more spokes, each offering an individualized look. One is not better than another, it just boils down to personal preference. 

Lug Nuts

The typical golf cart wheel and tire has 4 lug nuts, but they can have 6 or more. Be sure to check to see which one you need.

Sometimes the lug nuts come as part of the wheel and tire set.  If they don't be sure to get them in the same finish as the wheels.

Golf Cart Wheel Spacers

You can increase your axel width by a total of 4" (2" per wheel) with golf cart wheel spacers.  Lifted golf carts especially benefit from wheel spacer as they provide extra clearance, lowers the center of gravity and makes your cart more stable, especially going around corners.

Golf cart wheel spacers widen your cart and most guys like how they look as well. For those of you who like to take your golf carts off road,  adding wheel spacers widens the base of your cart. This results in a more stable and easier to handle golf cart.

Some spacers will work with any model of golf cart - including Club Car, Yamaha and EZ Go and other spacers are specific to the golf cart manufacturer. The size of the wheel also determines which spacer will fit your golf cart.

Wheel spacers are specifically for golf carts with lift kits and come in several different sizes ranging from 1" - 3". They are simple to install. They can be purchased individually or in sets of 2 or sets of 4.  

2.0" Golf Cart Wheel Spacers

Center Cap for Golf Cart Wheels

You know how there's always one more thing ....well you can't have new wheels without a new center cap.

custom golf cart wheels

Some golf cart tires and wheels combo kits include the lug nuts and center cap.

You would think they'd come with a set of wheels and tires, but not always. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.

My SS center cap cost around $6 each.

Again be sure to get it in the same finish as your wheels.

Once you have figured out the size of the tire and wheel and what finish you want, it's time to start shopping. 

Center Caps for Golf Cart Wheels

Again be sure to get it in the same finish as your wheels. 

Once you have figured out the size of the tire and wheel and what finish you want, it's time to start shopping. 

Golf Cart Tires and Wheels - Combo Kits

Golf cart tires and wheels can be a big investment but can also provide a smooth comfortable ride and a customized look that's all your own.

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