Golf cart tire sizes and use

Bulldog golf carts - Tire and wheel Golf Pro 205x30-12 inchGOLF 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 SizeHeightWidth
205/50-1018″ Tall8″ Wide
205/65-1020.5″ Tall8″ Wide
205/30-1217″ Tall8″ Wide
215/30-1217.1″ Tall8.5″ Wide
215/35-1217.9″8.5″ Wide
215/40-1218.5″ Tall8.5″ Wide
215/50-1220.5″ Tall8.5″ Wide
205/30-1419″ Tall8″ 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 18×8.5-8″ 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 SizeHeightWidth
20×10-1020″ Tall10″ Wide
22x10x1022″ Tall10″ Wide
22×11-1022″ Tall11″ Wide
20×10-1220″ Tall10″ Wide
22×10-1222″ Tall10″ Wide
23×10.5-1223″ Tall10.5″ Wide
23×10-1423″ Tall10″ Wide
25×10-1423″ Tall10″ 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 (20×10-10, 20×10-12) without rubbing if there is no added weight on the back of the cart (flip seat, cargo box, etc.).

Any taller tires (22×11-10, 23×10.5-12, 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 (18×8-8″ or 18×8-10″) max without a lift kit.

Any taller tires (20×10-10, 20×10-12, 23×10.5-12, etc.) will require a lift kit.

Yamaha Golf Carts:

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

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

Any taller tires (22×11-10, 23×10.5-12, etc.) will require a lift kit on your G29/Drive.