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Unread 10-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Post When is it time to change golf cart tires?

Does anyone know some good "rule-of-thumb" parameters for when it is a good idea to change standard 18x8.50-8 golf cart tires?

For example, with car tires, I perform the "Lincoln Test" with a penny (i.e., looking for a tread depth of 2/32" or less), I look for dry rot, and I look for cracks. My objective is to use my cart safely, and to not have one of my tires run flat due to wear and tear. I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere and have one of my tires go flat because I was too cheap to replace them.

I don't think this will matter, but I own a 2003 Club Car Transporter 6 - Electric 48v.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to BGW Brewguy

If it concerns you that much then I would change them.

as far as me...if a stock tire is holding air I keep running them. It would be different if they went 30 - 40 MPH or faster (which some do) but for a basic stocker that goes 13 -15 MPH I don't worry about it too much. Now my lifted cart tires I keep a pretty good eye on those but those are generally on faster than stock carts. You could always put "green slime" in them and not worry about flats to much.
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Unread 10-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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Do the golf cart tires have the date of maunfacture on them like automobile tires?

I know auto tires are good for 7 years after mfg., (as a general rule) but that is for a tire that will be used on the hiway.

My .02 worth.

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Unread 10-23-2009, 07:27 PM   #4
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When the knots and bubbles on sides and bottoms of tires makes it to rough to stay in seat while consuming liquids

OOPS sorry could not help myself
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Unread 10-23-2009, 07:42 PM   #5
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When the knots and bubbles on sides and bottoms of tires makes it to rough to stay in seat while consuming liquids

OOPS sorry could not help myself

Now that's an answer I can relate to! Cheers!!
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Unread 10-24-2009, 09:31 AM   #6
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I changed mine because they kept going flat after replacing the first one had another do this put all new shoes on.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #7
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I changed mine because they kept going flat after replacing the first one had another do this put all new shoes on.
Thank you, that actually makes sense to me, and I plan on changing them all at once too.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 01:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: When is it time to change tires?

I actually use my cart mostly on concrete and gravel surfaces. In my basic novice thought process, I was thinking once the treads were reduced to a certain worn depth they would become more susceptible to punctures and blowouts. . .especially when I'm driving 6 or 7 of my beer drinking, good-old-boy, corn bread fed, golf playing friends around.

I'm guessing there is no generally accepted rule of thumb answer for this question? I, however, think the 7-year timeline method, and changing the tires out all at once idea are both excellent suggestions. I plan to incorporate them both into my decision process. Thank you.
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Unread 10-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #9
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Welcome to BGW Brewguy

If it concerns you that much then I would change them.

as far as me...if a stock tire is holding air I keep running them. It would be different if they went 30 - 40 MPH or faster (which some do) but for a basic stocker that goes 13 -15 MPH I don't worry about it too much. Now my lifted cart tires I keep a pretty good eye on those but those are generally on faster than stock carts. You could always put "green slime" in them and not worry about flats to much.
I've seen "green slim" in the store, but I'm not familiar with its application or benefits. If used on good/fair tires, then will it make them more puncture or blowout resistant?
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Unread 10-24-2009, 06:16 PM   #10
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i don't think you can find 6-7 good old beer drinking , corn fed guys that know what golf is moreless play LOL
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