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Unread 09-14-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default What's the downside to bigger tires?

Don't know if this is the correct area to ask this in, but I'll give it a try. I currently am running 20x10.00-10 tires and got room in the wheel wells with the 4 inch lift kit for something bigger.

I was wondering what the downside mechanically of getting bigger tires would be. The cart is electric and I don't want to get into a scenario of replacing parts because of the increase stress and weight of those bigger tires. I'm sure the drive train was not designed in the very beginning with this mod in mind.

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Unread 09-15-2015, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: What's the downside to bigger tires?

With a 4 inch lift kit i would not go over 22 tire.

On the good side you will have a better top speed and a better look

The down side is you will loose torque about 10% is you go from 20 to 22 tire

20/22 =0.90
1-0.90=0.10 =10%
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Unread 09-15-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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it all depends on your type of "riding" for off-road use with bigger tires you have to beef up the motor a bit imo for both gas and electric..if its a neighborhood cart its all for looks.. with that being said yes you gain top speed going bigger and loose some tq. BUT depending upon the tire/tread you may be gaining a considerable amount of traction which can sometimes out weight the Loss of Tq. just my .02.. for instance -beach use you can have all the tq and power in the world if the tires don't bite and hook your left spinning & digging your self into a hole. vs less power but good tires that hook you can let the tread do the work.
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Unread 09-15-2015, 01:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: What's the downside to bigger tires?

Great input, thank you. I'm learning slowly, but surly.

This cart is being used to go up and down a steep hill to the lake on a dirt path. Since DW and I are in that AARP bracket some of our friends simply can not make the hill (that's when the back seat comes in handy). The other times this cart is used is over washboard gravel roads visiting neighbors, or just for a cool evening ride the two of us and a cocktail or two.

I guess this cart is meant for go and not for show (which is the reason I bought it in the first place.) Just going to have to wait to make a looker. Problem is I love to tinker .
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Great input, thank you. I'm learning slowly, but surly.

This cart is being used to go up and down a steep hill to the lake on a dirt path. Since DW and I are in that AARP bracket some of our friends simply can not make the hill (that's when the back seat comes in handy). The other times this cart is used is over washboard gravel roads visiting neighbors, or just for a cool evening ride the two of us and a cocktail or two.

I guess this cart is meant for go and not for show (which is the reason I bought it in the first place.) Just going to have to wait to make a looker. Problem is I love to tinker .
Do not put big tires on the cart until you have power to sacrifice. That will require speed control upgrade FIRST then tires. Just remember the cart is designed to carry 2 people on moderately flat terrain for short distances. The further you deviate from the designed operation the less the drive system can deliver.
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Unread 09-15-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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Thank you ScottyB.
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Thank you ScottyB.
No problem, Your little tires are making the cart do what it can do right now. PS I have 20" tires on all my electrics because honestly I like to spin around where most people turn around.
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Unread 09-16-2015, 08:11 AM   #8
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Spinning ain't winning, but it sure is fun.
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Large tires will decrease your torque and battery run times. Will increase your top speed and look badass though. Upgrade your electrical and have the best of both worlds.
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Default Re: What's the downside to bigger tires?

Cruise master do you have a photos of your cart with the 4” and 20” tires. I have a 1998 EZGO and can’t decide on a 3” or 4” with 20” tires. I really wanted 22” but like people are saying I really don’t want to mess With mods. Thanks
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