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Unread 07-05-2011, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

are there any options for a 23" tires on 8" rims?

--looking for sawtooth type tires or any type recommended based on the following conditions

--campground use: pothole, gravel, sand, pebble roads....grassy fields, 10% pavement, speedbumps, rutted sloped sections (all car passable)
--i have already ordered a 6" a-arm lift kit with HD rear springs.


i cant use knobbies, theyll wear out. looking for something that will wear slowly.
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Unread 07-05-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

First... Are you SURE that your new A-Arm lift will accept an 8" rim? (most lifts require 10" rim or larger)

And second... My campground has road conditions exactly like yours, (as most of us do!)
I've had "knobby" tires on my cart for 5 years and they still look like new,
they won't wear out as fast as you think... Trust me!

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Unread 07-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #3
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thats the kit i got.

it doesnt specify the brandname, i will assume it to be generic
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

If you are worried about wear and want a offroad tire the desert type seem to work the best like the duro, all trails, etc. That flat big mud truck looking tire wears pretty good on pavement (flat meaning the tread tends to be more flat across the tire, instead of rounded). Make sure your toe is set right or it will scrub the fronts off. I have run trail pro large knobbies since 99 and they still look good. They do round out with more air the 22 will measure 23 then. They do very well on trails. I don't run hardly any pavement just once in a while, mostly gravel road/drives, trails, sand, wooded areas, lawns. The desert tires are not that great in mud, the knobbies are a little better, then you go to a mud tire. I'd recommend an ATV rated tire they are more resistant to punctures.
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

thanks for the tip.


now can anyone tell me if i can run my 8" wheels on my 6" lift until i order larger wheels?
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

Being that we don't know the brand of the kit, where you bought it from, or, even what brand cart it's for...
The best thing for you to do is contact the supplier that you bought your kit from, and ask them!

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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

I just recently installed 8" ITP wheels on my Allsport lift and the wheel does hit in a full turn. I've got 1/4" washers installed which clears now until I can get a permanent spacer.
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Being that we don't know the brand of the kit, where you bought it from, or, even what brand cart it's for...
The best thing for you to do is contact the supplier that you bought your kit from, and ask them!

bought it on ebay from gulfcoastcarts
its for a 2002 club car ds iq 48v
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

Another problem is stock cart wheels have no offset, the cart will not be as stable. The 8" douglas kart wheels I have are 3+5 offset they are actually 8" wide too compared to 7" of most and stock wheels. I built my lift the 8s work fine but most lifts do say 10" wheels now. If you buy 8s you have to get the ones dished (bell) in the back to clear the drums, with 10s any atv wheel with the 4/4 pattern will work IIRC.

The stock wheels are 3.5+3.5, so a 3+5 wheel has .5 more clearance on the inside to clear frames/fenderwells/etc., and sticks out the side of the cart 1.5" more for stability.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #10
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Default Re: 23 inch tires for stock 8 inch rims -- need help selecting

so if i understand, i may be able to use my stock wheels for 2 weekends until i decide on new wheels...

i may have to add a few washers to each stud to get more offset if they rub the frame or linkages on U-turns .....

and of course i wont run on any heavily cambered hills until i get the proper footing......
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