go-kart tire size chart

The Ultimate Go-Kart Tire Size Chart

Welcome to the ultimate go-kart tire size chart. In this chart you’ll be able to find an extensive list of go-kart tires. This list shows size, position, type, make, model, serial, height, width, rim, wheel dimensions, compound and recommended tire pressure. There is also a search function that you can use that acts as an active filter. 

Please feel free to comment or reach out to me if you have information that can be added to the list. I will update the chart from time to time so make sure that you check back regularly. 

Go-Kart Tire Size Chart


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How to Read the Tire Size Chart

The guide below will help you understand the chart a little better by explaining how each row header is defined. If you have difficulties understanding the definitions, please leave a comment below.

Dimension

The dimension of the go-kart tire refers to its size. An example would be 10 x 6.5 – 5, which makes reference to the height, width a rim diameter. There is a dedicated article if you want to learn how to read go kart tire sizes.

Position

This indicates which position the tire is mounted onto the go-kart. Tires that are attributed with front usually have a smaller width and are used as front tires. Wider tires, attributed back, should be used as rear tires. There are also tires that can be used either in the front of back of the go-kart and are usually dirt tires. 

Type

The type indicates what conditions the respective go-kart tires should be used for. Karting tires have different properties depending on the road or weather condition. 

  • Dry Tires: Also referred to as slick tires or slicks and don't have any profile, in order to maximize grip on asphalt surfaces
  • Wet Tires: They have a profile or grooves that effectively displace water between the ground and the tire for rainy conditions
  • Off-Road Tires: Usually knobby kart tires with deep grooves for increased traction in mud and dirt
  • Dirt Tires: Usually knobby go-kart tires with moderate grooves for increased traction in sandy and dirt conditions

Make

The make of the tire refers to the manufacturer’s name. Each manufacturer has different tire designs and manufacturing practices. Below is a list of all go-kart tire manufacturers that are featured in the table. More will be be added in the future. 

  • Maxxis
  • Vega
  • Burris
  • Dunlop
  • Bridgestone
  • Mitas
  • LeCont
  • MG Tires
  • Hoosier
  • Mojo

Model

As manufacturer’s produce multiple go-kart tires they indicate the series via a model name. For example Victor is a model from the manufacturer Maxxis. Go-kart racing tire models are usually a series of tires that comes in different size configurations, but have the same characteristics or are made for the same weather or track conditions. 

Product

To further differentiate, each tire model and size combination will have a serial or product number for easy reference. Sticking with the same example, the Maxxis Victor in size 11 x 7.1 – 5 has a product number 85907. This unique number will make direct reference to the brand’s model and size combination.

Height

This indicates the height of a tire.

Width

This indicates the width of a tire.

Rim

This indicates the rim size. 

Wheel

The wheel value indicates the recommended wheel size that is suitable for a specific tire. As this is just a recommendation from the manufacturer, it can also be used on other sizes. It’s best to test this for yourself and what works best for your go-kart setup.

Compound

The compound of a tire indicates the blend of materials that go into a particular tire construction. This will have effect on the softness or hardness of a tire. 

For example softer compound tires are less durable but offer a lot more traction. Harder compound tires will last longer, but do not offer as much grip as soft compound go-kart tires. There are several compound levels which are listed as follows.

  • Soft
  • Medium - Soft
  • Medium
  • Medium - Hard
  • Very Hard
  • Extra Hard

Pressure

This value denotes the recommend tire pressure. For example the Maxxis Victor 11 – 7.1 – 5 is recommended to have a tire pressure of 14 – 18 psi (particles per square inch). If you are more used to bar values, 1 psi = 0.0689476 bar.

As I have aggregated this data from manufacturer’s websites and other lists, it should only be read as a recommendation. You should test this out for yourself or look at the source values before buying or testing. 

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