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

SizePositionTypeMakeModelSerialHeightWidthRimWheelCompoundPressure
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisRaptor8560410"4.50"5"5" x 6"Hard12 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisRaptor8560611"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"Hard18 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisRaptor8560711"7.10"5"5" x 9"Hard18 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisSLR85SLR-4.5010"4.50"5"5" x 6"Medium - Soft10 - 14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisSLR85SLR-6.0011"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"Medium - Soft11 - 14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisSLR85SLR-7.1011"7.10"5"5" x 9"Medium - Soft12 - 14 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisSLH85SLH-4.5010"4.50"5"5" x 6"Medium - Hard13 - 14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisSLH85SLH-6.0011"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"Medium - Hard14 - 14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisSLH85SLH-7.1011"7.10"5"5" x 9"Medium - Hard15 - 14 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisVictor8590410"4.50"5"5" x 6"-16 - 14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisVictor8590611"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"-17 - 14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisVictor8590711"7.10"5"5" x 9"-18 - 14 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisSport8572410"4.50"5"5" x 6"-19 - 14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisSport8572611"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"-20 - 14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisSport8572711"7.10"5"5" x 9"-21 - 14 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisPrime8570410"4.50"5"5" x 6"-22 - 14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisPrime8570611"6.00"5"5" x 7.75"-23 - 14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMaxxisPrime8570711"7.10"5"5" x 9"-24 - 14 psi
12 x 4.00 - 5AnyDryMaxxisMax8594012"4.00"5"3" Two Piece-40 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMaxxisRain Tire8580410"4.50"5"5" x 5.5"-16 - 20 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMaxxisRain Tire8580611"6.00"5"5" x 7.25"-16 - 20 psi
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryMaxxisEL8620410.5"4.00"6"6" x 6.5"-3 - 4 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDryMaxxisEL8620611"4.50"6"6" x 8.5"-4 - 4 psi
12 x 8.00 - 6RearDryMaxxisEL8620812"8.00"6"6" x 10"-5 - 4 psi
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryMaxxisHT38610410.5"4.50"6"6" x 6.5"Hard4 - 8 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDryMaxxisHT38610611"6.00"6"6" x 8.5"Hard4 - 8 psi
12 x 9.00 - 6RearDryMaxxisHT3-W8611112"9.00"6"6" x 10"Hard5 - 9 psi
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryVegaMCSMCS-4510.5"4.50"6"6" x 6.5"Soft8.5 psi
11.5 x 6.00 - 6RearDryVegaMCSMCS-6011.5"6.00"6"6" x 8.5"Soft8.5 psi
12 x 8.00 - 6RearDryVegaMCSMCS-8012"8.00"6"6" x 10"Soft8.5 psi
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryVegaMCMMCM-4510.5"4.50"6"6" x 6.5"Medium-
11.5 x 6.50 - 6RearDryVegaMCMMCM-6511.5"6.00"6"6" x 9.25"Medium-
12 x 8.00 - 6RearDryVegaMCMMCM-8012"8.00"6"6" x 10"Medium-
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryVegaXHEXHE-4510.5"4.50"6"6" x 5"--
10.5 x 4.50 - 6FrontDryVegaMCHMCH-4510.5"4.50"6"6" x 6.5"Hard-
11.5 x 6.50 - 6RearDryVegaMCHMCH-6511.5"6.00"6"6" x 8.5"Hard-
12 x 8.00 - 6RearDryVegaMCHMCH-1212"8.00"6"6" x 10"Hard-
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryVegaVAHVAH-4610"4.60"5"-Hard8.5 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryVegaVAHVAH-6011"6.00"5"-Hard8.5 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryVegaVAHVAH-7111"7.10"5"-Hard8.5 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryVegaFHFH-4610"4.60"5"-Hard8.5 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryVegaFHFH-6011"6.00"5"-Hard8.5 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryVegaFHFH-7111"7.10"5"-Hard8.5 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryVegaXHXH-4610"4.60"5"-Hard8 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryVegaXHXH-7111"7.10"5"-Hard8 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryVegaXMXM-4610"4.60"5"-Medium8 psi
11 x 6.50 - 5RearDryVegaXMXM-6511"6.50"5"-Medium8 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryVegaXMXM-7111"7.10"5"-Medium8 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryVegaXPXP-4610"4.60"5"-Soft8 psi
10 x 4.00 - 5FrontDryVegaCadettiCA4010"4.00"5"--14 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearDryVegaCadettiCA5011"5.00"5"--14 psi
10 x 4.20 - 5FrontWetVegaW5W5 4210"4.20"5"--13 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetVegaW5W5 6011"6.00"5"--13 psi
10 x 3.60 - 5FrontDryDunlop328886510"3.60"5"---
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopRS130308310"4.50"5"---
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopSL321942310"4.50"5"---
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopSL122568110"4.50"5"--14 - 23 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopDF230886310"4.50"5"--
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopDF M30993310"4.50"5"--6 - 10 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryDunlopDF H30993510"4.50"5"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearDryDunlopSL328886711"5.00"5"---
11 x 6.50 - 5RearDryDunlopDF230886511"6.50"5"---
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopRS130308511"7.10"5"---
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopSL321945511"7.10"5"---
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopSL122568511"7.10"5"--14 - 23 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopDF230886711"7.10"5"---
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopDF M30993711"7.10"5"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryDunlopDF H30993911"7.10"5"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.50 - 6FrontDryDunlopDF S30994111"5.50"6"--8 - 14 psi
11.5 x 8.00 - 6RearDryDunlopDF S30994311.5"8.00"6"--8 - 14 psi
10 x 3.60 - 5FrontWetDunlopW730656510"3.60"5"--14 - 28 psi
11 x 4.50 - 5RearWetDunlopW730656711"4.50"5"--14 - 28 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontWetDunlopSL W229338910"4.50"5"--14 - 22 psi
11 x 6.50 - 5RearWetDunlopSL W229339111"6.50"5"--14 - 22 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontWetDunlopW1330994510"4.50"5"--14 - 28 psi
11 x 6.50 - 5RearWetDunlopW1330994711"6.50"5"--14 - 28 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontWetDunlopW1330994911"5.00"6"--14 - 28 psi
11.5 x 7.10 - 6RearWetDunlopW1330995111.5"7.10"6"--14 - 28 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryBridgestoneYLCYLC-4510"4.50"5"---
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryBridgestoneYLCYLC-7111"7.10"5"---
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontWetBridgestoneYNPYNP-4510"4.50"5"---
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetBridgestoneYNPYNP-6011"6.00"5"---
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryBridgestoneYDS SLYDS SL-6011"6.00"5"---
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryBridgestoneYDS SLYDS SL-4510"4.50"5"---
10 × 4.50 - 5FrontDryMitasSRX58538310"4.50"6"-Extra Hard25 - 32 psi
10 × 3.60 - 5FrontDryMitasSRH57437210"3.60"5"-Hard25 - 32 psi
10 × 4.50 - 5FrontDryMitasSRH57340910"4.50"5"-Hard25 - 32 psi
11 × 5.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRH57342811"5.00"5"-Hard26 - 33 psi
11 × 6.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRH57346711"6.00"5"-Hard26 - 33 psi
11 × 7.10 - 5BackDryMitasSRH57344811"7.10"5"-Hard26 - 33 psi
10 x 3.60 - 5FrontDryMitasSRC58361310"3.60"5"-Soft25 - 32 psi
10 × 4.50 - 5FrontDryMitasSRC57341510"4.50"5"-Soft25 - 32 psi
11 × 5.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRC57342811"5.00"5"-Soft26 - 33 psi
11 × 6.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRC57346911"6.00"5"-Soft26 - 33 psi
11 × 7.10 - 5BackDryMitasSRC57345911"7.10"5"-Soft26 - 33 psi
10 × 4.50 - 5FrontDryMitasSRL57341811"4.50"5"--10 - 16 psi
11 × 6.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRL57386511"6.00"5"--11 - 17 psi
11 × 7.10 - 5BackDryMitasSRL57346311"7.10"5"--11 - 17 psi
10 × 3.60 - 5FrontDryMitasSRB57437310"3.60"5"-Medium - Soft10 - 16 psi
10 × 4.50 - 5FrontDryMitasSRB57342010"4.50"5"-Medium - Soft10 - 16 psi
11 × 5.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRB57342911"5.00"5"-Medium - Soft11 - 17 psi
11 × 6.00 - 5BackDryMitasSRB57386711"6.00"5"-Medium - Soft11 - 17 psi
11 × 7.10 - 5BackDryMitasSRB57346411"7.10"5"-Medium - Soft11 - 17 psi
10 x 4.00 - 5FrontDryMojoC2C210"4.00"5"--22 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearDryMojoC2C211"5.00"5"--22 psi
10 x 3.60 - 5FrontWetMojoCWCW10"3.60"5"--12.3 psi
11 x 4.5 - 5RearWetMojoCWCW11"4.50"5"--12.3 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMojoD2D210"4.50"5"--9.4 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMojoD2D211"7.10"5"--9.4 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMojoD4D410"4.50"5"--8.7 psi
11 x 4.50 - 5RearDryMojoD4D411"4.50"5"--8.7 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryMojoD5D510"4.50"5"--8 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMojoD5D511"7.10"5"--8 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontWetMojoW3W310"4.50"5"--14.5 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetMojoW3W311"6.00"5"--14.5 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryMG TiresIZIZ10"4.60"5"-Medium12.3 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMG TiresIZIZ11"6.00"5"-Medium12.3 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMG TiresIZIZ11"7.10"5"-Medium12.3 psi
10 x 4.00 - 5FontDryMG TiresCBACBA10"4.00"5"-Hard16 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearDryMG TiresCBACBA11"5.00"5"-Hard16 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryMG TiresIRIR10"4.60"5"-Very Hard16 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMG TiresIRIR11"6.00"5"-Very Hard16 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMG TiresIRIR11"7.10"5"-Very Hard16 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryMG TiresVKVK10"4.60"5"-Extra Hard16 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryMG TiresVKVK11"6.00"5"-Extra Hard16 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMG TiresVKVK11"7.10"5"-Extra Hard16 psi
11 x 4.60 - 5FrontOff-RoadMG TiresARAR11"4.60"5"--16 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearOff-RoadMG TiresARAR11"6.00"5"--16 psi
10 x 4.60 - 5FrontDryMG TiresYZYZ10"4.60"5"-Soft11.6 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryMG TiresYZYZ11"7.10"5"-Soft11.6 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisSS-11SS-1111"5.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-11SS-1111"6.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 7.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-11SS-1111"7.10"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-11SS-1111"8.10"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisSS-22SS-2211"5.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-22SS-2211"6.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-22SS-2211"8.10"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisSS-33SS-3311"5.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-33SS-3311"6.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisSS-33SS-3311"8.10"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisB33BB33B11"5.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisB33BB33B11"6.00"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisB33BB33B11"8.10"6"--6 - 10 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisB44BB44B11"5.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisB44BB44B11"6.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisB44BB44B11"8.10"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 5.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"5.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 6.00 - 6RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"6.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 7.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"7.10"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 8.10 - 6RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"8.10"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 7.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisB55AB55A11.5"7.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 8.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11.5"8.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 9.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11.5"9.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 5.50 - 5FrontDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111"5.50"5"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 7.00 - 5RearDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111"7.00"5"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 5.50 - 6FrontDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111"5.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 7.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111.5"7.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 8.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111.5"8.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 9.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1111.5"9.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
12 x 8.00 - 6AllDirtBurrisTX-11TX-1112"8.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 5.50 - 5FrontDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211"5.50"5"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 7.00 - 5RearDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211"7.00"5"--8 - 12 psi
11 x 5.50 - 6FrontDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211"5.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 7.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211.5"7.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 8.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211.5"8.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 9.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2211.5"9.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
12 x 8.00 - 6AllDirtBurrisTX-22TX-2212"8.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 7.00 - 6FrontDirtBurrisTX-33TX-3311.5"7.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 8.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-33TX-3311.5"8.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
11.5 x 9.50 - 6RearDirtBurrisTX-33TX-3311.5"9.50"6"--8 - 12 psi
12 x 8.00 - 6AllDirtBurrisTX-33TX-3312"8.00"6"--8 - 12 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDirtBurrisB44BB44B10"4.50"5"--11 - 15 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDirtBurrisB44BB44B11"6.00"5"--11 - 15 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDirtBurrisB44BB44B11"7.10"5"--11 - 15 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDirtBurrisB55AB55A10"4.50"5"--11 - 15 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"6.00"5"--11 - 15 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDirtBurrisB55AB55A11"7.10"5"--11 - 15 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryHoosierR55R5510"4.50"5"5.0" - 5.5"-10 - 11 psi
10 x 7.10 - 5RearDryHoosierR55R5510"7.10"5"7.75" - 8.50"-10 - 11 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryHoosierR60BR60B10"4.50"5"5.0 - 5.5"-12-14 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryHoosierR60BR60B11"6.00"5"6.5" - 7.5"-12-14 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryHoosierR60BR60B11"7.10"5"7.75" - 8.50"-12-14 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryHoosierR70R7010"4.50"5"5.0" - 5.5"-14-18 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryHoosierR70R7011"6.00"5"6.5" - 7.5"-14-18 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryHoosierR70R7011"7.10"5"7.75" - 8.50"-14-18 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryHoosierR80R8010"4.50"5"5.0" - 5.5"-14-18 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearDryHoosierR80R8011"6.00"5"6.5" - 7.5"-14-18 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryHoosierR80R8011"7.10"5"7.75" - 8.50"-14-18 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontWetHoosierWETWET10"4.50"5"5.0" - 5.5"-14-16 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetHoosierWETWET11"6.00"5"6.0" - 6.5"-14-16 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryLeContLP PRIMELP PRIME10"4.50"5"--10.2 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryLeContLP PRIMELP PRIME11"7.10"5"--10.2 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryLeContLO OPTIONLO OPTION10"4.50"5"--10.2 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryLeContLO OPTIONLO OPTION11"7.10"5"--10.2 psi
10 x 4.20 - 5FrontWetLeContCIK WetCIK Wet10"4.20"5"--13 psi
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetLeContCIK WetCIK Wet11"6.00"5"--13 psi
10 x 4.00 - 5FrontDryLeContLH 05LH 0510"4.00"5"-Hard13 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearDryLeContLH 05LH 0511"5.00"5"-Hard13 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryLeContLH 03 EESLH 03 EES10"4.50"5"-Hard8.7 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryLeContLH 03 EESLH 03 EES11"7.10"5"-Hard8.7 psi
10 x 4.50 - 5FrontDryLeContLH 03LH 0310"4.50"5"-Medium8.7 psi
11 x 7.10 - 5RearDryLeContLH 03LH 0311"7.10"5"-Medium8.7 psi
10 x 4.20 - 5FrontWetLeContLH 06LH 0610"4.20"5"---
11 x 6.00 - 5RearWetLeContLH 06LH 0611"6.00"5"---
10 x 4.00 - 5FrontWetLeContLH 04LH 0410"4.00"5"--13 psi
11 x 5.00 - 5RearWetLeContLH 04LH 0411"5.00"5"--13 psi
10 x 4.00 - 5FrontAllLeContMSA 04MSA 0410"4.00"5"---
11 x 5.00 - 5RearAllLeContMSA 04MSA 0411"5.00"5"---

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. Please look carefully as some contain a “-” and others a “x” separator.

For example, 6.5″ – 7.5″ recommends the wheels width to be 6.5″ – 7.5″. On the other hand a 5″ x 9″ recommendation states the wheel should have a diameter of 5 inches and a width of 9″

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 recommended 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.

14 thoughts on “The Ultimate Go-Kart Tire Size Chart”

  1. I was wondering what size tire youI need for a predator with a212cc engine. I’ll appreciate it if youI can help

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    • Hi Lacroy,

      Thanks for reaching out and happy to help as much as I can.
      Is this for an off-road go-kart or a racing go-kart?

      If it’s for a racing go-kart I would stick with a tire size that fits your current wheels.
      Unless you’re looking new set of wheels + tires, then I can recommend you something for that.

      Have a great day!

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    • Get got an old Ken Bar D711 from my cousin. Need new tires. The go kart will be used mostly on asphalt. Size 13×5.00-6 for front and 13×5.00-6 NHS for rear. I don’t see anything above 12 on your chart. Can you help?

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      • Hi Calvin,

        They are sightly larger tires. In that case you could look for them on eBay, they seem to have quite a few options there as I just checked.

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  2. Hi I just have a quick question. I’m building a motorized drift trike and got a great deal on some 11×7.1×5 tires and was wondering if 7.75×5 rims would be the right rims to fit those tires . Any help would be appreciated I saw from your chart that tires that size fit those rims just wanted to make sure.

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    • Hey Zach,

      Thanks for writing in and happy to give my 2 cents. It looks like you’re looking at the Hoosier R70, right?
      When you match your tires with the rims, you have to make sure that the rim diameter on the tire and the rim match 100%.
      So in your case, if they both indicate that they are 5″, that’s perfect.

      For the tire and rim width, you can have tolerances up to about 1 – 2 inches. This means is definitely possible to fit a 7.1″ tire on a 7.75″ wide rim.
      On Hoosier’s website, they even recommend that: https://hoosierkartsport.com/products/ (right column)

      Just take note that if the tire width is smaller than the rim width, it will have a slightly rounded shape.
      If the tire width is larger than the rim width, it will have the opposite effect. But the 0.65″ width difference absolutely fine!

      If you’re using a sleeve on your tires, then it shouldn’t matter anyway.
      Hope this helped!

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  3. Hi, Quick question.
    I normally use Vega Yellow XP 5″
    Can I fit a Vega Yellow MCS 6″ on the same rims?
    Thanks in advance

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    • Hey Silvia,

      They won’t fit if they have a different rim diameter.
      There is only leeway on the tire width and tire height.
      Hope this helps!

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  4. I’m wanting to buy wheels and tires. I’m not quite sure what size I want I’m thinking bigger is better but anyway I’m putting a 5 speed 200 cc motorcycle motor on an old racing kart frame . Mostly the kart will be used on streets and in the grass. I definitely like the idea of wide slicks and am curious. Of what compound I would want. I wanna do burnouts all the time and play for now. And maybe buy a second set for drag racing later. I’m somewhat budget minded. I’m not sure if I want the same wheel and tire size for front and back or not. Thank you for all your help. Dylan Royster

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    • Hey Dylan,

      That sounds like a load of fun! Would love to see some pictures of it once you’re done!
      Personally, I would go with wide slicks for grip on asphalt.
      With a 200cc engine, you’ll be able to make any go-kart drift on any surface anyway, especially on grass.
      You could even look at some used slicks that are lightly worn.

      Good luck with the project, Dylan!

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  5. I’ve built a custom kart and having issues with the wheel/tire set up. I’ve purchased right side tires from cobra, using as rear tires.(12×8.5×6) and needing rims for the rear. I’ve purchased from wheels out of anticipation because everywhere is sold out but I believe they may be too wide. (8.5×6) I need recommendations for the front tires (slicks) to fit the 8.5×6 rims in front and help finding rims for the 12” wide tires in rear. I’m going black rims. Kind of an Indy car look if possible. Wide rear and skinny front. Any help is appreciated.

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    • 8.5”x6” wheels are for the front. Thinking of going smaller tire for the rounded look. Recommendations on tire width? Thanks

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