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15-Inch Golf Cart Wheels: A Guide

15-Inch Golf Cart Wheels: A Guide

Author Photo: Christian AttleseyAuthor: Christian Attlesey
Read Time: 3-5 Minutes
Knowledge Gained: An infinite and unbelievable amount! *according to the author
 
 
 

Do you want your golf cart to stand out? Do you want a unique product that is rare among golf cart owners? If you answered yes (or even "kind of") to either of those questions, you might be the perfect candidate for 15" golf cart wheels!

15" golf cart wheels are relatively new on the scene and, as a result, haven't entirely saturated the golf cart world. Don't let that fool you; their popularity is quickly starting to grow!

If you are planning on purchasing 15" wheels for your golf cart, you must know some critical pieces of information. Where can you find that vital information? We are glad you asked! We've got it all down below ↓↓!

In this post, we are going to walk you through the benefits of 15" golf cart wheels, the overall sizing of 15" combos, and show you some different tread options you have available for purchase. And... Here... We... Go!

Benefits of 15-inch Golf Cart Wheels

Regarding golf cart wheels, 15" wheels are the biggest you can buy (at least when I wrote this article, they were!).

This extra large size gives you some unique advantages over other golf cart wheel and tire combos. Let's take a closer look at some of the benefits below.

Increase the speed of your golf cart? Maybe!

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If you do any searching online, one of the most frequently asked questions regarding golf cart wheels and tires is if putting on a bigger combo will increase the golf cart's speed.

The short answer to that is, yes, it probably will. Increasing the overall diameter of your wheels and tires allows your golf cart to cover more ground on each axle turn, giving it that slight boost in speed.

Considering 15" golf cart wheels are some of the largest wheels you can buy, going from stock 18" diameter wheels and tires to a 15" wheel and tire combo (20"-23" overall diameter) should give you a slight but noticeable increase in your golf cart's top speed.

Your Golf Cart Never Looked So Good!

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Another benefit of 15-inch golf cart wheel and tire combos is the ability to add some serious eye candy to your golf cart!

Considering the uniqueness and size of 15" wheels, adding a set can make your golf cart stand out from the crowd.

Sometimes with smaller golf cart wheels (8", 10", and 12") the wheel can be overshadowed and "swallowed up" by the tire.

This overpowering can be especially true if you have a smaller wheel and a larger off-road or all-terrain tire.

Although smaller golf cart wheels clearly have their purposes and a variety of their own benefits, they can sometimes be a bit hard to look at.

15" golf cart wheels will provide you with plenty of "wheel" to catch the eye, no matter what tire tread you choose!

So if you treat your golf cart as more than a way to get around the golf course and want to make it your own, these large wheels will help.

Greater Ground Clearance

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Unsurprisingly, stock golf carts with standard wheel and tire combos sit pretty low to the ground.

Although there are plenty of golf cart owners who are okay with this setup, there are times when having your golf cart sit low is not ideal.

One of those times is when you regularly take your golf cart off-roading or are concerned about the underside of your golf cart getting damaged by debris or other road hazards.

A 15" golf cart wheel and tire combo will have an overall height of 22" or 23", which is about as big as it gets for golf carts.

This large diameter raises your cart off the ground and makes traveling over roots, rocks, and other hazards nothing to worry about.

Even if you don't take your golf cart off-roading, a 15-inch wheel with a street tire will make cruising around your neighborhood more stress-free!

Pro-Tip: It is always important to remember that any time you increase the height of your golf cart, it can make your cart feel a bit more unstable.

Keeping your golf cart low to the ground gives that feeling of hugging the road and can provide that extra sense of security. Consider a smaller wheel and tire combo for your golf cart if that is extremely important to you.

Do You Need A Lift Kit With 15-Inch Golf Cart Wheels?

With 15" golf cart wheels, every golf cart will require a lift kit.

As we stated above, the minimum overall height of a 15" golf cart wheel and tire combo is 22 inches, with a maximum height of 23" inches.

[ 14-inch golf cart wheels have a minimum combo height of 20". To read more about 14-inch golf cart wheel and tire combos, check out this article. ]

Those heights will require a lift kit for all the standard golf cart manufacturers. Use the chart below to determine what size of lift kit your golf cart will need.

  • 15" Wheel and Tire Combo with 22" in overall height

    • EZGO Golf Carts: A minimum of a 3" lift kit required
    • Club Car Golf Carts: A minimum of a 4" lift kit required
    • Yamaha Golf Carts:
      • G-Series (G1-G22 Models): Minimum 5" lift kit required
      • Drive (G29): Minimum 3" lift kit required
      • Drive2: Minimum 3" lift kit required
  • 15" Wheel and Tire Combo with 23" in overall height

    • EZGO Golf Carts: Minimum 5"/6" lift kit required
    • Club Car Golf Carts: Minimum 6" lift kit required
    • Yamaha Golf Carts:
      • G-Series (G1-G22 Models): Minimum 6" lift kit required
      • Drive (G29): Minimum 5"/6" lift kit required
      • Drive2: Minimum 5"/6" lift kit required

Here is a list of 15" golf cart wheel and tire sizes and their corresponding diameters:

  • 15" wheels with 205/35-R15 tires: 21.5"-22" tall / 8.5" wide
  • 15" wheels with 215/40-R15 tires: 22" tall / 8.5" wide
  • 15" wheels with 23x10-R15 tires: 23" tall / 10" wide

15-Inch Golf Cart Tire Treads

Considering 15" golf cart wheels are relatively new to the market, there aren't as many tread styles available as there are for other golf cart wheel sizes.

However, here at Golf Cart Stuff, we imagine that as 15" golf cart wheels grow in popularity, so will the tire tread options so make sure you check back with us to see what options are available.

That being said, there are still plenty of street and off-road tire treads available, here are some of the most popular:

15-Inch Street/Turf Golf Cart Tires

15" MadJax® Flow Form Evolution golf cart wheels with GTW® Fusion GTR 215/40-R15 street golf cart tires ↓

15" MadJax® Flow Form Evolution golf cart wheels with GTW® Fusion GTR 215/40-R15 golf cart tires with usage rating
15" Sabre AR718 gloss black machined golf cart wheels and 205/35-R15 Excel Classic low-profile DOT street/turf golf cart tires 
15" Sabre AR718 gloss black machined golf cart wheels and 205/35-R15 low-profile DOT street/turf golf cart tires with usage rating
15" Terminator black/machined aluminum golf cart wheel and 205/35-R15 Wanda radial low profile DOT street/turf golf cart tires 
15" Terminator black / machined aluminum golf cart wheel and 205/35-R15 Wanda radial low profile DOT street/turf golf cart tires and usage rating

15-Inch Off-Road/All-Terrain Golf Cart Tires

15" MadJax® Flow Form Evolution golf cart wheel with GTW® Nomad 23x10-R15 golf cart tires 

15" MadJax® Flow Form Evolution golf cart wheel with GTW® Nomad 23x10-R15 golf cart tires with usage rating
15" Terminator black/machined aluminum golf cart wheel and Innova Edge 23x10-R15 off-road golf cart tires 
15" Terminator black/machined aluminum golf cart wheel and Innova Edge 23x10-R15 off-road golf cart tires and usage rating
Closing Thoughts
 
At this point, you should have a much better understanding of 15" golf cart wheels and tires! If you still have questions, drop them in the comments below or reach out to us directly and we would be glad to help.
 
[ Looking for a different size golf cart wheel and tire combo for your cart? Check out our selection! ]
 
Author Photo: Christian Attlesey
Christian Attlesey is the Marketing Manager here at Golf Cart Stuff™, and, in addition to the marketing department, he oversees our website and advertising responsibilities.

...You probably know him as the humorous & relatable host of our YouTube channel!

Prior to taking on marketing, however, Christian honed his industry knowledge as our Customer Service Manager. Fast-forward to present day: it’s his mission to deliver the best and most current products, resources, and overall expertise to Golf Cart owners everywhere.

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