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Star EV Golf Cart Tire Sizing Guide

Author Photo: Christian Attlesey

Author: Christian Attlesey

Read Time: 1-3 Minutes

 

 

A Brief Introduction to Star EV golf carts

Let's travel back. Waaaaaaay back to 2003.

Map of the US pinned on South Carolina

Around 2003, in South Carolina, USA, a bunch of people at a company called JH Global Services had a brilliant idea. They decided to build top-of-the-line electric vehicles (EVs) for various uses, including our favorite, golf carts. 

What started with an idea, jumped into production and just like that, the Star EV brand was born!

Star EV entered the scene with a simple mission: To build innovative electric vehicles that customers love. Of course, like every new company, they started with just a few small golf cart models.

But with their goals in mind, they were always looking for ways to make carts better and more accessible. Fast forward to 2023, and these manufacturers will boast an impressive collection of over 50 models.

I'm not sure about you but I'm impressed!

With that many models out on the road, Star EV carts will need their tires replaced which is exactly where this article comes into play!

If you own a Star EV and have questions about what aftermarket golf cart wheels and tires will work with your cart, this article is for you!

We will break down the different Star EV golf cart models and provide quick and easy information about determining what size tire works best for each.

With that introduction out of the way, let's get into it!

What size wheels and tires come on Star EV carts?

Star EV- Capella model

As stated above, Star EV has over 50 different models. Although that is an intimidating number, each model is divided into five categories.

Each of the various models comes standard with different-sized wheel and tire combos. They are as follows:

 

 

{If you already know what model you have and what size wheels and tires are on your cart, skip down to the section "Star EV Aftermarket Wheel and Tire Sizing Chart"}

  • Street-legal Carts

    • Sirius (standard and lifted)
      • Sirius (standard): 12"x7" wheel | 20x9-12 tire
      • Sirius (lifted): 12"x7" wheel | 23x10.5-12 tire
    • Capella (standard and lifted)
      • Capella (standard): 10" wheel | *tire size not specified
      • Capella (lifted): 12" wheel | *tire size not specified
    • Classic
      • 10" wheel | 205/50-10 tire
  • Recreation Carts

    • Sirius (standard and lifted)- same size as street-legal models
    • Capella (standard and lifted)- same size as street-legal models
    • Classic- same size as the street-legal model
  • Golf Carts

    • Sirius (standard version only)- same size as the street-legal model
    • Capella (standard version only)- same size as the street-legal model
    • Classic- same size as the street-legal model
  • Commercial Carts

    • H-Series (Classic H-Series)
      • Classic 36-2H: 10" wheel | 205/50-10 tire
      • Classic 48-2H-XP: 10" wheel | 205/50-10 tire
      • Classic 48-4H-XPR: 10" wheel | 205/50-10
      • Classic 48-6H-XPR: 10" wheel | 20.5x8-10 tire
      • Classic 48-2HCX-XPR: 10" wheel | 20.5x8-10 tire
      • Classic 48-4HCX-XPR: 10" wheel | 20.5x8-10 tire
    • AK Series: 12" wheel | 225/55-R12 tire
    • U Series: 12" wheel | 115R12C tire
  • Transit Carts

    • Capella (standard and lifted)- same size as street-legal models
    • AP Series: 12" wheel | 225/55-R12 tire
    • M Series
      • BN72-08: 13" wheel | 167/70-R13 tire
      • BN72-11: 13" wheel | 167/70-R13 tire
      • BN72-14: 13" wheel | 167/70-R13 tire
      • BN72-23: 15" wheel | 195/70R-15C tire
      • BN72-11 (wheelchair accessible): 13" wheel | 167/70-R13

As you can see, there is plenty of crossover between the categories. Still, each type will have different features or functions to align with the category's purpose/function. 

Looking at the above list, the standard wheel size for standard, recreation, or golf carts is either 10" or 12" with an overall diameter size of either 18", 20", or 23".

What size aftermarket wheel can I put on my Star EV?

Black and silver golf cart wheel

With Star EV carts, wheel size is going to be very important.

Depending on your make and model, you may have disc brakes, which impact what size wheel you can and cannot install.

Here is a quick rule of thumb about wheel sizing and disc brakes.

• No disc brakes? ✓

If your Star EV cart does not have disc brakes, you can install a 10" wheel (or larger, depending on your model).

• Disc brakes? ✓

If your cart does have disc brakes, you can install a 12" wheel (or larger, depending on your model).

This difference is because a 10" wheel is too small to fit over the diameter of the brakes. Therefore, a larger wheel is required.

The other option, if you want to stick with a 10" wheel, is to purchase wheel spacers.

Wheel spacers push the wheel outward so that the wheel does not make contact with the brakes.

To make this as easy as possible, the chart below outlines the different models, whether they have disc brakes, and what size wheel and tire combo they can fit.

Remember that this chart does not consider wheel spacers and refers to stock Star EV carts.

Star EV Aftermarket Wheel and Tire Sizing Chart

Sirius Model

Star EV: Sirius Model golf carts
  • Sirius 2 | Sirius 2+2
    • No disc brakes.
    • Can fit a 10", 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"
  • Sirius 2+2 Lifted
    • No disc brakes
    • Can fit a 10", 12", 14", or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23"
  • Sirius 4 | Sirius 4+2 | Sirius 4+2 Lifted
    • 4-wheel hydraulic, front disc, rear drum
    • Can fit a 12", 14" or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23"

Capella Model

Star EV: Cappella model golf carts
  • CP-2 | CP-2+2
    • No disc brakes
    • Can fit a 10", 12", or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"
  • CP-2+2 Lifted
    • No disc brakes
    • Can fit a 10", 12", 14" or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23"
  • CP-4 | CP-4+2
    • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
    • Can fit a 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23"
  • CP4+2 Lifted
    • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
    • Can fit a 12", 14, or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23"
  • CP-6 | CP-6+2
    • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
    • Can fit a 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"

Classic Model

Star EV: Classic model golf carts
  • XP-2 | XP-2+2
    • No disc brakes
    • Can fit a 10", 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"
  • XPR-4 | XPR-4+2 | XPR-6 | XPR-6+2
    • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
    • Can fit a 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"

H-Series ("Classic-H")

Star EV: H-series golf carts

  • 36-2H | 48-2H-XP
    • No disc brakes
    • Can fit a 10", 12", or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"
  • 48-4H-XPR | 48-6H-XPR | 48-2HCX-XPR | 48-4HCX-XPR
    • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
    • Can fit a 12" or 14" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 20"

AK-Series

Star EV: AK-series carts
  • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
  • Can fit a 12", 14", or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23".
  • Due to the weight of AK-Series carts, a radial and minimum 5-ply tire is required.

AP-Series

Star EV: AP-series carts

  • 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
  • Can fit a 12", 14", or 15" wheel with an overall wheel and tire combo height of 23".
  • Due to the weight of AP-Series carts, a radial and minimum 5-ply tire is required.

M-Series and U-Series

  • Due to the size and weight of the M-series and U-series, their wheel and tire needs are outside the scope of this article.

Phew! I know that's a lot of information.

Still, hopefully, the layout made it nice and easy to find your specific make and model, see what wheels and tires you had, and quickly find what aftermarket wheels and tires you can add.

If you have further questions on Star EV carts, drop them in the comments below, and we will make sure we get your questions answered! See you next time!

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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Comments

Golf Cart Stuff Customer Service - August 31, 2023

↓(Replying to Chad’s comment below)↓

Chad,

Thank you for your question. If you have a Sirius 4+2 lifted cart with the factory wheels and tires, your wheel and tire combo is about 23" in overall diameter.

In order to drop a few inches without doing major modifications, you can purchase a smaller wheel and tire combo.

Since your cart has disc brakes, you can only purchase a 12" wheel or larger (no 8" or 10" wheels). The great news is that we have plenty of 12" and 14" wheel and tire combos that have 18" or 20" overall diameters.

Installing one of these combos should drop your cart by a few inches and allow you to get your golf cart into your garage.

Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you!

Chad Waskey - August 31, 2023

I have a Star EV Sirius 4+2 Lifted, but it’s maybe 1.5" too tall to fit in my garage door without 2 adults on the back of the cart. What can I do to reduce the height without cutting the roof uprights?

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