Golf Cart Wheels Explained

By Mark Dayne

Golf cart wheels are an important accessory for any golf cart. The handling and riding of the vehicle is really dependent on the golf cart wheel that is fitted with it. You have to remember several things when you are selecting these wheels. Only well manufactured rims should be used for mounting the tires. You can consult the data sheets that are provided by the tire manufacturers to find out the correct range of rim width. The tire diameter is another factor that is to be taken in to consideration. An 8 inch tire should be mounted on an 8 inch rim. We have to verify that the cart wheel carries an adequate inflation pressure capacity and load while changing the tire size.

The people who want to personalize their carts uses custom golf vehicle wheels. These wheels come in different styles and sizes. They enhance the appearance of the cart and also enhance the handling, riding and overall performance. The basic function of these wheels is to support the tire and connect it to the suspension. Aluminum alloy are used for this custom wheels. There are differences between that kind of cart wheels and the technique used for the manufacturing. There are aluminum wheels that are made of single piece, two pieces or three pieces by design. Casting or forging is used in one piece design. This is the most cost effective way of golf cart manufacturing.

In the case of two piece golf vehicle wheels, there will be an outer piece and an inner piece that are bolted or welded together. Wheel width and offset can be modified in the case of two piece designs. There will be precision and higher quality in the case of cart wheels that are bolted together. These wheels are lighter than one piece cartwheels. There will be a center section for determining the bolt pattern, and two rim flange sections to determine the actual rim diameter in the case of three piece design. High strength ring seals and bolts are used for bolting together the three pieces. The wheel manufacturer can offer wide variety of wheel sizes by using different combinations of the three pieces.

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