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Old 03-05-2019, 09:37 AM
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I have 13x5x6 tubeless tires on the back of my go kart, but before I actually need to replace them as they're fine now, I want to know if turf tires will work on various terrains.
I know the John and Ike from CarsandCameras used turf tires on their rat rod wagon eventually, but they didn't say much else about how they perform.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:46 PM
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turf savers are usually a bit softer than 'std' road tyres
so they wear down a bit quicker but on the other hand they prrovide a tad more grip too.

also some are less 'rigid' (4ply vs 6 ply or more)
gives you a softer ride but don't like to get hammered around corners as much..

for a yard kart that is used as such, turf savers are fine IMHO,
and the cushioned ride is nicer for less than perfect roads too..

if you are -as your name suggests- about to hit a few speed limits however,
then you might not be very happy with them being soft and wearing quickly.

But (know the bad news..)
that being a typical Mower size.. you are very likely not going to find true road tyres that size easily.
Some scooter tyres maybe but the round profile doesn't work well on a kart;
maybe a race slick or two...
but beyond that it gets thin I'd say.

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I'm thinkin' turfs'll be fine for putting around the yard and some stock pavement runs, but chances are I'll just try to find something else instead.

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Mmm, found these at BMIKarts:
https://www.bmikarts.com/13-x-500-6-...re_p_4054.html
https://www.bmikarts.com/13-x-500-6C...re_p_4055.html
What does the C mean on the size? I think it means commercial, or basically heavy duty.
OMBWarehouse has these:
https://www.ombwarehouse.com/13-x-50...-carlisle.html
And a similar one in 2-ply.
So I guess there are treaded non turf tires out there in my size.
So, the more plies a tire has, the longer it will last but it will be harder?
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To me Turf savers are an oxymoron. They seem to do more damage to a yard in my experience.
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