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Old 12-04-2018, 08:08 AM
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Just curious how people are liking radial tires. Ride, wear?
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:53 PM
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I have the same question. The Villages puts radials on their new carts, whereas Carts & Clubs recommends not to. What say you?
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:59 AM
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I have the same question. The Villages puts radials on their new carts, whereas Carts & Clubs recommends not to. What say you?
What did carts and clubs say????????
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:04 AM
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I have the same question. The Villages puts radials on their new carts, whereas Carts & Clubs recommends not to. What say you?
Maybe carts and clubs do not have access to radial tires!
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:07 AM
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I am pretty sure they can get them, just like I can, from numerous suppliers. I recently asked an employee of Carts and Clubs what he thought about them relative to the popular bias-ply Loadstar tires and he didn't have an opinion one way or the other. The RHOX radials at 205/65-R10 seem to be popular. A friend of mine has them but his cart is too new to make any judgments about how they wear. I have also seen some lower profile 10" radials. I am also interested in how they wear for when I replace my current Loadstars.

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Old 12-12-2018, 08:18 AM
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Carts & Clubs explained it as due to the camber -- the slight lean -- of the front tires and the loss of some comfort and increase in wear. So they no longer equip their carts with radials.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:48 AM
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Carts & Clubs explained it as due to the camber -- the slight lean -- of the front tires and the loss of some comfort and increase in wear. So they no longer equip their carts with radials.
I heard that the radial tires should ride better?
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:16 AM
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I heard that the radial tires should ride better?
People will always defend the choice they've made.

We did not make a choice. We have what was originally supplied by the dealer and they are 10 inch loadstar bias ply. Our gold cart is five years old, we used it quite a bit and are twelve monthers. Our tires are about half or less worn so far as wear-I project a ten year life.

Ride? Handling? It is not a sports car. The ride changes dramatically depending on tire pressure and the weight of the people in it.

By design a radial tire has more sidewall and less tread flexing.
Everything has pluses and minuses. With thinner sidewalls a radial is more likely to be damaged if you hit a curb. Riding on a flat is more likely to destroy the tire. Based on experience with a sports car with wire wheels, the flexing of the side walls in a radial tire makes it a problem to use tubes. Aside-real spoke
(wire wheels) are not or were not compatible with tubeless tires
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:31 AM
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I have a 2016 Club Car from The Villages that came with radial tires. As soon as I got it in 2017 (it's a left over), I noticed that I had a lot of bounce from them. I brought it back and they said they found nothing wrong (of course), but increased the tire pressure (that didn't help).

The strange thing that sometimes they feel fine, but then go back to feeling like they are square.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:48 AM
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Just an observation, radial tires weigh significantly more than the traditional Loadstar bias ply tires, especially the 10 inche ones. It makes me wonder if the front suspension/steering of golf carts is designed to handle the additional weight, or if the extra weight would put undue stress on the components resulting in premature failure? Does anyone have any insight about this?
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