Home Forums General Karting Discussion Recommended rear wheel size for 450's

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    John McFarland
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    I have to purchase new rear wheels for a kart running junior 2 cycle. We are mandated to run the 450 rear tire size. The 5″ Douglas metric aluminums come in 5.125″ and 5.5″ widths. Which width should I get?

    #19063

    Greg Wright
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    5.125

    Greg Wright
    Rapid Racing Inc.

    "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

    #19428

    Chris Father
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    I am visiting the site now and I have to purchase new rear wheels for a kart running junior 2 cycle. We are mandated to run the 450 rear tire size. The 5″ Douglas metric aluminums come in 5.125″ and 5.5″ widths. Which width should I get?

     

    Did you get the 5.125″ ?  Did they work well for you?

    #19434

    Walt Gifford
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    The thinner wheel will give you less rolling resistance.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

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