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

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    • #19057
      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.
      Vintage B-Stock Pilot
      "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

    • #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

    • #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?

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