A large selection of tyres is available to suit all types of competition. Before selecting your wheels, establish the best tyres for your kart. Widest and softest is not always the most suitable. Discuss the best option with one of our qualified staff.
FITTING SHOULD ONLY BE CARRIED OUT BY SUITABLY QUALIFIED PEOPLE. Check wheel width and diameter are correct for tyre size being fitted. Check for Drive 'arrows' or if tyres are directional they must be fitted the right way. Avoid damage to the bead area. Ensure alloy wheels are not porous. (This is less of a problem with modern alloys) Follow ALL Safety procedures for bead seating and inflation
Store tyres in a cool and dark environment. Avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, and electric motors and welding equipment which are a source of ozone. Clean off any contamination from fuel or oil immediately New tyre life will be improved if tyres are correctly 'scrubbed in'.
There are no firm rules for 'Ideal' pressures. Driver, vehicle and circuit all have an influence.
If pressures are too low, structural damage to the tyre can occur. Look out for 'tuck under' shoulder wear, roll on cornering, slipping on the wheel rim or excessive pressure build up.