Users' questions

Are Vega kart tires directional?

Are Vega kart tires directional?

After extensive research, development and track testing, the MCS tire fulfills the needs of North American oval racers. Even though there is a triangle on the tire, the Vega MCS can be mounted in either direction. There is no directional rotation on the tire.

What size are go kart tires?

Racing tires are typically between 4 – 9 inches wide. The reason why you’ll always see this number with 2 decimal places is because go-kart tires widths also come in fractional sizes, for example 4.5 or 7.1 inches.

Where are Vega tires made?

The highest technology machinery and processes assure racers of consistent compounds with each tyre. Factories in Saronno (Italy) and Ales (France) control every aspect of production in house, guaranteeing consistent quality.

How do you prepare Vega tires?

Get all the loose dirt off of the tire and then clean them with gas, being that it is a petroleum based product the tires seem to react more positively when it come to prepping at the track. Wipe the tires as needed to keep bite in the tires and a consistent durometer with the Wet Track.

How do I choose a go-kart tire?

Finally, you need the right size. Go kart racing wheels are usually either 5″ or 6″ in diameter. Rear wheels are generally wider than the front wheels, although that depends on the type of racing you do. The width of the wheels and the width of the tires need to match.

How long do Vega tires last?

Generally, the lifespan of the Onewheel’s stock tire, the Vega MBM, is around 1,000 miles. For example, riding around 3 miles a day will equate to around 1 year of riding whereas 10 miles a day would mean about 3 months out of a tire.

How do you harden go kart tires?

I am not using goat or super aggressive outside wipes that hold the duro down. Most will also tell you to leave your tires out in the sun during the week. This will help them harden up too. If you are desperate, you can simulate a few heat cycles in a hot box.