Bridgestone Kart Racing Tires
Bridgestone Karting - YLM slicks, and YLP rain tires
Bridgestone has been a long-time supporter of karting with quality racing tires. We list the YLP (rain) tires here on this page, but we also have YLM's and other models of Bridgestone tires in stock.
Bridgestone has dominated kart racing around the globe, for over 40 years. Bridgestone consistently produces the highest quality and top performing kart tires in a wide range of compounds and sizes.
Bridgestone YLP - Kart tires for wet conditions.
The best full rain tire for wet conditions. The YLP measures 44 durometer and is listed as category CIK 13 Wet. Sizes available are 4.5/10.0-5, and 6.0/11.0-5. Great tire for rain races, this tire will out perform most any other brand on a full wet track. Tire pressure recommendation ranges from 15 to 25 psi depending on conditions, kart, and driver ability. Aluminum rims will generally retain heat better than magnesium rims and their flex is recommended for wet applications.
Bridgestone YLP rain tire
Bridgestone YLP set 4.5/4.5 -- $207.00 SALE $197.00
Bridgestone YLP set 4.5/6.0 -- $220.00 SALE $210.00
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**Note: sale pricing is good only on tires in stock - they are not ROK labeled tires. We do carry ROK labeled tires, but they sell at retail price. Contact us for details.
IMPORTANT: See safety information below.
SAFETY WARNING from the Bridgestone Importer
Serious injury or death may result from an explosion of the tire/wheel assembly due to the use of excessive pressure during mounting. Never exceed 35 psi (240 KPA) to seat beads. During tire inflation always have assembly secured, stand clear and use a remote clip-on air hose. Only specially trained persons should mount tires.
- All Bridgestone and Firestone Race Kart tires are tubeless. Extra care must be taken to prevent leakage from both the tire and wheel. Always check for damage to the tire bead, O-ring (two-piece wheels) or wheel rim. Use special attention when mounting tires on cast one-piece wheels as any damage to the wheel may lead to a catastrophic failure when mounting.
- It is recommended that the tubeless valve ‘TR412’ be used in all race kart applications.
- When mounting tires, always apply lubricant to the bead of the tire and the bead seat area of the wheel. Use extra care when mounting tire on one-piece wheels, as the tire bead is especially susceptible to damage.
- The maximum recommended tire seating pressure is 35 psi.
- After seating the tire, make sure that the bead of the tire is seated all the way around the circumference of the wheel on both sides.
- Once the tire is seated, reduce pressure to 6-21 psi.
- To ensure proper mounting, all Bridgestone and Firestone race kart tires display a directional sign on both sides of the tire.
Special note about low temperatures:
Kart tires may crack in the tread area from impact or deformation at low ambient temepratures. Handle and store kart tires with care. Do not store in temperatures below 32 degrees F.
Rear « When mounting on the rear axle, the tire should rotate in the same direction as the arrow.
Front » When mounting on the front axle, the tire should rotate in the same direction as the arrow.
- Disclaimer - Motorsports are potentially dangerous, please read the disclaimer, and wear proper safety gear.
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