[Kartbuilding] Fwd: building tips

Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 10:20:13 IST 2006

Hi Adam,
Well a live rear axle is a must.
Depending on your setup, you might need a differential. If the
steering geometry is done correctly, a solid rear live axle should be
Suspension is pretty simple on the rear.

For the front end of the kart, problems arise. Brakes on the front
wheels are must at high speeds. Front wheel braking combined with
suspension and steering make it  difficult to setup.
I cant say I have every tried to get suspension working on the front
end of a kart.
Check out the links on my website, there is one to a kart with suspension.
Sorry I cant offer any more info, apart from keep it simple and robust.
BEst of Luck

On 4/12/05, Adam Baugh wrote:
> Im building a off road go kart with full suspensionand 4 wheeler engine. But
> i was wondering about some tips on building. Like should i use a live axel
> or what. And should i use and A frame thing for the front suspesion. Just
> anything that u think i would find useful i am a pretty skilled welder for
> being 16 i am goin to state competion in a couple of weeks with my school.
> But just anything that may be use for me would be really appreciated

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