[Kartbuilding] Greetings kart builder! - Rear Axle - Solid or Hollow

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed May 9 11:38:26 IST 2007

Hi Jared,

The rear axle is generally solid bar stock of approximate 30mm diameter. 
This is what I have always used on my karts.

I have seen racing karts however with hollow pipe live rear axles. This 
cuts down on the weight significantly, but Im sure that the hollow 
pipe was a specially manufactured axle with a satisfactory wall 

But yes - a solid rear axle is generally the norm.

Best of Luck,

On Wed, 9 May 2007, Jared Rattray wrote:

> Hi Stephen,
> Thanks for the reply it cleared some things up.  This may seem a silly
> question but is the axle a solid bar stock or a hollow pipe?
> Cheers!

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