[Kartbuilding] question about the shape of a chasis

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Feb 17 22:11:04 GMT 2010

Hi Max,

That is a good question regarding shape of the chassis: whether a more 
square shape or rectangular shape is best.

Typically square shaped chassis's are used in racing karts to have a very 
low center of gravity.

I don't have an ideal answer for you. I suggest you read the following:

Typically on some of the karts I make, the chassis is rectangular shaped, 
and then the rear axle and front axles stick out on either side. Therefore 
the wheelbase is more square shaped.

If you do find out more on the specifics, I'd be interested to hear.

Best of luck,

On Fri, 5 Feb 2010, Maximiliano Ichazo wrote:

> Steve,
> What chassis is better for an off road kart: a rectangular shape (thin and long) or a box shape (wider)? I'm thinking about turning and ackerman.
> The chasis is going to be rigid.
> Your thoughts are very valuable.
> Regards,
> Max

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