[Kartbuilding] Go Kart caster and camber angles

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Tue Jul 23 23:49:06 IST 2013

Hi Andrew,

I just found this other email from you - sorry about the slow reply.
>From what it sounds like - you have a simple transmission and you have a
solid live rear axle with both rear wheels been driven. I'd suggest
around 10degrees of a camber.

A few people have asked me about the castor and camber angles before.
 ( which lists:

I hope this helps.
Best of luck,

On 01/07/2013 14:14, Andrew Illick wrote:
> Hello, Kart Expert!
>          I've learned a lot reading your article on "Steering Geometry
> and Setup" for go karts but I have some specific questions regarding
> the proper caster and camber angles for the front end of my go kart. 
>          I am trying to repair a kart that has been damaged so that my
> kids can enjoy it.  I am installing new spindles but do not know what
> the best caster and camber angles to use when I install the new yokes
> and spindles.  
>           So far, I have not been able to find much on the internet
> except some info from an old Mechanix Illustrated go kart plan that
> shows that the caster and camber should be set at 7 degrees each.
>  Your article says that caster should be between 20 and 25 degrees.
>            Any ideas on a good setting for each?  I'm just trying to
> get the kart to steer properly.  It is a basic kart with a 5 HP engine
> and no suspension.
> Thank you for your help.
> Andrew Illick
> Covington, Georgia USA

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