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Author Topic:   caster settings
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted December 31, 2002 09:50 AM UIN: 16262997
what should the caster settings be(aroundabout) on a dirt kart in comparison to an asphalt kart?

tony17j
Dirt Moderator

Total posts: 15
posted January 01, 2003 09:51 AM
How did you know that?

mwmod34
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted January 01, 2003 05:02 PM
Depends on chassis, Tires, Track, Driver Pref.but, 10deg on left 12 on rt is a good starting point Asphalt 8 left 10 rt ball park. Just like cars there are alot of variables, and the matter more on a kart due to the lack of suspention.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted January 01, 2003 06:24 PM UIN: 16262997
Thats what I am kind of learning on my son's Margay.....we are trying to get it to bite, but the caster is throwing it off in never never land....gonna have to do some fabrication on the front end to make it work correctly. Tacky situation right now it is fine, but when it gets slick, he is gonna be out to lunch. Thanks for the input.

jammin

sideways
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted January 01, 2003 07:59 PM
Hey jammin they make adj. camber plates and pill kits for karts.But if the kart is old enough not to have come with it then it may be time for an up date.If you are a good fabricator you can build your own caster camber adj.Just remember weight is still a big no no so build them light and safe.Should be able to find pics on the net that will help.And remember that it is best on a kart to measure all this "loaded"as the driver is the majority of the weight.Just some tips.Hope this helps.

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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted January 01, 2003 10:24 PM UIN: 16262997
Thanks a mint sideways!

jammin

Exjock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted January 02, 2003 04:11 PM UIN: 4
Try www.margaykarts.com Also www.4cycle.com under forums

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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted January 02, 2003 05:45 PM UIN: 16262997
The only problem with going to their site is, this is an asphalt kart, trying to get it to work on dirt....I know..beating a dead dog to death, but we have to start somewhere.

jammin

Exjock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted January 02, 2003 09:33 PM UIN: 4
No problem there. Just have to run plenty of LS weight and high cross. Go to forums, bulletin board, and ask and you will receive!!

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted January 02, 2003 09:48 PM UIN: 16262997
We have many members on this site that started in karts. This whole site is based on the wealth of information. We will do our kart tech here so all of our members can participate. I agree that 4cycle has a lot of stuff on karts, but we will share with our users. Thanks for the note it is appreciated.

jammin

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