posted February 10, 2003 09:25 PM
I just got my son his first kart. I run mods but have never had a kart before. Can any one tell us anything about setting up this thing. Will we need to scale it? What should it be as for as rear% left side, left rear, with driver, caster & camber settings? Should they be positive on left front and negative on right front? We will be running on a 1/5 mile flat, sandy dirt, very slick. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
35racing Dirt Newbie
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posted February 10, 2003 10:54 PM
Your right about your camber. Positive on the lf and negative on the rf. I would guess you would want little rf camber because of the flat track. You want to keep as much rubber on the track as you can. Not sure about the lf. I usually use that as a timing tool for weight transfer. If I cant get in to the corner very good i would put more positive lf camber in it to plant the rr quicker. Maybe lower left side weight to keep the right side tires planted harder along with more rear to keep the rear tires planted harder. As im sure you know running on a dry slick track it can be hard to get traction. This should help you keep some traction on the straights and throught the corners. I dont race junior classes so i really dont know actual numbers to run. These are just suggestions and Id talk to those that actually race at the track. Lap time is what is crucial when your first starting. So just let your kid get comfortable and have some fun.
racer17j Dirt Forum Champ
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posted February 24, 2003 09:16 AM most kart manufactures have web sites or tech lines that you can get the specs from.also try www.4cycle.com thhey have some pretty good stuff on there