FABO Gold Member
- May 31, 2006
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- NW Ohio
Hemi Denny! as a Kart racer for about thirty years( I do not know about a "cart")yes they do have suspension. It is in the chassis design. Manufacturers go to great lenghts designing different chassis designs to achieve different caracteristics with euro teams turning up with over a dozen different chassis to test at a race meeting. Rear axles hubs wheel designs, front stub axles and front hub designs all play apart in the level of handling as a Kart needs to release off a corner which gives a speed advantage down the straight. Now if you think a Kart has no suspension so it is easy to tune think again.
when I grew up (60s), we called them go-carts, not Karts....my bad on that one.
What I mean by suspension is torsion bars / coil overs / shocks. I realize (more modern) Karts have camber / caster adjustment just like our cars do. Most have track width and wheelbase adjustments too. But rarely, if ever (???) have I came across a Kart with torsion bars or coil-overs....NEVER in my day (60s). A move up to a Quarter Midget is when I see any kind of suspension. IMO, the SIMPLE fact that they (the Kart) run on a fairly smooth (no big bumps) track , are inches from the ground, have wide low profile tires, virtually NO body roll (predictable) is why they haul *** when cornering.
My question was...and only a question to those that AutoX ...is why not try to replicate? I asked because I do not Autocross, but never afraid to ask...what if?... or why not? ....to those that do.