I wanted to post this out to the main body for comment. I am trying to settle a discussion among several racers. When checking the steering wheel Lock to Lock, should you see the inside rear wheels lift equally both left & right side (Jacking Effect ). And does it matter if your talking a 2 cycle engine vs say a LO206. Any thoughts or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort.
That is the thought I had, if everything is setup properly you should be able to get a usable feel for how the kart is Jacking. I understand it is not the perfect way but it sure helps with quick checks at the track on the fly!!!!! 🙂
You didn’t say how you are gauging the lift, just by the feel of steering wheel resistance?
I’ve done what you’re saying under very controlled conditions in the shop. It can be off a good bit and still feel right. Also, I didn’t go lock to lock, I set up a pointer and a protractor. Manufactures don’t try to make the lock points equal, it just ends up real close because of modern manufacturing.
If you just want a down and dirty way to check it at the track after a bump then go for it. If you’re setting it up in the shop to be the ultimate chassis I’d look at it different.
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