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  • #44381

    Brock Weiss
    Participant

    can anyone tell me what you can do to take away front end grip? My kart has massive front grip and I am not sure how to take grip out of the front end

    #44391

    Gary Lawson
    Participant

    Man up and drive it if it’s at the factory recommended setting. Lol. I’m just joking but it’s probsbly what would actually be best. I would think you need to get used to driving the kart as is. IDid it truly is excessive then less caster and/or softer front bar will help. I/we surely don’t mind answering your questions but if I just bought a new kart I would be talking to the people that sold it to me.

    #44393

    Brock Weiss
    Participant

    Thanks I will let my son know just to drive it and deal with it. Just gonna cost me a lot in tires

    #44394

    The closer you have the front hubs together on your spindle the more front grip you have, the further you space them apart from each other the less grip the front end has, Try adjusting the front hubs, I had the same problem on my gp kart

    #44396

    Jarrett Lile
    Participant

    If he needs a big change try lowering the front end ride height by raising the spindles a spacer or two.

    #44397

    Jimmy McNeil
    Participant

    Not sure what chassis your on so your results may vary.

    Take out caster (move top of king pin forward), narrow front end will reduce oversteer on entry but may increase oversteer on exit. Lower front ride height, stiffer axle, softer or remove front bar, tighten rear bumper, if it’s extreme, I would move the seat back.

    Hope this helps.

    #44408

    TJ Koyen
    Moderator

    The closer you have the front hubs together on your spindle the more front grip you have, the further you space them apart from each other the less grip the front end has, Try adjusting the front hubs, I had the same problem on my gp kart

    Just wanted to note that this is incorrect. A wider front track width will give you MORE front grip. A narrower front track width with give you LESS front grip.

    Brock, you already know my reply.

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    #44418

    Patrick Roth
    Participant

    Brock,

    How much experience does your son have driving it? What are the indicators that there is too much front grip and at what point in the corner?

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