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    Walt Gifford

    What’s the difference in handling between a kart with narrow spacing between the rear frame rails and one that’s wider?

    I think narrow would give you more axle flex and loosen the rear. Just wondering why the trend is to go wider with the frame. Is it because frames are softer these days and need to be wider or, is it just bigger is better mentality?


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    TJ Koyen

    I haven’t noticed this trend, but my first reaction would be that wider spaced rear frame rails would give you more lift since you’re getting more leverage from the seat strut to the cassettes.

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