The roadrat we have came from Florida. And I am not offended at all, I knew this was an entry level kart but damn, I have rebuilt everything on this thing but reconfiguring the chassis..LOL This kart has been a learning experience there was little to no adjustment on the chassis had to add a few extras but it is working good now , “good” not where we want it, yet. We have got a Dover motor on it this year. My son has actually won a race with this kart, but like you guys say longengevity of the chassis is my concern as well, we definitely are not easy on it and I am surprised we haven’t had to weld it more, only once so far..knocks on wood!!