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Ray Lovestead

My advise would be to play with the rear track.  If you go really narrow (like 1.5inch either side) you’ll not lift the rear inside tire and you’ll bind up the chassis.   You’ll probably find that it causes push (understeer) on the entry to the turn and has great grip on the exit (no oversteer at all).

Doing this will give you some idea of what that bind feels with respect to power and acceleration.  On entry if you take it slow in and then get on the gas early, you’ll likely not get any longitudinal acceleration out of the kart.

Conversely, if you set it up really loose (max rear, loosen the third bearing, remove struts) you’ll find it will eventually want to hop as you go through the corner.

This is probably the best reference out there:


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