Any good ones out there? I loved Carroll Smith’s “Drive to Win” so I’m thinking about picking up “Tune to Win” as I’d imagine a lot of the concepts from kart to car are the same, though I could be mistaken.
Kart and car tuning are generally pretty different. Some of the same things apply, but you need to remember a kart has a live rear axle, not a differential, so the end goal on how to make a kart handle properly revolves around lifting the inside rear wheel.
I’ve found most books to be outdated and very general with regards to kart tuning. Things like the Arrow Kart tuning manual have served me much better over the years.
best kart tuning book you can get is the one you make when you go to the track and write EVERYTHING down. Everyone has a different driving style and different things work for different people. Kart tuning books only give you a general idea of what the kart might do. Also dont make a change assuming it will do the thing you want it to, feel the change.