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Old 09-08-2019, 07:19 PM
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Default Motor swap kart at LS Fest

One of my friends saw this kart with an engine swap over the weekend at LS Fest in Bowling Green. Biggest motor I ever seen on a kart.

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Old 09-09-2019, 12:20 AM
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I'm sorry, but that isn't real. If it was, those back wheels would be buried in the ground under the weight and the front wheels would be pointing to the sky
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:27 AM
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It looks real.

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I'd be very surprised if that thing drove.
Even then it'd be an absolute DEATH TRAP!!!
It is very much a bonkers idea, but it is out of the ordinary.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:45 AM
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:11 AM
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With a max Torque clutch, lol
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:52 AM
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300 hp on a one wheel drive kart, with a clutch that can only transmit 13hp.

With that much weight it's probably not even fast. Just loads of clutch slip.
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There's no doubt that many on this site could advise on improving such a build, but this car guy actually demonstrated the concept of a DIY v8 powered go kart.

Who would have ever thunk of that ?

No radiator though (?)....

The point is these are car guys looking to have some fun on pit row, and they nailed the power to weight ratio !

I was surprised to see in the video that it actually starts and runs (and barks the tires) moving forward instead of flipping backwards into a permanant wheelie.

Not practical, but just WOW in my book !



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Old 09-09-2019, 11:33 AM
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There's no doubt that many on this site could advise on improving such a build, but this car guy actually demonstrated the concept of a DIY v8 powered go kart.

Who would have ever thunk of that ?

No radiator though (?)....

The point is these are car guys looking to have some fun on pit row, and they nailed the power to weight ratio !

I was surprised to see in the video that it actually starts and runs (and barks the tires) moving forward instead of flipping backwards into a permanant wheelie.

Not practical, but just WOW in my book !



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...but, like landuse said that's just ridiculous
& um, where is the chain guard?

* No, IMO they didn't "nail" the "power to weight ratio"
(a couple of little/dinky ~10 lb. 48V 1,000W motors can easily "bark" the tires on a go kart)

Here is a much better "power to weight ratio"
(but, not my favorite ending)

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Duuuuuuude!!!!!! With a good drive train, that would be awesome! I always wondered why someone has never tried that. That clutch is hilarious!
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Rad. On side?
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Well, at least it has excellent power to weight ratio. But the braking has got to suck.
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Rear and side from the video
....just because you can, don't mean you should....



Safety of others - Probably needs to add some mirrors so he can see when he pulls out into the road after taking a good look at the LS in the VW.

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Old 09-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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For those that have Facebook.

Spectre Performance posted the running and driving video of it.
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LS swaps are done, overdone, and beat to death to the point they're just boring anymore. Even on a go kart. I can appreciate the time and effort that was put into it, but aside from that, I can't help but to roll my eyes.
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I just find it bonkers.
It's gotta be maddeningly loud, burn all of your neck hair off, and it's just SO MUCH WEIGHT!
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