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Old 02-10-2020, 08:09 AM
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Default HELP I got a go kart with 169cc engine

I got a go kart with a 169cc suburu engine and I would like to change it for a predator 212cc. Is it the same build plate size so I can just bolt it in and not have to change anything?
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:03 AM
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For the most part it is...
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:24 AM
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keep the robin subaru on a shelf as a backup engine.. it'll outlive several predators
(and with 6.5horses it's not even less powerfull than a stock predator)
there's just no aftermarket modding parts for one really...
but left stock, it's about as good as an engine can be;

So yeah, if you want it to be reliable, keep the subaru as a backup just in case

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Old 02-10-2020, 11:45 AM
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Okay thanks... but do you know if the mounting holes on the predator are the same as the suburu
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:53 AM
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Yes they are almost all the same for 212 196 and most lower cc engines
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:12 PM
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What should I get to make this go really fast. 18inch wheels and a 196cc suburu and a tourque converter go kart? What gear ratio for top speed?
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:52 PM
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What gearing does it have? What top speed do you want?

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We need pics, and a detailed request to be able to help you.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:37 PM
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How much do you think this go kart is worth



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A clapped out manco red fox? Not much at all
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:18 PM
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Like how much it runs and drives, how much would you pay for it
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Id pay at most 180$ with a seat and some tire shine 200$ or 220$
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I'd pay 200$- for it... but it needs a gas tank. Is that good?
What speed do you think I would get outta this
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:26 PM
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I'd build it and thrash it. You'd likely put more $ into it to fix it enough to get half your money back. I know my dingo of similar build with a 212 clone does over 40mph with only a governor delete, I don't remember it's ratio off hand but it's running 18" rears too.
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To me worth 180$ no more without a tank
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:12 PM
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So I should buy it for 200$ I wanna put lights on it and stuf
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Lights require a battery that you will pull off and charge or an engine with a charging system. I wouldn't pay more than 180 for that go kart. That's if the subaru will run off starter fluid.
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Ya the engine starts with starting fluid and all tires are good and all tires are good
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Offer $150 and see what happens.
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Okay thanks

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He has it posted for 300. Lowest he can go is 200. And it has a tourque converter. The sticker says it's a red fox LXT and its extended
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:06 PM
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He has it posted for 300. Lowest he can go is 200. And it has a tourque converter. The sticker says it's a red fox LXT and its extended
Extended as in a stretched frame? Ultimately it's up to you, I think $200 in that condition is quite a stretch, entire frame could be crooked like the stretched dingo I picked up, and have since parted ways with. Without knowing the owners fabrication skills $150 is probably a high offer.
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