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My grandpa has azuzalite wheels are they safer than harbor freight wheels for the front of a kart?
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Uhmmmm, yeah(duh).
BMIKarts sells Azusalites!
Those are JUST FINE!
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That's like asking if a cardboard box or a plastic knife is better at spreading butter.
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That's like asking if a cardboard box or a plastic knife is better at spreading butter.
No it's NOT!

Azusalites are perfectly good for all road karting you can think of.
Yes, they're Nylon wheels just as the famous (and expensive) original Nylites
and they're as sturdy (at least the 4" & 5"ers are.. haven't seen anyone using the 6"ers so far)

They can certainly handle quite a lot of abuse
(apart from excessive heat... so don't point a blow torch their way)
bonus: they usually don't crack on the first harsh curb kissing action.. unlike Mancos cast aluminium ones for example

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No it's NOT!

Azusalites are perfectly good for all road karting you can think of.
Yes, they're Nylon wheels just as the famous (and expensive) original Nylites
and they're as sturdy (at least the 4" & 5"ers are.. haven't seen anyone using the 6"ers so far)

They can certainly handle quite a lot of abuse
(apart from excessive heat... so don't point a blow torch their way)
bonus: they usually don't crack on the first harsh curb kissing action.. unlike Mancos cast aluminium ones for example

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Who said a plastic knife isn't completely capable of spreading butter well? I know cardboard might work once, and at that not well. '
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your analogy is still somewhat incorrect..
it's not the palstic knife.. it'd be the ceramic knife (much less brittle I admit )

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Hmmmm......butter!!!!!
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Hmmmm......butter!!!!!

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your analogy is still somewhat incorrect..
it's not the palstic knife.. it'd be the ceramic knife (much less brittle I admit )

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I was trying to refer to it being nylon wheels so logically plastic knife...but whatever crude butter knife analogy floats your boat...I mean...err..drives your go kart !

(and if the butter is hot, you plastic and metal will do just as good of a job...which in this case is inverse because asuzalite/nylite WONT work in the heat )
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They're not going to MELT in the heat!
I'm sure they would survive a Texas summer burnout just fine! Which would be pretty warm....
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I have a pair on my Dingo, fronts only. I think they're 5 inch.

I like them a lot. Basically bulletproof. Got them cheapest at MFG Supply (at the time).
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Bet im gonna use em thanks again guys
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My pleasure, but thanks to you Budget for putting them back on my (and the forum's) radar.

I keep thinking the Azusa Tri-Stars (aluminum) are the go-to rim for classic go kart wheels and forget about everything else...
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If I weren't trying to keep my kart original, I'd probably go with Tri-Stars on my kart!
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Well crap my freinds grandpa tried to fit a 4 inch tube on a 6 inch rim and tore it so now i have to get a new one. also i havent gotten a chance to talk to my grandpa about those wheels, hes probably too busy with his ultralight aircraft.
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Dang, your friend really went emptybrained for a bit.
I don't mean anything personal to him, but what an idiot!
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Well hes like 60-70 and is half deaf and blind so cant blame him
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Still, though...
Either way, tubes aren't too hard to replace.
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