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Old 07-04-2019, 11:38 PM
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Default Need some advice on how to switch to indipendant suspension

I made a gocart with a atv swingarm monoshock and live axel I hate how it feels and wanna convert it to independent rear suspension any tips?
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:05 AM
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How are your welding skills?
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:30 PM
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Miata differential, axles, rear spindles, etc... That's what I will be doing soon
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:56 PM
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Both posts NI , start from scratch, there is no other way
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I'd extend the rear of the frame a bit, then put the sprocket in its final location, run the live axle through that between the bearings, then I'd use 1" ujoints on either trailing arms or a-arms (single or double. Single will work well, but you don't get as much travel. Double works better, however it's more complex). What's your current engine and are you planning on putting a larger engine on in the future?
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:51 AM
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My welding skills could be better but I haven't had a weld brake yet lol

---------- Post added at 11:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:46 PM ----------

I really wand independent suspension but I'm thinking of trying one more thing before I spend more money I'm gonna put two shock absorber s on each side and extend the rearend a little so it will have more clearance to flex more my whole problem is it just doesn't feel right not even fun to ride and uncomfortable
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