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Old 01-12-2019, 10:37 AM
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Default Help: Fabricating front brakes for Arachnid/Granddaddy

Hello all. I am nearing the finish line on the Grand daddy build and wanted to put some front brakes on it. I can’t seem to find a spindle that would work with my application or a wheel hub that would fit the front rotor and onto the standard 5/8” x 6” spindle.

Has anyone else put front brakes on the Archnid or Granddaddy? If so, how?

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4x4 heavy duty hub with 5/8” bearings.
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Hammerhead calipers and rotors.
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Standard 5/8” x 6” spindle
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Standard golf cart tire and rim
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:25 PM
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Fabricating is right.

You have to make it work if you want it to!

The hubs you have are not very helpful.

A duel flange hub is what you need, but finding a 4 on 4 is rather difficult. Again, fabrication.

Knowing the bolt pattern on the rotors will help.

5/8 spindles, 18in tires, big heavy kart, front brakes, does not sound very solid.

Those spindles are normally used on a single beam frame with 4-6in rims, never intended to stop the kart. They might hold, probally not.
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Fabricating is right.

You have to make it work if you want it to!

The hubs you have are not very helpful.

A duel flange hub is what you need, but finding a 4 on 4 is rather difficult. Again, fabrication.

Knowing the bolt pattern on the rotors will help.

5/8 spindles, 18in tires, big heavy kart, front brakes, does not sound very solid.

Those spindles are normally used on a single beam frame with 4-6in rims, never intended to stop the kart. They might hold, probally not.

We are on the same page sir. Lol. Iím not opposed to buying new parts, but sadly I canít even find any to buy. The Hammerhead strut is 17Ē, and that will not work with my kart. Their hub has the smaller bolt pattern, which doesnít sound like it would be any better for my size kart.

I guess Iíll wait till the weather warms up a little and spend a few days in the garage to make my own.

I will have a larger back caliper/disc on this thing too, but I didnít think that would be enough. Iíd like front also.
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This is the typical setup on a gokart that has front brakes...
They have this setup as the rotor and caliper cannot fit in the rim back space..
This is why most karts/buggies don have them as it is hard to fabricate and setup...
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:42 PM
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4 on 4 equals golf cart front brakes. Unless you fabricate your own stuff.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:54 PM
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I found a China brand that could work. Might require different rims/tires, but if I donít have to fabricate a new hub Iíd be willing to change the front wheels.

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