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Old 09-11-2015, 09:29 PM
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Kelly,

Not to far from you I will send you a PM.

I like that kart you have.
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I have considered the 1.25 axle. But since the 1.25 axle is a tube thus not solid.
Umm, no, I was referring to a 1.25" solid axle...
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Umm, no, I was referring to a 1.25" solid axle...
OK I need to dig some more, thanks
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Old 09-16-2015, 05:48 PM
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So I been really puzzled over the rear shocks. I have several 100's $$ of parts on order which should be here to progress. But I need order some shocks for the rear engine mount. I am happy with the front shocks which are made by azusa. But only have a 2.4" travel.

I like to have a little more travel so when I install them I going put the joint up in a angle such as post# 31. Thus when the pax weight will bring it down near level. This will cause some of the travel to come down/up.

I have looked at several sand rail shocks but unfortunate many of these online description are brief of non-descriptive of the shocks weight ratings etc. Anyone
have used larger shocks?
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I would check out shocks meant for the rear end of atv's. They are usually pretty big and beefy.
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I think I found some ... Hammerheads 6.000.245 ... I just was hoping to spend a little less than $200 for rear shocks.
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Ya that is a nice chunk of change.
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...But, not unreasonable; I've always said that the most expensive single part of a suspension frame is the suspension itself; if you spend less than $100 per corner, you won't be happy & you will be replacing them very soon; unfortunately, that's just how it is...

P.S. That's one reason I haven't built my buggy yet...
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^ that's why I also sourced all my suspension parts off an atv instead of buying new. I can always get cheap usrd stuff, and as long as they're still good I'm happy.
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Went to order the parts this morning at 3am while I was working a very late night at work. Well after reading some reviews on larger size shocks it brings me back to the 12 - 14.

The concern is larger shocks can bend or even break. The travel distance gives you no additional distance.
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Due to a design flaw I am removing my 3" back swing mount welded mounts (spindle mounts) on the back. The ones connected to the "body" frame to the engine swing mount. So after removing them I need to move the joints up about 3 or 4 inches. This is all because of how the kart/buggy will sit with the tires.

So my question is I am considering keeping the spindle mounts I have on the rear engine swing mount and using a grade 8 5/8 king pin. But use some Heim joints which
will be bolted thur the frame.

Any feedback on this?
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:35 PM
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So I looking at my gearing to start order them. But in reviewing
I want to make sure I understand that for off road dirt road with
this cart I want to aim to a 8:1 gear ratio? Using the series 40
TC with the #41 chain I may need to use a double jack to a
compound gearing to reach that.

Can some one confirm this 8:1 ratio?
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I have been making some progress. I redid the back and got the 22X11 - 8 tires on with the 44" X 1" axle. Then I got my rear shocks from ebay and made some mounts for them. Kart is finally start to looking like it coming together.
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Worked on getting the steering shaft mounted this weekend. In addition I did lots of planning and measurements for the motor mount. I welded and drill holes for the plate. Put the engine and fit perfect on the first try with no adjustments. Now just waiting for some gears, etc to come in.
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Looking good
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Well after much discussion and research I got my gears today for the axle and the jack shaft.

I was able to find a #40 29T and #40 28T. So from my TC series
40 which will have a 10T I will go to a 3/4 Jack shaft with a 29T. Then from the JS exit on a 10T and go to a 28T. This should give me a 8.12:1 ratio.

Just now need to order the Torque Converter $eries 40 in a
few weeks with the #40 chain.
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Stumbled on this today: http://m.ebay.com/itm/231205667264
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Stumbled on this today: http://m.ebay.com/itm/231205667264
That's cheap!!
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the driven looks small. maybe its just me
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Since I using them with a Jack Shaft, splitting them in 1/2 (28 & 29) they are small. But when you do the math it will deliver a 8.12:1. Else if I skip the jack shaft and go from 10T on the TC I will need to use a 80T #40 which is about 12" across.
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