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Old 10-04-2019, 03:00 PM
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Nope, that's sound advice right there.
If your son is strapped in without a full roll cage, his back/neck could snap from the weight of the kart on top of him. Kinda scary but true.
But as you can see with this pic, the driver is instead thrown from the kart and can land in a safer position. Still not great, but far less dangerous.
As for modifying the stance, wider tires actually make it more prone to flipping, since it won't drift, they'll grab instead and flip the kart.
Lowering the stance would help reduce tendency to flip.
So I would suggest keeping the same width tires, lowering the stance, and eliminating the seatbelts.
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Are both of you serious (I can't tell if there is sarcasm or sound advice from your posts above)? I was hoping that with wider tires and a lower stance that the chance of roll over would decrease. Thoughts?
Totally serious. Roll cage = seat belts. No roll cage = no belts.

Like was mentioned above, you don't want to be trapped under the kart when it flips if you don't have a cage. You would rather want to be thrown free of the kart
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:13 PM
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Thank you very much. I learned something today. Seems I was on the right track about keeping the same width tires and lowering the stance at least.
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Tried to post, it didn't go tho. Get him used to wearing a helmet for fun things, even a full face bmx one is better than non, and some cool leather gloves (only for the kart) this will help him have to suit up!!!
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The seatbelt rule is simple, regardless of how likely or not your kart is to roll over or slam hard sideways into something.....
If you have a roll cage, you need a seatbelt to keep you inside of it, and it's even better if you have some way to keep flailing arms inside of it too.
If you don't have a roll cage, don't have a seatbelt either. A broken neck could result from going upside down while strapped to the seat, you really need to get thrown clear then.
Another rule, always wear a helmet. Yeah, yeah, the haters will hate, and helmet rules suck. So does the buffet at a funeral wake.
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The seatbelt rule is simple, regardless of how likely or not your kart is to roll over or slam hard sideways into something.....
If you have a roll cage, you need a seatbelt to keep you inside of it, and it's even better if you have some way to keep flailing arms inside of it too.
If you don't have a roll cage, don't have a seatbelt either. A broken neck could result from going upside down while strapped to the seat, you really need to get thrown clear then.
Another rule, always wear a helmet. Yeah, yeah, the haters will hate, and helmet rules suck. So does the buffet at a funeral wake.
Helmets are a hard MUST!
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