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Old 11-28-2019, 02:14 PM
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Hello to all who are interested. After several months delay we finally have pics of one of our 5th generation 4WD Karts. This is mostly the front differential and inner & outer spindles. You will also see some linkage with clevises and tie rod ends. This will end up controlling the lock-out front axle and drive shaft lock-out. We are still waiting on the remainder of the lock-out mechanism parts from the machine shop.

We will have more pics next week of the rear portion of the Kart.

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Not bad, I do like what I see. After how you explained it, it definitely looks how I had imagined it would. I could see how it could also be done with independent suspension, just will be more complicated, but could be done with custom portal axles if more height is needed.
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Old 11-28-2019, 05:42 PM
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looks like you already broke one spindle bracket..

Anyways, do you want to enter this years build off contest?
In that case: please create a pile pic according to the rules,
else: this is the wrong forum and this thread will need to get merged/moved

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Old 11-28-2019, 06:27 PM
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You better get some glasses!. Nothing is broke!.

I'll send you what you need.
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You better get some glasses!. Nothing is broke!.

I'll send you what you need.
Well that
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Yep, you need glasses. That is a space between moving parts. I need to take your job here on the DIY Forum, you don't know what your doing. Don't reply until you get smarter.
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:13 PM
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Yep, you need glasses. That is a space between moving parts. ...
Ah a positive stop... hmmkay

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Ehhh, kinda looks like a crack to me. But you're the one building it, so I'll take your word for it.
It could also be a stray Sharpie mark.
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You can shove it pal! Go crack off somewhere else. Even when people show you pics you still don't believe it. Sorry you feel that way. Good luck!
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Old 11-28-2019, 07:19 PM
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Ehhh, kinda looks like a crack to me...
at least I'm not hallucinating
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You can shove it pal! Go crack off somewhere else. Even when people show you pics you still don't believe it. Sorry you feel that way. Good luck!
You will very quickly need to adjust your way of communicating around here..

Noone said it is broken or cracked.. I only said it looks like it is..
(a bad lighting on a handmade unchamfered cut can cause an irregular reflection ...)
as long as it's fine.. it'll be .. it still looks cracked at first glance.
and that's not our fault at all!

If you cannot stand any commenting,
then maybe a forum is not the right place for you at all!

If you do not want to read such,
then you might need a better camera,
or clean your edges up nicer before taking a picture.

In any case you need to stop raging at every comment or you'll have a very hard
(and likely SHORT!) time around!

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Yeah you are seeing a REAL 4WD GO-KART. Did you ever think you'd ever see one? Kinda cool isn't it?
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Yeah you are seeing a REAL 4WD GO-KART. Did you ever think you'd ever see one? Kinda cool isn't it?
a 4wd kart is indeed cool..
but that is NOT the first I see I'm afraid

not even the first posted on diygokarts

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Yeah you are seeing a REAL 4WD GO-KART. Did you ever think you'd ever see one? Kinda cool isn't it?
For some reason itsid is being unusually lenient with you. I would have given you a temporary holiday by now for talking like that. One more snarky comment, and you truly will be gone.
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Even if not cracked (yet) IMO the design & construction of those "spindles" don't look Heavy Duty enough for the dynamic stresses that can/will be applied
...especially by a 4 x 4 kart (off road terrain + big tires)

* But, at least he's actually posted some pics, of his ideas, this time
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If this works well, I may do something similar in V2 of my future build. But as mentioned before, independent suspension and not a stiff frame.
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Even if not cracked (yet) IMO the design & construction of those "spindles" don't look Heavy Duty enough for the dynamic stresses that can/will be applied
...especially by a 4 x 4 kart (off road terrain + big tires)

* But, at least he's actually posted some pics, of his ideas, this time
Yeah looking back your right. I think my cheapo chinese kart has thicker metal on the spindle holders. One good push into that suspension and the wheels might fall off.

I'd seriously recommend stress testing those parts you made and not just saying "you don't know what your doing its good" because that might be the last time you say that if you do...and I'm not talking about getting banned.
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Yeah looking back your right. I think my cheapo chinese kart has thicker metal on the spindle holders. One good push into that suspension and the wheels might fall off.

I'd seriously recommend stress testing those parts you made and not just saying "you don't know what your doing its good" because that might be the last time you say that if you do...and I'm not talking about getting banned.
Well one could say you'd end up being banned from an air addiction lol. Most are built with 3/16" and upwards of 1/4" thick. Making another one the same way and stress testing it could tell you what you need to know. But as long as you feel your work is holding up, that's up to you.
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.. well since this thread does not fullfill the requirements for entering the build contest,
it's now moved.

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I'm gonna be that guy, that is not a diff in the front it's a spinco gearbox.......
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I'm gonna be that guy, that is not a diff in the front it's a spinco gearbox.......
**** your right. Given that, why drift with two wheels slipping when you can with 4 wheels slipping ?
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