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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:40 pm 
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does anyone here kart or use to kart or help out with someone who does

well i went go karting the other day and its got me thinking, i was going to do a full forged engine for my sr but seeing as i'll only do a couple of drift days and the odd grip day, i was wondering if i could have more fun out of a Karting.


i just want to know

what class would be best for a budget of $3-4k?

what brand of kart ?

running expenses?
how long do engines, bearings, tires etc last?

how long will karting last before it gets dull?
are race prepped karts as fun as a quick s13 or is it like going back to playing a ps1 after playing ps3 for so many years

any opinions would be great
cheers
Nath


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:26 am 
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i love go karting. its so much fun at like 1/3 of the costs. dont have the time to do it regularly so that means i dont get over it.

for good info give unigroup a call. they building a kart


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:02 pm 
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speak to some of the karting shops, i recommend speaking to Ian at Karting World in Camden, he used to build and service my kart for me back when I had it, he should be able to help you out with most information...

A second hand Arrow or CRG frame would be ideal with a Rotax or Leopard engine, they are both turn key and race, clutched and relatively low maintenance, easier than running a Yamaha engine being 2-stroke, mixtures no clutches etc (although you can get them clutched these days too)...

then your expenses are really just tyres, licensing, track fees and fuel...

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:56 pm 
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i have a 110cc race go kart its a 2 stroke


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:37 am 
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I have a Rotax 125cc kart I could be convinced to sell :)

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