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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 01:11:30 AM »
More than stout enough, Id call that too heavy but I like to build lite.
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2011, 12:01:24 PM »
I followed it to a "T" and was amazed at the results.   { so simple }

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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2011, 05:57:26 PM »
so for initial chassis set up i have no adjustment on my spindles so once i weld them thats it but when you weld your front axles do you welded them perfectly straight or a little down on one side of it i welded my SS straight and level just want to know if you guys do it.
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 06:05:49 PM »
We use adjustable spindles, so we weld it in straight.
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 06:46:47 PM »
First time I noticed this post. It's funny how to builder/racers from different parts of the country can come up with such similar setups  8). I've been racing for 12 yrs and that initial set up is so close to mine it's scary. I see you didn't mention your king pin deflection angle (or is it designed into the EC axle?). Right down to the Walmart scales. I do however swear on my jacking bolt style front axle set up. I can adjust entry with jacking and exit with air pressure without entry losing to exit or vise-versa.

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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2011, 04:25:04 PM »
is there any websites or anything to help someone build their own mower. i have good mechanical skills, mowers and all the tools. just need the steps to get me started
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2011, 04:56:05 PM »
Go to the builds section of this website. Anything you need to know is there.  Many many many different builds for all different classes are there. From mild to wild you have found the right site.
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 01:29:51 PM »
is there any websites or anything to help someone build their own mower. i have good mechanical skills, mowers and all the tools. just need the steps to get me started
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2012, 12:17:21 PM »
I was just wondering why this is the different than the cart calculator. 43% front, 57% rear and 50% left to right.

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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2012, 12:21:24 PM »
First time I noticed this post. It's funny how to builder/racers from different parts of the country can come up with such similar setups  8). I've been racing for 12 yrs and that initial set up is so close to mine it's scary. I see you didn't mention your king pin deflection angle (or is it designed into the EC axle?). Right down to the Walmart scales. I do however swear on my jacking bolt style front axle set up. I can adjust entry with jacking and exit with air pressure without entry losing to exit or vise-versa.

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Lester sorry missed this but yes its in the EC axle.
because we are not karts center of gravity much different we dont sit in one spot we move around alot.
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2012, 07:15:51 PM »
CHassis intitial setup using front axle with 10* KPI.
Tire Pressures and base axle setup for ME Mind you I am 250LBS and this works for me.
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George do you run tubes to get the pressures that low without popping beads?
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2012, 12:24:16 PM »
George do you run tubes to get the pressures that low without popping beads?
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2012, 02:20:43 PM »
Do you use bead sealer?
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2012, 02:39:45 PM »
generally not on the fronts on the savers though generally yes if they dont seal then I will use a tube. Tubes now days aint worth a plug nickel.... OH WAIT most now days dont even know what a plug nickel is... LOL
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Re: Initial Chassis Setup
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2013, 07:18:26 AM »
Great thread! I do have a question... The class I am going to be running in only allows for a stock axle, but, I can either weld the axle straight or use "adjustable wedges" to tune it. Would this baseline setup be something about to start with considering that I can only tune the front end using the factory pivot point? Apologies if this has been covered. I tried a few different searches to come up with an answer :doh:
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