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« on: April 29, 2014, 02:10:51 PM »

Well im new to your forum but im not with making lawnmowers go fast, Im am starting to build a racing mower and need help with how to lower it, I don't want to lower it much just about 2 1/2 inches or so to prevent it from being top heavy. Any help is welcome and thanks in advance, Jesse
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 02:41:49 PM »

Got to have tires on wheels that you intend to use. Mount them on mower and measure from ground to frame. Subtract 2 1/2" from frame.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 03:05:42 PM »

Thanks for the reply but wouldn't changing tire size affect the speed too much? I'm using a peerless 6 speed transaxle with a 12.5 briggs intek, 3 inch rear pulley and probably 5 inch or bigger in front, also I need a engine pulley, I can't find them anywhere here in western KY
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 04:52:51 PM »

Check out tractor supply. That's where I got all of my pulleys from, if there is not one around you then you could still probably order it off-line 
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 06:17:52 PM »

IF you change the tire size it will affect your gearing. Find the set you intend on using front and rear before you start cause it will have a big factor on where you start welding your hangers and axle etc. Set the frame on a jig with the height you wanna be and make everything else fit to the frame.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 07:39:05 PM »

Thanks guys i'll keep it all in mind when I start my project
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 08:20:25 AM »

Thanks for the reply but wouldn't changing tire size affect the speed too much? I'm using a peerless 6 speed transaxle with a 12.5 briggs intek, 3 inch rear pulley and probably 5 inch or bigger in front, also I need a engine pulley, I can't find them anywhere here in western KY

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