Different track widths

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Lokesh
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Different track widths

Post by Lokesh » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:06 am

I want to know the benefits of different track widths? Also can i apply this thing for my go kart, i want to use different track widths(large track width in rear and small track width in front) for go kart..so can i know the benefits of having different track widths?

Greg Locock
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Re: Different track widths

Post by Greg Locock » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:37 am

For maximum latacc you should always maximise trackwidth. To alter the handling balance, I would guess that a wider track width at one axle tends to increase its cornering stiffness. Of course there will always be exceptions.

Lokesh
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Re: Different track widths

Post by Lokesh » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:36 am

So in go karts is it preferable to use a wider track width in rear as compare to front track width

Lokesh
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Re: Different track widths

Post by Lokesh » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:37 am

????

Greg Locock
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Re: Different track widths

Post by Greg Locock » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:56 am

which is more important, handling balance or max latacc? To be honest go karts are a law unto themselves, I think you'd be better off asking on a go karting forum.

graham.reeds
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Re: Different track widths

Post by graham.reeds » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:56 am

Depends on the track you are on.

A go kart has a fixed rear axle, so when you try and go around a corner the rear tries to push the kart straight. So you introduce caster in the front so the kart 'falls' on to the outside front raising the inside rear.

A wide front track will raise the rear by less causing a bounce in faster corners when the flex overcomes the caster (you can hear this).

So why does the track matter? If you have a lot of hairpins or fast sweeps you want narrow front. If the track has lots of direction changes wider could help.

Good luck with your setup.

Lokesh
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Re: Different track widths

Post by Lokesh » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:43 am

Thanks sir! For your guidance !!