View Full Version : Cold weatherchassis setup

mike lampshire
05-10-2005, 10:15 PM
We have a 2003 birel ar28 run in the yamaha can class, 4.5 bridgestone yds tires on all four corners. Medium axle, 2 large spacers front, no torsion bars rear center bearing out. Rear track 48 inches. Ran 20LBS pressure all the way around the first weekend, 70-75 degrees, times were respectable not extremely fast. The next weekend cold low to mid 40's. Had to increase the air temps to 26 front and 28 rear to keep the kart on the track. Times were off by 2 seconds a lap from previous weekend. What is a good setup to start width and what should I do when the temps change?

Chris Lobaugh
05-11-2005, 08:31 AM
Wow. YDS at 40 degrees doesn't soudn like too much fun. Maybe gry raising the seat straight up to create a bit of leverage. What length wheel hubs do you have and what diameter axle?

mike lampshire
05-11-2005, 10:41 PM
Well let's just say it was cold!!!! I have 2 of these karts both 40mm axles and we run long hubs. What is a good baseline setup for these karts with yds tires. We run ant Badger raceway in WI.