October 23rd, 2017

Pro's and Con's of Different Go Kart Designs - Go Kart Matrix

  Wood
Go Kart
Partial Frame
Fun Kart
Supported Frame
Fun Kart
Racing Frame
Fun Kart
Roll Cage
Suspension
Weight Heavy Light Medium Light Heavy
Strength Weak Weak High Medium High
Comfort Uncomfortable Moderate High Moderate High
Driving
Surface
Pavement Pavement
Grass
Gravel
Pavement
Gress
Gravel
Pavement Grass
Gravel
Potential
Obstacles
Cars
Trees
Ditches
Cars
Trees
Cars
Trees
Cars
Trees
Cars
Trees
Ditches
ATVs
Roll Over
Risk
Fall Off
Potential
Medium Low Low High
Control
Performance
VERY Low Good Good Excellent Good
Cost to
Fabricate
Less than
$100
$100-$200 $100-$400 $800-$2,000 $500-$1,000

As you can see, there is a wide range of go karts that you can design and make. Typically, the more money you spend, the more exotic and the more options you have. But that is not necessarily the case for all designs.

For my personal experiences with gokart designs be sure to quick link (here) to the Development files to get in inside view into the various gokart designs.

The purpose of this web page is to help you design and make a go kart that:
  • Will not bust your budget
  • Will Be Comfortable
  • Will Be Strong
  • Will be very quick and corner like it is on rails
  • Will Be Safe
The frame plans offered on this web page fullfill these criteria. The homework has been done, in design, weight balance, comfort, power application and safety.

The above chart is designed to help you make a decision about where you are going to start.

 
 

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