Degree motor mount for animal

New Racer

Ok so is it fine to use a 15 degree motor mount for animal engine? Is anyone having issues im fairly new to the animal run clones and at the moment just got a 15 degree for my Rage.
Some can and all OK and some cannot, I used one for 2 seasons NO issues then out of the blue one night motor starts cutting out in the turns, fought it for 3 weeks until changed to flatter mount Never did it again, If your plan is staying on an Animal for the entire season I'd get a flatter mount and not chance it.

Good Luck !!

New Racer

Ok sounds good boss il keep it in mind i plan to run a clone and animal i got phantom icon flat kart which that one has flip mount but i dont for the rage but i know a guy that has one so no problem thanks again


Premium User
On a Rage, you'll just about have to use a 15* mount to keep the air filter up off the rr tire and more specifically the right side nerf bar.
If you decide to run the 8* flip mount, you'll end up with a really long chain, and then you'll run into a problem with the exhaust pipe clearing the chassis. Keep in mind that the spread of the motor mount rails is wider (like Millenium) than most other chassis use.
I have a 15* used Rage mount or two lying around if you need something, or give Jeff @ Rage a call.

I have NOT seen a difference in tuning (or a need to change the float settings) when running a 15* mount or a flat mount.
I would encourage you to run the carb as level as possible though (the left side bolt hole is slotted in the intake manifold for just this purpose.)

Thanks and God bless,
Brian Carlson
Carlson Racing Engines
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