Do chassis' really matter ?

CodyH00

Member
Just for sake of conversation... do you guys think chassis really matters ? As long as you are on something current like made with in the last 3-5 years does it matter ? We always hear how great this chassis is or that, but let's be honest if any of the top guys sit on a chassis its gonna be fast if it is even close to being built right ergo any of the top chassis are fast. Opinions ?
 
Your correct pretty much, there are guy's & gals that could make a wheel barrow fast, then there are guy's & gals that will never make anything fast, but one thing you can count on with all the newer stuff is the ones that are always up front is not because of the chassis make, it's because they are or have a better TIRE GUY !!
 

CodyH00

Member
That's my thoughts exactly. I would like to see one of those guy like knopf mullis nall chavous each take a chassis for one season that isn't one of the top guys or is not well known and race with it. Just to prove to everyone that chassis doesn't matter. It will never happen charger ultramax phantom trick would never let it
 

Joe28

Member
I agree with Ken, there's guys that can hook up a shopping cart. But, they're doin' it with tires, and tires. I do feel though, that certain chassis' like certain tracks better. But if you make the chassis happy, and put on the CORRECT set of tires, you can run very competitive. It's not always about the flavor of the week.
 

Lucky_7

Member
Had a buddy running a 16' recon for the last year with his daughter driving. On new cut yellow Vegas, on a strict prep program and it never turned. Not once did the kart actually look decent. Went from one end of the cross weight to the other, 62%-74%.

He switched to a 2010 millennium impulse. Base setup, same tires...won the first weekend out.

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CodyH00

Member
Tires could have been wrong for the recon. Just cuz your on a program doesn't mean that program is right for your chassis.

What I'm getting at is tires that work for one kart wont necessarily work for the next or vis versa
 
We recently ran a 30 lap race where the winner was on softer 11's with Internal very little sign of any wear, 2nd was hard 11's No internal showed more wear, 3rd was 33's that showed the most wear, So ya don't count on what's working on 1 will work for all.
 

Lucky_7

Member
Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread but I think it pertains to the question. If newer chassis are super tire sensitive, is it worth it to spend 2600 on a chassis, then spend about the same or more to find the "perfect" tire? I could just find the chassis that like my tire program and stick with it. At least I can re-sell a chassis for about what I paid for it.
 
Sorry, don't mean to hijack the thread but I think it pertains to the question. If newer chassis are super tire sensitive, is it worth it to spend 2600 on a chassis, then spend about the same or more to find the "perfect" tire? I could just find the chassis that like my tire program and stick with it. At least I can re-sell a chassis for about what I paid for it.
Depends on what your racing ? If local fri and sat night points racing I wouldn't worry about newer, but If series racing then yes newer is worth it.
 
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