High side body trouble!

racerx59m

Member
I just mounted my t3 high side body and I barely have any clearance over the left front tire!Makes me wonder what will happen when I sit in it!Will make it worse?I took pictures of it!Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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flattop1

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Unfortunately the only two ways I know too fix it .
Are add a brace or take the side panel loose and push it forward , then redrill the mounting holes .
 

OVALTECH1

Premium User
get yourself some 1/4 aluminum strap and attach it to your top bolt on your front porch mount then pull your body up away from the tire and mark where it needs drilled to hold it up. Then loosen the side panels open those holes up a bit and work the body up off the tire. I use 1/2 plywood strips on top my tire so when it’s tight you got a good 1/2 of clearance and it’s now supported and solid.
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OVALTECH1

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you may wanna shoot for more clearance than 1/2 inch, you have a lot of washers on the top of that spindle... if you ever wanna play with cross off that side it’s gonna close up quick.
 

OVALTECH1

Premium User
Yup, every one I have ever mounted needed pulled up and braced. I feel it should be done anyhow... one little track skirmish with no support and your gonna cut a tire or risk going off the track to fix it due to getting flagged.
 

racerx59m

Member
get yourself some 1/4 aluminum strap and attach it to your top bolt on your front porch mount then pull your body up away from the tire and mark where it needs drilled to hold it up. Then loosen the side panels open those holes up a bit and work the body up off the tire. I use 1/2 plywood strips on top my tire so when it’s tight you got a good 1/2 of clearance and it’s now supported and solid. View attachment 12160View attachment 12161
Excellent idea!I will make one!Thanks
 

racerx59m

Member
get yourself some 1/4 aluminum strap and attach it to your top bolt on your front porch mount then pull your body up away from the tire and mark where it needs drilled to hold it up. Then loosen the side panels open those holes up a bit and work the body up off the tire. I use 1/2 plywood strips on top my tire so when it’s tight you got a good 1/2 of clearance and it’s now supported and solid. View attachment 12160View attachment 12161
I did what you said!Check it out!
 

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racerx59m

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get yourself some 1/4 aluminum strap and attach it to your top bolt on your front porch mount then pull your body up away from the tire and mark where it needs drilled to hold it up. Then loosen the side panels open those holes up a bit and work the body up off the tire. I use 1/2 plywood strips on top my tire so when it’s tight you got a good 1/2 of clearance and it’s now supported and solid. View attachment 12160View attachment 12161
I gained over 1/2 inch should be good!
 

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Jim46

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I also use a 1/8×3/4 flat from the very front of the nose welded to a 3/4 clamp to the front bumper ( you won't drag the front end off )
 
Nope, in our 12 years we’ve never used braces and we’ve been through a lot of different body manufacturers.
Same, never had to brace one up. If we screwed up mounting it, and mounted the side panels too low or didn't have the nose brackets high enough, we'd have tire contact and have to start over.
 

jhucks03

Member
First scale the kart and have it close without body.
Then bolt body together ensuring side panels are flat on ground front to rear.
Put kart on ground with race tires at race psi. Then use 1” tubing under the nose and side panels to set your ground clearance, while marking your holes. Should be good to go if using a quality body.
 

Slick27

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First scale the kart and have it close without body.
Then bolt body together ensuring side panels are flat on ground front to rear.
Put kart on ground with race tires at race psi. Then use 1” tubing under the nose and side panels to set your ground clearance, while marking your holes. Should be good to go if using a quality body.
Yep. The tried and true method that Josh mentioned works every time.

Never had to brace one myself.
 

Slick27

Member
The not getting your washers and weigh out done first lesson pissed me off so much I never made that mistake again. lol
 

Kj26

Member
Both the bodies I've "hung" this year needed braces. How can one keep from needing to do this?
Not really sure lol. I’ve always used quality bodies, PRC back in the day and mainly whatever Slack is selling now.
I bolt the body together, throw some tires on the kart and mount away. I don’t set it on the ground like some do, mount it right on the kart stand. I do run our bolts from the bottom up and that’s more in case of a wreck the bolt won’t get stuck in the tire and end our race.
 
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