New Chassis

Wacomike04

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Thinking of Building a kart with a new Chassis. Is it cheaper to buy a chassis and just buy the parts separately or buying the entire package these folks are selling?

Thanks for responses.
 

XXX#40

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Buy a chassis complete, then build a relationship with your local engine and tire man.
If you're lucky you'll be able to buy chassis tires and engine from the same person, building a relationship with locals pays more than you can ever spend
 

JanGaLanG

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Thinking of Building a kart wit a new Chassis. Is it cheaper to buy a chassis and just buy the parts separately or buying the entire package these folks are selling?

Thanks for responses.
I strongly advise to take somebody with you that knows what things you will actually need, what a good price on those things might be, and in how good of shape they are. Theres all kinds of good deals out there, and all kinds of $2500 price tags on 20 year old karts. Whatever chassis you buy make sure that the manufacturer still supports parts for it. Try and stay in the last 5 years if possible. And a big one is ask the guy how many nights are on the front end. Most guys that think a chassis is "Flexed out" turns out the front end components have gone through 50 nights of rough racing without being replaced. And unless you trust the guy I absolutely would never buy a motor off a guy. Alot of these people have absolutely no idea what's in their motors as they just have a guy that builds them. I could see maybe buying a modified motor but Def do not buy a spec clone motor such as Akra or nka legal. Chase a win for a few weeks and end up failing tech over misguided rust is something you don't want to experience.
 

CarlsonMotorsports

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Thinking of Building a kart with a new Chassis. Is it cheaper to buy a chassis and just buy the parts separately or buying the entire package these folks are selling?

Thanks for responses.
Kinda like building a new Cadillac one piece at a time -- of course it will cost more int he long run.....Now, if you have a chassis where all of your running gear fits right up to, then it may make sense to just replace the frame. Usually, if that's the case and the current frame is not bent, you can sell your used kart for more than the difference of a new chassis to replacing just the frame.


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