First, a sincere thank you to everyone who replied to my previous post. Thanks to advice from you and the folks over at CKT Racing, I ended up purchasing a 2019 VLR chassis from another local racer. I’m thrilled to have bought my first kart!
Less thrilling, however, has been torquing the lugnuts. I don’t currently have a battery impact gun, and while I plan to purchase one in the future, that $200 needs to be applied to some other karting necessitites.
So I broke out my trusty digital torque wrench and got to cranking, and soon found that it’s basically impossible to put more than 35ft/lbs on the front wheels, and about 40ft/lbs on the back. The kart and tire just want to move under the force applied. So my question is, is there any clever way to keep the wheels from spinning? I tried chocking the wheels, applying weight to the tire with one foot, and this did help. However, I couldn’t get past that 35-40ft/lb barrier without the tires breaking free. Is there a better way??