Previously i have suffered from my kart jerking in corners, i swapped to a stiffer seat and the problem seem to be much better and my lap times have started coming back down again. I was doing some competitive lap times on my used Maxxis orange tires, until i swapped to new set of Mojo D5’s (what we are running for the next race) and i started struggling to find grip and have more hand movements. It felt like the sidewall isn’t digging into the corner and my inside rear wheel lift is inconsistent. after the session i pit in to take my tire temps and my outside corners were quite cold, and the center part were not as hot as it should be, using mostly the inside tires. Unlike Maxxis i was getting highest tire temps in the center part, and it felt great, i could really lean on the kart and it bites into the pavement.
This is with used Maxxis Orange
This is with brand new Mojo D5’s
What tire temps should i be looking? i am running around 0.9 bar hot. i also saw a youtuber mention they run their seats a little higher with Mojos since they couldn’t get enough side bite, seem to be the case with me too (im running lowest position at the moment).
Currently debating on testing a few things:
- Run a bit more postive camber for better front outer edge tire temp (for better bite?)
- Narrow the rear track width 5mm
- Move the ballast on the seat upwards
- Increase rear ride height for better rear binding (but would that change rake and make it slide more?)
Also, i am still suffering a little from kart jerking (its not my hands aren’t strong enough and couldn’t hold it), specifically on mid speed left hand corner exits. i am currently only running one seat strut on the non-engine side (DD2 is left side), debating if i should run more.
Would love to hear your thoughts! thanks for the love guys!