I’ve always shied away from ride height changes before, as it has always seemed like some sort of strange voodoo thing that never really worked for us, or that it would go way, way past where we needed to go in terms of magnitude of change. However, recently, particularly with some Tonykart cadets I have worked with, it makes a huge, huge difference.
Even just one ‘click’ (or slot) in ride height makes a huge difference. So now, instead of throwing an axle at a kart, or changing track width, if I see a kart hopping in the middle or exit of the corner, I throw ride height at it as well as possibly caster change, and it almost always helps.
Generally the ride height change is a big difference. So, if you’re looking for a small adjustment, ride height may not be the best option. Important to keep in mind, however that it could make sense to make the ride height change and then have the luxury of having to add grip to the kart or vis-versa with smaller tuning adjustments.