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    Go Kart Tires/Wheels

    Question for my son's off-road kart. I currently have 14x5.71-6 on front and 16x8-7 on rear. I was given some 18x9.5-8s and want to put on the rear to beef it up and add traction with a new larger engine. Is the extra 2" rake going to kill handling or make dangerous? Im not racing, but my 9 yr old might as well be. Thanks.

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    If the tire diameter is 2" larger that will only amount to the rear being 1" "taller" which should only affect the steering caster angle. This should not make a difference for off road use. It will probably make it easier to steer at low speeds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csocs_wolf View Post
    Question for my son's off-road kart. I currently have 14x5.71-6 on front and 16x8-7 on rear. I was given some 18x9.5-8’s and want to put on the rear to “beef it up” and add traction with a new larger engine. Is the extra 2" rake going to kill handling or make dangerous? I’m not racing, but my 9 yr old might as well be. Thanks.
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