Shocks, Suspension, CLEARING THE AIR | Cross Kart Pt. 10

Share
HTML-code
  • Published: 10 July 2019
  • We had a bunch of comments saying that we mounted our front suspension to the chassis of our cross kart wrong, which would result in stress on the mounting points, and eventual failure. In this video, we clear up the issue, and explain what we did and how our setup won't have the problems that some commenters thought it would. We also mount the front shocks (although they're too soft, so we have to redo them), the rear shocks and suspension mounts (using more Miata parts), and mount the steering rack and tie rods. We almost have a roller!

    Thanks for Watching!

    Facebook: goo.gl/VR6mh2
    Instagram: goo.gl/PqOIo3

    Go Power Sports: goo.gl/c2Tz6o
    NEW MERCH: cars-cameras.com/
    Equipment we use: amazon.com/shop/carsandcameras

    The following video features activities performed in controlled environments by knowledgeable persons. DO NOT attempt to duplicate, re-create, or perform the same or similar activities at home, as personal injury or property damage may result. CARS AND CAMERAS, the persons shown in this video and ANY CONTRIBUTOR, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY such injury or damage. ALL CARSANDCAMERAS CONTENT IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.

    Cars and Cameras makes no representation about the sufficiency of any safety precautions and equipment used in this video.
  • Auto Auto

Comments • 1 062

  • Austin Johnson
    Austin Johnson  4 weeks back

    How are you gonna service the upper control arms

    • steve lucero
      steve lucero  1 months back

      Do they sell their builds?

      • CarsandCameras
        CarsandCameras   2 months back

        The following video features activities performed in controlled environments by knowledgeable persons. DO NOT attempt to duplicate, re-create, or perform the same or similar activities at home, as personal injury or property damage may result. CARS AND CAMERAS, the persons shown in this video and ANY CONTRIBUTOR, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY such injury or damage. ALL CARSANDCAMERAS CONTENT IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.

        Cars and Cameras makes no representation about the sufficiency of any safety precautions and equipment used in this video.

        • Franky Perri
          Franky Perri  3 months back

          John I love your truck i have the same kind 2005 Avalanche solid burnt red in color ...i love it ....thanks for explaining the front suspension i wanna duplicate it on my project ...John your so diplomatic with your explanations of why you guys do things your never cocky thats whats great about you guys you never mk people like me feel dumb...Ike your a prodigy ...everything you do you do well...ive seen all your guys videos and well Ike your pretty dam good ...love you guys thanks

          • DSMattitude
            DSMattitude  3 months back

            Screw clearing the air. Just get a bottle and take a shot every time some internet engineer makes a dumb comment bitching about your choice of parts or suspension design.

            • Pyronious520
              Pyronious520  3 months back

              i am not a suspension guy or nothin but did you mention why you couldn't use the miata front suspension too? I thought they were real real drives so i was just curious.

              • gold mouth garage
                gold mouth garage  3 months back

                Man I think it's so cool

                • Bizego Innovations
                  Bizego Innovations  4 months back

                  Look up Trophy Karts. just might help out. cheers

                  • Dylan Aponte
                    Dylan Aponte  4 months back

                    well im 15 years old and ive welded more than enough to roll them dimes thx to my welding instructor but anyways idk what the hack they are saying that the welder is acting its either wire speed....most likely and or the shielding gas is being blown away but most likely since you can hear it sputtering it could be the wire speed/it is the wire speed

                    • Daniel Dewar
                      Daniel Dewar  4 months back

                      Does anyone what website I could get some good go kart wheels for off-road go kart (15x6)

                      • GCDesign
                        GCDesign  4 months back

                        That particular chassis book is fucking trash; it's several decades out of date, and had bad info in it even when it was published new. I have it on my shelf and its terrible compared to anything written by Carroll Smith or Forbes Aird.

                        • SmokinJoe347
                          SmokinJoe347  4 months back

                          FWIW I think you've done a cracking job personally & it looks cool as hell, designing a perfect front end set up is boring, tedious & massively time consuming so to basically wing it with the help of your book is a great achievement in my book - Frankenkart is nearly done :-)

                          • Dax arms
                            Dax arms  4 months back

                            Maybe when the neighbors captured Leroy and made some Kentucky fried Chicken out of him

                            • Dax arms
                              Dax arms  4 months back

                              Check your ground but not at the clamp but inside the cabinet I've seen another YouTuber run into that and what it was was the connection sort of came a little loose it could be something totally different but that's what solved that kind of a problem with another YouTuber

                              • Dax arms
                                Dax arms  4 months back

                                I just heard a gunshot in the background , aren't they houses just too close to each other to be discharging a firearm in the woods? Don't get me wrong I'm very pro gun I just believe in safe operation of firearms

                                • BuzzedAldrin
                                  BuzzedAldrin  4 months back

                                  Clearing the air steering shocks

                                  • TheCj71984
                                    TheCj71984  4 months back

                                    it will be fine!

                                    • David Kelm
                                      David Kelm  4 months back

                                      it is fine !

                                      • GreMar GreCia
                                        GreMar GreCia  4 months back

                                        Do you have a branch in the Phillipines sir. ??

                                        • glen johnson
                                          glen johnson  4 months back

                                          hey all you can do is try it if it works great if not oh well you learned. i have built stuff like this my engire life. and i would be willing to bet for everything i ddi right i did it wrong at least 2 times before. i used them joints you are using on a trailer i pulled behind my motorcycle for years. until they made it illegal.well at least in Texas

                                          • Trevor Lindsay
                                            Trevor Lindsay  4 months back

                                            Absolutely KEEP the tractor joints those things are tough as hell better than johns welding (wink wink)

                                            • Dax arms
                                              Dax arms  4 months back

                                              What's the deal with the motorcycle the blue gas tank that's behind you?

                                              • Dax arms
                                                Dax arms  4 months back

                                                it's probably 80 to 90 degrees outside and you've been working out there for several hours probably the welder just needs to be turned off for about an hour to cool down

                                                • Brenden Belcher
                                                  Brenden Belcher  4 months back

                                                  Id like to see a motorized bicycle there's alot you can do with them

                                                  • forkjob
                                                    forkjob  4 months back

                                                    That's why I always have a spool of flux core wire around. If you run out of gas or you have to weld outside in the wind, the flux core doesn't care.

                                                    • Spag The Maker
                                                      Spag The Maker  4 months back

                                                      Leeeerrooooyyyyyy! R.I.P.

                                                      • Tom Zborovsky
                                                        Tom Zborovsky  4 months back

                                                        Why didn't you move the bottom shock mount for the front suspension to the lower arm, near the axle? You could have also brought out the top mounts to make the shock stand up right as much as possible..

                                                        • NACK ATK
                                                          NACK ATK  4 months back

                                                          Can you put a full cage on it it looks kinda dumb without it

                                                          • Itz_gray_ 2019
                                                            Itz_gray_ 2019  4 months back

                                                            Better paint that up! The metal is looking pretty bad

                                                            • RON SALES
                                                              RON SALES  4 months back

                                                              Looking for a Yamaha XT200J 4 cycle motor and side panels skid plate and other parts if you run across a parts bike Please contact me. Thanks.

                                                              • DCD Laser & CNC
                                                                DCD Laser & CNC  4 months back

                                                                Great job guys! John, did you finish up your degree? What is the degree?

                                                                • MOTORBIKE MADNESS
                                                                  MOTORBIKE MADNESS  4 months back

                                                                  "I want big American car with tail fins."
                                                                  Quick, where does this comment come from?

                                                                • TheFurriestOne
                                                                  TheFurriestOne  4 months back

                                                                  Come to think of it, I have an unused heim joint that is rather stiff. Sorry for doubting you!
                                                                  Gonna be fun to see this thing rip!

                                                                  • Ross Templeton
                                                                    Ross Templeton  4 months back

                                                                    Seems like you guys are filming w a better camera & higher def. Its almost like a TV show now, nice

                                                                    • TheTruthBeTold
                                                                      TheTruthBeTold  4 months back

                                                                      You guys should've gotten a blueprint build. I've seen some ads on facebook for one called (piranha) they only sell the blueprints so it can be a home made project for the crafty, it's pretty sweet looking. It could've been great as a learning curve for future builds.

                                                                      • Mr. Unfazed
                                                                        Mr. Unfazed  4 months back

                                                                        WE NEED AN AMBER ALERT FOR LEROY THE ROOSTER 🐓#findleroytherooster.

                                                                        • Zac Hutson
                                                                          Zac Hutson  4 months back

                                                                          Great build. I'd just take the advice about the shocks. Straighten them up so they have good travel. Love the channel

                                                                          • joeandkristen08
                                                                            joeandkristen08  4 months back

                                                                            Love the videos right now it looks like a bath tub with wheels

                                                                            • jacob pulley
                                                                              jacob pulley  4 months back

                                                                              I've loved y'alls videos from day one, wished I had a IT'LL BE FINE sticker, I'd slap it on my car

                                                                              • cL Foto
                                                                                cL Foto  4 months back

                                                                                I’m trying to get a tillotson 212r engine but no where seems to have it does anyone know where to get them?

                                                                                • Jason Petrich
                                                                                  Jason Petrich  4 months back

                                                                                  You guys did great, it looks awesome, people that build thing from scratch will understand everything done here!!!!!!! I want to see it rippin up the c&c grandprix

                                                                                  • RC
                                                                                    RC  4 months back

                                                                                    Ahhh it all looks good to me

                                                                                    • edward linchester
                                                                                      edward linchester  4 months back

                                                                                      Keep it up guy! Best build yet
                                                                                      As you know automotive new tie rod ends and ball joints are very tight in the beginning too so many people who have never actually worked with things shouldn't make comments. As far as saftey it's up to you I've learned alot in my life from making and doing sketchy things. Keep up the good work it'll be fine

                                                                                      • Barron Schneider
                                                                                        Barron Schneider  4 months back

                                                                                        Love the cross kart build though keep up the good work it’ll be fine

                                                                                        • Barron Schneider
                                                                                          Barron Schneider  4 months back

                                                                                          I don’t want to sound like a hater but you guys almost never post on any sort of time schedule

                                                                                          • Jack Bushong
                                                                                            Jack Bushong  4 months back

                                                                                            Eeeek... Wear some gloves handling that sheet metal.

                                                                                            • Eric McGrew
                                                                                              Eric McGrew  4 months back

                                                                                              So, just semantics, but "Heim Joints" are technically a brand (from the original designer). These style of joints in a generic lable are "Spherical Rod End Joints". The tractor style that you bought are typically designed with a tighter ball race. This keeps empliment tools from loosely tracking while in storage mode, and while being pulled under load behind the tractor.

                                                                                              If you had bought motorsports grade Spherical Ball Joints/Spherical Rod End Joints, most of them would have had less friction applied during the manufacturing tolerance process.

                                                                                              Just fyi. Not super important for what you guys are doing. Just though you guys and others might like to know. Offroading and Race Car Spherical Rod End Joints are typically a bit stiffer as well, as they are designed to maintain tighter tolerances while under extreme force loads.

                                                                                              • Arthur Smith
                                                                                                Arthur Smith  4 months back

                                                                                                Say, fellas, have you two ever heard of vangaurd engines.com? The make small engines with electronic fuel injection! Check em out, if u hadn't already?