Originally posted by slow_dx
Interesting... but karts are all rear wheel drive, right? How does that apply to front engine front wheel drive cars?
I think a lot of people were used to setting up rwd cars and just took the same tricks and moved them over to fwd cars without thinking about it...
[ edit: removed snarky Aahhhh comment ]
Yes, kart's ARE rear wheel drive, with a solid axel. But the 50/50 rule still applies. Do me a favour, and go to one of those rental kart tracks; not the indoor ones. Go to a real outdoor track, and see what I'm sayin. Or even better, go do the Bridgestone driving school at mosport... then you will know what I'm talking about.
Having a 50/50 weight balnce is very import. i.e: Braking, accelerating, and cornering. It's almost impossible to beileve that you would want a car that is 60/40.... I can only see that coming in handy for dragging. Did you know that all BMW's, (well almost all), and ALL Ferrari's, McLarens, and even the majority of high end Mercedes vehichles are are 50/50 wieght balanced? Are you gonna tell me that this is wrong, even though these companies having been doing for over 40-50years?
I say we arrange a 401 mini karting indy event, to sharpen up our driving skills, and really learn how to drive!