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I would like to see a review on kart rims, different types/brands. Full mag/half mag and what the real difference is. As the range and scale in price can be massive. 

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On 20/12/2016 at 5:39 PM, Hildred said:

I would like to see a review on kart rims, different types/brands. Full mag/half mag and what the real difference is. As the range and scale in price can be massive. 

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Good shout Matt.

We could possibly set up a review between a few types of rim. Off the top of my head, we could do:

  • OTK MXC
  • OTK MXJ
  • Douglas Full Mag
  • Douglas SE
  • Aluminium rims

There are a number issues with this test/review however...

  1. Kart rims are often used as a setup aid, this means that on a really hot/gripped up track, the MXC could be the rim of choice, but on a lower grip circuit, they may end up being slower.
  2. Test location. We would probably have to test these on a test day, so grip levels are likely to be lower than at a race meeting and may not give a good representation of race weekend performance.
  3. Measuring performance. One of the main areas which we tend to associate with rims is how quickly they can get heat into a tyre. As we all know, the first few laps can be tricky, so it's difficult to gather any good data relating to the first few laps. This may have to be measured on how confident the driver felt within the first few laps of each session. It's also difficult to attain results which directly represent the rims effect on lap times etc, rather than results which highlight other variables such as track temp, track condition, driver performance etc etc.
  4. Cost. Ideally we would need 5 new sets of tyres to run this test.

That said, we could maybe figure something out to make the test fairer. Maybe we could run each rim twice, at different points in the day and also have two or three drivers on each rim so we could potentially see a pattern?

Any ideas are appreciated :)

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