Choose the language.
Tkart magazine

True or False | Do you set the same tyre pressure on single-speed karts and kz karts?

go down go up
TYRE PRESSURE
DRIVING STYLE
TELEMETRY
kart
quiz
START
RADIATOR
CHASSIS
EXHAUST
THE SAME TYRE PRESSURE MUST BE SET ON KZ AND SINGLE-SPEED KARTS
Answer
Lorenzo Abo
Mechanic of considerable experience, who works for the Tony Kart Racing Team
Next question
WELL DONE!

It’s false. I recommend setting the pressure for a single-speed kart lower than a KZ, because in the kart with gears, the structure of the tyres is more stressed on bends due to the greater weight (about 30 kg). These are minor differences, for example: if I set the pressure on the cold tyre of a single-speed kart at 0.45 bar, the KZ I tyres can be set at 0.50. However, even though there is little difference, these settings help the rubber work properly, without increasing mechanical stress at low pressure and speeding up the time required to reach an ideal working pressure.

WRONG!

It’s false. I recommend setting the pressure for a single-speed kart lower than a KZ, because in the kart with gears, the structure of the tyres is more stressed on bends due to the greater weight (about 30 kg). These are minor differences, for example: if I set the pressure on the cold tyre of a single-speed kart at 0.45 bar, the KZ I tyres can be set at 0.50. However, even though there is little difference, these settings help the rubber work properly, without increasing mechanical stress at low pressure and speeding up the time required to reach an ideal working pressure.

Continue reading your article

Don’t waste time: register now for a 24-hour free trial period. Unlimited articles.

Start your 24-hour free tour
No Credit Card required
or
Skip the free tour and become a TKART Magazine member now.
  • Constant updates
  • Interactive content (360°, Video, Gallery, etc.)
  • 15 sections
  • Over 500 in-depth articles
  • Access to the entire archive
  • Available in Italian, English and Spanish
  • Access from your desktop and mobile devices
Subscribe