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Postby Rome_BRZ » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:15 am

Has anyone here done it? Bought their own kart? I'm pretty interested in this there just doesn't seem to be enough information on Australian websites about it which is pretty annoying. Can anyone with experience share with me what kind of options there are and where karts + gear can be purchased from?

My research has produced two results, that membership is needed with the Australian Karting Association? And that there is a North Shore Karting Club which has 1000 members?
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Corsair » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:59 pm

You may have already seen this, but just in case...

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=8069&p=116499&hilit=go+karting#p116499
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Rome_BRZ » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:26 am

Corsair wrote:You may have already seen this, but just in case...

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=8069&p=116499&hilit=go+karting#p116499


Thanks mate, no I hadn't, but that was a great post :)
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Postby zorro » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Yeah mate I can give you a heap of info, on my phone atm but will update later
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Rome_BRZ » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:19 pm

zorro wrote:Yeah mate I can give you a heap of info, on my phone atm but will update later


Perfect that would be awesome!
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Rome_BRZ » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:20 am

zorro wrote:Yeah mate I can give you a heap of info, on my phone atm but will update later


So when do I get this update :mrgreen:
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Deep Heat » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:36 am

Buy one of those green machines from k-mart and stick a ej20 from a wrx on it.

One of my cousins use to be into all that stuff, He use to get all his stuff from gold kart (Homebush), Kart 1 (Eastern creek) and I think there was on place in Blacktown.

http://www.kartbook.net/ -Those guys should be able to answer any of your questions.
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Farugah » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:36 pm

I went karting yesterday, and will be buying a kart in the near future, I never knew how much fun it was, I've been missing out my whole life!
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Postby zorro » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Rome_STI wrote:
zorro wrote:Yeah mate I can give you a heap of info, on my phone atm but will update later


So when do I get this update :mrgreen:


Haha sorry mate lapse of memory lol

Ok so before you begin you really need to go out to a couple of meets as have a chat to people. I've been out of it for a number of years now plus was racing in Qld so I do not know any Vic people.

From there work out what you want to do, race or have a blat at club practice days, this will dictate your budget. If you check out the trading post, aka or local club classifieds there are plenty of karts for sale, I had PCRs but there are plenty to choose from. Next get on the phone and call some engine builders let them know what you are aiming to do an you should get some good advice. Fuel mixes, sprockets for different tracks, tires, pressures etc.

Spares, tools, trailer etc will be the next port of call. Then racing suit, helmets, gloves, boots.

Not wanting to scare you as karting is heaps of fun but like any Motorsport you have to spend money to be competitive. I could write an essay but the basics to get going are as I've written.

If you do get into it I'd e happy to come help out. Let us know
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby Rome_BRZ » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:01 pm

zorro wrote:
Rome_STI wrote:
zorro wrote:Yeah mate I can give you a heap of info, on my phone atm but will update later


So when do I get this update :mrgreen:


Haha sorry mate lapse of memory lol

Ok so before you begin you really need to go out to a couple of meets as have a chat to people. I've been out of it for a number of years now plus was racing in Qld so I do not know any Vic people.

From there work out what you want to do, race or have a blat at club practice days, this will dictate your budget. If you check out the trading post, aka or local club classifieds there are plenty of karts for sale, I had PCRs but there are plenty to choose from. Next get on the phone and call some engine builders let them know what you are aiming to do an you should get some good advice. Fuel mixes, sprockets for different tracks, tires, pressures etc.

Spares, tools, trailer etc will be the next port of call. Then racing suit, helmets, gloves, boots.

Not wanting to scare you as karting is heaps of fun but like any Motorsport you have to spend money to be competitive. I could write an essay but the basics to get going are as I've written.

If you do get into it I'd e happy to come help out. Let us know


Thanks! So you're in VIC? I'm in Sydney :)
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby kiks » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Superkartsaustralia

http://www.superkartaus.com/

Get in the forums and ask. All good blokes.
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Re: Go-kart racing

Postby kiks » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:12 pm

To be fair, mate just gave up on ~50k of 250international because of frustration. Took up F3 instead.
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Go-kart racing

Postby zorro » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:05 am

Tbh if you are keen we worked it out cheaper to run a Gemini for 12mth than the karts. Provided of course you don't do any major damage, same with HQs.
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