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4G63 Go Kart….

13 Sep

I saw this on one of the many forums that I frequent and I thought it would be cool to share it. I know its kind of old but still promising nonetheless.

I believe the go kart was owned by ASA Perfromance  (I’ve never heard of them either) at the time that the video was made. Supposedly they purchased the go-kart from eBay for approximately $2500 and at the time it was only making 240hp. I believe they made some additional upgrades to get it where it was in the video. It definitely still needs some more TLC.

Here are some pictures taken before ASA Performance took ownership:

and here are the specs of the setup at that same time:

CHASSIS:

MIG welded steel tube frame. 16 Gauge 1″square tubing and 1 3/4″ Dia. 0.134″ wall round tubing.

ENGINE:

It is powered by a 2.0 Liter Mitsubishi 4G63 turbo 4-cylinder. The engine is from a 1990 FWD DSM, and is the stock turbo (14b), stock injectors (450cc). It is intercooled with an Isuzu NPR intercooler, custom piping, and a 1G DSM BOV.

TRANSMISSION:

A stock 5-speed manual from a 1990 DSM, unequal length CV joints.

COOLING:

Water: Two Honda Civic radiators + electric fans.

Oil: 1990 DSM air to air oil cooler

FRONT SUSPENSION/ BRAKES:

First generation DSM hubs and disc brakes, single-piston calipers, and stainless brake lines.

Oval track Appleton 9lb aluminum steering rack, ~1 turn lock to lock.

Double A-arm suspension, Custom-made upper ball-joint adaptors.Inboard Yamaha R6 coil-overs, adjustable damping, with adjustable wheel-rate and ride height.

REAR SUSPENSION/ BRAKES:

First generation DSM hubs and disc brakes, single-piston calipers, and stainless brake lines.

Multi Rod-end links. Bellcranked Showa/Honda F4i coil-overs, adjustable damping, with adjustable wheel-rate and ride height.

WHEELS & TIRES:

Starion/Conquest Wheels.

16×7” front with 205 Kumho tires

16×8” rear with 245 Kumho tires

It would be kind of cool to have one of these at the shop to tinker around with.