How to build a go-cart

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How to build a go-cart
Build a go-cart. (Dreef/iStock/Getty Images)

Go-carts used to be made of 5 by 10 cm (2 by 4 inch) boards and run by gravity or pushed by a friend or parent. Today's go-carts are made of lightweight metals and composite materials and powered by high-tech engines. Are you ready for this?

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Helmets
  • Dreamcast Flag To Flag CART Racing
  • Driving gloves

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  1. 1

    Decide what type of go-cart you want to build. Will you be track racing, or is this a toy for your kid?

  2. 2

    Hook up with a reputable go-cart manufacturer like Kidd Karts.

  3. 3

    Focus on safety, features, construction and extras that you may want to aid in performance or comfort.

  4. 4

    Get started with the help of Briggs Racing. Read up on its Web site's Tech Tips and Tech Talk pages, which will help you build, maintain and upgrade your go-cart.

Tips and warnings

  • Do your research ahead of time so you are prepared for the costs and time associated with go-carts.
  • Go-carting is a dangerous sport that can result in injury and even death.

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