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How do i make my 5hp Briggs and Stratton Gokart go faster?

-- Jake Jones (, August 09, 2003


I have some plans for a blower unit for a briggs 5hp I designed. E- Mail me if you would like them. I also posted them in a few other forums here too.

-- brian (, August 13, 2003.

If it's a briggs engine, you should make a 25/75 mix of sugar and rubbing alcohol. 25% being sugar and 75% being rubbing alcohol. mix until its all disolved and pour in a nearly empty gas tank. do not fill the rest of the gas tank with gas. NEVER PUT SUGAR ALONE IN TO YOUR ENGINE!!!!!! U MUST ALWAYS MIX IT WITH ALCOHOL FIRST!!!!!! this mix will make you go about 32% faster. Yes people will tell you not to put sugar in your gas, but it will be 100% safe if you mix it with alcohol. please post your speed before and after this upgrade. Thanks


-- gus goaltenater (, August 14, 2003.

Does this actually work? If so somebody please e-mail me. I've got an 18 twin cyl. that i use for my go-kart and i have a need for speed.

-- jared catron (, August 15, 2003.

is it safe?

-- jared catron (, August 15, 2003.

yes it is safe 100% i guarantee. as long as you mix it with alcohol

-- gus goaltenater (, August 18, 2003.

How do i make my gokart faster?

-- Adam (, October 04, 2003.

if u change the rear sprokrt to a higher tooth it will increase ur off the line speed. if u want top end use a sproket with less teeth.

-- joe bob (, February 03, 2004.

Go, Figure it out!! Gettin a new engine!! -- DUh p.s. come save me im in a spider hole....

-- Osama Bin Laden (, February 16, 2004.

put on a thiner head gasket not to thin or you will blow the head gasket.

-- bryon miller (, April 05, 2004.

why get get a thinner head gasket

-- Ryan benjamin Taal (, April 21, 2004.

u guys fucking suck dick die in hell

-- danny cahill (, May 04, 2004.

yo dont listen to that sugar alcohal idea, it will still fuck it up, that dude is just tryin to fuck up ur engine, if u do it u will run into alot of problems, and will end up having to buy a whole new engine, if u want it to go faster, try either taking off the exaust, adjusting the air pressure screw, or taking off the governor if u have one

-- Bob Peck (, May 08, 2004.

I found out if you take a 60/11 spark plug and put it into your go- kart that it will increase your speed by about 28%, and yes the suger/ach does work. do both of them and your get about a 50% increase in you speed.

-- colby reynolds (, May 11, 2004.

Is that alcohol mix using ethanol or iso propanol?? Is it 100% pure? Would rubbing alcohol (70% iso propanol 30% water) work. The rubbing alcohol sounds like trouble to me. The pure stuff sounds like it mike work. especaily the ethonol, thats what top fuel dragsters and such run on, although some of em use methanol also or a mix if it.

-- Gabe Palmer (, May 19, 2004.

I don't know if I would put sugar in your engine but I bought a new air filter and I pulled the throttle cable as tight as it could go.

-- Vaughn (, May 31, 2004.

My suggession is to ge a blue printed engine,like the wold class,animal,or the raptor3. The alcohol and sugar sounds like trouble.My gokart runs 80mph.(with a 5hp motor)

-- jesse a mills (, June 01, 2004.

DONT put sugar any where near your motor!!!to make a 5hp go faster port the carberator and the block where the carb. is bolted.port it to about 1.1/8 inches wide EVENLY.for sure a straight pipe .ALLWAYS have something as a muffler/header.DONT just leave it open to the valve.turn the govenor till you see about 4 threads left dont take it all the way off.tighten your idle screw all the way then back 1 1/2 turns.the real way to get any real rpms and horse power is to get a modified jr.dragster cam but thats expensive.last is timming allways check that and for about 1 more horse power put the one dot 1 gear higher for good low end and one gear lower for good high end.thats how you make the 5hp raptor block motor go faster thanks

-- robert b. (, June 03, 2004.

yall are all some stupid ass kids that need to stop wastin ur time in less ur realy going to give some good advise

-- charles johnson (, June 04, 2004.

siger will fuck up r ingen it might make it go fast for a little but then your engine will eventelly blow up. i tried the suger an alcohal but it blew my engine and i had tons of problms be for then

-- sam (, June 05, 2004.

1goodall6666,That Guy really knowns his stuff. 6666,which 5hp engine will do best in the quarter mile? you can also email me! Need results. In my neigbhor hood we race block to block or quarter mile. Any info is valuable. Thanks

-- Mr. Mills (, June 05, 2004.

Does any one know how fast a one seater go-kart with small weels it sits like 4 inches off the groun, would go if a 40hp murcury snowmobile engine was bolted on it? Im thinking about putting it on if some one could help me thank you James E.

-- James Estepp (, June 06, 2004.

Where is the governor on a briggs 5hp engine? what does it look like....and how should i loosen it?

-- eric (, June 08, 2004.

I would like to find out how to add mroe power to my 3hp.Email me. thanx

-- J. Bryshun (, June 21, 2004.

that person talking about putting sugar into your engine obviously has no life, to go and try to mess with someone like that. why dont you stop being a little punk and get a life?? i mean what the hell?? is your life so ruined that you just have to mess with others? thanks for being an asshole loser. to really get some performance, instead of gas use honey! just kidding.. that was a joke. a triple stage header, a new air filter, and modifieying the carb will all help with speed.

and just one more thing.. the person who said his go-kart goes 80 and has 5hp, yeah.. thats just BS.

-- joey xxxxxxxx (, June 24, 2004.


-- junior (, July 07, 2004.

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