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Tarantula

Rear Suspension Go Kart Plan

The Tarantula is one of our top selling karts. With rear suspension and a big frame, it’s ready for action wherever you take! It’s a sister go kart to the three wheeled Scorpion Kart, with an interchangeable sub-frame. A slightly more advanced kart and a ton of fun!

Features

The Tarantula is Spidercarts 1st Rear Suspension, Single Seat Off-Road Kart Plans. The kart has huge oversized tires with a seat forward design, giving it a very unique feel and balance. This one of the favorites here at SpiderCarts – Its fun, small, and tons of power! Key features of the build out you get from the Tarantula plans are are:

  • Huge 18″ Rear Wheel on Aluminum Axle and Components
  • High Performance Hydraulic Brakes
  • Front Spindle Bracket Springs & Rear Suspension
  • Full Sized Racing Bucket Seats with Padded Covers
  • 1 1/4″ 14 Gauge Square tubing
  • Motor of your choice! Tons of Room for Upgrades!
  • Racing Tie Rods and Ends
  • Fully adjustable alignment and steering
 

Detailed Blueprints

Each plan gives you all the instructions you need to get going on building your own go kart: 

  • All Measurements and Material Lists
  • Diagrams and Instructions
  • Full Color Photos of Final Product
  • Parts Lists
  • Tools and Shop Tips
  • PDF plans will work on PC or Mac
  • Access to our Go Kart Tek Videos
  • Free Go Kart Spedometer building kit
  • Free Beginner’s Guide to Welding book
  • Free Copy of our Quick-Jack plans

Customization ready
While our plans are very detailed, they are still not “kits.” Most of our customers use the plans as a starting position to launch their own ideas and designs. These plans are a guideline or a basic starting place for the main frame of your project. Virtually all of our customers do some customization of their go karts along the way. We do however give you guidelines to where to buy the hardware for your new frame and what hardware to use. But please note… we Do NOT cover how to put a wheel on or how to bolt on the motor or how to install the tie-rods, as this will be very easy if you can build the frame! The parts only go on one way if you have the frame sitting there.

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Purchase for up to 70% off as part of the package, or choose to buy just the individual plan below.

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  • Recluse Plans
  • Blackwidow Plans
  • Kid Kart Plans
  • Welding Guide
  • Speedo Plans

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  • All Easy Plans
  • Scorpion Plans
  • Tarantula Plans
  • Welding Guide
  • Speedo Plans

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  • All Master Plans
  • Granddaddy Plans
  • Arachnid Plans
  • Welding Guide
  • Speedo Plans

Purchase Pro Package above for 70% off and get 6 other plans, or just purchase individually here.

Extras With Every Go Kart Plan

Go Kart Video Guides For Extra Help

We want you to be successful with your go kart frame building project, so with every go kart plan we include a set of free helpful guides and extras. We offer access to our highly viewed set of “2 Minute Tek Go Kart Videos”, by our renowned designer Robert Dicken, who explains all the basics and key aspects of go kart construction and design. Check out a sample of the videos here on go kart hydraulic brakes.

 

Welding Guide

Go Karts make an awesome beginner’s welding project.  Because this is often a first project (and a great shop class welding project), we’ve included a basic beginner’s guide to welding with every purchase to get your comfortable around the shop during your go kart frame welding project. Covering safety, equipment, and step by step for stick and MIG welding, this helps get you started!

Extra Speedo and Quickjack Plans

Because we believe more is more, we also throw in simple plans to create your own speedometers and shop quick jack!

Want more? See our other go kart plans

We have 7 different go kart plans for all skill levels. You can buy our kart plans individually or get them as part of a package for a great value: 

  • Granddaddy two seat full suspension
  • Arachnid full suspension
  • Scorpion three wheeled reverse trike
  • Tarantula rear suspension
  • Recluse speed kart
  • Blackwidow basic kart
  • Itzy Bitzy beginner kart
GrandDaddy
Arachnid
Scorpion
Tarantula
Recluse
Blackwidow

Our Guarantee

We believe our go kart plans, designs and blueprints are the best in the business and stand by them unconditionally. We offer a satisfaction guarantee on all our products, no questions asked. We are proud of what we do and hope our efforts help you get your go kart built and on the road (or dirt!). Please keep in touch with us as we want to see your results! Good luck, be safe, and have fun!