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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #450 on: September 07, 2016, 06:51:35 PM »
For those who are using Krux bushings (both), are you riding them so loose that you can rotate the top washer by hand ?
Mine are like this, even if I got about 1mm of kingpin sticking out.

It's perfectly OK to skate, but I don't know if it will hold a long time.

I make sure to tighten the nut down just enough so that I can't spin the top washer with my fingers. That way the Krux bushings and washers are secure on the kingpin and not sliding up and down. Still a nice and loose ride.

I'm used to riding Indy and Thunder's finger tight on the axle nut.  The decreased height of the Krux top bushing had me feeling weird about seeing so many threads (at least 3) on the kingpin nut.  I haven't skated it yet, but randomly threw the stock Ace top bushings back on for no apparent reason but to have less threads sticking out.  Should be able to get back out tomorrow night.

Been on the redesign 44's for almost a month.  Really like the height, turn, and the feel on grinds.  Hate the stock bushings, and wish a better manufacturer would make bushings in the same dimension ala Indy.

I experimented with Ace top bushings and Krux bottom and it felt as if I never swapped the bushings out to begin with. The Ace top is really what is restricting the turning on the newer design Ace's. They need to manufacture them with slightly shorter top bushings and also make the durometer not so hard.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #451 on: September 08, 2016, 08:03:52 AM »
For those who are using Krux bushings (both), are you riding them so loose that you can rotate the top washer by hand ?
Mine are like this, even if I got about 1mm of kingpin sticking out.

It's perfectly OK to skate, but I don't know if it will hold a long time.

I make sure to tighten the nut down just enough so that I can't spin the top washer with my fingers. That way the Krux bushings and washers are secure on the kingpin and not sliding up and down. Still a nice and loose ride.

OK thanks, I'll try !
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #452 on: September 08, 2016, 09:48:19 AM »
what does "finger tight" mean? does that mean you take the nut off and tighten it as much as you can with your fingers? or am I getting this totally wrong?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #453 on: September 08, 2016, 11:42:15 AM »
what does "finger tight" mean? does that mean you take the nut off and tighten it as much as you can with your fingers? or am I getting this totally wrong?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #454 on: September 08, 2016, 12:52:07 PM »
what does "finger tight" mean? does that mean you take the nut off and tighten it as much as you can with your fingers? or am I getting this totally wrong?

I swear there is a mom joke in there somewhere.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #455 on: September 12, 2016, 06:10:24 PM »
The redesigns still bend. Any experience with the warranty as of lately?

I meant to comment on this. Can you post a pic? I'm curious to see how bad it is.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #456 on: September 15, 2016, 07:56:50 PM »
what does "finger tight" mean? does that mean you take the nut off and tighten it as much as you can with your fingers? or am I getting this totally wrong?

I swear there is a mom joke in there somewhere.

I told your mom to make it finger tight and she took my nut off and tightened it as much as she could with her finger strength.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #457 on: September 16, 2016, 11:20:23 AM »
Never really had a problem with Ace pivot cups, just squeaky like all other stock ones. Thinking about getting some Khiro's for shits. I'm 220lbs, should I go with hards or softs? Do the hards restrict the turning at all?

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Re: Ace trucks
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #459 on: September 24, 2016, 08:31:09 PM »
were the 38 specials part of the redesign?

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Ace_38_Specials_Hi_Trucks/descpage-AC38HTK.html

Nah, the redesigns happened late 2015. They just started officially putting 38's on newer production is all.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #460 on: September 25, 2016, 10:45:27 AM »
It appears warehouseskateboards has the magnesium baseplates in stock.

I just purchased a couple sets.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #461 on: September 25, 2016, 11:11:41 AM »
It appears warehouseskateboards has the magnesium baseplates in stock.

I just purchased a couple sets.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #462 on: September 25, 2016, 11:39:09 AM »
It appears warehouseskateboards has the magnesium baseplates in stock.

I just purchased a couple sets.

Holy. Fuck. Thank you.

You're welcome man! The stock bushings on my transition board are finally broken in, and man am I ever loving these trucks all the more each session.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #463 on: September 25, 2016, 12:27:53 PM »
I have a board I mainly skate miniramps.....I have it set up with thunders cause I don't want to carve.....

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #464 on: September 25, 2016, 12:38:53 PM »
It appears warehouseskateboards has the magnesium baseplates in stock.

I just purchased a couple sets.

Holy. Fuck. Thank you.

You're welcome man! The stock bushings on my transition board are finally broken in, and man am I ever loving these trucks all the more each session.

Good to hear! Still gotta get yourself some Krux bushings though dog, them shits is fire.

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« Reply #465 on: September 25, 2016, 03:26:18 PM »
I would be down to try those magnesium baseplates if they weren't anodized.  I can't deal with non silver trucks, which is kind of petty.  On another note, I've been running Krux bottom bushings with Ace top bushings in my newish 44's, and think the stock bushings are pretty decent if you take the time to break them in.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #466 on: September 25, 2016, 04:57:53 PM »
I would be down to try those magnesium baseplates if they weren't anodized.  I can't deal with non silver trucks, which is kind of petty.  On another note, I've been running Krux bottom bushings with Ace top bushings in my newish 44's, and think the stock bushings are pretty decent if you take the time to break them in.

Dude use a Krux top, there's no break in needed. Ace's top bushing is too tall and hard of a durometer it takes forever.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #467 on: September 27, 2016, 12:44:32 AM »
Of course, right when I get my money situated and am ready to order the mag plates, warehouseskateboards no longer has them on there. I guess it's a sign?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #468 on: September 27, 2016, 07:39:21 AM »
Yeah I just got issued a full refund on the mag plates. It must have been an error on the site.. fucking bummer.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #469 on: September 27, 2016, 07:40:52 AM »
Of course, right when I get my money situated and am ready to order the mag plates, warehouseskateboards no longer has them on there. I guess it's a sign?

Damn, I would have scooped up a pair or two.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #470 on: September 27, 2016, 07:48:33 AM »
Yeah I just got issued a full refund on the mag plates. It must have been an error on the site.. fucking bummer.

Hmm...Ok, that makes a little more sense now. They've not had mag plates in production for awhile now, and I didn't understand why only warehouseskateboards had them in stock all the sudden. Welp, there goes that haha.

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« Reply #471 on: September 27, 2016, 08:56:28 AM »
I suspect Ace stopped making the Mag baseplates because they have kingpin issues with their aluminum baseplates.  Magnesium is softer than aluminum so its likely that kingpins were getting wobbly in the mag plates even quicker than the aluminum ones

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« Reply #472 on: September 27, 2016, 09:17:54 AM »
I suspect Ace stopped making the Mag baseplates because they have kingpin issues with their aluminum baseplates.  Magnesium is softer than aluminum so its likely that kingpins were getting wobbly in the mag plates even quicker than the aluminum ones

The mag plates did get wobbly over time, that's why I swapped to Krux pins, no more wobble and still able to be ridden loose with the added benefit of lower grind clearance, something soft bushing cranked down (to keep the wobble at bay) couldn't do.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #473 on: September 28, 2016, 07:04:54 AM »
The shop I work in has a set in stock still If you dont mind paying the shippig from Ireland I can put them on the site to order if youd like.

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« Reply #474 on: September 28, 2016, 09:57:18 AM »
The shop I work in has a set in stock still If you dont mind paying the shippig from Ireland I can put them on the site to order if youd like.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #475 on: September 28, 2016, 10:08:19 AM »
I suspect Ace stopped making the Mag baseplates because they have kingpin issues with their aluminum baseplates.  Magnesium is softer than aluminum so its likely that kingpins were getting wobbly in the mag plates even quicker than the aluminum ones

The mag plates did get wobbly over time, that's why I swapped to Krux pins, no more wobble and still able to be ridden loose with the added benefit of lower grind clearance, something soft bushing cranked down (to keep the wobble at bay) couldn't do.

What would changing the kingpin have to do with preventing wobble? They wobble because the hole gets blown out in the baseplate. If anything the added stress of changing a kingpin would exacerbate the problem.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #476 on: September 28, 2016, 11:18:36 AM »
I suspect Ace stopped making the Mag baseplates because they have kingpin issues with their aluminum baseplates.  Magnesium is softer than aluminum so its likely that kingpins were getting wobbly in the mag plates even quicker than the aluminum ones

The mag plates did get wobbly over time, that's why I swapped to Krux pins, no more wobble and still able to be ridden loose with the added benefit of lower grind clearance, something soft bushing cranked down (to keep the wobble at bay) couldn't do.

What would changing the kingpin have to do with preventing wobble? They wobble because the hole gets blown out in the baseplate. If anything the added stress of changing a kingpin would exacerbate the problem.

The krux is a reverse kingpin, i.e. the nut is in the plate and can be secured with expoxy or whatever, or the plate can be tight enough so the nut doesn't move, thereby keeping the pin from spinning/wobbling...

If you ride tight as trucks it shouldn't matter, but loose it would.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #477 on: September 29, 2016, 12:10:06 PM »
The shop I work in has a set in stock still If you dont mind paying the shippig from Ireland I can put them on the site to order if youd like.

Is the shop you work in, "The Boardroom"? Are the kingpins silver? Because those would be the hi's and I'm definitely interested as long as the shipping isn't too crazy.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #478 on: September 30, 2016, 01:44:43 AM »
I got some all black 44s for a good price, but they're not the redesigns. Can I use the redesign hangers on the old Ace baseplates and vice versa (I want to run black hangers with raw baseplates)? I'm guessing yes, since the redesign meant a beefed up hanger, not a change in the geometry right?

Also, did Ace introduce new bushings with the redesigns? By appearance I can't see a difference between the bushings from the old 44s and the new 44s.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #479 on: September 30, 2016, 09:54:17 AM »
The shop I work in has a set in stock still If you dont mind paying the shippig from Ireland I can put them on the site to order if youd like.

Is the shop you work in, "The Boardroom"? Are the kingpins silver? Because those would be the hi's and I'm definitely interested as long as the shipping isn't too crazy.

Nah,Im in "Highrollers" and yea they have silver kingpins, wherabouts are you?