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169s on an 8.5?
« on: October 12, 2014, 06:33:07 AM »
anyone ride that? I'm trying to size down to an 8.5, but I'm wondering how frankensteined it would be. I've ridden them on an 8.6, and you can kinda see the axel nuts sticking out

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 06:54:54 AM »
wow. I wouldn't. no bigger than 159's on an 8.5.

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 07:31:57 AM »
Riley Hawk rides 169's on an 8.5 and he seems to do just fine

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 09:59:36 AM »
I did it for a while, the axle does stick out, but not too much more than they would on an 8.6. I've found that the wheel bite is much worse when the trucks are that much bigger.
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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 05:14:13 PM »
Jackson Do IT, NO PROBLEMS HERE AND I RIDE AN 8.375 pop with 159's and a 8.75/8 with 169er's you'll enjoy it regardless.

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 05:15:29 PM »
I would highly suggest 159's.  They are a perfect fit for an 8.5.

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 07:10:42 PM »
NO

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 09:20:23 PM »
Axles would stick out by 0.3125"(7.9375mm) on ea side if you ride 169s on an 8.5"  
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 09:27:17 PM by TehPwnzorer »

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 06:06:20 AM »
Riley Hawk rides 169's on an 8.5 and he seems to do just fine
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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 01:50:30 PM »
Even crazier, Dee Ostrander is skating 159's on an 8.25


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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 04:16:19 PM »
Jackson Do IT, NO PROBLEMS HERE AND I RIDE AN 8.375 pop with 159's and a 8.75/8 with 169er's you'll enjoy it regardless.

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 04:18:42 PM »
Even crazier, Dee Ostrander is skating 159's on an 8.25



159s fit an 8.25" better than 169s fit 8.5"

Generally speaking, I like my trucks to be within a 1/4" of my deck. Recently I've really liked having trucks slightly wider than the board...


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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 04:46:57 PM »
Jackson Do IT, NO PROBLEMS HERE AND I RIDE AN 8.375 pop with 159's and a 8.75/8 with 169er's you'll enjoy it regardless.

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Re: 169s on an 8.5?
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2014, 05:41:02 PM »
Jackson Do IT, NO PROBLEMS HERE AND I RIDE AN 8.375 pop with 159's and a 8.75/8 with 169er's you'll enjoy it regardless.

how do i know you haha

Your on FBHQ I lurk dat shit and You seem to know your stuff.
 but like I said please Get Matty, Sam or Mike on here.
P.s Jay hates this shit

whats your username on there