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Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« on: June 16, 2015, 07:00:30 AM »
Where the lightening bolt should be  ???

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 07:26:22 AM »
Pretty sure those are cast. Forged got the lightning.

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 07:28:16 AM »
Same geometry?

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 07:44:26 AM »
Same geometry?
In theory.
Forged baseplates make the trucks 1.5 mm lower than a standard truck which may not sound like much but can cause wheelbite more easily and put your tail lower to the ground. Thus changing the geometry.


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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 08:17:14 AM »
Same geometry?
In theory.
Forged baseplates make the trucks 1.5 mm lower than a standard truck which may not sound like much but can cause wheelbite more easily and put your tail lower to the ground. Thus changing the geometry.

What 144p said. And there is also a weight difference as well. It's nominal, but the cast are a touch heavier than the forged.

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 08:48:21 AM »
fuck.. riding geometrically mismatched trucks.. ahh well didnt notice tbh, except for the visuals. Do you guys think its better to be higher in front or back?

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 09:09:58 AM »
You might not be. I believe my Thunders say 'Team' on one baseplate and have the lightening bolts on the other...

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 09:11:22 AM »
I believe every set I've seen comes like this.
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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 09:19:52 AM »
Are you sure ones cast and the other is forged? It's really damn obvious, more so than "team" and "lightning bolts"

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 09:23:14 AM »
You might not be. I believe my Thunders say 'Team' on one baseplate and have the lightening bolts on the other...

yeah the ones with the regular kingpins have the thunderbolt, three lines or the "team" - ive always noticed ill have one with the bolt and the other one with the thee lines/team. the forged baseplates come with the bolt as a pair
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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 06:09:10 PM »
Polished cast baseplates have the 3 lines.
Team trucks with cast baseplates have team on one side.
Forged baseplates have the lightning bolts.
We don't have a forged pro truck in stock but I will assume they too have the lightning bolt.

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 06:51:48 PM »
Why'd they put the hangar over the damn bolts?

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 07:00:00 PM »
Why'd they put the hangar over the damn bolts?
Maybe they'll put out a special thunder tool for that problem they created.
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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 09:03:41 PM »
Or like the riser with the Allen key....but it'll be a little crescent wrench....

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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 10:00:44 PM »
Why'd they put the hangar over the damn bolts?

do people really have that much trouble fitting a unit tool on the bolts under the hanger? ventures are way worse but you can easily manage to  fit a unit tool there.
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Re: Why do some Thunder truck baseplates have three lines ?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 02:17:49 PM »
Polished cast baseplates have the 3 lines.
Team trucks with cast baseplates have team on one side.
Forged baseplates have the lightning bolts.
We don't have a forged pro truck in stock but I will assume they too have the lightning bolt.

Close.

We only have one mold for casting the baseplates, which has about 100 casting cavities on it, and the individual casting cavities alternate the patterns. so all three are essentially the same (thunder-bolt, TEAM, or the three lines - which is actually supposed to be a thunder-bolt flag, that Jim T drew long ago). They are all assembled randomly though.

All the forged baseplates are the same, with a lightning-bolt, and a 'Thunder' on the opposite side.

Hope this clears things up!