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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2550 on: August 17, 2017, 05:49:40 PM »
Y'all ever install a krux kingpin in a thunder 149?
I'm curious

Works fine in the cast plates, but not in the forged ones


And on that note, anybody got any advice for installing the Theeve titanium kingpin in some tiaxes?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2551 on: August 17, 2017, 08:15:01 PM »
Just set up an 8.25 with old stage 8 Indy 146s and Bones DTF wheels.

I wanted something soft for rough parks but the setup feels like a bit of a Barney board, mostly due to the soft fat wheels. I think I like the width and heft of the board though, at least for cruising.


The Indys are weird to me after riding nothing but Venture Highs for so long. The Indys don't track straight as easily and the initial turn is super quick but they also don't turn as deeply as the Ventures. Forgot to bring a tool so I was stuck on one setting but the overall feeling was squirrelly and loose yet not as carvy as I'd like.

Might need some bushing experimentation. These Stage 8s have a conical lower bushing which maybe contributes to a less stable feel.

It was also noticeably easier to hit my tail.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2552 on: August 18, 2017, 02:28:52 PM »
Anyone here have or have tried thunder titanium lights? Are they significantly lighter than regular hollow lights?

I have some regular lights at the moment(just forged baseplate and hollow kingpin) and they feel a tiny bit lighter than the standards actually but it really gets me thinking if titaniums are worth the extra $15 a truck
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2553 on: August 18, 2017, 02:33:08 PM »
I love my Ace, and that's my shit.

but... I would love it Thunder would release another low truck some point in the future. I get that even the "Hi's" are low in comparison to other brands, but the lows just had such a crisp snappy pop.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2554 on: August 18, 2017, 04:17:14 PM »
Running some hollow light 169s fully stock with the white bushings. I think they fully broke in a few days ago because they felt looser out of nowhere, can I tighten them up or should I give them a little more time?
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2555 on: August 18, 2017, 05:30:51 PM »
Anyone here have or have tried thunder titanium lights? Are they significantly lighter than regular hollow lights?

I have some regular lights at the moment(just forged baseplate and hollow kingpin) and they feel a tiny bit lighter than the standards actually but it really gets me thinking if titaniums are worth the extra $15 a truck

Depends...if you're riding heavy wood (like WKND) or 149s (non hollows) you can really feel the difference...hollows vs TI, they're lighter in hand but I doubt you'd feel it when skating (I did with ollies tho). Indy's I'd always go TI if funds aren't an issue.

I sold off all my TI shit when shit got hectic (actually made money on the Theeves :P) and currently run ACE 44s with mag plates/krux pins, 144 indy forged hollows and 148 thunder team hollows. Still bouncing back and fuckingforth with indy vs thunder tho!
 
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2556 on: August 19, 2017, 06:10:46 AM »
Forged baseplates are where it's at. Fucked up on some slappies and normally it would have warped or straight up broke the baseplate on cast ones but the forged are nearly indestructible it seems. I notice how easier it is to ollie higher with these titanium Indy's, too. Convert for life now.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2557 on: August 21, 2017, 08:36:01 AM »
Does anybody else feel like light trucks don't grind as well as normal ones?
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2558 on: August 21, 2017, 09:14:54 AM »
for some reason my hanger keeps sliding out of my krux k4s.  :'(
has anyone experienced this issue before?
 

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« Reply #2559 on: August 21, 2017, 03:06:04 PM »
Does anybody else feel like light trucks don't grind as well as normal ones?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2560 on: August 21, 2017, 03:09:46 PM »
Does anybody else feel like light trucks don't grind as well as normal ones?

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Maybe it has more to do with hollow hangers?  I've skated my set of Ti 149's off and on for 3 years and they have never had that issue.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2561 on: August 21, 2017, 08:01:56 PM »
As much as these Ti indies are indestructible...the turn is slow even with the aftermarket bushings. Hard to get used to after Ace for so long. Thinking I'll cave in and try thunders with some plastic risers. Anyone know which ones fit thunders besides their risers that they offer? According to tactics pretty much no other riser is compatible.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2562 on: August 21, 2017, 08:33:01 PM »
Lucky risers work with thunders, that's what I used for mine.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2563 on: August 21, 2017, 08:34:13 PM »
Bones risers fit perfectly, no sticking out.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2564 on: August 22, 2017, 01:19:10 AM »
Even if the risers stick out you can cut that with a knife or a scissor. I did it before. Literally the easiest fix ever.

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« Reply #2565 on: August 22, 2017, 12:26:13 PM »
I wonder what's going on with these supposed new thunder baseplates and their release date

I'm too excited to see how they'll look, supposedly someone here said they'll be like venture baseplates
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2566 on: August 22, 2017, 12:29:14 PM »
I wonder what's going on with these supposed new thunder baseplates and their release date

I'm too excited to see how they'll look, supposedly someone here said they'll be like venture baseplates

I need them, hopefully they don't change the geometry at all cause I'll just buy a set and put my current axles and bushings on em. All joking aside that little nub of metal makes slides 5 times as consistent.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2567 on: August 22, 2017, 05:28:19 PM »
As much as these Ti indies are indestructible...the turn is slow even with the aftermarket bushings. Hard to get used to after Ace for so long. Thinking I'll cave in and try thunders with some plastic risers. Anyone know which ones fit thunders besides their risers that they offer? According to tactics pretty much no other riser is compatible.

Pig 1/4" and 1/2" risers are slotted to fit Thunders.
If you want 1/8", then Bones or Thunder.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2568 on: August 22, 2017, 06:06:38 PM »
As much as these Ti indies are indestructible...the turn is slow even with the aftermarket bushings. Hard to get used to after Ace for so long. Thinking I'll cave in and try thunders with some plastic risers. Anyone know which ones fit thunders besides their risers that they offer? According to tactics pretty much no other riser is compatible.

Pig 1/4" and 1/2" risers are slotted to fit Thunders.
If you want 1/8", then Bones or Thunder.

Also, 1/8" Krooked fit perfectly too.
The Thunder 1/8" are hard plastic and the Krooked ones are rubber.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2569 on: August 22, 2017, 06:19:30 PM »
As much as these Ti indies are indestructible...the turn is slow even with the aftermarket bushings. Hard to get used to after Ace for so long. Thinking I'll cave in and try thunders with some plastic risers. Anyone know which ones fit thunders besides their risers that they offer? According to tactics pretty much no other riser is compatible.

Pig 1/4" and 1/2" risers are slotted to fit Thunders.
If you want 1/8", then Bones or Thunder.

Also, 1/8" Krooked fit perfectly too.
The Thunder 1/8" are hard plastic and the Krooked ones are rubber.
this! hard plastic thunder ones defs didn't do it for me

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2570 on: August 22, 2017, 10:39:56 PM »
I wonder what's going on with these supposed new thunder baseplates and their release date

I'm too excited to see how they'll look, supposedly someone here said they'll be like venture baseplates

I need them, hopefully they don't change the geometry at all cause I'll just buy a set and put my current axles and bushings on em. All joking aside that little nub of metal makes slides 5 times as consistent.

It really does help you get that good lean and lock into the nose and tail slides and that grand Grindy slide sound of the baseplate just locking in and sliding gives you more motive to pop out or get a good shuv out.

I get slide marks on my thunder plates but no real lock in like when I tried ace's
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2571 on: August 23, 2017, 06:17:26 AM »
Experiencing a weird, "feels like different set-up every time you step on your board" phase atm, but I've gone back to stock Thunders and want to stick with it as it was working for a long time, maybe I just need new bushings, but that's how it starts...

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« Reply #2572 on: August 23, 2017, 12:20:44 PM »
Thanks for the replies on the thunders and riser compatibility. I'm gonna go with the hard plastic ones, I don't like the rubber. Does anyone also know the height of thunder hi's with the forged baseplate?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2573 on: August 23, 2017, 12:26:46 PM »
Thanks for the replies on the thunders and riser compatibility. I'm gonna go with the hard plastic ones, I don't like the rubber. Does anyone also know the height of thunder hi's with the forged baseplate?

just be careful not to tighten your hardware too much or those hard risers will crack like an egg after a session or two like what happened to me.

I don't know the exact height but I feel like the Forged thunder baseplates on an 1/8" riser is like the perfect height for thunders. Cast plates w/ risers are a tad too high and they're OK without them but for whatever reason that forged w/ riser combo is like that sweet spot for me.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2574 on: August 23, 2017, 05:43:58 PM »
Experiencing a weird, "feels like different set-up every time you step on your board" phase atm, but I've gone back to stock Thunders and want to stick with it as it was working for a long time, maybe I just need new bushings, but that's how it starts...


i really wanted to skate stock thunders but the bushings are TOO soft for my liking. I was a big fan of the Bones hardcore bushings until i noticed they caused the pivot cups to crack after a 6 months. I switched to the aftermarket thunders 95s and they work perfect
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2575 on: August 23, 2017, 06:15:23 PM »
Experiencing a weird, "feels like different set-up every time you step on your board" phase atm, but I've gone back to stock Thunders and want to stick with it as it was working for a long time, maybe I just need new bushings, but that's how it starts...


i really wanted to skate stock thunders but the bushings are TOO soft for my liking. I was a big fan of the Bones hardcore bushings until i noticed they caused the pivot cups to crack after a 6 months. I switched to the aftermarket thunders 95s and they work perfect

About the same for me, I can ride them stock bushings but I tighten til 1.5 threads are exposed to get that medium tight I like but damn those 94a/95a thunder aftermarkets are good! Three them in and only had to go about a thread exposed for the perfect tightness and it has my pop and flip tricks with so much more control. Nollie heel started flipping way more consistently with the harder duro
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2576 on: August 24, 2017, 07:16:56 AM »
Thanks for the replies on the thunders and riser compatibility. I'm gonna go with the hard plastic ones, I don't like the rubber. Does anyone also know the height of thunder hi's with the forged baseplate?

just be careful not to tighten your hardware too much or those hard risers will crack like an egg after a session or two like what happened to me.

I don't know the exact height but I feel like the Forged thunder baseplates on an 1/8" riser is like the perfect height for thunders. Cast plates w/ risers are a tad too high and they're OK without them but for whatever reason that forged w/ riser combo is like that sweet spot for me.

Dang, I hope they don't break on me. I really don't like the rubber ones because they make my board have a damp sound and feel and it drives me nuts.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2577 on: August 25, 2017, 06:00:39 PM »
Experiencing a weird, "feels like different set-up every time you step on your board" phase atm, but I've gone back to stock Thunders and want to stick with it as it was working for a long time, maybe I just need new bushings, but that's how it starts...

Been off the board for a couple of weeks for real skating, but have cruised around a few times (severely sprained or fractured big left toe due to my chain popping off at high speed on a beach ride, fucking sucked). Anyway, being off for that long, I jumped on a few setups to trick around on, 8.25" thunder bones softs and aces with krux, aces felt way better; swapped the thunders for forged indys w/bones medium bottoms, soft tops aaaand..the indys felt like old comfy shoes...

Tried skating the thunders but (as usual) just couldn't get them dialed...guess I'm just an indy person?
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2578 on: August 26, 2017, 03:56:44 PM »
So I just got done skating Thunder titanium 149's with 1/8" Thunder risers underneath. For being 210lbs I didn't get the wheelbite I thought I would, probably because I'm using the hard conical aftermarket Indy bushings in them. I had to take the top washer off to get them to turn though, and even then it really didn't feel much quicker than Indy at all. Also, for being the same type of aluminum as Indy and Venture, the grinds were ridiculously sticky on these trucks. My Indy titaniums grind smooth and never stick. I feel like I've hit a wall with truck nerdery now and it bums me out. Nothing can turn as good as Ace yet have the durability of a forged baseplate. I don't know where to turn and I need the support of you fellow truck addicts.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #2579 on: August 26, 2017, 04:39:12 PM »
So I just got done skating Thunder titanium 149's with 1/8" Thunder risers underneath. For being 210lbs I didn't get the wheelbite I thought I would, probably because I'm using the hard conical aftermarket Indy bushings in them. I had to take the top washer off to get them to turn though, and even then it really didn't feel much quicker than Indy at all. Also, for being the same type of aluminum as Indy and Venture, the grinds were ridiculously sticky on these trucks. My Indy titaniums grind smooth and never stick. I feel like I've hit a wall with truck nerdery now and it bums me out. Nothing can turn as good as Ace yet have the durability of a forged baseplate. I don't know where to turn and I need the support of you fellow truck addicts.
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