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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3030 on: December 28, 2017, 08:56:13 AM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.

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Step 2: put some bones mediums, and tighten til flush

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3031 on: December 28, 2017, 09:54:49 AM »
to each his own, mine is the Nephertitties, 149 indys with black barrel aftermarket bushings, still great after one year
My bad, it should have read "perfect setup for me". This setup wouldn't work for any of my friends, let alone everyone.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3032 on: December 28, 2017, 03:03:30 PM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.
Just leave them alone when you first get them don't tighten them or anything for a few sessions and you'll be good to go.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3033 on: December 28, 2017, 07:26:34 PM »
Have some thunders 149 with bones on the bottom bushing and the white ones on top. Trucks are pretty lose.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3034 on: December 28, 2017, 07:45:38 PM »
to each his own, mine is the Nephertitties, 149 indys with black barrel aftermarket bushings, still great after one year
My bad, it should have read "perfect setup for me". This setup wouldn't work for any of my friends, let alone everyone.
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Damn I'm really screwing up phrasing. I meant that the setup I posted was perfect for me.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3035 on: December 28, 2017, 08:15:55 PM »
haha sorry I thought you were talking shit on mine

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3036 on: December 28, 2017, 11:38:31 PM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.
Just leave them alone when you first get them don't tighten them or anything for a few sessions and you'll be good to go.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3037 on: December 29, 2017, 02:43:53 AM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.
Just leave them alone when you first get them don't tighten them or anything for a few sessions and you'll be good to go.
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What exactly is stock tightness for different trucks (ie: 1 or 2 full turns)? How do you know if someone hasn't tampered with the kingpin before you bought it?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3038 on: December 29, 2017, 02:58:19 AM »
Donít worry, you can tighten/ loosen to your heartís content after they are broken in anyway

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3039 on: December 29, 2017, 04:09:06 AM »
When it's cold you need to the 80's street pro wiggle dance to get those rubber molecules loosened up.
Couple of sessions full tilt boogie mode and you'll be good. Every session in the cold requires a slalom weave warm up.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3040 on: December 29, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.
Just leave them alone when you first get them don't tighten them or anything for a few sessions and you'll be good to go.
this!

What exactly is stock tightness for different trucks (ie: 1 or 2 full turns)? How do you know if someone hasn't tampered with the kingpin before you bought it?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3041 on: December 29, 2017, 08:44:21 AM »
What's the order for breaking in Thunders? Leave at stock for 3 full sessions then good?

Only asking cuz it's been like 4 degrees lately so I haven't gotten out there to get em broken in. And I forgot the consensus way of breaking em in.
Just leave them alone when you first get them don't tighten them or anything for a few sessions and you'll be good to go.
this!

What exactly is stock tightness for different trucks (ie: 1 or 2 full turns)? How do you know if someone hasn't tampered with the kingpin before you bought it?

Do not put this fear into my mind!

This is why I just tighten the nut to the same spot every time I'm breaking in trucks. Who knows how many twists they're giving it.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3042 on: December 29, 2017, 09:18:52 AM »
'Factory Settings' are very precise. Please write to each and every truck company to determine exact stock setting position and report back.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3043 on: December 29, 2017, 10:50:21 AM »
haha sorry I thought you were talking shit on mine
Nope, just suck at English haha
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3044 on: December 29, 2017, 11:16:05 PM »
If we're all suddenly gonna buy trucks....put them on our board and just skate....then...I'm outta here...

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3045 on: December 29, 2017, 11:43:09 PM »
Finally solved my awesome but squeaky thunder suciu hollow lights dilemma

So theyíre powder coated white and blue and turns out that powder coat is thick and made the trucks a little tighter than they should be because the stem fits too snug and full in the pivot cup

So I took the trucks apart and got a piece of left over grip and sanded the paint off the pivot stem some and solved, no more crazy tightish squeak

So for you guys with powder coat painted trucks that feel tighter/different compared to raw/whatever paint thatís not powder thatís why it feels not as smooth as a raw truck
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3046 on: December 30, 2017, 05:22:29 AM »
If we're all suddenly gonna buy trucks....put them on our board and just skate....then...I'm outta here...

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3047 on: December 30, 2017, 07:48:57 AM »
Finally solved my awesome but squeaky thunder suciu hollow lights dilemma

So theyíre powder coated white and blue and turns out that powder coat is thick and made the trucks a little tighter than they should be because the stem fits too snug and full in the pivot cup

So I took the trucks apart and got a piece of left over grip and sanded the paint off the pivot stem some and solved, no more crazy tightish squeak

So for you guys with powder coat painted trucks that feel tighter/different compared to raw/whatever paint thatís not powder thatís why it feels not as smooth as a raw truck

Powdercoating completely changes the geometry of the truck as far as I'm concerned.....

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3048 on: December 30, 2017, 10:23:22 AM »
Finally solved my awesome but squeaky thunder suciu hollow lights dilemma

So theyíre powder coated white and blue and turns out that powder coat is thick and made the trucks a little tighter than they should be because the stem fits too snug and full in the pivot cup

So I took the trucks apart and got a piece of left over grip and sanded the paint off the pivot stem some and solved, no more crazy tightish squeak

So for you guys with powder coat painted trucks that feel tighter/different compared to raw/whatever paint thatís not powder thatís why it feels not as smooth as a raw truck

Powdercoating completely changes the geometry of the truck as far as I'm concerned.....

I can't believe I never thought of that. I was always against colored trucks purely for asthetic reasons.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3049 on: December 30, 2017, 11:31:05 AM »
Finally solved my awesome but squeaky thunder suciu hollow lights dilemma

So theyíre powder coated white and blue and turns out that powder coat is thick and made the trucks a little tighter than they should be because the stem fits too snug and full in the pivot cup

So I took the trucks apart and got a piece of left over grip and sanded the paint off the pivot stem some and solved, no more crazy tightish squeak

So for you guys with powder coat painted trucks that feel tighter/different compared to raw/whatever paint thatís not powder thatís why it feels not as smooth as a raw truck

Powdercoating completely changes the geometry of the truck as far as I'm concerned.....

I can't believe I never thought of that. I was always against colored trucks purely for asthetic reasons.

I only got them cause they were the only hollow lights they had at the shop and the hollow lights are actually significantly lighter than the standard team

I didnít believe it and thought howís scraping off some little bit of metal in the axle and kingpin gonna do anything but turns out it does, very strange
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3050 on: December 30, 2017, 12:01:39 PM »
Got a cruiser/rain/slop ride going with some old stuff i had, Thunder 147's with small risers stock yellow bottom bushings and bones medium on top and it's perfect for a cruiser with some big softer bones dtf's that I got like 5 years ago

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3051 on: December 30, 2017, 12:26:53 PM »
So while trying to decide and find out if those element bam limited edition wheels were worth the fucks and giggles I found out element makes trucks

Theyíre like the ugly child of Indy and ace

I wonder how they turn, but overall I donít think they would be worth the curiosity cause they look tall like a destructo mid/high without the kingpin clearance
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3052 on: December 30, 2017, 01:03:43 PM »
So while trying to decide and find out if those element bam limited edition wheels were worth the fucks and giggles I found out element makes trucks

Theyíre like the ugly child of Indy and ace

I wonder how they turn, but overall I donít think they would be worth the curiosity cause they look tall like a destructo mid/high without the kingpin clearance

I just got the idea for the perfect setup!

Bam wheels
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3053 on: December 30, 2017, 01:26:05 PM »
So while trying to decide and find out if those element bam limited edition wheels were worth the fucks and giggles I found out element makes trucks

Theyíre like the ugly child of Indy and ace

I wonder how they turn, but overall I donít think they would be worth the curiosity cause they look tall like a destructo mid/high without the kingpin clearance

I just got the idea for the perfect setup!

Bam wheels
Element trucks
World industries deck

Gross, but some kid out there who probably has a jenk used setup like that is skating it
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3054 on: December 31, 2017, 01:36:52 AM »
Powder coating and Element trucks. What thee fuck is happening here?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3055 on: December 31, 2017, 06:44:54 AM »
Even wondering about Element trucks might have just bought you the truck madness crown.

I would guess that they're made of heartagram belt buckle shreds and powder coated in dried Nyjah tears.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3056 on: January 02, 2018, 02:54:45 PM »
To settle down my own madness I ordered:

94a indy cylinders

95a thunder bushings

and TI forged 149 indys.

Hopefully I'll be able to get a good nights sleep again.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3057 on: January 02, 2018, 04:51:17 PM »
I think I found the perfect setup for me, thanks to the Ace thread.

Ace 44
Stock bottom bushings
Krux aftermarket top bushings

Got me feeling like this:
« Last Edit: January 02, 2018, 05:16:59 PM by OldManSkate »

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3058 on: January 02, 2018, 08:18:38 PM »
Damn the truck madness level 100 came back to me, trying to see if I can make my Indy 139 low work again

cause turns out nhs has some issues with the low kingpin and nuts that they have thread points where thereís scuffs or small imperfections that make it hard to tighten the nut down and the nuts catch threads get all fucked if you just wind too much and then the nut doesnít catch and go down anymore or works unless you have at least 3 or more open threads for the undamaged threads to catch

But to fix this before I did it to 2/3 of my 139 low sets I used a fresh trucks kingpin(no hangar or bushings mounted) and tightened the nut down till it fixed the threads in the nut

Why is this a thing? I couldnít tighten my Indy lows past flush and worse I couldnít even get the nut past 2 threads under flush with some after market 92a using the included washers too

But since the fix I can tighten my Indy lows properly like a regular truck is supposed to be able to

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3059 on: January 02, 2018, 08:49:00 PM »
I just got a polar 1991 deck that is tapered from 9.25 at the front truck to 8.75 at the back truck. Do I go with Indy 159s or 169s?