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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3990 on: June 24, 2018, 08:00:53 PM »
Anyone have newish Thunder 147s? Did they ever update their height and kingpin clearance? Been thinking about going 8" or -8" and that's kind of a deal breaker.

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« Reply #3991 on: June 24, 2018, 09:51:16 PM »
Epiphany: Have a clear out.

I dropped a ton of stuff at my local to be handed out to the groms...down to a cruiser and a regular setup; no extra decks on hand, one set of backup wheels (spit radial slims with a chunk missing) and some bigger SPFs if I feel the need.

Thunders are off the radar; my time to skate is limited now and my local (~than two blocks away) is mainly tranny and could never get them dialed for it due to wheelbite.

Slapped together some 144 forged indy hollows: riptide cups and 88a Indy aftermarkets (barrel bottoms+stock washer, shaved top+bones washer) to face off against the Theeves...which only feel right with bones softs but after a while, the softs mush out (my old mediums feel like they've turned to stone after a period of no use and felt terrible).

If I wasn't worried about weight I'd probably just stick with ACEs and call it day.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3992 on: June 25, 2018, 07:10:39 AM »
Anyone have newish Thunder 147s? Did they ever update their height and kingpin clearance? Been thinking about going 8" or -8" and that's kind of a deal breaker.

I got mine about 2 months ago. To my knowledge they're the same they've been since the redesign several years ago (2011??) except they come with blue bushings instead of yellow. I'm hoping for a 147 update soon. Didn't someone say recently Deluxe was working on a new design with extended baseplates or something?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3993 on: June 25, 2018, 07:55:15 AM »
Anyone have newish Thunder 147s? Did they ever update their height and kingpin clearance? Been thinking about going 8" or -8" and that's kind of a deal breaker.

I got mine about 2 months ago. To my knowledge they're the same they've been since the redesign several years ago (2011??) except they come with blue bushings instead of yellow. I'm hoping for a 147 update soon. Didn't someone say recently Deluxe was working on a new design with extended baseplates or something?
Yea there were a couple of pics floating around of extended baseplates, but nothing for a long time. I wish they’d hurry it up. Seems like any change in a truck takes years for some reason.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3994 on: June 25, 2018, 10:47:27 AM »
Anyone have newish Thunder 147s? Did they ever update their height and kingpin clearance? Been thinking about going 8" or -8" and that's kind of a deal breaker.

I got mine about 2 months ago. To my knowledge they're the same they've been since the redesign several years ago (2011??) except they come with blue bushings instead of yellow. I'm hoping for a 147 update soon. Didn't someone say recently Deluxe was working on a new design with extended baseplates or something?
Yea there were a couple of pics floating around of extended baseplates, but nothing for a long time. I wish they’d hurry it up. Seems like any change in a truck takes years for some reason.

I'd imagine it's pretty simple if all they were doing was adding a little more meat to the baseplate at the pivot: re-design, prototype, test, lock it in, make a mold, test yields, another round of testing and go, especially given how long the rumor has been in the wild (and who knows how long they've been kicking around the idea). But perhaps they are looking to tweek other shit now seeing as wanting less wheelbite seems to be a real thing nowadays?

Then add in marketing, picking the pro trucks, manufacturing, shipping, etc., etc.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3995 on: June 25, 2018, 01:32:46 PM »
Also gotta take into account that no one will want the old trucks anymore and distributors and shops left with shitloads of them will be bummed.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3996 on: June 26, 2018, 04:41:10 PM »
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3997 on: June 27, 2018, 11:17:01 AM »
ACE baseplates work really great with Theeve hangars fyi. May lift your board a mm or two, and shortens the wb by same.

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« Reply #3998 on: June 27, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
what about mag plates on tih hangers?  The ultimate frankentruck......

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« Reply #3999 on: June 27, 2018, 09:41:58 PM »
what about mag plates on tih hangers?  The ultimate frankentruck......

I'm pissed I can't find my pic, Tihangers, mag plate, krux pin, riptide cups, krux bushings but it did happen!

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« Reply #4000 on: June 27, 2018, 09:44:07 PM »
well, thats out shone anything else ive ever read in this thread, bravo xen

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4001 on: June 27, 2018, 10:10:28 PM »
I’m still stumped on how gerwer can ride 147

I like them a lot but the lack of stability after riding 148/149 is night and day
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4002 on: June 28, 2018, 06:51:04 AM »
what about mag plates on tih hangers?  The ultimate frankentruck......
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« Reply #4003 on: June 28, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »
I'm pissed I can't find my pic, Tihangers, mag plate, krux pin, riptide cups, krux bushings but it did happen!
Can I hammer out the kingpin on the mag plates or do I need to use a big ass press?
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« Reply #4004 on: June 28, 2018, 09:36:13 AM »
I'm pissed I can't find my pic, Tihangers, mag plate, krux pin, riptide cups, krux bushings but it did happen!
Can I hammer out the kingpin on the mag plates or do I need to use a big ass press?

I put mine against a wall and hammered it out pretty easily

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4005 on: June 28, 2018, 10:19:21 AM »
I'm pissed I can't find my pic, Tihangers, mag plate, krux pin, riptide cups, krux bushings but it did happen!
Can I hammer out the kingpin on the mag plates or do I need to use a big ass press?

I put mine against a wall and hammered it out pretty easily

I stand by the parking block method; place the plate, flat on top of the block, pin over the rebar hole and hammer away.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4006 on: June 28, 2018, 10:29:19 AM »
To the people here who have posted about skinnier locknuts for adding more spacers: can I just grip these from home depot or wherever, or is there a specific source?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4007 on: June 28, 2018, 11:54:43 AM »
what yall know about destructo baseplates tensor hangars and thunder bushings ;)



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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4010 on: June 28, 2018, 02:07:07 PM »
To the people here who have posted about skinnier locknuts for adding more spacers: can I just grip these from home depot or wherever, or is there a specific source?

HD might have them, you'd just have to look around.

https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Find-Fastener-014973323349-Locknut-Thin/dp/B00L1L5KZ2/ref=asc_df_B00L1L5KZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=168246108927&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=757964247584783109&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031003&hvtargid=pla-310395209009&psc=1



King pins too. https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/37123

http://www.tacomascrew.com/Products/Nylon-Insert-Lock-Nuts/065-007-1_5

Thanks!

Be cautious, there is a reason why the industry uses what we use currently (could be cost, could be availability, could be thread/nylon ratio to properly secure the nut.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4011 on: June 28, 2018, 05:39:59 PM »
I was pretty excited about the thin nuts as well.... then I actually measured skate axle nuts and realized they are the same width as the "thin" ones I found. 

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4012 on: June 29, 2018, 07:20:25 AM »
To the people here who have posted about skinnier locknuts for adding more spacers: can I just grip these from home depot or wherever, or is there a specific source?

HD might have them, you'd just have to look around.

https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Find-Fastener-014973323349-Locknut-Thin/dp/B00L1L5KZ2/ref=asc_df_B00L1L5KZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=168246108927&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=757964247584783109&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031003&hvtargid=pla-310395209009&psc=1



King pins too. https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/37123

http://www.tacomascrew.com/Products/Nylon-Insert-Lock-Nuts/065-007-1_5

Thanks!

Be cautious, there is a reason why the industry uses what we use currently (could be cost, could be availability, could be thread/nylon ratio to properly secure the nut.

For sure. I really just need want to get one more washer on each axle, but if it doesn't work it wont be too bad.

I was pretty excited about the thin nuts as well.... then I actually measured skate axle nuts and realized they are the same width as the "thin" ones I found. 

If I end up with any that are actually thinner I'll post for sure.

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« Reply #4013 on: June 30, 2018, 01:48:03 AM »
I was strolling through the shop today and....

Did indy really under the radar modify the stage 11? The hangar looks a bit different

Like they’re supposed to turn faster to compete with ace

They look more ace like at the stem and a little more leaned back but idk

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4014 on: June 30, 2018, 07:46:29 AM »
To the people here who have posted about skinnier locknuts for adding more spacers: can I just grip these from home depot or wherever, or is there a specific source?

HD might have them, you'd just have to look around.

https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Find-Fastener-014973323349-Locknut-Thin/dp/B00L1L5KZ2/ref=asc_df_B00L1L5KZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=168246108927&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=757964247584783109&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031003&hvtargid=pla-310395209009&psc=1



King pins too. https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/37123

http://www.tacomascrew.com/Products/Nylon-Insert-Lock-Nuts/065-007-1_5

Thanks!

Be cautious, there is a reason why the industry uses what we use currently (could be cost, could be availability, could be thread/nylon ratio to properly secure the nut.



I came up totally empty looking for truck hardware (axle, kingpin nuts) at Lowe's. Everything they had was too thick and wouldn't have made proper contact with the nylon inserts.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4015 on: June 30, 2018, 08:44:51 AM »
I was strolling through the shop today and....

Did indy really under the radar modify the stage 11? The hangar looks a bit different

Like they’re supposed to turn faster to compete with ace

They look more ace like at the stem and a little more leaned back but idk

I need confirmation on this.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4016 on: June 30, 2018, 10:12:49 AM »
I was strolling through the shop today and....

Did indy really under the radar modify the stage 11? The hangar looks a bit different

Like they’re supposed to turn faster to compete with ace

They look more ace like at the stem and a little more leaned back but idk

I need confirmation on this.

nothing has changed.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4017 on: June 30, 2018, 01:38:45 PM »
Rob is so paranoid about trucks that he's starting to see things...

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« Reply #4018 on: June 30, 2018, 03:55:35 PM »
Rob is so paranoid about trucks that he's starting to see things...

I see truck madness at its peak

But maybe it’s just cause someone previously mentioned going to nhs for the tour and getting the scoop on how they revamped the stage 11 and are working on a new indy low

Idk that’s what I’m getting
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4019 on: June 30, 2018, 06:29:46 PM »
To the people here who have posted about skinnier locknuts for adding more spacers: can I just grip these from home depot or wherever, or is there a specific source?

HD might have them, you'd just have to look around.

https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Find-Fastener-014973323349-Locknut-Thin/dp/B00L1L5KZ2/ref=asc_df_B00L1L5KZ2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=168246108927&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=757964247584783109&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031003&hvtargid=pla-310395209009&psc=1



King pins too. https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/37123

http://www.tacomascrew.com/Products/Nylon-Insert-Lock-Nuts/065-007-1_5

Thanks!

Be cautious, there is a reason why the industry uses what we use currently (could be cost, could be availability, could be thread/nylon ratio to properly secure the nut.



I came up totally empty looking for truck hardware (axle, kingpin nuts) at Lowe's. Everything they had was too thick and wouldn't have made proper contact with the nylon inserts.

Everything that I've seen that's considered thin is a specialty part; I can't imagine a thinner kingpin nut not working just as well as the regular