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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4050 on: July 09, 2018, 08:58:18 PM »
New review on 148`s.
I guess people should read this tread instead ::)

http://www.weartested.com/thunder-trucks-titanium-lights-148/

Well, that was a shit review.

"Overall, the trucks were shredded for about 5 months, and the quality of the titanium axle helped increase the lifespan of the truck." no pic showcasing that after 5 months he was grinding said ti axle...

"It is a truck that is a bit higher than most"

Maybe I dont know shit but what is going on here? Unless he was grinding 8hrs/day @ 3rd&Army for 5 months the only axle he's seeing is out the side of the wheels.

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« Reply #4051 on: July 09, 2018, 10:27:56 PM »
So I tried 3 boards today that were all 8.5 with 14.25 WB. Hockey Fitz with 159 Indy TiTs, Colony with 149 TiTs, and red curbs Shop board (clutch) with ace 44s. Indys both had 52 mm wheels and the aces had 53/54s. At first I was convinced the indys were turning much quicker but then I realized it was mostly because they were in my hot car all day. Indy setups definitely made my ollies feel more floaty. But I ended up getting less wheelbite with the aces even tho they had bigger wheels. Slappies were easier on the 159s and 44s. Kickflips were easier on the 44s and 149s. Backside flips felt like they wouldn’t even happen on the 159s. I decided I’ll take the weirder/slower grinds to gain the benefit of more stability and less wheelbite with aces on my 8.5 setups (going back to 52 mm wheels). I will be sticking with 159 TiTs on my bigger setups (currently polar 1991 shape) with 52s for easier slappies and less weight on a bigger board. My madness is over for now, but I’ll be in here everyday regardless.
Man the long board truck thing killed indy for me. I was willing to set aside the racism, but long boarding, gtfo... - DH

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4052 on: July 09, 2018, 11:28:53 PM »
 For all you review junkies out there, like me. Here are some actually good ones IMO.
Maybe youve seen them allready, but:

https://styleiscontent.wordpress.com/category/reviews/

This got me to buy another set of Tensors(5,5 lo mag), aah this madness. When i got the package i thought there was only one truck in the box. They are really crazy light.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4053 on: July 10, 2018, 08:59:53 AM »
Because of this thread, I just got myself a pair of Ace 44’s.  Haven’t skated them yet but they look cool  8)

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4054 on: July 10, 2018, 10:23:46 AM »
Because of this thread, I just got myself a pair of Ace 44’s.  Haven’t skated them yet but they look cool  8)

Because of this tread i got myself Ace44 and Thunder 148`s.
Ace are really nice. And i finally got my thunders working.
Stock bushings were just waaaaay too soft.
But i have to say thank you to all of you, perhaps.

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« Reply #4055 on: July 10, 2018, 03:59:29 PM »
I also got some Ace 44's recently. Didn't even adjust them and put them on the Polar I was riding and it was instantly perfect. Somehow my manuals/nose manuals improved dramatically and everything felt poppier.

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« Reply #4056 on: July 11, 2018, 05:24:54 PM »
Pondering putting bones bushings in my thunders. Is this a good combo? What do I need to do / not do ? Washers etc. Just want to try something new
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4057 on: July 11, 2018, 06:05:42 PM »
I got the impression the heights were off....

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« Reply #4058 on: July 11, 2018, 07:01:51 PM »
Pondering putting bones bushings in my thunders. Is this a good combo? What do I need to do / not do ? Washers etc. Just want to try something new

Compared to Thunders the Bones top is too tall and the Bones bottom is too short. Plus the Bones' diameter is a fair bit larger than Thunders. Thunder aftermarkets are where it's at. Plus you could buy two different duro's to fuck around with for the price of one set of Bones.

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« Reply #4059 on: July 11, 2018, 08:02:30 PM »
Pondering putting bones bushings in my thunders. Is this a good combo? What do I need to do / not do ? Washers etc. Just want to try something new

Compared to Thunders the Bones top is too tall and the Bones bottom is too short. Plus the Bones' diameter is a fair bit larger than Thunders. Thunder aftermarkets are where it's at. Plus you could buy two different duro's to fuck around with for the price of one set of Bones.

I’m skating thunders with no washers & aftermarket thunder bushings
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4060 on: July 11, 2018, 08:04:11 PM »
Doesn't 144p run bones in his thunders?

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« Reply #4061 on: July 11, 2018, 08:11:43 PM »
If it works for ya, keep on rocking. I never had any luck with Bones in Thunders personally, made the turn weird for me. 

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« Reply #4062 on: July 12, 2018, 07:28:29 AM »
Thunder aftermarkets fit the best. I have had bones on my thunders, and they have worked fine. The time they lasted.
I couldn´t get my hands on any harder thunder bushings. So i´m rocking barrelbushing on my set. With an bit thicker bottom washer. Correct´s a bit the height, and might not bend too soon.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4063 on: July 12, 2018, 07:43:32 AM »
I like Thunders bone stock, I think their bushings are already perfect. Any time I've tried bones in them they blew out pretty quick. If you gotta get a different durometer go for Thunder aftermarket like others have said.

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« Reply #4064 on: July 12, 2018, 08:20:05 AM »
Pondering putting bones bushings in my thunders. Is this a good combo? What do I need to do / not do ? Washers etc. Just want to try something new

I loved bones bushings in thunder, untill I tried thunder aftermarket, give em a ahot, they're so so good!

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« Reply #4065 on: July 12, 2018, 08:46:12 AM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

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« Reply #4066 on: July 12, 2018, 11:27:26 AM »
I haven’t searched this whole thread, so this may be answered, but how well does the krux Downlow kingpin work with Indy’s or thunders?

I’ve seen some pictures online of them in both was wondering if it was difficult getting them in.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4067 on: July 12, 2018, 11:40:17 AM »
Did we miss this? Thread moves so fast....



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« Reply #4068 on: July 12, 2018, 12:22:13 PM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

https://shop.ccs.com/deluxe-supercush-bushings?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIubWVnaOa3AIVxAOGCh0HTw3aEAQYAiABEgJ93vD_BwE

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4069 on: July 12, 2018, 12:39:59 PM »
Did we miss this? Thread moves so fast....



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Good info, but this isn't gonna help quell the madness by any means

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4070 on: July 12, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

https://shop.ccs.com/deluxe-supercush-bushings?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIubWVnaOa3AIVxAOGCh0HTw3aEAQYAiABEgJ93vD_BwE

They aren't pushing the brand enough....supercush was sick....they need to try harder....

I'm actually enjoying the stock bushings on the teams.  Eventually they'll mush out though.

I think krux works in indys, but likely not w. forged baseplates.....

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« Reply #4071 on: July 12, 2018, 01:43:12 PM »
They should have weighed in grams! This is not precise enough and it's stupid units. Also missing the all titanium Theeve & probably a bunch of others that would be interesting to some.

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« Reply #4072 on: July 12, 2018, 02:16:51 PM »
They should have weighed in grams! This is not precise enough and it's stupid units. Also missing the all titanium Theeve & probably a bunch of others that would be interesting to some.

Guess they just used what they had in stock (No thunder ti or hollow teams either). Gram measurement would have been better seeing as that is the unit most use to (indy/krux/tensor) measure.

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« Reply #4073 on: July 12, 2018, 03:44:54 PM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

JSoy - Not to add to your truck neuroses, but I've been skating Khiro Conical Busings in my Thunders for the past 5 years. Only place I have ever found them though is from Mike Hirsch at SoCal Skateshop. They are the exact same thing as Bones Bushings just have a metal washer attached at top instead of a plastic washer. No need for any additional bushings washers, top or bottom. I love them. I skate the med/soft 90 (red) but I also like loose trucks because I have been known to do slappies and nothing else for 90 minutes straight.

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« Reply #4074 on: July 12, 2018, 04:00:46 PM »
I like having a standard “heavy” truck. I remember when I had thunder titanium lights my board was so feather light everything felt unnatural. Your set-up is supposed to have some decent heft. I don’t know how old pool and vert dudes can catch so much air with 9-10” wide boards and gigantic wheels, trucks, and risers though. To me, that’s when it’s classified as “too heavy”. But 8.25-8.5” popsicles that most of us ride with regular trucks and wheels is not bad. Come on guys...

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4075 on: July 12, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »
I like having a standard “heavy” truck. I remember when I had thunder titanium lights my board was so feather light everything felt unnatural. Your set-up is supposed to have some decent heft. I don’t know how old pool and vert dudes can catch so much air with 9-10” wide boards and gigantic wheels, trucks, and risers though. To me, that’s when it’s classified as “too heavy”. But 8.25-8.5” popsicles that most of us ride with regular trucks and wheels is not bad. Come on guys...

Ehh, I’ve heard this before and I’m not knocking it but personally, I defintely prefer lighter trucks. I do a lot of high ollies/tall grinds and when it comes to those 3 foot plus heights, you want every gram possible. It’s all preference though, I could see how some might not want their board to feel “flimsy”


All that being said, who else in here has tried those new all-terrain Tensors? 🤔

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« Reply #4076 on: July 12, 2018, 04:22:28 PM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

JSoy - Not to add to your truck neuroses, but I've been skating Khiro Conical Busings in my Thunders for the past 5 years. Only place I have ever found them though is from Mike Hirsch at SoCal Skateshop. They are the exact same thing as Bones Bushings just have a metal washer attached at top instead of a plastic washer. No need for any additional bushings washers, top or bottom. I love them. I skate the med/soft 90 (red) but I also like loose trucks because I have been known to do slappies and nothing else for 90 minutes straight.

Last I heard Khiro is a bust, last bit of stock out there is it...could be bad info tho.

I like having a standard “heavy” truck. I remember when I had thunder titanium lights my board was so feather light everything felt unnatural. Your set-up is supposed to have some decent heft. I don’t know how old pool and vert dudes can catch so much air with 9-10” wide boards and gigantic wheels, trucks, and risers though. To me, that’s when it’s classified as “too heavy”. But 8.25-8.5” popsicles that most of us ride with regular trucks and wheels is not bad. Come on guys...

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I like having a standard “heavy” truck. I remember when I had thunder titanium lights my board was so feather light everything felt unnatural. Your set-up is supposed to have some decent heft. I don’t know how old pool and vert dudes can catch so much air with 9-10” wide boards and gigantic wheels, trucks, and risers though. To me, that’s when it’s classified as “too heavy”. But 8.25-8.5” popsicles that most of us ride with regular trucks and wheels is not bad. Come on guys...

Ehh, I’ve heard this before and I’m not knocking it but personally, I defintely prefer lighter trucks. I do a lot of high ollies/tall grinds and when it comes to those 3 foot plus heights, you want every gram possible. It’s all preference though, I could see how some might not want their board to feel “flimsy”


All that being said, who else in here has tried those new all-terrain Tensors?

I've preferred a lighter setup since I started skating, back then shit was seriously heavy (8" trucks weren't even a thing yet;), as I can feel the difference with ollies. Much of this has to do with riding 8.25" - 8.38" with a bigger board (more wood) I prefer to trim weight where I can. That said, my cutoff is with full hollows, after much back and forth with Ti models don't seem worth the money (exception being indies).
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4077 on: July 12, 2018, 06:12:35 PM »
Truth....if they marketed them as supercush I'd care more.....but I'd still try em for sure.  But my wheels are turning and I wouldn't put it past me to start snooping around some longboard shit....

https://shop.ccs.com/deluxe-supercush-bushings?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIubWVnaOa3AIVxAOGCh0HTw3aEAQYAiABEgJ93vD_BwE

They aren't pushing the brand enough....supercush was sick....they need to try harder....

I'm actually enjoying the stock bushings on the teams.  Eventually they'll mush out though.

I think krux works in indys, but likely not w. forged baseplates.....


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« Reply #4078 on: July 13, 2018, 06:42:29 AM »

All that being said, who else in here has tried those new all-terrain Tensors? 🤔

I've been skating those new Tensor Mags for the last month or so, and they're surprisingly good imo. I mean it took Tensor fucking long enough, but they actually turn without have to swap bushings. That being said I wouldn't recommend them for tranny, as they still don't turn as good as Indys.
Still has that hollow sound but not nearly as bad as the regulars. Also stupid light, which is nice but it's not for everyone.

The biggest draw to these are that they fucking grind smooth. Honestly, a little too smooth, as I have slipped out with these more than any other truck. On metal it slick as fuck, so be careful when hitting metal with speed. Crusty painted curbs on the other hand are fucking great without wax. They feel like someone waxed it just the right amount.

They fixed how fast they wear down. They still wear down quick, but not nearly as fast as the regular Magnesiums. Probably changed the formula up to make em more durable.

Overall I like them, not as bad as they used to be, and worth a try if you're curious.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #4079 on: July 13, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »
Tried the Ace mag plates with Theeve TiH hangars and Krux bushings and kingpin and riptide bushings- really nice if you need to get them loosey-goosey but I still prefer the snappy turn of bones mediums.

Also, the rumors about the titanium hangars being sticky on metal and slick on everything else is true. Theeve should do some magnesium shit next.
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