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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5670 on: July 22, 2022, 11:23:07 AM »
Venture casts are 53.5mm tall so then just get Ace classics (52mm high) or AF1's (53mm high) either one will be a change from Ventures. AF1's for more strength and no worries about bending axles.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5671 on: July 22, 2022, 12:29:49 PM »
i should cop some ace trucks i heard you can also smoke some weed out them bitches

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5672 on: July 22, 2022, 12:41:21 PM »
i should cop some ace trucks i heard you can also smoke some weed out them bitches

fuck, i'm definitely going to buy some now.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5673 on: July 22, 2022, 05:50:16 PM »
i should cop some ace trucks i heard you can also smoke some weed out them bitches
You do that & get back to us on how it went.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5674 on: July 22, 2022, 07:12:31 PM »
i literally seen some guy on instagram smoke weed out of an ace truck back on 420

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5675 on: July 23, 2022, 12:17:02 AM »
The true reason for the AF1 low hollows reveals itself
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5676 on: July 28, 2022, 03:38:22 PM »
Skated my first set of AF1's (55's) five times, and I've got a weird issue happening: the deck is leaning to my heel side while riding straight.

I don't notice it that much while riding the board normally, but if I ride the board backwards (tail first), it's very obvious (deck is leaning down on my toe side); if I level the deck, it turns.

Everything looks OK, no deck warp, truck bend, etc., that I can see.  I guess I will try turning the bushings, different bushings, etc., but just wanted to see if this is some known issue during break-in, or maybe a known defect that happens occasionally.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5677 on: July 28, 2022, 05:12:49 PM »
New trucks are painful. Give them a solid few session of break in.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5678 on: July 29, 2022, 02:02:34 AM »
whatís the word on the 55 lows? yea or nay? honestly anything above 8.25 seems wild for a low truck, guess iím looking for a nudge either towards 44s or 55s lows if anyoneís got an opinion on it
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5679 on: July 29, 2022, 02:24:35 AM »
whatís the word on the 55 lows? yea or nay? honestly anything above 8.25 seems wild for a low truck, guess iím looking for a nudge either towards 44s or 55s lows if anyoneís got an opinion on it

A hell yeah on the 55 lows. They're a perfect size between other 8.25 and 8.5 trucks. (146mm hanger, same as ace classic 8.38)

I put the low baseplate on my big board with a 66 hanger and 55mm wheels and even with 3mm risers it's unmanageable. Absolutely needs harder bushings on that size. Makes sense they only released lows up to 60s now.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5680 on: July 29, 2022, 03:40:41 AM »
44 Classics. Hoping this is the last time I put these on a board and they die a noble death.



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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5681 on: July 29, 2022, 04:57:55 AM »
Back on ace on my regular setup after almost a year on indys.
Before the indys I skated 44 classics. the indys are 159 cast hollow.
Got a set of af1 55 40% off.
Im so glad to be rocking aces again.
Theres nothing wrong with the indys. they work great for everything I do but they lack that little somthing extra extra feeling I get on ace.
I find the "window" for manageable pop timimg is bigger on indys so they let me skate a wider variety of steepness, wheelbase etc.

Right now ive got my setup dialed with 1/8 riser on a medium steep kicked deck with 14.25 wheelbase. feels great

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5682 on: August 03, 2022, 08:19:10 PM »
Just ordered my first pair of Ace trucks (Classic 55s). I was riding my 8.6Ē (Snack) on 149 Indy trucks and I just decided that I was tipping cause the trucks werenít wide enough. Iím hoping wider more turny trucks are really gonna make this deck pop. Also bought Powell Green Dragons (93a 56mm) so Iím by pretty pumped about my new gear.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5683 on: August 04, 2022, 07:34:32 AM »
I ordered Ace hard bushings for my Af1s. Anyone tried mixing the stock bushings with a hard top/bottom bushing?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5684 on: August 04, 2022, 10:15:56 AM »
I ordered Ace hard bushings for my Af1s. Anyone tried mixing the stock bushings with a hard top/bottom bushing?

I did it with my lows, first I put the hard barrel on the board side, but they were still to wiggly for me so I ended up using the hard bushings, I gotta say though after that they are the perfect truck for me
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5685 on: August 05, 2022, 03:28:37 AM »
I got the hard bushings today. Put them on my af1s and left the kingpin nut flush on the front, just hair tighter on the back. Tried them quickly and they feel awesome. I run af1s on my cruiser and I was able to make quick and tight turns safely without wheelbites. With stock bushings I had 1 1/2 to 2 threads showing and got wheelbite occasionally. I can say my trucks still  turn as good but with more stability.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5686 on: August 05, 2022, 04:47:42 PM »
After being a pretty constant Thunder guy I finally wanted to try a pair of Aces out.
Picked up the 8.25 44 classics, ridden íem twice and Iím already having issues.
Right of the bat I canít believe how far out the axle sticks. Iíve got washers in and they even looked like this with cruiser wheels.
Iíve got the kingpin/nut pretty flush, and halfway thru both sessions my back truck got so loose I could tighten the nut with my hand!? Somehow that shit just keeps loosening up.
Anyone else have either of these issues? I like the height & how they turn, but Iím already thinking about going and getting another pair of ThundersÖ

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5687 on: August 05, 2022, 06:00:21 PM »
After being a pretty constant Thunder guy I finally wanted to try a pair of Aces out.
Picked up the 8.25 44 classics, ridden íem twice and Iím already having issues.
Right of the bat I canít believe how far out the axle sticks. Iíve got washers in and they even looked like this with cruiser wheels.
Iíve got the kingpin/nut pretty flush, and halfway thru both sessions my back truck got so loose I could tighten the nut with my hand!? Somehow that shit just keeps loosening up.
Anyone else have either of these issues? I like the height & how they turn, but Iím already thinking about going and getting another pair of ThundersÖ


Was on Ace for a bit, 44 classics too (with 3 washers inside each wheel so the extra axle was perfect, and it made a 8.5-ish truck which is what I'm riding usually) and I went back to Thunders after having problems with my Aces. I really liked the trucks, I think they were amazing, but the kingpin nut on my back truck would loosen up by itself. I even put krazy glue on the nylock and it held up for a while and then it happened again. Was thinking of trying the 55 AF1 once I'm done with my Thunders (or maybe even before that?) because I really enjoyed my 44s. I just wonder if they also have iffy QC too or if they are solid. 

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5688 on: August 05, 2022, 06:42:58 PM »
The extra axle you can do the washers like stated above or you can get an old nut that you donít care about mark where your nut sits with the wheels tightened how you ride them, mark the axle on top of the nut, pull you good nut/wheel off, put old nut on and grind or file the axle to the top of the nut/mark. Use a nut you donít care about if you go grinder route so you donít melt the nylock out.
As for the kingpin loosening, have you tried a different nut? I know Aces QC can be a bit lax. New nut may fix it(or not). Cheap and easy if thatís the case, if not your only out some pocket change.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5689 on: August 05, 2022, 06:48:40 PM »
King pin nut loosening sounds scary. I've had three sets of Classic 44s, two sets of Classic 55s and I am currently rotating between AF1 55s, 60s and 66s and not had any issues like that thankfully.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5690 on: August 05, 2022, 07:05:23 PM »
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After being a pretty constant Thunder guy I finally wanted to try a pair of Aces out.
Picked up the 8.25 44 classics, ridden íem twice and Iím already having issues.
Right of the bat I canít believe how far out the axle sticks. Iíve got washers in and they even looked like this with cruiser wheels.
Iíve got the kingpin/nut pretty flush, and halfway thru both sessions my back truck got so loose I could tighten the nut with my hand!? Somehow that shit just keeps loosening up.
Anyone else have either of these issues? I like the height & how they turn, but Iím already thinking about going and getting another pair of ThundersÖ

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Was on Ace for a bit, 44 classics too (with 3 washers inside each wheel so the extra axle was perfect, and it made a 8.5-ish truck which is what I'm riding usually) and I went back to Thunders after having problems with my Aces. I really liked the trucks, I think they were amazing, but the kingpin nut on my back truck would loosen up by itself. I even put krazy glue on the nylock and it held up for a while and then it happened again. Was thinking of trying the 55 AF1 once I'm done with my Thunders (or maybe even before that?) because I really enjoyed my 44s. I just wonder if they also have iffy QC too or if they are solid.

Wild, sounds like you had the exact same issues that Iím dealing with. And the back truck just kept getting loose? Did you try a different nut on it?

The extra axle you can do the washers like stated above or you can get an old nut that you donít care about mark where your nut sits with the wheels tightened how you ride them, mark the axle on top of the nut, pull you good nut/wheel off, put old nut on and grind or file the axle to the top of the nut/mark. Use a nut you donít care about if you go grinder route so you donít melt the nylock out.
As for the kingpin loosening, have you tried a different nut? I know Aces QC can be a bit lax. New nut may fix it(or not). Cheap and easy if thatís the case, if not your only out some pocket change.

Havenít tried a different nut since Iíve only skated them twice. Think Iím gonna give that a go next time out.
I did think about grinding down the axle, just seems like a lot to have to under take for trucks. But I am a bit lazy ha.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5691 on: August 05, 2022, 07:08:54 PM »
As for the kingpin loosening, have you tried a different nut? I know Aces QC can be a bit lax. New nut may fix it(or not). Cheap and easy if thatís the case, if not your only out some pocket change.

I feel pretty dumb for not thinking of that...

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5692 on: Today at 08:37:00 AM »
I always have like $2 worth of brand new truck hardware in my skate bag. Saved my own and my homiesí sessions more time than I can remember.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #5693 on: Today at 01:27:55 PM »
Skated my first set of AF1's (55's) five times, and I've got a weird issue happening: the deck is leaning to my heel side while riding straight.

I don't notice it that much while riding the board normally, but if I ride the board backwards (tail first), it's very obvious (deck is leaning down on my toe side); if I level the deck, it turns.

Everything looks OK, no deck warp, truck bend, etc., that I can see.  I guess I will try turning the bushings, different bushings, etc., but just wanted to see if this is some known issue during break-in, or maybe a known defect that happens occasionally.
This happens to me with Ace and Indy. It means that either the bushings aren't broken in or the baseplates are not attached to the deck straight. Make sure your baseplates are straight and rotate your bushings 180 degrees.

If you're out skating and don't have a tool, ride your board backwards to help break in the bushings evenly.