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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9210 on: October 13, 2020, 11:42:10 AM »
Super curious about 161s...

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9211 on: October 13, 2020, 12:08:20 PM »
they heard we want lower trucks
or its to get out of the ace vs mindy debate

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9212 on: October 13, 2020, 12:19:36 PM »
Its on their instagram too... Its odd that they would change such

They aren't giving straight answers on their Instagram post for this. They claim the 50mm measurement was taken from the 147 but the 161 are still 52mm. The 148 and 149 are also 52mm but no word if they changed those. I don't trust the new chart they came out with because they've been inaccurate before.

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« Reply #9213 on: October 13, 2020, 12:29:45 PM »
My guess is that their production is highly inconsistent, high tolerances or just shitty QC, if any at all.
Hence why they dont provide a good answer.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9214 on: October 13, 2020, 01:04:39 PM »
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Its on their instagram too... Its odd that they would change such
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They aren't giving straight answers on their Instagram post for this. They claim the 50mm measurement was taken from the 147 but the 161 are still 52mm. The 148 and 149 are also 52mm but no word if they changed those. I don't trust the new chart they came out with because they've been inaccurate before.
Its on their instagram too... Its odd that they would change such

And page 181 of this thread...

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=88869.msg3385915#msg3385915

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9215 on: October 13, 2020, 01:07:26 PM »
they heard we want lower trucks
or its to get out of the ace vs mindy debate
who wants lower trucks?
thunder used to make lows and no one bought them. thunders should all be 52mm at axle imo. shorter than an indy and venture high.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9216 on: October 13, 2020, 01:39:12 PM »
I DM'ed them on Instagram. Asked if the 148 & 149 height changed from 52mm to 50mm. This is what I was told: "Nope, sorry there was a typo on our updated size chart. The 148, 149 and 151 are still 52mm"

Sorry don't know how to post a screenshot

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9217 on: October 13, 2020, 01:56:19 PM »
Anyone ride Thunders with conical top, barrel bottom instead of the stock conical top and bottom?

I rode barrel bottoms on 147s because they are lower. It allowed me to have loose trucks with a little more stability/slightly less wheel bite. For 148 and up I ride stock bushings.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9218 on: October 13, 2020, 02:51:04 PM »
How are you going to have a critical typo on a chart that has less than 20 numbers on it?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9219 on: October 13, 2020, 03:28:19 PM »
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they heard we want lower trucks
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who wants lower trucks?
thunder used to make lows and no one bought them. thunders should all be 52mm at axle imo. shorter than an indy and venture high.

Mids are the new lo, bro. ;)

Seriously no idea where the notion of people wanting lower trucks again is coming from, except maybe in Indys case being 55mm and people wanting a non-forged Indy that isn't 55mm (I'm not a fan of 55mm indys).

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9220 on: October 13, 2020, 05:19:58 PM »
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Yo thunders new team mold has changed, 147,148,149 is now 50mm axle height

Only 151 remains 52mm and 161 is at 53mm.
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If so this changes everything. I've always thought 148's would be perfect at 147 height.
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Dam I sort of want to get 149 teams again even if I wheelbite
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Where did you hear this? Dp you know when they're coming out?
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https://www.thundertrucks.com/sizing/

False alarm guys, it's still 52MM. Deluxe ad team was probably high when they did that statement.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9221 on: October 13, 2020, 05:24:18 PM »

False alarm guys, it's still 52MM. Deluxe ad team was probably high when they did that statement.

I saw an interview with Gerwer (9 club?) where he was talking about Thunder trucks and he quoted the wrong heights.   I think there are a lot of folks that just don't pay attention nearly as much as Slap.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9222 on: October 13, 2020, 05:33:56 PM »
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False alarm guys, it's still 52MM. Deluxe ad team was probably high when they did that statement.
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I saw an interview with Gerwer (9 club?) where he was talking about Thunder trucks and he quoted the wrong heights.   I think there are a lot of folks that just don't pay attention nearly as much as Slap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pAZDEclOiY

start at 3:40

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9223 on: October 15, 2020, 12:35:17 PM »
Curious about trying 8.5 on 159
Comments?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9224 on: October 15, 2020, 03:01:17 PM »
Curious about trying 8.5 on 159
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looked cool, felt goofy for me.
tried thunder 151s and indy forged hollow 159s. both were good, but just too much truck for me for a regular board.

good for a slappy board or for skating a park.


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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9225 on: October 16, 2020, 08:00:17 AM »
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False alarm guys, it's still 52MM. Deluxe ad team was probably high when they did that statement.
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I saw an interview with Gerwer (9 club?) where he was talking about Thunder trucks and he quoted the wrong heights.   I think there are a lot of folks that just don't pay attention nearly as much as Slap.

I get that, but why release technical specs if you’re not going to bother double checking your numbers?? When I saw that advert from Thunder I knew people that people were going to be so confused. Between Tactics inaccurate charts and truck companies own inaccurate charts, the amount of misinformation out there on truck measurements is laughable.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9226 on: October 17, 2020, 05:41:22 PM »
where can i get thinner axle nuts?
i wanna use more spacers to align the edge of the wheels to the deck

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9227 on: October 17, 2020, 07:50:51 PM »

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9228 on: October 17, 2020, 09:34:59 PM »
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where can i get thinner axle nuts?
i wanna use more spacers to align the edge of the wheels to the deck
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https://www.acerracing.com/collections/titanium-skate-hardware/products/5-16-24-titanium-skateboard-wheel-nuts-4-pieces
this is as ridiculous as paying $14 for pivot cups... i might just do it

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9229 on: October 17, 2020, 11:43:20 PM »
Thank god the hardware only comes in 1" and up....otherwise I would have dropped $50 on parts....

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9230 on: October 18, 2020, 08:45:54 AM »
I got them for my setup with TiH board. Axle nuts and kingpin nuts. Theeve mounting hardware. Stupid light for a 8.25.
I take everything I said back. The board hit me in the nuts for the first time ever today, because i was wearing these shits.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9231 on: October 18, 2020, 08:55:55 AM »
Could have just been me...but one thing I noticed about the Tih's is they shredded axel nuts. I'm guessing harder material....

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9232 on: October 18, 2020, 09:30:46 AM »
Lifelong Indy rider lookin for a pair of Thunders or Ventures, which one would you guys recommend? I'm thinking Venture becuase I don't want the wheelbase any longer on the setup I am putting together. Help me out dudes

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9233 on: October 18, 2020, 09:49:58 AM »
Lifelong Indy rider lookin for a pair of Thunders or Ventures, which one would you guys recommend? I'm thinking Venture becuase I don't want the wheelbase any longer on the setup I am putting together. Help me out dudes

Venture has the longer wheelbase.

I would say it comes down to how you like your turn. They are both stable trucks, but Thunder has a very sharp almost twitchy (responsive) turn where Venture has a more broad flowy turn.

Venture baseplate gives your wheels more clearance on nose/tail slides.

Both fine, be happy with whatever you get.




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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9234 on: October 18, 2020, 10:14:10 AM »
Could have just been me...but one thing I noticed about the Tih's is they shredded axel nuts. I'm guessing harder material....
Since it's all the same material, then that seems logical that it would be harder. To be honest, I used grindking rims (the ones with the endcap) on my TiH to keep from messing up the threads from primo landings.  ;D
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9235 on: October 18, 2020, 10:48:53 AM »

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9236 on: October 18, 2020, 11:50:20 AM »
I'll just keep making my way through the box of silverados I have...

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9237 on: October 18, 2020, 08:03:17 PM »
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Lifelong Indy rider lookin for a pair of Thunders or Ventures, which one would you guys recommend? I'm thinking Venture becuase I don't want the wheelbase any longer on the setup I am putting together. Help me out dudes
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Venture has the longer wheelbase.

I would say it comes down to how you like your turn. They are both stable trucks, but Thunder has a very sharp almost twitchy (responsive) turn where Venture has a more broad flowy turn.

Venture baseplate gives your wheels more clearance on nose/tail slides.

Both fine, be happy with whatever you get.

Ventures (especially the forged baseplate ones) widen your WB the most of any truck. Thunder cast are probably the closest to Indys while being much lighter and lower. Thunder forged goes even lower but extend the WB slightly more than cast.

Thunder Cast / Titanium- +3.125"
Thunder Forged - +3.25"
Venture Cast - +3.25"
Venture Forged - +3.4 - 3.5"
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9238 on: October 18, 2020, 09:13:39 PM »
Anyone know where I can buy just Thunder cast baseplates? I have Ti Lites and used risers today and it was actually noticeably better everything- pop, flick, all that jazz. Might try my cast 5.6 again but like the Thunder turn better. If I get the team plates I don't have to use risers.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #9239 on: October 19, 2020, 09:18:49 AM »
I'm sure this has been mentioned a billion times, but what are good replacement aftermarket bushings for thunders? I don't like the bones bushings btw. My stock ones are starting to crack. If you guys could list any skateshops who has thunder bushings for sale online (not the dlx supercush as those are for ventures). I heard the independent conical bushings work too? Just want to confirm if they're the same size