Lengthening wheelbase

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Lengthening wheelbase

Postby Fen » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:09 am

I have an 8.5 board with a 14.25 wheelbase that I want to redrill and make it 14.75 (maybe 15). There seems to be enough room to do this but should I move both trucks equally or just the back truck half inch?
I was sceptical that an inch wheelbase size would make no difference but I have since realised differently.
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby popspurnell » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:45 am

is it a double kick? if so i'd do both equally just to keep consistency in the pop.
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby Fen » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:49 am

Yes it is, forgot to mention it is popsicle shape. But thanks, your answer makes sense.
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Lengthening wheelbase

Postby HarryR » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:54 am

I did this with mine. The original wheelbase was 14.5" and I moved the front truck holes forward as far as I dare before the nose turns up (the front edge of the base plate actually has a gap under it because the front truck holes are set back from the edge). It ended up being just over half an inch extra at the front and I moved the back truck holes just under half an inch back. I ended up with a 15.5" wheelbase.

You're right, that extra inch makes all the difference.
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby Fen » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:58 am

That's what my missus keeps telling me.
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby Brian S » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:50 pm

Fen wrote:That's what my missus keeps telling me.


The old one's are the best :lol:
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby popspurnell » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:45 am

Brian S wrote:
Fen wrote:That's what my missus keeps telling me.


The old one's are the best :lol:


That's also what his missus keeps telling him....
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Re: Lengthening wheelbase

Postby Fen » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:57 am

:D
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