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Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:05 pm

I have an 8.6 slave junkyard setup with enuff trucks...im not overly keen on them and im after some really low nice trucks. Any suggestions? Thanks peeps :)
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Re: Need truck help

Postby Woody » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:58 pm

Woooo did not think Enuff did anything near the right size for an 8.6" ... Take a look at Mini Logo trucks if your shopping on a budget, other than that Thunder, Indy, Royal all do great trucks.

What size wheels you riding ?
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:38 am

52 mm 99a but i want some softer if you have advice with that too man :)
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Re: Need truck help

Postby TonyB » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:29 pm

Low trucks = less turn and difficulty changing bushes should you wish to do so(they have smaller bushes).

Can't go wrong with a set of Indy's. Get a nice set of Stage 11’s.

Take a look at Spitfire range for small soft wheels, I've got a set of 80d's in 56mm and they are ok on the rough stuff.
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:01 pm

TonyB wrote:Low trucks = less turn and difficulty changing bushes should you wish to do so(they have smaller bushes).

Can't go wrong with a set of Indy's. Get a nice set of Stage 11’s.

Take a look at Spitfire range for small soft wheels, I've got a set of 80d's in 56mm and they are ok on the rough stuff.


Thanks Tony I will have a look in a minute :)
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Re: Need truck help

Postby Woody » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:34 pm

Yep Tony hits nail on head, for the 5mm or so lower you get in a low trucks you pay ten fold in hassle

And 5mm is about all the difference there is in a low and standard Indy
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:45 pm

Woody wrote:Yep Tony hits nail on head, for the 5mm or so lower you get in a low trucks you pay ten fold in hassle

And 5mm is about all the difference there is in a low and standard Indy

So as im on a budget which would you personally recommend Woody and what size?
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Re: Need truck help

Postby Woody » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:30 pm

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Woody wrote:Yep Tony hits nail on head, for the 5mm or so lower you get in a low trucks you pay ten fold in hassle

And 5mm is about all the difference there is in a low and standard Indy

So as im on a budget which would you personally recommend Woody and what size?

Wheels or trucks mate ?
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:36 am

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Re: Need truck help

Postby warwick » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:10 am

Can't go wrong with Indy Stage 11 - as Tony B says.
If you get trucks with axles 1/4" wider than the deck, your wheels line up perfectly with the edge of the board (and the tips of the axles stick out 1/8" either side).
Which would be 159s, I think, for an 8.6" deck.
I tend to use 149s on 8.25" decks - although I've now also got a wide Grosso deck with 169s

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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:19 pm

warwick wrote:Can't go wrong with Indy Stage 11 - as Tony B says.
If you get trucks with axles 1/4" wider than the deck, your wheels line up perfectly with the edge of the board (and the tips of the axles stick out 1/8" either side).
Which would be 159s, I think, for an 8.6" deck.
I tend to use 149s on 8.25" decks - although I've now also got a wide Grosso deck with 169s

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Ok so what size Indy 11s do I need? 159's?
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Re: Need truck help

Postby TonyB » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:36 pm

Steve you are right on the border of 2 truck sizes for a 8.6" deck. You could go for a 149 which is an 8.5" axle with a wider wheel or go for 159's 8.75" and maybe have a little bit of wheel hang. My preference would be 159's but its your choice.
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Re: Need truck help

Postby Trev » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:23 pm

I reckon it depends on future deck purchases too, if you think you're going to stay around 8.6 and above get the 159, if you think you're going to stick to 8.5 and below, then 149. Just means you're future proofed.
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Re: Need truck help

Postby HarryR » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:55 pm

159s all the way. I've just put 159s on my 8.5 set up and the wheel edges sit about 1mm inside the edge of the deck. It depends on which wheel you use of course. This is how my SPFs line up..

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Re: Need truck help

Postby warwick » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:58 pm

That's a perfect fit.
You see what I mean about getting axles a touch wider than your deck? Because when the wheels line up correctly, the tips of the axles stick out a little further.


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Re: Need truck help

Postby Woody » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:00 pm

There you go great advise there and cock on
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:19 pm

Thanks guys...Im all sorted for the right info now :P
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:04 pm

Ok...im decided on stage 11 independant 159s but what wheels to go with? Looking for a smooth set for street skating with some softness.
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Re: Need truck help

Postby Woody » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Spitfire 80hd's
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Re: Need truck help

Postby NIN-STEVE » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:41 am

That's settled then...how much would that set me back from your place woody? Also what's the general view on clear grip and is it any good?
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