Is it possible that I overtightened my bushings? I just noticed that my rear bushing seems crushed over the core. Pressing heel side makes it travel a little more, exposing more yellow core. Pressing toe side causes the rubber bushing to push past the washer and touch the lock-nut.
Did I overtightened or maybe just get a bad bushing? Any help is greatly appreciated, as always!
I also like the bushings in my Gullwings.
Haven't ridden Trackers since 92, but I'm about to do a Skull Skates setup next week with some Trackers.
I had a feeling There was too much kingpin showing and too much compression was visible when I tightened, maybe, but what do I know! Well, I know a little more now and even have some bushing options to chase down. Thanks again radfolk!
Bones bottom bushing is the same height as an Indy - I measured them both this week with calipers - but you took the bottom washer out. That puts a different torque on the bushing as the hanger no longer has the king pin centered in the hole. It's also part of why you have so many kingpin threads showing.
If the truck came with a bottom washer, keep it.
Measured this week:
Indy (blue 92a conical) : .545"
Bones (black hard) : .55"
Mini Logo (Soft Green) : .53"
Ace (white out of a 66) : .53"
Thunder (red 90a aftermarket) : .55"
Are those the new Thunder 161?
How do the Thunder 151’s compare to Indy 159’s? How do they turn, grind, wheelbite, etc...
I will say the alloy in modern Tracker’s is shit, as in it is way too slippery. Grinding on metal coping is way too easy with no grab, so you lose a sense of what you are doing, and when you try to go back in your board and slip down towards the transition. I have had to bail many a time to save myself, and would intentionally do a few grinds on concrete to create some grooves to help hold