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friggin' split bushings


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get rid of the cupped washers, go to home depot and look for a flat washer around 7/8" wide with a 3/8" inner hole. It's pretty much what all the cool kids are using because it keeps your bushings from getting torn apart. Oh yeah get some Grade 8 kingpins to replace the stock ones. Make sure you use the proper spacers (8mm or 10mm depending on the wheel) and use the softest bushings you can get away with.

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if your bushings are starting to try to pop out of the cupped washers, upgrade to some harder bushings- you've got em cranked down too hard most likely. ( unless they're just floppy loose, then get some softer ones and tighten down a little bit)

+1 on flat washers.

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regardless, tune the trucks with bushings rather than kingpin tightness, and it'll do a lot of for the health of the bushings and the overall performance.

if you dont have flat washers handy, just flip over the top cup washer.

another option would be khiro inserts or bones hardcore bushings, both have some sort of washer built in.

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Bob if you tune by kingpin tightness with the stock kingpins you are risking a broken kingpin, I would highly recommend a bit of light reading at Silverfish to help you tune your board. Randals are great trucks but I've yet to meet anyone who was pleased with them in stock form. The good thing is that they are much cheaper tuned than any of the alternatives are stock

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