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    Default My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    Ok so I had the brand new pair of PP Bombers 68mm sitting around for about a year and had no idea what to do with them. Not putting them on a long board because that would be just awful so i figured i would make kickass city street setup. Went out and spent another $90 to not be able to make a dam turn. Here is what i got.....

    PP Bombers 68mm
    Indy 169s
    Gravity P35 deck
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    I had the 169s laying around and figured i would be able to pair them up on this P35 due to the wheel wells. Not even close, i make a turn and the wheel bite is so bad the first time it happened my teeth scraped the ground. Should i add some bigger risers(doesnt bother me), go with a different truck, or scrap the wheels? I have not ridden anything thats not a long board in at least a decade. Im at a loss

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    68mm is gonna be pretttty large for that deck. I'd riser up a bit or put on some cupped washers. Or just some stiffer bushings. Running an Elim bottom feels great on Indys.

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    I am thinking 1/3 risers and some harder bushings. I want these dam wheels to work. I have to skate over pavers all day and dont really want to go smaller. I know nothing about cupped bushings so if you care to explain with pictures possibly.

    Would putting 149s on the front help?

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    Here are some pics of the setup

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    get smaller wheels.. that's a great setup besides the wheels. 60mm or smaller and you'll have an awesome all-terrain ripper.


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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    **** smaller wheels

    they make these wheels for something, stomping on vaglina and cheeseburgers. what other reason were thses things invented?

    make it happen, give me a cot dam suggestible?

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    These were the ditch/downhill wheels from Powell since the late 90's, before that it was T-bones. If you didn't have wheel wells you would just ride indy trucks at the very ends of a pointy pintail...but yeah just get small wheels, skateboards with kick tails should not have 66mm+ wheels. You just can't enjoy the turn of truck fully, even with 1/2" risers.

    Quote Originally Posted by danemeyer20 View Post
    **** smaller wheels

    they make these wheels for something, stomping on vaglina and cheeseburgers. what other reason were thses things invented?

    make it happen, give me a cot dam suggestible?

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    Wear the thane down to 60mm via slides with hard bushings.
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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    you can add risers but by the time you eliminate wheelbite it's gonna be pretty high. i'd put some 62mm tsunamis on it.
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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    58-62 mm wheels are ideal for this board

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    68 is pretty big for a street-ish board, true. if you try and add riser, i'd say go with wedges -- that also helps with the bite issue.

    btw, i have like the same board (oder version, no wheel wells) and i've run it with indies (169) and trackers (six-tracks -- same size) on Powell G-Bones. even the 64mm G-Bones tend to be too large.

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    You want about an extra 5-10mm of riser.
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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    ran those wheels for a week lasybyear on my pool deck...i had around a half inch of riser.....never could get the wheels up to speed, they were slow and squishy....rockin gbones now
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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    Please get bigger risers ... yours are way too small (they looks like 1/8")
    Get at least 1/4" or even better 3/8" ... Don't go for 1/2" .. it'll be overkill
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    I worried I'd have the same issue, but I didn't have 68mm wheels. I ride indy's in the pool, and I like it loose, and I ride Khiro soft angled risers, AND I ride Powell Peralta Rat Bones (90a). If you're willing to switch wheels, go with the R-Bones (cuz I like em. or the Mini-Tsunamis (cuz everyone likes them). They're still soft and big, but not so much to kill the setup. If not, get angled risers and harder bushings.
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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    I have that board with 65 mm tsunamis, 6 tracks and it's fine, i've got soft bushings on it and wedged risers. it is a great board. try smaller wheels and or bigger risers.

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    Default Re: My setup is &*%$@.........need help

    went with a 3/8 khiro shock riser (1/4 +1/8) and its fine. No wheel bite at all anymore. Little high but the board is a beast. Feels great hauling ass around the city and is like a steamroller compared to other boards like this.


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