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PostSubject: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:15 am

Want to get some Tech Deck Longboard trucks. None of the stores around me carry any, so just going to get em on ebay or something. Which ones do I get? I can't tell if they are the wider trucks or not. And are they even worth the $10? Like with some better tuning are they pretty good? And last question: which wheels fit best and is there going to be wheel wobble?
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:58 am

Yes there's going to be wheel wobble, dual bearing wheels are the best with tech deck long board trucks. They work just the same as any other 32mm trucks in my opinion just throw some pivot cups in there and I find the bushings and washers that come on them are fine. The thing I find cool is that the kingpin is different than other trucks in the way that the bolt doesn't go down too far before being tight, where with other tech deck baseplates if you want loose trucks you'd have to glue the bolt on in order for it not to fall off. With the tdlb trucks the kingpin has less thread distance and gets tight before squishing too far onto the bushings. This is good if you like loose trucks, if you like tight trucks you'd just have to swap out the longboard baseplate for a regular tech deck truck. I bought mine from target and wal mart for 5 bucks but if you have to order online and spend 10 bucks, it's really not much different than x4s or br trucks. Just a bit of wheel wobble, but using a vice you can push the whatever you call the pieces that the wheel goes onto a little bit more into the trucks for less wheel wobble. Just do a tiny bit at a time if you do this. I've done it when my boards set up with wheels on and everything so I know I'm not pushing the piece too far in

Also make sure you buy one with the kingpins facing in. I haven't seen a techdeck longboard that doesn't have 32mm trucks so I think you're ok with any deck as long as they're not the trucks with kingpins facing outwards

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:00 am

I just checked through EBay (USA) listings for "Tech Deck Longboard" and found that most of the trucks on there are the angled/front facing/45 degree kingpins... whatever you wanna call em. What you are looking for are the trucks on this page or any other deck that has this series of packaging:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201113714230
*white upper right corner with black stamp "Longboard"

Most of them range from $10-$20 and shipping varies. Personally I really like my two sets of TDLB trucks. Set up with pivot cups + new tuning and they are an excellent alternative to Y and BRTs.

Edit: This series of Longboard trucks come with standard plastic TD bushings. There are others that are the same with metal washers and soft tuning.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:25 am

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008CP9WWC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=1395669700

Amazon is your friend, that board has the Indy wides on it, 100%, I got my sister to order me one, but it's still sat in Florida, she took pics so I could confirm they were the Indys and it definitely is.

This one's come with conical washers, pivot cups and tuning that works (kinda, you'll probably want to change it though), I have a set here as well that I got off eBay cheap, they work well enough IMO

I'm sure you could fit some washers on the axles, or little bits of pivot cup material  first before fitting your wheels to make them have a snugger fit, but yeah, I quite like these trucks.

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That Dogtown one on eBay has regular TD bushings.
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:09 pm

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That Dogtown one on eBay has regular TD bushings.

Good catch, Edited my post. It's still the correct Longboard trucks but no conical washers and soft bushings. Those Indys are tempting though... The only difference over the LB trucks I have is the branding on the baseplate, but I still want it! happy

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:15 pm

And the baseplates are square too, I dint like the shape of China/regular TD bases.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:01 pm

or just saying they come with witch crafts and are painted
http://www.redwolffbs.com/
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:40 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot about those man, sorry.

I'd buy those rather than the longboard I posted, WCs are amazing.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:08 pm

c4 r just over priced tdlb trucks anyways
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:11 pm

Yeah but that TD LB I posted works out at $20 Inc shipping, and they don't come with WC bushings, nor have they been shaped and painted.


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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:16 pm

Woah! Thanks for the long detailed responses guys. A ton of help for sure. The C4's are very tempting for the price! My biggest concern is seriously the wheels being able to be wobble around at weird angles. Back and forth doesnt bother me so much. I just really like how snug my wheels are on my BRT's
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:38 pm

urbanjump wrote:
Woah! Thanks for the long detailed responses guys. A ton of help for sure. The C4's are very tempting for the price! My biggest concern is seriously the wheels being able to be wobble around at weird angles. Back and forth doesnt bother me so much. I just really like how snug my wheels are on my BRT's
Yeah just use a vice and squeeze the pieces further into the hangar so they're shorter, it's a fixable problem. If you have lock nuts you can squeeze them a bit too far in then they'll be snug like brts

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:49 pm

Or use pivot cup material, seen a few folk doing this with single bearing wheels on Y Trucks and TDLB trucks, I personally don't find any issue with just sticking the wheels on with nothing to take up the space.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:26 pm

Enternamehere wrote:
Or use pivot cup material, seen a few folk doing this with single bearing wheels on Y Trucks and TDLB trucks, I personally don't find any issue with just sticking the wheels on with nothing to take up the space.

pivot cup tubes as spacers ^^^ problem solved.  afro 

I don't recommend trying to push the axles further in. You might snap them, push them in to far, or some other irreversible shit that will only cause you to get pissed off lol

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:44 pm

The pivot cups seem like an awesome idea! Luckily keniffg was selling some BRT's on instagram and I swooped em. So I dont know if ill be getting tdlb's very soon. Unless there is a woob stock and I get another deck.
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:50 pm

Can't beat BRTs. happy

Wish you could still get coloured 32mm ones though.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:08 pm

Cant go wrong with super silvers though! very happy
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:33 pm

kyle ashley wrote:
c4  r just over priced tdlb trucks anyways
but good luck finding them and also getting them shipped and witch crafts all for under 25.50  very happy wink 
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:39 pm

I can get tdlb still local 3,50 plus wc what 8.oobucks
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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:26 pm

That's good for you man, unfortunately they aren't available everywhere like they are for you. :/

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:45 pm

I personally love TDLB's!!!! They work really great on 33+mm decks. They are a bit wider than BRT's/Y's. The base plate they come with make them a tiny bit taller than the BRT/Y and normal TD/China baseplates. A bit lighter too than the BRT/Y's, not recommend for 4ply/really light decks as that shit will fly away (no control). But anyways hope this helps you also.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:17 am

I still need to try mine with WCs, I've only tried them with FF Teflon and the stock tuning, and they are decent trucks, I got the set I have for £1.30 off a longboard I got from eBay, and my sister has got that longboard for me off Amazon too.


And yeah, they are more like 33mm I'd say but work fine on a 32mm board.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:02 am

Found a set of the TDLB Indy's on EBay yesterday after some digging. Picked em up for $13 shipped.

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:20 pm

It sucks i still haven't TDLBs, seems they're pretty rare in Europe, idk...  awkward 
Are the Collectors Series the same? Like this or this?

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PostSubject: Re: TDLB's   Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:14 pm

The ones in the "Collectors Series" is the normal TLDB ones with the regular china bases. Ive had to source TDLB "indy`s" from either ebay or through trades. TDLB "indy`s" are definetly the nicer choice between the two in my opinion, although can be a bit hard to source sometimes..

Just make do with what you can get and enjoy fingerboarding regardless. As others have pointed out, the TDLB trucks with the regular china type bases set up with pivotcup material and WC bushings (chimmed if prefered tighter) will work just fine. Ive even set up some with BRT bushings with great success.. pirat

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