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Shovelheadave

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how do I look at two trucks and say "this is 1st run, this is 2nd run" ???

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how do I look at two trucks and say "this is 1st run, this is 2nd run" ???

I would say almost impossible to tell I don't think any changes they made are obvious. You could ask whoever your buying them from when they got them in stock, that might be the only clue. Hell if you do buy some and they bend they are guaranteed so they hopefully would get replaced.


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Do any of the standard copers work with the Ace 66?  Tracker?  Indy Grindmasters?  Others?

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where is the contact info for ace for warranty replacement on the bent hangars??


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 I want me some Aces....66. They just look so lightweight and turny.


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where is the contact info for ace for warranty replacement on the bent hangars??

You mean bent axles?  Hangars are supposed to have a bend.  PM

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The axles are inside the hanger, and if the hanger bends, the axles bend as well.
It's all part of the same (not very strong) system.

And yes, they bend.
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all my 2nd run replacements are still holding up fine.



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imo...the performance of Ace Trucks outweigh the quality issues. Ride them until they bend. I've been riding them since they released over 18 months ago. So far only my original 33's have bent. Not the 44's or the 2nd run 55's I've got.
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I'm thinking more about the soft metal than the bent axles right now.  I bought a used set and they have one grind and it looks really deep.  If I set my buddy loose with these trucks on concrete coping (this guy skates hard), I'm thinking the trucks will lose half of their life in one session.

So, again, has anyone tried using any kind of standard copers with these?

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got to try out my 66's today ....they turn like a mofo! I got a few grinds and they did'nt seem too deep.I'm sold on them. got to get a set of 55's next

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I have some first run Ace 66 and they are slightly bent.  I noticed that these trucks wobble unless I tighten down the kingpin nut.  Kind of defeats the purpose of turny trucks if you have to tighten down the kingpin nut.

So, I'm wondering if the wobbling is due to the bent axles, which causes the wheels to ride on their inside edges, or if these trucks are just wobbly by nature.  Anyone else get the wobs with these?

Also, any idea if Ace will replace these trucks?

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I love my 66's and I ride them looser than anyone I know. Screw around with some new bushings.


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If ya ask me the wobble factor is simply because the trucks turn so well and the stock bushings are on the soft side. Bushings should never be cranked down and depending on your weight and riding style the stock bushings may be too soft and require a stiffer replacement. I find that the Ace bushings are some of the better stock bushings and like the snappy feel of a quick truck but it is this trait that also makes them prone to speed wobbles. Bottom Line - stable trucks don't turn on a dime. Bennetts and Tracker RTX's some other trucks that are super quick and prone to wobbles for comparison sake.

The bent factor makes me think you got some from an early batch which sucked and would bend after a single run. They seem to have solved this quality control issue and I know many rippers who have  been very satisfied with them after years of thrashing.

Ace is good as far as replacing the early bunk trucks they produced so I would contact them an give them the details as they will only get more out of whack and bending them back will weaken them further.

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I have run them with the stock bushings and with Khiros.  Either way, if they are loose, they wobble.  And I'm not going very fast either.  None of my other trucks wobble at these speeds, and I'm running some loose and with soft Khiro blue and even white bushings. 

Would bigger wheels make any difference?  I have 60mm Winged Skulls on there now.  Maybe going to 62mm Cow Skulls would help?

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