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If you call Tracker you can request them however you like!
When I have placed orders, Linda always askes what base plates and bushings I want!
Since we have mostly New School customers we usually just get the New School pattern on the 129's and 139's and request 149mm and up with the New School base plates!
Sometimes the smaller ones do come to us with both patterns
though!!!


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I like the Stimulator bushings for trackers (I don't think they make them anymore)...I have the bones on my Indy's!!!


Stimulators haven't been made in 10+ years. We stock the blue (hard) and green (med) ones, and will be getting a limited supply of the yellow (soft) ones. Even Tracker is sold out of the yellows, but we're getting 50 sets. We paid a small fortune for them, so we'll be selling them for $7.95/set (that's two bottom bushings). They're amazing bushings, however.


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Thanks guys for the tips of the bones bushings with trackers.
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do NOT use black indy bushings, they are a pain in the arse. i got a set and i couldnt even get them into my indy trucks.
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friendof.......not sure which Indy's your putting the black indy bushings on. I found they fit tighter on some....but they fit. You have to work the nut on....but they fit...and they ROCK! I used to use the white bones bushings, but now i much like the Indy blacks. I'm 220lbs and they are perfect for my liking in the transitions!


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on indy's , i tend to use a white (hard 98a) dohdoh on the baseplate end, and the stock orange on top (or something softer) ...the big hard ass bushing by the baseplate seems to help keep the wheelbite at bay; and the softer one up by the nut seems to help the things still turn well...
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hmmm, ill have to try again. i couldnt even get the nut to touch the bolt over the washer. maybe a big hammer will help
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F.O.S.

What I did to get them on.

Put them on...then as you put the washer on the top bushing...grab your skate key (i use the unit one) and while pushing down on the hanger...or rocking it back in forth as you "seat" the bushings in...press the skate tool down hard over the washer (without the nut yet)...this requires alittle hand strength to do both at the same time....then you will just have enough thread to grab...but dont let the pressure off the hanger...(I sort of keep a bunch of finger pressure on the washer)..with one free hand put the nut over the screw end and use the skate key to push down while slowly trying to get the nut started on the thread.

You will be able to do it, but maybe need another hand to help. There will be little room for any adjustment compared to normal orange bushings or any normal setup. But at my weight (216).....they work good! Also, try using the stock orange bushing just on the top. You may just like that combo. I always mess around with several different combo's of bushings and whasher setups. On one set of trucks other than Indy's...they require a smaller diameter bushing on the bottom next to truck base. one set of bushings i had was the exact stiffness of compound i wanted. But the width of the bushign was too large for the bigger washer cup. So i just inverted the washer and used it backwards, leaving the cupped end facing away from the bushing. The bushing was about 1/8' too big for the washer....but that little overhang didnt matter.

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thanks ill try that.


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Shed and all those who told me about the bones bushings...you are right...they rule.

Chet, I'd advise throwing some of those in the Randals. The Randal stocks were way too loosey goosey for me so I switched in Indy but the bones? Super smooth, stable and way turnable.
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Indy makes harder bushings. You can try the red ones.

Go to the Independent website at http://www.builttogrind.com and

purchase yourself some blood reds.

Theres no need to go with any other co. bushings for your

indy,s trcks, when you can use quality Independent products

for sure.

Independent for life Tampa Florida



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Indy makes harder bushings. You can try the red ones.

Go to the Independent website at http://www.builttogrind.com and

purchase yourself some blood reds.

Theres no need to go with any other co. bushings for your

indy,s trcks, when you can use quality Independent products

for sure.

Independent for life Tampa Florida




I'm not disrespecting Indy but bones bushings are awesome in indy trucks. Can you buy Indy trucks with other than stock bushings in them? If so, great. If not, I'm gonna buy what's at the skateshop because I want to skate today...not tommorrow when its raining again. Do the "blood reds" have a hard core but softer actual bushing? From what I see on the website that would be....no.
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Indy bushings are great when there aren't any Powell bushings to be had, but I've tried tons of bushings over the years and if you like your trucks really loose, you must give it up for the Powell Bones bushings (I like the blue soft ones). The memory is just uncomparable to anything else out there AND they were smart enough to coat the tips with a harder urethane so that you can just toss away those stupidass washers. Seriously, hook yourself up! If you're not stoked, I owe you a Coke.
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Slyde hooked me up w/ those Bones hardcores and I might not throw my Six Tracks away after all - they are so good they might make the Trackers actually return to center ! (something they ain't really done since I got 'em)
Crazy that those little bits of rubber (urethane) make soooo big of a difference.

Bigfoot II, Indy 215 w/ the Bones, and Dubs - should be riding that big coffee table by week's end !

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I know...just IMAGINE what it would be like if a skateboard truck company actually put decent bushings in their trucks! They'd be like the Rockin' Ron of trucks! I can only surmise that the majority of people who purchase trucks today, don't use them for turning so the companies figure why bother. But even before it became a flippy trick world, I can still recall having to swap out stock bushings for better bushings like even during the whole '80s vert craze.
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