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I have a chance to pick up a set ot Tracker 219's in a trade. These seem VERY wide. I have some 184's on my z13 Chief and they feel a little sketchy. Anyone running them on say a 12" deck? I'm curious as to how they ride. Inputs.

Chris

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S-L-O-W turning trucks.
Indy 215's with DubCons on 12" wide decks.
skip the Trackers.


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I have a chance to pick up a set ot Tracker 219's in a trade. These seem VERY wide. I have some 184's on my z13 Chief and they feel a little sketchy. Anyone running them on say a 12" deck? I'm curious as to how they ride. Inputs.

Chris

I've tried 'em on a Q12 and they're just too damn wide.  Stable as hell, but too damn wide.  you'd be better off with the 184's (10" axle) on the Q12, or do what I did - 6tracks with Dragons.


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I do have set on my Bigfoot.  But it is a display board.
I use wide trackers on a couple of my longboards.  I do use an angled riser and at least another 1/2 inch riser to keep some distance between the wheels and deck as I keep the trucks loose.  Then they work well.

Use them on a longboard carver is what I am saying.  Not a pool board.

I am also anti-Indy, so I could be a bit biased.  Just a bit of disclosure.
I am sure that co has tested both as he has mentioned.

If its a good trade then the Trackers can be tweaked to use.


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    I have these on my Quad12 setup with Black Death Mini DubCons. They are quite turny with the proper bushings and riser pads installed.This a big, heavy and fast setup for cruising bigger runs and pools. I set this up mostly for the PipeBowl @ Cunningham. These are not what I would run for any larger wheel though. If you are using a wider wheel such as a Dragon or DubCon, goto a INDY215 or Tracker 184...and a smaller board...

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the only trackers that I have been able to make "work" for
me is the RT-X series(not the RT-S). The RT-X's are super
turny and just magic. If Buddy would make them in a 9" wide
version he'd have a hit. The Trackers also don't grind down
nearly as quickly as the Indys & Aces.



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I agree totaly on the RT-X's!!  I use them front and rear.  I completely by pass the S's
I use those on everything that I want real turny.  And they do make some wide ones, though I can't remember what the widest set of those you can get are.
I too wish those were made in a 9".

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the only trackers that I have been able to make "work" for
me is the RT-X series(not the RT-S). The RT-X's are super
turny and just magic. If Buddy would make them in a 9" wide
version he'd have a hit. The Trackers also don't grind down
nearly as quickly as the Indys & Aces.



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Thanks for all the input. I use Paris 180's and Holeys on my Long Boards, so I think I'll pass on this trade and see if something better suited to my needs comes along. I felt that my 184's were plenty wide enough and couldn't really see the need for anything as wide as the 219's.

Chris

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RT-X 149's.
8 1/2" wide(i think)


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Hmmmmmmmmm......might have to make some changes.
I have a set of 6"ers on might Fibreflex "Night Time Cruiser" kicktail and love them!
Some wider ones on others might be nice.  I'll have to visit the Tracker web site in a bit............

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OK, Now I'm being offered some Original S8's, never used these either. Looks like another carving style truck. Jump in everyone.

Chris

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don't bother,
unless you're riding a longboard/cruiser.


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If you need some 184's I have a brand new pair sitting here. I run either 184's or 161's on my decks. CO and I always have fun joking about Indy vs Tracker! It's all good!! I just have to play with the bushings get what I like on each deck.
Quad 12 and 184's and Dubs.

Since this photo, I've gone to 161's
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Play with the bush!
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I run/ran 219's on one of my PPS Porkers. For high speed carving thru the park or bowl they're great, but if you're going to do alot of kick turns..they will take a block to turn.

On my Q-12, I run 184's w/dubs or dragons.

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