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Old November 25th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #4
fierocious1
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I worked on the trucks a little today. But need to clearance a bit more on the bottoms of the trucks for more room during lean. Counter sunk the KP holes for a little more angle. Opened up the cushion pockets on the top side of the trucks to accept standard 1" cushions. The goal is a lower CG of force at the truck. I am thinking that with the lower CG, a little more traction could be available. The pivot is fairly high in the SG DA 45s and with my cushion configuration, traction is very good, but I want to try to get just a little more....

Truck installed, gap to be shimmed at this point even with .750 tall cushions. I will be using over length KPs on one of my bar stock plates.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/435057...posted-public/

The SG KPs are too short and are installed to just mock up the fit.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/435057...posted-public/

Machined truck bottom, semi pockets. Going back to the mill later this week to hit it with a larger mill for more clearance without getting closer to the axle.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/435057...posted-public/

Later if this all works out, I will do the same work to a set of magnesium SG SA trucks, in preparation for magnesium bar plates. Possibly flips as well.
Stay tuned...
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