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Old August 7th, 2017, 04:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by fierocious1 View Post
With the small OD washers, I had less ramp up of resistance during deep pushes. The trade off is cushion life on the left front truck.
The nylon washers flex. That's why I stopped using them. It seemed counter productive though I have no data or experience to back it up. In your scenario, the flex might be an advantage. I can't stick with a single setup long enough to tell the difference.

Originally Posted by fierocious1 View Post
I cut some plastic washer down(3/8) with an od that matched the tapered lower cushion small end, then cut a 45 degree bevel on the edge.
The cushion diameter changes as you compress them. I use a 3/4" od aluminum washer that fits about right for the cones. It looks a little large until you crank down on the king pin nut. I could machine it down, but why bother.
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