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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old March 14th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default How much does a DA45 conversion grow the wheelbase?

Does upgrading to DA45's increases the wheelbase, like on the Magnum for example, but also on the XK-4?

If yes, then what is added to the wheelbase? [ I get about 7mmm from a vendor here and want to confirm]

Thanks Doc!

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Old March 14th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Default Does it??

The more of these I build, the less I believe it is of any consequence. 1/16th - 1/8th"? Part of the issue is the precision of the manufacturing process... Sure Grip has a few variables in the system and I have seen 1/8" stack up in the end product...

This also is impacted by the measurement methods... If you are not using the same suspension (trucks, cushions retainers, lock nut etc.) and mean the same 2 for all measurements, then the uncertainty from the other parts can interfere with the measurement accuracy...

I try to do an average of both sides of both plates to compensate for any twist in the suspension... And using a tape measure is not the most accurate method in the world either..
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