For my next build I am planning to do my own CNC machined trucks. My current build uses Caliber II trucks which I don’t like so much. The narrow hanger and hence distance between wheels make me feel unsafe at higher speed. Over the past days I did a basic model of a CNC machined truck with hanger width of 230-250 mm. The thing is I am not an expert skater and I don’t have proper knowledge what arrangement feels right. Going with the Caliber II truck design and extend bits here and there would be the safest option, however, I would like to have a little more compact truck since I would like to use a drop through deck + 7" wheels.
I am particularly not sure about:
- pivot size and shape
- pivot cup (off-the-shelf thing, maybe from Caliber II)
- axle (e.g. Aera Titanium Axle)
- material (e.g. AL 7075?)
- kingpin location w.r.t. truck axle (inline or offset???)
- stability increase/decrease with longer/shorter distance between pivot and kingpin???
These axle stubs have a relatively short thread which worries me a bit!?
Lot’s of things to decide and I am not an expert.