They kept saying it wouldn’t fit, that it was too big and not enough space… that’s what she said! But I kept looking at it thinking I could find a way to stuff it in there. It looks tight, but I think I got this!
The point of this mod was that I widely prefer the performance of the Paris v2 over any truck Caliber makes. The difference between these trucks is in the bushing seat design. The bushing seat of the 180mm v2 is perfection and allows for the perfect balance of stability and precision carving; it is unmatched IMO. But I wanted to run dual rear 6355’s, which can be tricky on the 180mm v2 due to the shape of the hangar. The 195mm Paris truck does not share the same bushing seat design of the 180, and thus does not perform the same; its a different truck for a different purpose.
So today I proved my concept, which has probably been proven before but I had to go ahead and do it anyway. In the end I plan to execute this same design with welded on mounts, but for the initial test fit I decided to break out my Torqueboards bolt on mounts.
First my trusty v2 hangar had a date with my bench grinder.
Then a little trick I picked up on a tip from Torqueboards. The bolt on mount has a tendency to slip on the round Paris hangar under high impact riding conditions. Turns out a little bit of heat shrink to create a bushing of sort can help with this!
Add some wheels with 12mm wheel pulleys.
And lastly we test fit the drivetrain.
That worked out well! Now if only I had some batteries @JLabs