TorqueBoards 218mm Truck Stability Tips

I think Mike is asking what is the difference between a standard and precision cups, not the trucks. That is kind of obvious.

And for the record you always go for the hard nipples!

Not sure where you saw this advertisement but the top one is for the Caliber “Standard” TKP truck and the one below is for Caliber I RKP trucks (I am guessing here). The TB 218 takes the Caliber II pivots and Caliber precision trucks take a different pivot. Please send me the link so we can correct them

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Thanks for the update. I ended up finding Caliber II pivot cups from a local skate shop. That image was from Amazon

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Sounds good i just bought the 218mm and im looking for bushings and pivot cups? what would you guys recommend in Europe

Can theese be used i never bought bushings before so i dont know?

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I’m just going to put this here since it deals with TorqueBoards 218mm truck stability:


How do you mount the bushings, with the cone up or down on both?

Find and read the bushing thread…

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the terminology is board side, road side.

ah… i put the cone bushing road side, barrel bushing board side. the top end of the cone bushing should always face roadside. this is on my smaller, more nimble mono drive board.

the faster dual drive one i use barrel bushing on both sides, but the soft duro roadside.

hope that made sense.

but like squish said, read the bushing thread, the man that actually makes them has some great info:


I tried these little rings or “keys” as they are called. Made a massive difference to the precision of the handeling. Allowing me to run looser trucks and be more stable at high speed. Win win. Makes sense as there is so much play around the king pin, if you pick your board up by one side of the front truck you can see how much play there is that does not translate to steering, this gets rid of almost all that slop.

And the regular stuff in order of importance.

  • quality bushings
  • non symmetrical angles
  • don’t use soft risers
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Riptide 96a pivot cups make a huge difference. I also run the Miure skate almost presicion kit and I have various bushing durometers on my trucks, I am.still carvy and turns very well but I’m still rock rolid flying over obsticles at 30+mph


hello, how can i get some of these? i can see my TB trucks wobble a tiny little bit pass 15mph. i think its that slop you talk about. thanks in advance.

also, i have 1\2 inch risers on evo 39. does that affect stability somehow ?

Talk to @Alphamail about bushings, get some caliber base plates, this is what worked for me.

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I did in the bushing setup thread, i got barrels rear and front with cupped washers and they feel so much better than stock bushings. but the little shaking like movements im talking about idk how to stop them, harder or tight bushings reduce them at expense or not being able to turn at low speeds lol. but do not eliminate them.

On the EVO 39 are you running the same front and back, bushing wise?

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yea, a bit tighter on the rear truck, im thinking the magnum boardside and barrel roadside since you confirmed chubby wont fit as well

That may not be enough to compensate for the angle differential. Can you run flat washers in front and cupped in the rear?

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yea i got 4 cupped and 4 flat so both cupped on the rear and cupped boarside on the front-flat roadside?

Try running the Sharp edge of the bushing towards the hanger both front and rear. This can eliminate a minute amount of bushing side shift before the bushing engages.

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i did, i double checked after getting into the bushings setup thread you started(very helpful btw) currently rolling with cupped washers all around