On my Caliber II trucks, after I put the wheel in there is still a good chunk of space that I need to fill or else the wheel will slide back and forth. What is the best thing to fill up this space? I have tried using a spacer, but that’s too large and I can’t fit the end nut back on. Would I need to use like 4 or 5 speed rings instead?
Hey Cris, so I actually tried that first, but the result is that there isn’t enough space to put the nut back on. This is what it looks like when there is 1 spacer on the axle. Do I need to acquire a spacer of a smaller size?
Yeah man for sure. Are you sure your bearings are pressed all the way in? And your nut isn’t tight yet either… if you have a file or Dremel or whatever sand the spacer down.
as long as the nut does not bottom out or use spacer.
Looked like he room to tighten it up and be fine?
I have the same issue. I used four washers temporarily. I got a die, and will continue the threads a few more soon. Easy peesy.
How is this happening? Seems odd to me… .
The axle just didn’t have a compatible length to fit a whole extra spacer in. Using @skatebored 's technique I got it to work nicely for now (using a bunch of extra speed rings).
Crazy. Do your bearings have built in spacers? If so flip one. They’re shorter.
this is a terrible idea. best to just get the right sized spacers or grind one down to be the right size
Terrible idea to flip a bearing?