Truck comparison - looking for advice

Hey guys, looking for some opinions!

I currently run BN270 trucks with the adjustable baseplates, using 93a barrels in the back and a 93a cone roadside in the front. I absolutely love the mobility that I have at low speeds, and the stability up to ~40mph is amazing. Once you get past 40mph though, some wobble starts to appear. I’ve tried various angles and bushing setups and can’t seem to get rid of it.

However, I may have an opportunity to snag some local Apex Airs for a decent price, so now I’m trying to compare. People who have used the Airs: are you able to maintain low speed mobility and high speed stability at 40+?

Are there any other trucks that should be on my radar? As I understand it the Airs are kind of the king right now. Any advice is appreciated.

– worth noting that I’m using BN m1-AT drives, so they’d need to be compatible

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Hey man

This makes me feel like the airs probably aren’t what you are looking for. Apex Airs work best when used as an off road truck at lower speeds and with bindings on rough terrain. That’s what they were designed to do really. You can absolutely do those speeds on airs but you would likely need to use stiffer bushings which would compromise your low speed agility. If you require high speed stability with low speed agility you probably want to look at channel trucks.

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What angles are your trucks at? Apex airs certainly aren’t what you’re looking for. TKP trucks may be better for you but there’s nothing available that’s compatible with m1at

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I believe the savage1 trucks are close to being compatible with M1At, there was some discussion about it.

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unfortunately they’re not available for a while. He’s out of em and he’s not immediately making another batch

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@havenever I think your issue might be one of bushing setup rather than the trucks themselves. Swap your boardside barrels out for chubbys and your front cone out for a phatty cone. Have your rear truck chubbys at a higher duro than ur front. How much do u weigh?

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Locking out the rear by increasing the duro increases the chance of you lifting the rear wheels under heavy turning.

Reducing the angle of the rear to restrict it’s ability to turn while still having reasonable bushings for rider weight is a better option IMO

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I’m about 200lbs. Going to take your advice and try some more bushing setups.

I’m not suggesting locking out the rear just taking the next step up in duro and having looser front trucks but you make a valid point. Having a dual angle setup can also absolutely be helpful.

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Take this to the bushing help thread. You’ll get more expert advice there than anywhere else.

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Just speaking from experience. I’d rather reduce the angle and still have the lean rather than using bushings that are too hard.

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This man speaks the truth. What angles are you running?

Def reduce the rear angle before bushings, unless your bushings are not correct for your weight.

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Running 30 in the back and 40 in the front. The rear actually stays pretty stable at speed. I’m wondering if the wobble is a product of my roadside cone in the front. Going to try some chubby/fatty cones and see how it feels

Chubby fat cone should do you well. Those angles should be pretty stable

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Drop the back to 20 or something. 30 is a bit high for the speed your trying to go, on RKP.

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My main wobble problem is coming from the front truck. Going to try some chubby/fat cones

Wobbles start in the front and end in the rear.

More often than not you can eliminate wobbles by tuning the rear truck only.

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My bet is your body weight is primarily over the back truck, try bending your front knee a little more than usual to load the front truck.

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Look at you making a comeback here, i thought you had left us in the dust!

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If you buy me a drink maybe.

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