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Old February 22nd, 2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Titanium axle swaps

I'm looking into replacing the axles on my Pro-Octane plates with titanium. They came bent from the warehouse, so I figure I may as well get an upgrade if I'm going to go through the trouble of replacing them. The trucks are just cast ones. I have access to a metalshop (a maker space), including a 12 ton press, lathes, mills, etc. I was just going to buy a length of 8mm titanium rod and cut it to length, then cut the threads into it (no real need for flips). Does this plan sound feasible?
If this goes well, I'm thinking of doing the same for my girlfriend's Arius axles (red). They're not bent, but I'm always trying to get her setup as light as possible, because she's a 125 lb jammer. Can both of these axles be pressed out? Thanks!
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 07:19 PM   #2
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Default No and yes.

I would bet money that the trucks on your Pro Octanes are cast into the truck. In other words, they will not press out. You will need to bore them if you are looking for a project. Wes Wild does stuff like that.

Since you will have all that work to do, may as well go to 7mm....

The Arius is easy..... Push out the old, push in the new.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 03:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Doc.
Do you know of any trucks I could replace the bent pro-octane trucks with? (Apart from $37 proline trucks)
Ones that could be pressed out would be a plus
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Thanks Doc.
Do you know of any trucks I could replace the bent pro-octane trucks with? (Apart from $37 proline trucks)
Ones that could be pressed out would be a plus
My Pro Octanes roll with the Reactor Pro adjustable pivot trucks. Not a perfect fit but certainly close enough. I believe those will press out but cannot say for sure.
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