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Old August 15th, 2017, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Chaya 45 trucks

You stated in another thread that the Chaya DA45 trucks were a drop in fit for SG DA45 plates. I saw Chaya Quicky and threaded axles, but the flips I could not find for sale. The quickys are pretty inexpensive though. How well do they lock the bearings in place?
Also seem to have a bit more clearance around the cushion area.
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Old August 16th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #2
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Sorry, I have never looked @ those. Not sure they would work.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #3
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I had a very similar question, so hope it's okay if I jump in...

One note: From what I can tell, the Chaya "Quicky" trucks are cast, not forged. That would likely explain why they are cheaper.



On to the questions:

- If the Chaya forged trucks are a drop-in with the Chaya barrel cushion and retainer, would the Chaya purple cushions (80A) match up well as a replacement Sure Grip yellow (79A) cushion? That would be the softest Chaya cushion with the second-softest Sure Grip cushion.

Is the difference noticeable in terms of truck weight? I know that's a loaded question, but looking for your opinion with that question.

Many thanks, as always.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #4
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I had a very similar question, so hope it's okay if I jump in...

One note: From what I can tell, the Chaya "Quicky" trucks are cast, not forged. That would likely explain why they are cheaper.

Most likely the reason.

On to the questions:

- If the Chaya forged trucks are a drop-in with the Chaya barrel cushion and retainer, would the Chaya purple cushions (80A) match up well as a replacement Sure Grip yellow (79A) cushion? That would be the softest Chaya cushion with the second-softest Sure Grip cushion.

Up to a point. The Chaya cushion is shorter so it has a different ramp up rate (Gets stiffer faster) than the standard SG suspension.


Is the difference noticeable in terms of truck weight? I know that's a loaded question, but looking for your opinion with that question.

Define noticeable please. I did not really notice the difference in weight as I was too busy sorting the action...

Many thanks, as always.
They do weigh less on the balance. The change in the suspension behavior may be better for some sk8rs but they are not inexpensive to play with.
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Thanks for the response.

skatepro.com has the four trucks for $85.90 shipped ($75.95 + $9.95 shopping). I remember in your initial mention that they were about $200 for the set a few months ago. Still deciding if I want to spend that much for an incremental change.
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Old October 7th, 2017, 12:15 AM   #6
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Default Cheaper because they are in Europe

That would make sense. We would avoid duties and the local distributors mark up. The price is for the lock nut version, not the flip trucks.
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