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Bushing fitment issue


#1

Hey there guys, I am having an issue fitting my Venom Eliminator and Barrel bushing combo. I only used a flat washer in between the truck baseplate and the boardside bushing and a cupped washer on the outside of the roadside bushing. It doesn’t appear that it would fit even without one of the bushings. Am I missing something? Never used these type of bushings before.


#2

Photos please!.. thanks


#3

@AbrownMN I agree w @onloop that pics would help. If your bushings aren’t fitting, did you possibly by “tall” style bushings that aren’t compatible with your trucks. What trucks are you using?


#4

If your having an issue fitting barrel bushings on your Carvon trucks, The best solution is to replace the stock bolts with longer ones. You can buy them in a kit or at the hardware store. Make sure you use grade 8 bolts. To remove the stock bolts, just remove trucks from the deck and remove hangers from the trucks. Brace the base plate on a very solid wood surface and drive them out with a soft dead blow mallet.
I did mine and it was a snap.


#5

After playing around with the trucks and bushings a bit I think this is my best solution. The ends of my bolts seem to have messed up threads too so I should probably replace them anyways.


#6

Another good tip is to put vaseline on the threads of the bolts. This makes it so much easier to tighten dow the bushings and keeps from damaging the threads.


#7

Nice tip! Wish I would’ve known that one before dicking around with these. It was probably me who messed the threads up.


#8

You messed up the threads on your king pin? Most of them are steel, that had to be tough to do. Now i really need to see pics.


#9

They could have came like this too…I was really trying to get them on there at one point just to test how they would feel, but I don’t feel like I would’ve messed them up by hand tightening them on there. You guys be the judge. I’ll add some photos to this post in a minute.

@longhairedboy Here’s what they look like. I definitely didn’t take that chunk out of there so I don’t know if that’s just bad machining or if it’s supposed to look like that or what…


#10

I have had kingpins come pre crossthreadded from factory before.
its nice.


#11

Pretty sure that’s what I got… :confused: I really wasn’t torquing on them all that much…

Still haven’t fixed it, waiting to see if next round of bushings works out better.


#12

ewww! just get some replacements and be done with it. That’s horrible.


#13

Yeah, you’re probably right…