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Im considering RTS 88 front and RTX 88 offset rear. or I have a line on a set of used 2nd gen. Splitfires for a good price...
If I'm setting up my new Maysey TS.. what suggestions do you all have.

Before answering, I have a couple questions: are the Splitfires 90mm or 107mm? And is it really a RTS 88 front or a RTX 88 front? I'm assuming that if they are 88mm, then they must be moded trucks with straight 8mm axles, probably made by Chicken at PPS. Is this right?

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Hey Big Mig.......
yup 88's from PPS and the splits are 90's

what do you like?? Ive seen guys just use splits in the rear.. maybe its a waste of money for me. and RTS 88 are a good choice?

thanks Ric

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Look into some modded out RTS/RTX from Geezer X. He puts a spherical ball pivot in the front, turns like nothing I've ever ridden before (except a Radical of course...) Mine are cut down to 100 mm, I run mine with 66mm Zig Zags on a Maysey TS deck. Killer.

I think they run like 150 bucks for a set. Very well worth it, he does a great job.

Chicken's mods are really good too.

If you're just a weekend warrior find yourself some older Indy 101's - freakin' GREAT stock truck. Add some good bushings (Khiro or Bones Harcore blues) and you're all set.
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Thanks for all of the posts Bros. The ASC is definitely going to be doing some racing, and you guys have given me some great options to research.

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Hey Big Mig.......
yup 88's from PPS and the splits are 90's

what do you like?? Ive seen guys just use splits in the rear.. maybe its a waste of money for me. and RTS 88 are a good choice?


Ideally, if those are your choices you should try to buy the front PPS RTX 88 and the rear 2nd gen Split 90 (the one with the Randal DH baseplate), if it's possible. If not than go for the dual PPS RTX 88s.

Personnally I don't trust the moded offset "standard" trucks like Indys or Trackers because I'm a fat bastard. I can bend those arms just by looking at them! emoticon But most "normal" weight people love them and do great on them.

And the front 2nd gen Split 90 (Randal RII baseplate) is a great truck but needs a lot of fine tuning and grinding to get it to perform perfectly. But once it's done, it works great.

I second Shawl's suggestion to go for the Geezer-X RTX/S 100mm Team trucks. The front moded RTX works absolutly great. The axle nuts and hanger faces are perfectly perpendicular to his straight chro-mo axles and that's what greatly improves traction on his trucks.

Here's what I was running this summer:

On my CK GS: Dual 3rd gen Splits 107mm with the front one slightly moded (shimmed kingpin, ovalized kingpin hole in the hanger, and grinded off some alum from the hanger where the kingpin nut/top washer hits).

On my CK Hybrid: front Geezer-X RTX 100mm Team truck (the one Shawl speaks about, fantastic truck!) and 2nd gen Split 107mm on the rear.

On my tight board: very old, but straight, small pivot MidTrack with Geezer-X pivot cup on the front, and GeezerX RTS 100mm Team truck on the rear.



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Mig - great stuff man... XMAS presents to me for my GS CK Hybrid!
Thx for the recommendations, Bro'!
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Yes, thank you very much for the info. My head is spinning! emoticon
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Hey folks,

Thanks to all the great input I was able to settle on a setup. I just acquired a set of Stage 1 101 hangers today. My question is, will they fit later Indy baseplates?

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Try it and see Sham! emoticon
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Shawl,

I'm setting up my 1st weekend warrior slalom deck and I have a set of 101's.
Do I need to use wedge baseplate like the ones Davo sells?

Sham, I think your hangers should fit the later baseplate.

I'm real excited to try this!!

Thanks, D~

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Personally...I think that 101's are all ya' need to have a killer Tight slalom setup...and brother Dan...all you need is a single SB wedge up front stacked on top of a 1/2 or 1/4 or 3/8 riser..(me and Maysey run the fronts pretty high up there-and not over wedged cuz it starts to increase wheelbase if over do it). I suggest running the back truck de-wedged to eliminate the wiggly feel and to take out some of the turn...basically run the front wedged and loooooooooose and run the back de-wedged and tighter w/harder duro bushings.

Can't wait til' you guys get bitten by the slalom bug.
It's damned-near addicting.
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