Independent Polished Mid Skateboard Trucks
*Note newer version does not have the Iron Cross detail on the baseplate
New Independent MiD trucks feature a lower profile hanger for optimal contact point angle on your nose and tail for flip tricks, ledges, and all-around street skating with a recommended wheel size of 53mm and under.
The newly designed and first ever Independent inverted kingpin can be used with either a 5.5mm Allen key or standard 9/16" hex wrench. The innovative new Shaft Nut in the baseplate creates a rigid and durable solution to lateral movement found in most inverted kingpin designs and increases adjustability.
The new MiD is 52mm tall and built on Independentճ legendary geometry with full size cushions for maximum turning action and comes in 129, 139, 144, 149, 159 sizes.
The all new design includes a new baseplate stamp and size designations underneath the hanger for easy identification.
- 356 Aluminum hanger and baseplate
- 4140 Chromoly steel axle
- Inverted Grade 8 kingpin w/ 9/16" & 5.5mm Allen
- Steel Shaft Nut with nylon locking insert
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!
Independent Trucks are guaranteed for life against manufacturer defect in materials or workmanship. If you think you have a defective product contact email@example.com or call 800-543-7979.
What Size Trucks Do I Need For My Board?
Need some help deciding what trucks to put on your board? We’re here to help! You will notice that there are some areas of overlap on the deck width side of things. There are area’s where more than one size of truck will fit. It really comes down to personal preference, and can also depend on what size wheels you ride. Don’t stress too much about it though. Use this chart as a guideline, and you’ll be shredding in no time!
|6.20 - 7.60||109 / 6.90 axle||-||110 / 6.90 axle or 120 / 7.20 axle|
|7.40 - 7.80||129 / 7.60 axle||7.6||130 / 7.60 axle|
|7.80 - 8.20||139 / 8.00 axle||8||140 / 8.00 axle|
|8.10 - 8.50||144 / 8.25 axle||8.25||140 / 8.00 axle or 150 / 8.50 axle|
|8.25 - 8.65||149 / 8.50 axle||8.5||150 / 8.50 axle|
|8.60 - 9.00||159 / 8.75 axle||8.5||150 / 8.50 axle|
|8.90 - 9.50||169 / 9.125 axle||9.0||-|
|9.50 - 10.50||215 / 10.00 axle||-||-|
*Deck range recommendation varies depending on type and width of wheels
Do I Need Riser Pads?
When running certain combinations of trucks and wheels sometimes it becomes necessary to use riser pads to avoid ‘wheel bite’. Don’t know what ‘wheel bite’ is? Well consider yourself lucky. Wheel bite is what happens when you turn your board and your wheel touches the deck. If you do this hard enough the wheel will ‘bite’ and stop rolling. This often means that you go flying off your board. So if you’re running bigger wheels make sure to read through this chart. While it might look like homework it’s definitely more fun than hitting the pavement!
|Truck Height**||Wheel Range***|
|48.5 - 52||49 - 53|
|52 - 53.5||51 - 55|
|53.5 - 55||53 - 57|
|60||55 - 59|
**You can find truck height information in the 'Details' area a specific truck page.
***Wheel size recommendation with no riser.
What Size Hardware Do I Need For My Board?
When attaching your trucks to your board you’re gonna want to make sure your bolts are long enough. If you use risers, you’ll want to run a longer bolt, but you don’t want to go too long or your setup will look all goofy! Use the chart below and everything will fall into place.
|Wheel Size||Riser Size||Hardware Size|
|7 ply deck||9 ply deck|
|49 - 55||-||7/8"||-|
|55 - 58||1/8"||1"||-|
|57 - 60||1/8" - 3/8"||1 1/4"||1 1/4"|
|60 - 65||3/8" - 1/2"||1 1/2"||1 1/2"|