Array Machined Barrel Cupped Washers

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$15.50 USD

The Array washer cups are some of the raddest innovations we've seen come from of the longboarding industry as of late. These 303 machined stainless steel washers that sit on the barrel bushings of your choice and stays right where it's meant to be while keeping the bushing engaged and running at it's full, responsive potential. "Normal" flat and cupped washers move back and forth against the kingpin when you're turning hard, pumping and putting force on the trucks. Over time this can cause problems (such as broken kingpins) if you're not careful. Array machined washer sit snug against the kingpin and ensures the truck moves as one system, not a bunch of pieces of metal and urethane moving against one another.
We were lucky enough to try these washers out before the hit our shelves and we are stoked to say the least. The response we're getting from our bushings is much better than it is using a standard flat washer. Throw these on your trucks with your bushings of choice and you'll be swearing you're on some precision trucks. Shoot, imagine putting these washers ON PRECISION'S. That'd be like a double precision. Your friends will be jealous. Keep your eyes on that board!

Cup Washer Dimensions:
Outer Diameter - 25.3mm
Inner Diameter - 9.45mm
Thickness - 1.7mm

Array's Description

At Griffin Skateboards, we have noticed there is a problem with the standard washer cups on all stock skateboard trucks today. People are snapping their kingpins on their trucks left and right. The grade 8 washer and grade 8 kingpin in combination with bushings that are too soft are hanging up the kingpin and snapping it. Old, traditional washer cups surf around on the bushing and on the kingpin too much. It's about time we have a state of the art washer that works to help the rider be safe. We have been working on solving this problem since 2009 We believe we have the solution: The Array washer cups! We have already sent some to our best customers with an excellent response.

Why Are These Better?
Array washer cups where the first machined gripped washer cup system for the skateboard truck. The patented Array machined rings give's the washer more grip on the bushing, king pin and the baseplate. This system will work on all stock skateboard trucks in the market along with CNC, LDP, slalom, and downhill, street trucks. Array washer system wants you be able to adjust your trucks in the best way, using our washer system. Array washer cups will add a higher level of performance for your skateboard trucks
How do I install them?
Take a king pin point it down on the head, add your Array cup washer slide the bushing on the washer and press down on the bushing on a table or hard surface. Adding to a truck take a truck base plate with a king pin installed, add the Array cup washer and a bushing add the hanger and press down on the hanger and hold on the base plate on a table or hard surface. Top bushing add the bushing to the hanger and king pin then the Array cup washer add the nut and tighten down. Note on harder bushing will pop out if not held down by a nut if brand new and can be harder to install than softer bushing.


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on 2022-08-19 Verified Purchase
so, why would I choose a machined cup over a stamped stainless steel cup washer? I have refined my bushing setup over a lot of years ,knowing what I need . On my current , I have 150mm cal3 44° raked . 90a plug BS /85a tall RS. If I use stamped cup washer roadside , it will lean a the way to just make contact w front wheel at max lean. When I put this Array cup on roadside, it nullifies that last 2mm-3mm of lean travel the Venom bushings provide , resisting due to that sharper edge internally locking the barrel more tightly than does the stamped steel washer. It is that granular , these washers can make control over bushings much more precise if you require that .
Worth it
on 2020-05-16 Verified Purchase
These washers fit the kingpin perfectly on my Paris V3s. No more washers skating around and clicking when I turn. Riptide barrel bushings fit great in these and have made a very noticeable difference over the regular old cup washers I was using before. Priced high, but absolutely worth it.