Array Machined Barrel Sleeved Washers

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Description

The Array washers 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!

Sleeved Barrel Washer Dimensions:
Outer Diameter - 25.25mm
Inner Diameter - 9.5mm
Thickness - 1.6mm
Height - 5mm

Read below for the installation process!

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?
The center sleeve puts the pressure on the center of the bushing, giving it more energy. The facing on either side of the washers gives extra grip to help grab onto the baseplate and the bushing. No movement equals straight power. It's made in the USA in a one inch size and is machined from 303 stainless steel. We will be releasing other sizes soon.

How Do I Install Them?

Take a king pin point it down on the head, add your Array sleeved washer slide the bushing on the washer and press down 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 sleeved washer and a bushing add the hanger and press down on the hanger and hold the base plate on a table or hard surface. Top bushing add the bushing to the hanger and king pin then the Array sleeved 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.

Reviews

Read the review - 5 star quality
on 2021-03-22 Verified Purchase
First off, amazing quality and tolerance. 5 star quality and product. I gave 3 stars as I did not like the feel. Do research on this type of washer before you buy, if you have the proper bushing setup, as I found, felt better without. Start with upgraded pivot cups and bushings and go from there.
Just what you want
on 2017-01-24 Verified Purchase
It's really hard to describe what these feel like, but in Lamens terms, because the preload is in the bushing all ready you can make trucks that have a higher baseplate angle, 48-52 degrees, and make them feel less divey and more leany like trucks with a shallower baseplate, 40-45 degrees. Side note, buy slightly softer bushings, like 1-2 durros, because they will add a good amount of stiffness.
on 2016-08-20 Verified Purchase
Fit very snug on my venom dh bushings and provide extra stability.
Snug as a bug in a rug.
on 2015-09-19 Verified Purchase
There is no slop with these washers. Zero. Zilch. Nada. The fit on the kingpin is like a sleeve instead of a washer. The stress distribution on the bushing allows for a good return to center and a responsive setup. I matched them with some riot tall barrels and they are perfect. I'm going to buy another set for sure.