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Here are my Plan B sliders.

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I used 6061 5/16-18 aluminum threaded rods for weight savings,
and they are super light compared to steel rod. Bearings just on
the inside, to keep the skateboard wheels centered.

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The flanged bushings are MDS-filled nylon, which is pretty tough
stuff, and feather light. I had to lightly grind off a bit of the
outside to get them to fit on each side of the front axle. Other
than that, piece of cake.

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I dig the black acorn nuts, but they do stick out slightly past the
wheels.

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parts list

Got these from 360skate.com:

1WPLN0BLAC05201 - PLan B Blackout 52mm Skateboard Wheels
1BMINBEA0100000 - Mini Logo Skateboard Bearings, single set​

The rest I got from McMaster.com:

1x 94435A342 - 6061-T6 Aluminum Threaded Rod, 5/16-18, 3' length
2x 6294K342 - MDS-nylon flanged bushing 9/16 O.D., 7/16 I.D.
left rear and right front (grind flats to fit hex hole)
3x 6294K337 - MDS-nylon flanged bushing 7/16 O.D., 5/16 I.D.
right front, left rear, right rear
1x 6627K16 - PEEK flanged bushing, 3/8 O.D., 5/16 I.D.
left front, need to grind down the O.D. a bit to fit
1-pack 98667A230 - Black-luster coated steel acorn nut
1-pack 96371A604 - PTFE washers
(not really needed, but I put them between the bearings and the bushings)​

For the outside washers, I had some 5/16 stainless laying around.

Drop of Loc-tite Blue under each acorn nut. Don't wrench too tight though, don't want to strip the aluminum threads. All you need to do is tighten them down enough to keep them from falling off. No real torque needed.

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Great job. A++
 

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Let's see... Cost me $84.85, but $16.74 of that was shipping...

You don't really need the PTFE washers, so take off $7 there.
I had thought to use them on the outside, but they're way too soft.
You can get cheap generic wheels off ebay and save another $15 or so if you want to go that way.

You can probably get it done for around $65 with generic wheels.

- Dave

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I'm getting ready to piece together a modified version of your setup here, one question:

In the case of a drop, do you think the aluminum thru-rods will have enough tensile strength to keep from breaking or snapping as a result of the force on the sliders?

Is the weight savings worth the risk?
 

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I'm getting ready to piece together a modified version of your setup here, one question:

In the case of a drop, do you think the aluminum thru-rods will have enough tensile strength to keep from breaking or snapping as a result of the force on the sliders?

Is the weight savings worth the risk?
Good question. Sorry, I don't know the answer. I think McMaster lists the tensile strengths if you want to compare materials.
 
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