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Types of skateboard bolts

In the assembly of a skate, two kinds of bolts are used: 

On one hand, we have those that hold the trucks to the deck. They can have allen type head (hexagonal) or phillips. Four screws are used for each truck, and of course with their four respective nuts. The bolt packages we sell always include all the elements needed to set up the trucks (8 bolts and 8 nuts).

The other type of bolts we find is the kingpin, which is located in the center of the truck. All the trucks already have the kingpin incorporated, but the use and the hits that it received make it sometimes necessary to change the central bolt or kingpin, and you do not have to replace the entire truck. 

Skate bolts sizes

Allen and phillips bolts that hold the trucks to the deck are available in different sizes that refer to the length. The most usual measurement is, in inches, 1.25”, 1” and 7/8”. Depending on the height of the truck, or if you are using risers, pads or shock pads, it would be necessary to use a longer bolt.

Recommended skate bolt sizes

To serve as a guide, these are the correct sizes you should use for each kind of pad: 

  • No Pads: 7/8”
  • Low pads or shock pads: 1”
  • Medium pads: 1.25”
  • High pads: 1.5”

If you have any questions about skateboard bolt sizes, use our email to ask us, we will be glad to help you. 

Mounting Skate Bolts

Once we are clear about the types of bolts there are and the size we need, we must know where each of them is located. 

Below you can see an image of the different bolts of skateboard, so you know exactly where each one is. 

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Addict

Adio

Against Clothing

All Star Gum

Almost

Aloiki Longboards

Andale

Antihero

Arrow

Atticus

BDSkateCO

Baker

Bear

Bench

BerlinWood

Billabong

Birdhouse

Black Label

Blackriver

Blind

Bollie

Bones

Bro Style

Bronson Speed Co

Bullet

Burton

Carhartt

Chocolate

Circa

Cliche

Colours

Consolidated

Creature Skateboards

Cruzade Skateboards

DCMA Collective

DC Shoes

DGK

DNA

D Street

DVS

Darkroom

Darkstar

DeathWish

Destructo

Diamond

Dickies

Drunk Munky

Element

Elixir

Emillion

Enjoi

Enuff

Etnies

Ewan

FKD

Fallen

Famous Stars and Straps

Fillow

Flip

Form

Foundation Skateboards

Girl

Globe

Gravity

Grimey

Grizzly

Heroin Skateboards

Hotshot

Hurley

Hydroponic

Imagine Skateboards

Impala

Independent

Industrial

Innercity

Jart

Jessup

Joker

Jordan

K1X

Kendama Europe

Kendama USA

Krew

Krom Kendama

Krooked Skateboarding

Krux

Lakai

Long Island Skateboard

Loreak Mendian

Lrg

Lucky

Macba Life

Macbeth

Madness

Main

Majestic

Matix

Metal Mulisha

Mi-Pac

Mini Logo Skateboards

Mitchell & Ness

Mob

MorningWood

Mosaic

New Era

Nike

Nikita

Nomad

OJ Wheels

Obey

Osiris

Pig

Plan B

Pornstar

Powell Peralta

Primitive

Pro-Tec

Psockadelic

Pukas

Quiksilver

Radical Culture

Real

Reebok

Reell

Rellik

Ricta

Ripndip

Rocawear

Rocket

Role Model

Rook

Roxy

Royal

Rush

SK8 Mafia

Santa Cruz

Shake Junt

Shoe Goo

Shorty's

Skate Mental

Skull Candy

Sneaky

Sovrn

Speed Demons

Spitfire

Split

Superdry

Supra

Supremebeing

Sushi Skateboards

Sweet

Sweets Kendama

Tensor

Thank You

Thrasher

Thunder Trucks

Tony Hawk

Toy Machine

Traditiona Clothing

Tres60 Skatemagazine

Tricks Skateboards

UP FRONT

Universal

Vans

Venture

Volcom

Voltage

WESC

West Coast Choppers

Wreck

Wrung

Yellowood

Zero

Zoo York

adidas originals