I brang some competitors to compare a Bennet Vector, a low Gull-Wing Army, an Indy 149, and a basic first priced truck.
Compared to its challengers, IndeeSZ appears as a tough 8" Vector:
Wide, not so tall, and very turny.
I have set up these brand new indeeSZ.
Too bad I couldn't test a full set of Surf-rodZ bushings, as I intended to, as a pair was forgotten in my order.
Cone + cone felt too soft, so I chose a mix of Sabre and SZ bushings - their respective qualities being on par.
Uptruck I went for the cone: the red SZ cones equal the orange Sabre (i.e. soft).
As a foot barrel I chose green and violet Sabre (a little more bouncy).
I have tried 70mm Stimuli and 70mm No-name red lipped wheels for the first run.
I was disappointed to be unable to set up some Kryptonics - the spacers provided being both too large and too wide. I will have to order some from SZ, or cut it from a 10mm arrow shaft. (8mm spacer + 2mm addition to tighten the axles).
I don't like the threaded base plate.
The kingpin is screwed to the base plate - Wayne says it was the best idea to eliminate slop, but it also reminds me too much of
Time will tell if billet and precision threading can prevent this unhappy ending.
I was a bit disappointed to have to use a hex key to tighten the kingpin - the allen key provided with the axles would have been a nice optimisation. Deadbolts not dead ?
How strong can you tighten the kingpin ?
I have been unable to safety-check the bolts that hold together the hanger and the bushing seats once I had set up the kingpin: the allen key is too long,
Not a big issue, unless you intend to leave the lower part of the truck on the deck and change the hanger and the wheels. (I recognize it is purely theoretical: it is highly improbable to set up a board with 177mm hangers then change your mind and downsize to 127 mm).
This last point leads me to a last small issue, already settled by Surf-rodZ: as we already said it, some spacers are too large for some wheel cores - order directly the new ones to solve this problem.
And by the way, provide 8x10 + 2x10 spacers for old Krypto fans like me: some wheels require 8mm spacers, SZ fixed it but one still has to order it separately.
Final conclusion: no, not yet. It is too early to tell.
Tomorrow we will ride them to further apprehend their behaviour.
See you soon ...