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Hi, everyone I just bought some metal wheels and can not figure out how to get the plastic wheel out to put the metal wheel in without pushing on the plastic base. I know this is probably the wrong way and there is a much easier way. If you can please give me a little guidance I would really appreciate it. Thanks Jeff
 

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it depends on what truck you are working on but mostly you just very gently pry open the truck with your fingers until one side of the wheelset drops out .......
 

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Yes, most you can gently force apart with a slight twisting motion to get the old ones out and new ones in. Aristo roller bearing trucks are one of the exceptions.

-Brian
 

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Thanks guys, I did get them to work I just wanted to make sure that was the way to get them through. I just thought the plastic felt a little more flimsy that it would break. It finally worked.
 

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Jeff,

The plastic used in most of the trucks is flexible 'engineering' plastic - very tough and almost impossible to break, yet flexible enough to allow the wheels some latitude to deal with rough track.
 

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Thanks, guys that was helpful it gave me the intestinal fortitude to know that I wasn't missing anything. I was worried I was missing something easy. My 4 year old daughter would have went nuts if her bubble yum box car broke when I was trying to do this. I appreciate you guys taking the time to answer my question
 
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