Do you need hardware for skateboard or longboard trucks? The answer is a little complicated. Some skateboard and longboard trucks come with all of the necessary hardware, while others do not.

If your truck doesn’t come with hardware, you will need to purchase some separately.

In this blog post, we’ll explain what hardware you need and how to install it. Keep reading to learn more!

Do skateboard trucks come with hardware?

If you’re buying a new skateboard or longboard, the trucks will usually come with the necessary hardware (axles and mounting bolts).

However, if you’re reassembling an old board or putting together a custom setup, you’ll need to buy the hardware separately. Skateboard hardware is relatively cheap and easy to find, so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting what you need.

Most skateboarders prefer to use 8mm or 10mm axles, with 8mm being the most common size. The width of the axle will determine the width of the truck, so make sure you get the right size for your board.

What are skateboard trucks and what do they do?

Skateboard trucks are metal axle assemblies that connect a skateboard deck to its wheels. A truck consists of two main parts: the hanger and the baseplate.

The hanger is the U-shaped part that the skateboard deck rests on, and the baseplate is the flat piece of metal at the bottom of the truck to which the wheels are attached. The baseplate is connected to the hanger via kingpins, which are metal bolts that act as pivots.

Longboard trucks are the part of the longboard that attaches the wheels to the board. They are typically made of aluminum, although some high-end models may be made of carbon fiber or other materials. The trucks are what allow the longboard to turn.

There are two main types of longboard trucks: top mount and drop-through. Top mount trucks are the most common type of truck.

Do skateboard/longboard trucks come with hardware included and if not, where can you buy them separately?

The answer to this question depends on the brand and model of truck that you purchase. Some brands include hardware with their trucks, while others do not.

If you are unsure, it is always best to check with the manufacturer or retailer before purchasing.

Most skateboard and longboard trucks will not come with hardware included. You will need to purchase screws and bolts separately to attach the trucks to your board.

Some companies do sell complete truck sets that include the hardware but these are typically more expensive than buying the trucks and hardware separately.

The best place to buy skateboard trucks separately would be at your local skate shop.

However, you can also find them online at sites like Amazon or eBay. Just make sure to do your research before buying to ensure you are getting a good quality product.

How much does a skateboard truck hardware typically cost?

The price of skateboard or longboard hardware can vary depending on the brand, quality, and style of the hardware.

Generally, truck hardware will cost between $10 and $30. Some brands may charge more for their hardware but this is typical because they use higher quality materials or offer more innovative designs.

When choosing truck hardware, it’s important to consider the size of the hardware, as well as the weight capacity and durability. Higher quality hardware will cost more, but it will last longer and provide a better skating experience.

Is it worth it to buy hardware separately from the truck?

It depends on what you need and wants from your truck. If you are looking for something that is going to be higher quality and last longer, then it might be worth it to buy the hardware separately.

However, if you are just looking for a truck that gets the job done, then buying a complete truck might be the better option. It just depends on your needs and wants.

Pros and Cons of buying hardware separately


  • You can buy the best quality hardware for your needs: When you buy hardware separately from the truck, you can choose the best quality products for your needs. This is especially important if you plan to use the truck for heavy-duty work or off-road driving.
  • You can save money: Buying hardware separately from the truck can save you money in the long run. If you buy a truck with low-quality hardware, you may have to replace it sooner than if you had bought high-quality hardware separately.
  • You can customize your truck: When you buy hardware separately from the truck, you have more control over the customization of your truck.


  • 1. It can be time-consuming: Researching and buying hardware separately from the truck can take a lot of time.
  • 2. It can be expensive: If you’re not careful, buying high-quality hardware separately from the truck can be expensive.
  • 3. You may not get everything you need: When you buy hardware separately from the truck, you may not get everything you need in one purchase. For example, you may need to buy separate tires, suspension components, and engine upgrades.

FAQs – Do longboard trucks come with hardware?

What hardware do I need for a longboard?

The main hardware you need for a longboard is the board itself, of course! But you’ll also need trucks and wheels to make it roll. Depending on the style of riding you want to do, you might want different kinds of trucks and wheels.

Some longboarders like to ride with soft wheels for a smoother ride, while others prefer hard wheels for speed and better carving ability. A longboard is a skateboard with a longer deck and larger wheels.

The standard size for a longboard deck is usually between 38-42 inches but can range from 36 inches to 60 inches. Longboards also have wider trucks than regular skateboards to accommodate the larger wheels.

Do trucks come with washers?

The washers can be added as an aftermarket accessory. Many truck owners choose to add washers because they can be very useful, especially when driving in mud or snow. Washers can help keep your windshield clean and clear, which can improve your visibility while driving.

Some trucks come with built-in washers, but not all of them do. You may need to install your washer if your truck doesn’t have one. 

Do Krux trucks come with hardware?

Krux trucks do come with hardware, but it is not required. The hardware consists of eight bolts and four washers.

You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to attach the hardware. If you choose not to use the hardware, your trucks will still function properly, but they may be slightly less stable.

How do you attach skateboard trucks?

There are four bolts on each truck that need to be tightened or loosened to attach them to the skateboard.

First, you need to place the truck on the board and make sure that the holes line up with the bolts.

Next, use a wrench or a socket set to tighten or loosen the bolts. Be careful not to overtighten the bolts, or they may strip. Once the trucks are attached, you can start skating!

Final words:

No, skateboard and longboard trucks do not come with hardware. You will need to purchase the appropriate hardware separately to install your truck on your board.


Hi! I'm Betty Rook, author of and longboarding expert. I've been skating for over 10 years and love everything about it-the speed, the tricks and the rush of adrenaline. My mission is to help others experience the same joys that I have through my writing and advice. When I'm not skating, you can find me reading or spending time with my husband and dog. Thanks for stopping by!