The pivots that shipped with the first batch of trucks were admittedly very tight. In fact, the amount of interference between the parts was causing the urethane to squeeze out a little too far and made assembly a real pain until the pivots broke in. We heard that loud and clear. Brad Miller (RipTide Sports) and I redesigned and remade the pivots, this time with less interference. All trucks going out the door now come with these installed. If you have the old style pivots and want an upgrade, these are in the shop now.