Pelican Wheel Silencer Mod
If you watched my recent video #56 where we compared the SKB iSeries cases to the classic and industry standard Pelican brand cases, you might remember my pointing out the difference in wheel technology being employed by the two manufacturers. While the Pelican case wheels are incredibly hard wearing and can clearly stand up to extreme use over prolonged periods of time, they’re just a bit noisy for everyday travel.
There are a number of other blog posts, and videos that cover this topic, and this seems to be a somewhat common modification done in the photography industry. I’ve read one report of a photographer suspecting that their camera lenses falling out of alignment and needing factory service to focus correctly again, was due at least in some part to the shock they received while traveling in a standard Pelican case.
The process for replacing the wheels is quite simple, but after mentioning it in the previous video, I had a number of folks asking if I would do a video showing the process. You’ll only need a few tools and supplies to get this job done. I used a basic Phillips head screwdriver & a little bit of medium strength Loctite.
The insulated PoziDriv screwdriver that’s featured over in the DcSoundShop has been incredibly popular so far, so I’ve included a link here to another excellent option if you are looking to fill out your kit of insulated drivers.
Here is a quick walk-through if you’re not into watching videos:
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Check out these other blogs and videos for more info on changing your wheels: