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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 11/06/19 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When one pin or side links lets go on a trailer as old as yours its time to replace all pins and bushings.
You also will need to check all the holes in the equalizer and side links for oblong worn holes.

A big rig trailer repair shop can handle that type work and realign the axles to specs if tires show odd wear patterns after the pin/bushing RR.


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Posted: 11/06/19 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO the best upgrade you can do is change out to the EZ-Flex kit and wet bolts by Dexter. Best bang for your buck AFAIC. Those freeway joints and bridge joints will no longer be an issue.


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Posted: 11/06/19 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

IMO the best upgrade you can do is change out to the EZ-Flex kit and wet bolts by Dexter. Best bang for your buck AFAIC. Those freeway joints and bridge joints will no longer be an issue.

Yep, I agree with fj12ryder above. I did exactly that several years ago and posted about it here. I got the complete kit from Eastern Marine who had the best price at the time. There are a couple of different kits available so make sure you measure your existing equalizer before you order anything. Also some sites sell just the wet bolts without the equalizer and some sell the equalizer with normal dry bolts.
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