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Old 05-19-2016, 01:56 PM   #1
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Lift kit for Torflex?

I posted this elsewhere and got no response...

My TT rides too low. It always has and this is not the result of damage. It's on Dexter Torflex 3500# axles. According to the tag they're #6 axles. I have been on Dexter's website and they seem to have these for #9 and #12 axles. I'd really like to stop dragging mine and so I need to lift it 3"... Anybody know which kit I need? Their instructions are pretty self-explanatory, so I'm not putting it off any longer. Unfortunately the website is a not real friendly as to an old computer unliterate curmudgeon's being able to figure this out.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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You sure you're not reading that 6 upside down?
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:06 PM   #3
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Did a little research, and I think your 3500 LB axles are #10, which covers axles from 2300lb-4000lb.
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Here's what I was looking at.
http://l.b5z.net/i/u/6149609/f/Trail...nformation.pdf
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:08 PM   #5
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Call or email dexter with the numbers from the decals on your axle, they have exceptional support. The issue you can run into sometimes is they make runs of OEM specific axles for weight ratings. As an example my 2017 Roo has two #3000 Torflex axles per all the decals but in reality they are most likely exactly the same as the #3500's.
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Call or email dexter with the numbers from the decals on your axle, they have exceptional support. The issue you can run into sometimes is they make runs of OEM specific axles for weight ratings. As an example my 2017 Roo has two #3000 Torflex axles per all the decals but in reality they are most likely exactly the same as the #3500's.
Great to know as this is a high priority mod for us too. Where on the axle is the decal located?

Also - are Torflex and Al-Ko the same thing? I do know that Dexter owns Al-Ko now...
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:18 PM   #7
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I Have Dexter lift kits on my axles Bolt On. Installed at Goshen.
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:23 PM   #8
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Great to know as this is a high priority mod for us too. Where on the axle is the decal located?

Also - are Torflex and Al-Ko the same thing? I do know that Dexter owns Al-Ko now...
Usually located right on the front of the axle tube. If its gone from use there is a stamped number on the tube, usually in the center and may be a little hard to find.

Not sure how they changed stuff around when they absorbed Kober.


Those lift kits are also dependent on how the axles were mounted and Dexter can help you determine that. When you get right down to it if you are or know someone handy with steel and a welder, making a lift for torsions is really easy no matter how they are mounted. Typically it involves only a piece of tube and some plate and being able to measure.
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I have a Windjammer with 4000 pound axles. When they built it the factory installed axles with the wrong mounting brackets so it rode low and actually rubbed the fender well. They replaced them with axles with a taller mounting bracket and a 2 inch square spacer. I now have 3.5 to 4 inches of clearance. Dexter recommended to me to have a minimum of 3 inches of clearance to allow for flexing.
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Thanks, all... The axle number, if read with the rest of the print says #6. I've emailed Dexter twice and have no response, yet.
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