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Old 05-13-2015, 01:17 PM   #31
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I was having work done this spring getting ready. Brakes adjusted, bearings packed and EZ-Flex installed. Trailer is one year old and two of the rear seals were leaking already, They also had two different grease colors in the hubs. EZ lube has never been used by me since new. So despite being new check those bearing seals I guess.

I also noticed my axle stickers while I was under my Tracer Air 250 were 2800#. I did some rough math and it works like this.

Per door sticker:

Dry weight- 4950
Max cargo-950#
4950+950=5900#
Subtract 500# Hitch weight =5400#
2800# axle x2 =5600#
Margin =200#

Anyone else find this to be an extremely small margin. The trailer also only has 10x1.5 brakes again somewhat small in my opinion.
I may have missed it somewhere in reading the posts, but the tongue weight should not be subtracted from the GVW as it is weight on the tow vehicle and not on the axles.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:35 PM   #32
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Michelin LTX/MS2 are LT's . I've had 2 sets and there the best
P tires are just too squishy for towing.
Yep your right. I actually was thinking back to another set I had which were a higher load range. Those were like riding on rocks.
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If you tow, I would advise against leveling the truck. It will make the back sag, that's why these trucks have a factory rake, so when you put a trailer behind them they sit level. I installed the Monroe sensatrac load leveling shocks. They have a coil spring around them and are a direct bolt in replacement for the lousy stock shocks. No change to unloaded ride, though they will lift the rear of the truck an inch or two.

The stock air system on these trucks is very good, you won't see any improvement by adding a K&N except a lighter wallet and the oil from the filter messes with the sensors in the intake. Also, leveling will reduce your mileage but so will the bigger tires so be prepared for that.
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I may have missed it somewhere in reading the posts, but the tongue weight should not be subtracted from the GVW as it is weight on the tow vehicle and not on the axles.
Correct it counts towards GVW but when I spoke with Dexter they actually subtract it when calculating axle capacity.
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If you tow, I would advise against leveling the truck. It will make the back sag, that's why these trucks have a factory rake, so when you put a trailer behind them they sit level. I installed the Monroe sensatrac load leveling shocks. They have a coil spring around them and are a direct bolt in replacement for the lousy stock shocks. No change to unloaded ride, though they will lift the rear of the truck an inch or two.



The stock air system on these trucks is very good, you won't see any improvement by adding a K&N except a lighter wallet and the oil from the filter messes with the sensors in the intake. Also, leveling will reduce your mileage but so will the bigger tires so be prepared for that.

Ah maybe I will do suspension kit first and I am simply swapping Pirelli's for BFG's same size except going to LT and trashing P rated tires


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