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Old 04-03-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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Trying to Decide on Wet Bolts

I have been reading tons of info on suspension wet bolt setups and associated equalizers. Is there an advantage to only installing wet bolts without replacing the equalizer? My TT has a spread axle and I am wondering if the upgraded equalizer really helps on my setup.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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Don't know about the equalizer, but the wet bolts are a definite advantage. IMO, the equalizers I've seen put an extra torque on the flimsy center link mount when turning. I would go with shocks instead of the equalizer for that fact alone.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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I have been reading tons of info on suspension wet bolt setups and associated equalizers. Is there an advantage to only installing wet bolts without replacing the equalizer? My TT has a spread axle and I am wondering if the upgraded equalizer really helps on my setup.
I just replaced the shackle bushing with the Never Fail. Have less then 2k on unit including delivery from factory. Discovered the pivot (center bolt)equalizer bushing on both sides was totally gone. Will be watching that in future. Seems the expanded wheel spread on these units may be a weak spot. If the Never Fails, fail I will go to Wet Bolt and see if that helps. I have wet bolts on my Heartland Big Horn and fine there are a pain to get to take grease, always have been since I installed them. I just thought this time I would try the Never Fail, getting older, less labor, we'll see how they work.
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I just bought and installed a Morryde kit from Amazon for only 89 bucks. It came with bronze bushings, wet bolts, and 1/2" thick side plate shackles. It really tightened everything up nicely.
Search Amazon for MOR/ryde UO12-016 or CLICK HERE FOR LINK
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So I have decided to just go with new wet bolts with brass bushings and thicker shackles. Are all of the bolt diameters 9/16"?
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So I have decided to just go with new wet bolts with brass bushings and thicker shackles. Are all of the bolt diameters 9/16"?
Yes
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do the Brass bushing need pressed in?
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Did wet bolts and rubber brushed equalizer at the same time. When I took the plastic bushings out they were all worn out. That was after only two short seasons. The bronze bushings just slip in.
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do the Brass bushing need pressed in?
No press needed. I use the new bronze bushing to push out the old plastic ones. Apply grease during assembly.
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