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Old 07-22-2014, 01:27 AM   #11
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I would use 3/16" wall tubing and probably go with 2" x 4" altho' it weighs 6.87#/ft, you would be adding around 250 lbs.
I am not understanding the math here. The axles are only a few feet apart. It looks like you are adding 36 feet of material. I cannot see adding much more than the existing contact patch.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #12
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In my case, the axles are Dexter Torflex. I plan to install them myself. If there is a torque spec provided, you can bet I will do it.
Dexter sell lift kits for Torflex on their website. If one of these is the correct part for your axles then that should be pretty close to the price FR should sell it to you for.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:17 AM   #13
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Dexter sell lift kits for Torflex on their website. If one of these is the correct part for your axles then that should be pretty close to the price FR should sell it to you for.
Awesome! I will have to figure out which one I need, but that's a great resource. Thanks!

PS, that is almost how I pictured it in my head, but I thought it might be one section per side.
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I am not understanding the math here. The axles are only a few feet apart. It looks like you are adding 36 feet of material. I cannot see adding much more than the existing contact patch.
I would build a rectangular frame just like what's under it and skip weld the two together.
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So, you would replace or add the same amount (36feet) of framing material? What do you think about the smaller parts that DaveSchwartz recommended from the axle manufacturer?
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So, you would replace or add the same amount (36feet) of framing material? What do you think about the smaller parts that DaveSchwartz recommended from the axle manufacturer?
I would just use what is already there, unbolt it, raise the trailer, install the new framework and re-bolt the same way it was originally with the addition of adding 2 vertical bolts thru the supports of each axle (total of 8 bolts) into the new frame to keep the axles from torqueing down.
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Then why do I need (30+ feet of tubing) the additional 250 lbs of added weight? I am not seeing where that amount of material is going to be.

Thanks for the time, input and explanations.
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In my case, the axles are Dexter Torflex. I plan to install them myself. If there is a torque spec provided, you can bet I will do it. Thanks for the info. Do you have before and after photos by chance?
Sorry no before/after pics. The kit came with install instructions which gave torque specs, but I no longer have the paperwork. I had them installed for $82, I would have spent more than that getting tools etc required, plus I do not have enough work space at home to accomplish the job.
I hope to talk to a rep at the Goshen rally cause the mounting bracket moved where it bolts to the frame on both rear axles.
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Sorry no before/after pics. The kit came with install instructions which gave torque specs, but I no longer have the paperwork. I had them installed for $82, I would have spent more than that getting tools etc required, plus I do not have enough work space at home to accomplish the job.
I hope to talk to a rep at the Goshen rally cause the mounting bracket moved where it bolts to the frame on both rear axles.
I understand. I hope you get it fixed quickly. Thank You!!
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Then why do I need (30+ feet of tubing) the additional 250 lbs of added weight? I am not seeing where that amount of material is going to be.

Thanks for the time, input and explanations.
I merely stated how I would do it if it were mine. You can do it anyway you so desire. You ask, I replied, if you don't like the way I would do, that's fine too. Good luck!

p.s. I bet I wouldn't have to go back and re-do it tho' for any failure.
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