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Old 05-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Shock Mounts on Alko Torsion Axles

Anyone interested in a kit for installing shocks on the Alko Torsion Axles?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Anyone interested in a kit for installing shocks on the Alko Torsion Axles?
Do you have a link on how its done?
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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No, but I just spent about an hour laying under the trailer and by changing the spindle attaching bolts to some about 1" longer, brackets can be made to bolt on behind the spindle and go straight up to the frame. Using the axle mounting bolts, another bracket can be bolted on. Would have to use the eye type shocks. Am looking at Monroe shock lengths now. The question I have is how much travel from normal would be needed? Suggestions welcome.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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The web site has some info that I downloaded as it applies to trailer weight and deflection. That might help you.
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File Type: pdf 2000_35F.pdf (79.2 KB, 60 views)
File Type: pdf Al-ko 5200- 7000 pound axles.pdf (79.5 KB, 43 views)
File Type: pdf 0088b-axle-hanger-measurement.pdf (97.5 KB, 51 views)
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Thanks, do you know which axles we have under our 5vers? I will use the distance of load to shock load and double it for finding the right shock. May add 1" both ways. 1/4" maybe 3/8" plate is all that is needed other than the gr 8 bolts, etc. Once the plates are made, should be an easy install. Worst part is jacking up the trailer and taking off the wheels.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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My Flagstaff has two U-40 Al-Ko axles. (4000 pounds each)
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Where do you find the rating? Brochure or on the axle?
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Where do you find the rating? Brochure or on the axle?
There was a metal tag on both axles about in the center.
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Just looked, mine has a sticker with U40 ------ on both axles. Thanks.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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Would mounting shocks help with sway side to side or bounce up down or both like my little guy (compared to yours) doesn't get much sway but slowing down the bounce might be nice.
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