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Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 8,000 lbs

Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 8,000 lbs

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Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer accessories and parts part number AKEBRK-8L or order online at Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 8,000 lbs. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Accessories and Parts - AKEBRK-8L

  • Trailer Brakes
  • Electric Drum Brakes
  • Brake Assembly
  • 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 Inch Drum
  • etrailer
  • LH
  • Self Adjust
  • 8000 lbs

Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris.


  • Electric brakes are easier to install and offer more user control than hydraulic brakes
    • Requires only an electric brake controller (sold separately) - no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary
  • Automotive-grade friction material is molded to brake shoes
    • Pads are fully bonded - not riveted - to shoes for long life and more braking torque
    • Less chance of cracking and crumbling that can lead to mechanical lockup, thanks to tapered edge and circular grinding
  • Self-adjusting brake does not require periodic manual adjustment like standard brakes
    • Fine-tooth brake adjustment gear allows for a more precise setting
  • Dust shield protects from debris while you're towing
  • E-coated backing plate resists wear and corrosion
  • Adjuster plugs (included) cover access holes to keep dirt and grime out of the assembly and off of the shoes
  • Mounting bolts and hardware sold separately
  • QAI and CSA certified


  • Application: most standard hub-and-drum assemblies, including Dexter and Lippert (LCI)
  • Configuration: left hand (driver's side)
  • Dimensions: 12-1/4" diameter x 3-3/8" wide
  • Mounting flange bolt pattern: 4 bolt
  • Wheel size: 15" or larger
  • Axle rating: 8,000 lbs
  • Limited 1-year warranty

Self-Adjusting Brake Doesn't Require Routine Adjustment

Standard electric brake assemblies require manual adjustment of the brake shoes over time to provide longer-lasting and more efficient braking performance. With self-adjusting brakes, the brake shoes are always properly aligned, so there's no need to manually adjust the brakes after the initial adjustment. As a result, you get optimum performance without having to take the time to continually perform this type of maintenance.

Thoroughly Tested for Safety

This brake assembly meets the requirements for certification by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The CSA creates standards, which when complied with ensure a safe and quality product. This brake assembly underwent extensive testing to measure stopping distances when braking. This brake has also been tested by QAI for braking performance in a complete automotive setup and under real-world conditions to provide the most realistic scenario for the everyday driver.

Automotive-Grade Friction Material

Each shoe on this brake assembly is lined with automotive-grade friction material for improved stopping performance and longevity. The friction material is fully bonded onto the surface of the brake shoe. This lining is custom-molded for a perfect fit. The edges are tapered to ensure long-lasting performance. This taper, along with the circular grinding that the lining undergoes, helps to prevent cracking and crumbling. This durability helps to prevent mechanical lockup, which can occur when brake shoes are excessively worn or broken.

The friction material is also SAE-N certified, which means that it is an environmentally safe product that complies with California and Washington regulations regarding the composition of brake pads. As a result, this material not only provides high-performance braking that can endure the test of time, but it is also environmentally friendly and safe for use throughout the United States and Canada.

B1208E-11 AxleTek 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" LH Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly - Drivers Side - 8K Axles - Dust Shield

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Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield - Self-Adjusting - 12-1/4" - Left Hand - 8,000 lbs - AKEBRK-8L

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (119 Customer Reviews)

Self-adjusting driver's-side electric brake measures 12-1/4" x 3-3/8". Brake pads are made of durable friction material for improved braking and longevity. E-coated backing plate resists rust. Dust shield protects from debris.


Have maintained my trailer 8k axles for 10 years with etrailer. Has worked well.


Parts fit perfectly and we’re very reasonably priced !!


good service


To date, I have not actually used the brakes which easily mounted to the rectangular plate (3-5/8" wide x 3-3/8" high o.c. holes) that previously held Dexter hydraulic drum brakes (12-1/4" x 3-38"); but . . . . Wow! Fast delivery (less than 3 days), especially considering it was during Thanksgiving week. I ordered both sides for 2 axles after calling and speaking with Natalie at, who provided the best customer service I have experienced to date.


I ordered 4 new sets of trailer brakes, i couldnt believe how fast they were shipped. I am installing them this week, i hope. They seem like good quality too. Price was great. I was going to order parts to repair my old ones but at their price for complete sets, it just made sense to buy all new brakes !


The brake assemble was the best thing to use when replacing the brake shoes on the trailer rather than replace with individual parts. The price is not that much more and everything is new and simple to replace.


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Best price I could find for a brake backing plate and fast shipping.


Excellent product, direct bolt on and very good value. Evaluated other axle and decided to replace the brake assemblies as well.

Thanks Frank


I used these to replace Dexter brand parts and the fit and function was identical. Quality looks pretty good and installation was straight forward.


Well, I just received product certainly in a short time, I appreciate that as I use my trailer to make a living.
All Rep's I talked to we're very nice and helpful.
Product looks very good...I will be testing next week

Thank you very much



Good product at a reasonable price. Exactly what I needed to fix my trailer.


The install was easy, only one needed a minor adjustment to fit.

Both on in less than 2 hours. No reason to mark them less than 5 stars.


Excellent quality for me they worked better then the original and the customer care Donna P was excellent.


These brake assemblies are a great value, and were shipped very quickly, for free!


Great price


Very easy to install, worked perfect.



Excellent, Work just like it should
Frank M - 06/05/2018


Just like OEM products at a third of the price


Bolt right on, adjust, and hook up electric. It’s that easy!


It works better than the original.


Great product, fast delivery, perfect fit, very good packaging, easy instalation





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  • What is the Four Bolt Brake Mounting Flange for 8,000 Lb Axles
    The four bolt brake mounting flange for 8,000 lb trailer axles is going to be more or less an industry standard. This industry standard is 3-5/8" across left to right on center and 3-7/16" top to bottom on center. This could very well vary 1/16" depending on where you measure but rest assure if you have an 8,000 lb trailer axle with four bolt brake mounting flange the Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield part # AKEBRK-8L should be the correct braking assembly for you.
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    Knowing your axle's weight capacity - in your case 8,000 lbs - is the first step towards finding the correct replacement brakes. The brakes you referenced, which are sold together as the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-8, also have a 4 bolt mounting flange pattern, which you'll also need to have in order for these brakes to work as replacements, as well as wheels that are 15" or larger. I've added links to review videos of the individual brakes for you to take a look at.
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