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Dexter Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - K71-291-00

  • Boat Trailer
  • Snow Trailer
  • Bushings
  • 1-3/4 Inch Long
  • 9/16 Inch ID x 11/16 Inch OD
  • Dexter


  • Inner diameter: 0.57"
  • Outer diameter: 0.69"
  • Length: 1.74"
  • Qty. 4 steel bushings

K71-291-00 Dexter Steel Bushings

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Video Transcript for Dexter Bronze Bushings Installation

Hi there, trailer owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at Dexter's bronze bushing replacements. And this is what our new bronze bushing looks like once you've got it driven in. Bronze bushings will protect your leaf spring from anywhere, because this is the designed wear point. A bushing is designed to take up that wear. By having our bronze bushing in here, when we go down the road, and our leaf spring is moving up and down, and our bolts are pivoting inside of it where it connects to our equalizers here, over time it's going to wear this bushing out and that's exactly what we want.

We want the bushing to wear out, not our leaf spring.To help minimize and slow down the effects of wear on our bronze bushing, we can ensure that we have a wet bolt installed, and this is going to allow you to grease inside the bushing so we don't have the metal on metal contact. We've got a nice lubrication in there, and that's going to drastically extend the life of our bronze bushing there.Compared to our plastic bushings like you see here, the bronze bushings have the potential for a greater life span if properly maintained and greased. The nice thing about the plastic bushings is that you never have grease these, and you don't want to grease them. They're self lubricating. If you're looking for a maintenance-free option, I would highly recommend the plastic bushings for you.

If you're constantly keeping up on maintenance on your trailer and you're really diligent about it, then I would recommend the bronze bushings, because they had the potential to last longer if properly maintained.We'll begin our installation by getting our tires out of the way. We're just working on the back axle for this one. We don't need to remove our front, but depending on what all you're doing, you may need to remove yours as well. When we're moving your wheels, you want to make sure you got your trailer supported on the frame by a jack stand. You can use just a regular floor jack to lift it up.Once you've got all your tires out of the way for the area you're going to be working in, we can then start removing the bolts for wherever we have damaged bushings.

To replace the bushings, you just need to remove the hardware first. For this particular set up here, the bolts are pressed into these shackles on the head of the bolt side, so we're going to remove both of these nuts and take the two out at the same time.If you're going to be replacing your bushings with bronze bushings, you also need to replace your bolts with wet bolts that have a grease fitting on them so you can grease those bronze bushings. We're going to take our bolts off. The bolt sizes can vary depending on your particular trailer. For ours, we're going to be using a 7/8.

And you may or may not need to hold the backside of the bolt when removing these. They are supposed to be stuck inside of here, but over time they do rust, and things wear out, and they may not be. It's not a bad idea to put a wrench on the other side and hold it.If we place our floor jacks underneath the U-bolt on our axle, we can relieve a little bit of pressure on it to make it easier to get the bolts to come out. Now what I like to do to get them out is I to just thread the nuts back on there just a little bit, and then tap them out with the hammer. Putting the nuts on it just helps prevent you from damaging your threads when you're tapping on them.We can just slide it out there. You can see on our equalizer we've got a brand new bushing in there, but on our trailer here we've got an old one. And this old one here is so worn out that I can actually just push it out. Now, if you are unable to just slide out your worn out bushing like this, one of the best things to use to take them out as you can use an old bolt. If we use another bolt that's slightly smaller and just place a flat washer on it, we've got a nice flat solid surface to drive it in. And we know since we're hitting all the way around, we're not going to ding up the outside of our bushings here with our hammers as we're driving it in.We're just going to hold it in place, and we're just going to tap it in with our hammer. A lot of times these tap in pretty easily, but every now and then you do got to hit them pretty hard depending upon the rustic condition of your leaf springs. We can now take our new wet bolts and we can slide them into our shackles. Now, if your old shackles are all worn out and the holes are all worn out, then I would recommend replacing them. We've got replacements here at etrailer. But if there's just a little bit of surface rest on them and the holes are fine, then you're okay. You can just slide your bolts right into them.Once you've got them slid in, we can come over to our bushing here and align them up. It is a bit of a snug fit. Sometimes you need to adjust the jack a little bit. I'm just going to ease up until they slide through. On the other side now, we can take the other shackle and place that it on there, and then thread our nuts on.We can now tighten up our nuts. Now, what you're going to want to do is hold the backside of your bolt with your wrench, because our bolt does have splines in it, and it's going to spline into the inside shackle here . because the head of the bolt here has got those splines. We don't want it to spin while we're tightening it down, because it's going to rip the splines off and prevent it from working like it's supposed to. So, we want to hold it steady and then tighten it down, and that will draw the bolt into the shackle, and draw them tight together. I do like to work back and forth with them just a little bit just to make sure that they are going to get pulled in.Once you've got it tightened down, it's always good of you to double check yourself and look here on the backside. You want to make sure that the head of the bolt is flush all the way up against the shackle here. Sometimes the splines will prevent the bolt from going all the way in. And it's not that it's preventing it from going in. Just means you need to tighten it tighter until it draws it all the way flush.We can then go back and lubricate our bushings. Now, we're only going to be greasing the bronze bushings, so that's going to be just this top one here on the leaf spring. You can now repeat this for as many damaged bushings as you have. Just remember that if you're replacing them with the bronze ones here, you need to have those wet bolts so you can grease them. Now that we've got our wheel back on, we can torque it to the manufacturer specifications. We're ready to hit the road. And that completes our look at Dexter's replacement bronze bushings.

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Steel Bushings - Qty. 4 - K71-291-00

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (237 Customer Reviews)


While this is exactly what I needed, I believe I should be refunded a portion of the shipping costs. When I placed the order Monday August 29th I needed and paid for next day air. Kimberly said I had ordered too late on Monday and that it would not ship until Tuesday. George or whoever processed the order fooled around and did not ship the order until Wednesday August 31st. The order did not arrive until Thursday September 1st at 9:15PM, at the same time as the equalizer shipped by ground. Please look into this matter and figure out what went wrong. Again, the problem was not UPS nor Kim but whoever failed to process the order in a timely manner.

I am sorry the order did not arrive on the day that it was expected to. Customer Service will reach out.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 09/19/2022


when upgrading your tandem axle equalizer, use these as well. they replace the factory nylon bushings, and are grease-able. makes for a smoother ride.


What an improvement over the stock nylon bushings. The fit perfectly and make me feel better about the springs.


These bushings are fantastic! I needed to insert something into a hole, but the hole was just a little to large. I didn't want to have to deal with the banging and clanging or risk my hole getting worn out. These bushings will definitely protect my holes from the wear and tear of everyday use!


great improvement to the nylon bushings that came with my leaf springs


The product appears to be a good value. I am impressed with the availability of product,the cost and time of receiving it to my home in Canada. I haven't actually installed it yet but the videos offered on your site make it appear pretty straight forward. Thanks I will definitely return to your site for future products.


Arrived on time. All the parts were accounted for. However. The wet volt kit does not cole.with the two longer bolts that bolt through top of equalizer.
The difference in stability is definitely recognized.


Great products


This will be much better to use with the bolts you can grease with. In my opinion nylon bushings shouldn’t be used.


I purchased this set in order to replace a new bushing that was deformed by an under-sized eye on the OEM spring. I also bought a set of replacement springs at the same time. All went together as it should have.


5 stars- for having the right item.

star - for quality, as some of the parts were missing, and one of the grease zerts was broken, also the studs with the grease zerks were not seated properly or completely in the shackles and crooked.

1 star - Having to wait for the parts again.

1 star for no instructions for assembly.

Not really happy with service.

Thank you for letting us know and for leaving a review. Our customer service team should be reaching out to you in the near future.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 10/18/2021


Better than original. Be careful swapping out that you don’t damage the end of the bushing use a 9/16” inch bolt inside the bushing and hammer it in place.


I can't thank Chelsie and Julia enough for all their help when I am ordering parts,they contact me via e mail or actually by phone personally to check the order and any problems they take care of themselves,its nice to deal with a company that cares about the people that place the orders enough to go that far,it makes a customer feel good to know,again thank them both very much.


I think Dexter, and by association, etrailer is selling junk parts. These are supposed to be "bronze" bushing. Even the Dexter packaging states "BRONZE". They ARE NOT bronze. They're cheap'azz steel bushings. Well I take that back they certainly aren't cheap.

You can see in the first photo the old bronze bushing(these are Dexter original bushings that came with the HD wet bolt set-up several years ago) compared to the steel bushing now included in the HD shackle kit. Still doubting? The next photo shows the Dexter "BRONZE" bushing firmly held by a magnet. Still have doubts? How about a picture of the "BRONZE" bushings still in the Dexter packaging firmly attached to a magnet?


Very good item. I replaced old plastic bushings with these on 2 trailers.


I really like e trailer and all the people who helped me with my purchase. Your technical advice has been great and the arts department was equally splendid. I have recently placed another order with you and have recommended e trailer to several RVers. I look forward to doing business with you for the foreseeable future.


I have never used these to comment. I carry them in case of a catastrophic failure, to have on hand to do a road repair.


These should be included in every order for the wet bolt kit, the never fail plastic were worn out. Need bronze bushing with the wet bolts kit


Excellent turnaround in processing and shipping the order. Thanks eTrailer!


Old ones definitely needed replaced.


All worked fine and seemed to be similar quality as replaced items


The bushings were just what I needed, and they worked great!! Shipping was fast, they arrived early. Great to work with, Answered all my questions.


I mean what can I say. They are brass bushings for the trailer. They seem to be just what I needed for my trailer suspension upgrade and with proper maintenance they should last a long time.


George J; Thanks for expediting these bushings, got them a day earlier than quoted, need drier weather to install them. Broke a spring a couple years back and need to replace the plastic bushings it came with and to match the rest of the bronze bushings in the suspension.

As far as I know they are great. This the only way to go with this product, replace those NYLON s with something more perminet.
Marvin - 03/24/2019


Received all items in a timely matter.
I need time to get them installed!.
Your videos I viewed were very helpful at selecting the correct parts and will be useful at time of installation!

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