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Leaf Springs and Hanger Kit for 2,000 Pound Dexter Axle

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20545I-ST-60-15 can you mount springs on top or is it bottom sprung only? im am looking to build a 4x4 utility trailer and i want it to ride 19inch off the ground like my jeep with 31x9.5x15inch tire/rim package. can you suggest a spring package with this axel? trailer specs 2x2 square tube 4ft wide, 6ft long trailer tub with triangle front deck.

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You could mount springs to the top of Dexter axle # 20545I-ST-60-15 but you would have to weld on new spring seats # TRSS175. The springs seats that come with the axle are welded to the bottom. You can't flip the axle over because then the natural bow in the axle would be facing the wrong way, the tires would stick out at the bottoms, and the capacity would be diminished.

The taller a trailer is the more susceptible to sway it becomes because the center of gravity is higher. Just something to consider when you are building the trailer.

The axle is a 2K axle. So you will need springs rated for 1,000 pounds each, # SP-169275. We also have a u-bolt kit for installation, # APUBR-10. But if you want the springs mounted on top of the axle you will need those spring seats I mentioned above as well.

And last you will need a hanger kit, # APS1. I have included a link to our help article on trailer suspension for you.

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