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Recommended 3500 lb Axle with Idler Hub Assembly And EZ-Lube Spindles

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I put on new wheels and tires last year and notice the inside of the tires are wearing out. I suspect axle sag causing this as trlr. is about 8 yrs. old. Is this worth trying to repair at an alignment shop or will it be more advantageous to simply replace the axle. It is a torsion axle, 3500 lb. capacity, no brakes.

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I think you will be better off simply replacing the axle. I recommend a replacement like the Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Idler Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 89" Long - 3,500 lbs, # 35545I-EZ-89, since you have no brakes. This will give you the new axle, the new bearings, races, seals, and hubs on EZ-Lube spindles. Will also give you the clear knowledge if there is another issue because the axle will be brand new. The length of your trailer axle you are replacing will dictate the proper fit.

If you need further recommendations or troubleshooting, let me know.

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trailer is rated for 2200 lb. carrying capacity, why would a 3500 lb axle be necessary? Triton uses the same torsion axle on all their 2 place sled trailers. Their number is 2360, or more commonly known as a #9 Dexter torsion axle. It is a 2200 lb. Axle. Trailer is a 2007 12v101 Triton.

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Thanks for the additional info. I called Triton Trailer and was able to get the measurements on your axle. It is 2200 lb axle with idler hubs and is 71 inches from hub face to hub face with 52 inch centers on your spring brackets.

Unfortunately, we don't have any axles that will meet those measurements in the 2200 lb or the 3500 lb category. My recommendation is to upgrade to an axle-less system like the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/Brake Flange - Off-Road Tires - 2,200 lbs, # ASR1THDS02. This will replace your axle and your suspension and allow you to use your current hubs or upgrade to a braking system. It inceases your ground clearance in the center of your trailer as well.

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