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Installation of Redline Brake Mounting Flange # 4-44-1


part 4-44-1 do the bolts come out, when i weld it on?


Expert Reply:

On the Redline Brake Mounting Flange, part # 4-44-1, the five bolts are press fit into the flange. To be removed they would have to be pressed out with a hydraulic press. Once they are pressed out the bolts are not to be used again. So you would not want to remove the bolts from the flange.

The flange needs to be welded on concentric and square. Square meaning the flange must be a true 90 degrees from the spindle and concentric meaning the gap around the spindle must be the same 360 degrees around. If not, the wheel will not run true and the brakes will not wear evenly. If not at the right depth the brakes will not be as effective and again, wear unevenly.

Welding a brake flange on a spindle is not something we recommend most people doing. Most spindles have these welded on at the factory with specialized jigs and higher precision welding equipment.

We recommend to have a brake flange welded on by a professional shop that would work on trailers and be familiar with what is required to weld the flange to the spindle.

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Jeff D

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