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Can 12-1/4 Inch x 3-3/8 Inch Electric Brakes Be Added To a Lippert 7,000 Lb Trailer Axle  


Can you supply me with parts to upgrade to a 12 1/4 x 3 3/8 brake kit on a 5 bolt 7k axle. Not looking to increase GVW, just better stopping power and better heat disbursement ie dissipation. Thanks,


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In order to install a set of 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" electric drum brakes on a Lippert 7,000 lb trailer axle you would need to remove the old 5 bolt brake mounting flange via cutting and then weld a new 7 bolt brake mounting flange on with absolute precision. If this is something that you feel you are capable of then you can use the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-8 but you would also need new hubs and drums like the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-865-8-EZ-K in addition to a new 7 bolt brake mounting flange which we do not offer.

A better option for you if you need more stopping power is to convert to electric over hydraulic disc brakes. If this is something that you are interested in then please just let me know and I will make sure we get you the correct parts.

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