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Choosing Proper Set Angle for Replacement Dexter Torsion Axle.


I have a 1979 Beachcomber and am replacing the axel with the Dexter 3500lbs torsion axel. The axel I removed is definetely shot with the arm sitting at about -15degrees. When we removed the weight off of the axel it didnt move back. I am thinking that I should get a 0degree axel, we want the trailer to sit a little higher than it was anyways. Is there a good way to know which angle to purchase?


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To allow for full articulation so you don't have to worry about the tires bottoming out int he wheel wells, I'd recommend going with a 15° down torsion axle. If the original axle was a 0°, this would raise the trailer up a bit. A 'down' axle places the spindle centerline below the frame member, while a 0° would place it even with the frame.

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