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Hub/Drums, Brakes, Wheels and Tires for ASR35HDS02 Axle-Less Suspension System on Teardrop Trailer

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I am building a tear style camper and am building the trailer frame as well. I am looking at the Timbren Suspension part# ASR35HDS02 and am looking for some guidance as far as brakes, wheels and tires go. Is that something you could help me figure out? Thank you

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I'd be happy to make some recommendations for you.

The Timbren # ASR35HDS02 Axle-Less Suspension would be a good choice for the teardrop-style trailer you're building. Mechanically speaking, this a much simpler way to go versus using a typical beam-type axle and leaf springs or a torsion axle. The spindles used are compatible with a 12 inch hub/drum that uses a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt pattern which is ideal for the off-road trailer tires that the system is designed to use.

For the compatible hub/drums, I'd recommend # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K along with the # AKEBRK-6R right hand and # AKEBRK-6L left hand brake assembly. You'll need a 14-1/2 or 15 inch wheel with a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern to stay compatible with the hubs. For white spoke wheel/off road tire combo, I'd recommend the
# WST94FR Westlake ST235/75-15. If you'd prefer something a little more upscale in appearance, I'd recommend the # WST34FR which is the same 235/75-15 tire mounted on an aluminum wheel.

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