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Which Hub, Drum and Brakes Do I Need for 3500-lbs Axle with L44649 Outer Bearing

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I have a dexter 3500 LB axle I would like to add brakes to. Outer bearing is L44549. Do you sell a kit that includes all of the bearings and hardware? Thanks

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I may have a solution for you, but there is not an L44549 bearing; it's possible that you mean the # L44649, which is a fairly common bearing and can be found in many hubs that fit on 3500-lbs axles. For a 3,500 lb axle with outer bearing # L44649 and inner bearing # L68149 (1.378" inner diameter) you could use the Bearing Kit # BK2-100 or get a complete hub and drum assembly with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-545-35-K; this hub and drum has a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern, which may be different from yours, so you'll want to confirm these will fit. I've linked all of the available 3500-lbs hubs with the # L44649 outer bearing to this answer in case you have a different bolt pattern.

For brakes, you'll need 10" brakes to fit in the drums for a 3500-lbs axle. I recommend using the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10" - Left and Right Hand Assemblies - 3,500 lbs # AKEBRK-35-SA because they're self adjusting and won't require much maintenance once they're installed. These do not come with mounting hardware so you'll also need brake mounting hardware, part # BRKH10B.

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