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Recommended 5200-6000lb Axle For M105 Military Trailer Being Converted To Overland Trailer


I building an axle for a M105 military trailer overland trailer conversion. I want to use a large all-terrain tire instead of a trailer tire. The new axle needs to be a 5200-6000k. I havent bought any parts yet. Is there a brake drum/hub for a 17 inch rim with 6 on 5.5 spacing?


Expert Reply:

I have another option for you, but the only hub and drum assemblies available with the 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern are only rated for wheels up to 16-1/2" diameter and are not designed to work with 17" wheels.

Starting with the axle for your M105 Military Trailer that you are doing an overland conversion on I recommend going with the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - 2" Lift Spindle w/ Brake Flange - 5,200 lbs # TASR5200S05 or the 4" lift version # TASR5200S03.

Both of these options bolt directly to the frame of your trailer and replace the leaf springs with progressive rate AEON main springs that do a fantastic job of absorbing road shock giving you a smoother ride on or off road.

For brake assemblies you will need the # AKEBRK-7-D, hub and drum assemblies # 8-201-5UC3 which have the 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern you were wanting.

If your trailer does not already have a 7-way connector on it you will need to add one using # H20044 and junction box # 38656 to make all of the connections. In addition you will need to run # 10-1-1 from the junction box to each brake assembly.

I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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Samuel C

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