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Can Trailer Brakes be Added to Dexter 3,500 lb Axle with 4 inch Drop


Can you add trailer brakes to the Dexter axles with a 4” the same way you’d add brakes to a straight shaft axle?


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Yes you can add brakes to trailer axles that have a drop built into them like the Dexter # 8327812 which has a 4 inch drop as the axle has mounting flanges for brake assemblies built in to it.

You'd want the Dexter brake assembly set part # 23-468-469 which is a set that includes a left and a right assembly that is self adjusting.

For a hub/drum that fits both the axle and assemblies you'd want the part # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K which has the standard 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern.

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