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Should The Drop Spindle On a Leaf Sprung Trailer Axle Be Angled Toward The Rear Of a Trailer?

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I have a 3500# 4inch drop axle. When mounted to the frame should the spindles be straight up and down? My spindles angle to the rear.

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On a axle like the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with 4" Drop # 7685269 the spindle should be straight up and down off the leaf spring. If your leaf springs are at any kind of angle this would cause the axle to then be angled off the trailers frame.

Also if the Spring Seat # TRSS238 was changed and not welded on properly with the axle at the correct angle this would cause the spindle to not be straight up and down.

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