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Can Trailer With 1-3/4 Inch, 2,000 lb Slipper Springs Change to Double Eye Springs

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I have a 1997 2000 lbs 4x8 Fair West utility trailer a gross weight of 2300 lbs with 26-1/4” long by 1-3/4” wide 5 leaf slipper springs my question is can I switch to double eye and what modifications and parts I need for my trailer

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Yes, you can change from 1-3/4 inch slipper springs to double eye springs on your trailer. You will need to have the slipper end hanger removed and have a new hanger welded on which allows the leaf spring to sit at the same height. Or you could replace all of your hangers with a brand new kit if you like, and I have added a link below to our entire selection of hangers and hanger kits for you.

Then you just need the leaf spring and bolts, and for your 26-1/4 inch springs I recommend a 26 inch spring because leaf springs elongate a bit over time. So you can use the following:

- 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 2,000-lb Trailer Axles - 26" Long # e77SR

- Shackle Bolt with Locknut for Double-Eye Springs - 3" Long # 166081

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