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CE Smith Trailer Suspension - Leaf Spring Suspension - CE23000 Review

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Today we're going to be taking a look at the CE Smith U bolt kit for mounting 2,000 pound round trailer axles. This mounting kit attaches a trailer axle to the leaf springs. It is designed for 1 and 3/4 inch diameter axles with 1 and 3/4 inch wide springs. Now, the plates on the unit, they're going to be a square design, they're going to measure 3 and a half inches by 3 and half inches. Each U bolt plate is going to be identical. With this part number, you're going to get 4 U bolts, you're going to get 2 U bolt plates, again, designed for 1 and 3/4 inch wide springs, and you're going to get 8 3/8 of an inch hex nuts and lock washers. Now, the kit's going to do a really good job at standing up well to the elements and resisting rust and corrosion.

The plates are made from a galvanized steel. The U bolts are a steel construction that feature a yellow zinc coding and the nuts and lock washers have a regular zinc coating. Now, spring seats are required for mounting an axle to the leaf spring. Spring seats are sold separately and they can be found right here at This kit is made right here in the USA. I just want to take some time to go over the U bolt dimensions.

They're all going to measure the same so we're just going to take a look at one. The length of the U bolt measuring from the bottom of this portion here to the end of the threaded portion, that's going to give us a U bolt length of 4 inches. The inner width measurement, just measuring the opening in between the bolts, that's going to measure 1 and 7/8 of an inch. Those are going to be separated on center by 2 and 1/4 of an inch. Then, the diameter of each post on each bolt is going to measure 3/8 of an inch.

That's going to do it for today's look at the CE Smith U bolt kit for mounting 2,000 pound round trailer axles.

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