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Old 09-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #15
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For peace of mind I went with the whole assembly. Went to pick mine up yesterday and they had the mounting brackets welded on backwards. The distribution center manager was not happy. At any rate I took my old axle to do a side by side comparison and he wanted to keep the axle and is going to send it to plant with the bad ones to make sure it is right. Other than that they were beautiful and the hole alignment with AS factory holes was perfect. There were assembled and pre packed with grease ready to bolt up, wire up and go.



I told him I wanted the axle back as I plan on using them to make a car hauler.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 AM   #16
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Andy, will the hub assembly (or any part of it) transfer from an old Henschen Dura-Torque axle ('74-'80) to a new 'naked' Dexter Torflex axle? [Size # 11 (3600-6000 lb)]

If not, why not?

Hub Assembly = drum, shoes, brake backing plate, brake internal parts.
(did I leave any parts out ?)

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #17
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Andy, will the hub assembly (or any part of it) transfer from an old Henschen Dura-Torque axle ('74-'80) to a new 'naked' Dexter Torflex axle? [Size # 11 (3600-6000 lb)]

If not, why not?

Hub Assembly = drum, shoes, brake backing plate, brake internal parts.
(did I leave any parts out ?)

thanks
You left out the bearings.

The old # LM67048 bearing is now a # 15123.

The 25580 bearing remains the same.

But yes, the old drums will fit the new Dexters, but not the never lubes.

Keep in mind however, that the old drums are either 2 or 3 piece and generally way out of balance. New style drums are one piece, machined, and while not perfectly in balance, they still are a vast improvement over the old drums.

Adding the Centramatic balancers to the new drums, takes care of the balancing issues.

Your brakes should be replaced with the new style "self adjusting brakes". Some parts are no longer available for the old style electric brakes.

They are going out the door faster than "hotcakes".

Keeps the brakes adjusted to 100 braking factor, since they continuously adjust themselves, every time you back up the trailer.

Andy
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #18
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Andy,
I received my new axles complete with brakes and certramatics from you and installed them last weekend everything fit perfect. I believe they where the 3500# axles with 12 inch brakes.
Thanks again Derf
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