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Old 05-17-2012, 06:44 AM   #15
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I am going to strongly consider going to disk brakes when I replace my axels.

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Old 05-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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Actually.....I have more.

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So you do...but the other one had your shock in the pic, and could keep me from installing my shocks upside down. Or I suppose I could take my own pic...:-)

I think I also would consider disc brakes whenever I have to do the axle thing. But need to do a lot more reading first..
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So you do...but the other one had your shock in the pic, and could keep me from installing my shocks upside down. Or I suppose I could take my own pic...:-)

I think I also would consider disc brakes whenever I have to do the axle thing. But need to do a lot more reading first..

Chuck,

Has AS resumed offering the disk option on the new units?

I was also considering the up-grade, but decided to wait.

Guess it's better to have less efficient drums, than non-existant disks.

A reliable disk system would definitely be worthwhile and is most likely available, with a little more research, but with our towing habits/routine I haven't rationalized the cost factor yet.

"if it ain't broke...fix it 'til it is"

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:45 PM   #18
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A reliable disk system would definitely be worthwhile and is most likely available, with a little more research, but with our towing habits/routine I haven't rationalized the cost factor yet.

"if it ain't broke...fix it 'til it is"

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Disc brake options are certainly available on replacement axles. Although they are more expensive than electric drum brakes, you will also need an "electric over hydraulic" actuator. This adds to the cost & complexity of the installation. Keep in mind that modern 12" electric drum brakes are used on 5000 lb axles & on 7000 lb axles, so they really are "good bang for the buck".
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