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Old 10-03-2006, 03:27 AM   #29
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Trevis, Good deal on the Dexters !

Looks like another painless axle swap out. Did you get the NevRLube bearings on your new Dexters ? And how is the ride/handling with the 32 degree down angle ? Plenty of ground clearance, I'd reckon. The Dexters I had installed on my Overlander came with the shock mounts, but I did not install the shocks. I went with the NevRLube bearings, no more repacking for me, one less maintainance chore. Get that picture link working.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #30
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I actually got the 45 degree down angle and I absolutely could not be any happier. I can get in and out of high and parking lots without dragging now.

I quick study on geometry reveals that the difference in ride height between 32 and 45 deg d/a (down angle) just ain't much.

I don't have the numbers in front of me at the moment, but I did the math before I placed the order. If you compare the change in height between the various d/a options (22.5, 32 and 45)- the net change between 32 to 45 is only 1/3 the change between 22.5 and 32. I does not double between 22.5 and 45. As the angle approaches 45 the difference in hieght changes along a curve. It is not a 1:1 ratio.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:56 AM   #31
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Axle Pictures

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Old 10-03-2006, 11:36 AM   #32
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nice pics of the axles..

but any shots of them on the trailer?
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #33
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I did get the :

easy lube
powder coat
and 10" x 2.5" drum electric brakes
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #34
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Please let me know if the link isn't working.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:26 PM   #35
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I see pics...

but they end at where it looked like you got them delivered to the warehouse. Were there pics of the "after" piece (after they were put on)? It looks like there should be a page 2, (24 pics are shown of the trailer jacked up, old ones in place, and the new ones delivered on the floor, but no others).

They do look nice sitting there though!
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:42 PM   #36
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:44 PM   #37
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I also picked up some new hubcaps on Ebay. About $38 including shipping.
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Moon baby!

Looks fab! Love the dog too!

Funny, after all has been said about angles, it doesn't LOOK that much higher. I think your angle looks fine!

Did anything have to be cut to make them fit? Looks pretty turnkey from the pics
Thanks for making the links work!
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just out of curiosity, have you measured the height of the coupler since the switch? I would imagine that you'd have to re-adjust the ball-height on the hitch with the trailer sitting up higher...If I recall correctly, the height to the top of the ball on the 73's was 19.5". with my saggy old axles, its dropped to 18".
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just out of curiosity, have you measured the height of the coupler since the switch? I would imagine that you'd have to re-adjust the ball-height on the hitch with the trailer sitting up higher...If I recall correctly, the height to the top of the ball on the 73's was 19.5". with my saggy old axles, its dropped to 18".
Hey, I have been following the conversation for some time and mine is at 18" as well and in the positive position, I thought that this ment the axles were shot??? Are you not going to replace yours?? If not why and/or what are you going to do?
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Hey, I have been following the conversation for some time and mine is at 18" as well and in the positive position, I thought that this ment the axles were shot???
well, yeah. I think its ok for them to drop down a bit when you apply weight to them, but they should return to their starting position when you take the weight off. My torsion arms are more or less at "0" angle; when I jack up the trailer, they don't droop down at all. they're just stuck there.
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Are you not going to replace yours?? If not why and/or what are you going to do?
I'd love to, but I probably won't for a while, due to inadequate funding. Maybe if I get some sponsors on board...
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I have not replaced mine yet but the wheels are beginning to rub and I want to be able to travel when ever and where ever so we have to have this done. If any one else has input I would love to hear it.

I don't know about yours Chuck but I have already seen some broken interior rivets and things out of place that should not be?

Does any one know what the max positive angle that you can go or when to say when? Also, how much do the shocks that are under the rig effect all of this?? When should these be replaced?
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