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Old 05-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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New Axles with 3" lift

Hat tip to Colin Hyde for sourcing my new Axles.

They fit perfectly (even with my 3" lift) and work great.

A big improvement no doubt, and no more dragging donkey at every gas station!

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The hitch height is going to be about 2" higher.
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what did you use to raise them? ARe these the stock 22 degree axles with some additional blocking to create a 3" lift?

I had my old axles replaced and the guy who did it replaced them with zero degree axles, so I need a lift kit or something to create more clearance
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I used the stock degree axles.

In short we welded a 3" X 1/4" angle to the bottom lip of the old axle mounts (I.e. The bottom of the frame ) and then used a square to mark the slots for the axle.

There is a bolt on kit available to raise two inches for a couple hundred bucks.

I went the way I went for two reasons, one it was cheaper, I already had thirteen feet of angle, and two because I was able to remove a pretty good bit of frame sag by jacking the trailer from the rear and welding in the angle.
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