Originally Posted by crispyboy
... I just wanted to confirm if the 2500 lb axles are too stiff or should I jump back to 2300. ...
I upgraded my axles to carry an additional 400 pounds total and was very disappointed with the results of the 60 mile test drive of the new axles with an empty Airstream
. I expected to open my Overlander's door at the end of the shake-down cruise and find everything in perfect order. Instead I found the same signs of everything rattling around that drove me to purchase new OEM axles.
I was pissed.
But, during a rest stop during our first fully loaded trip
, everything was found to be riding extremely well with very few signs of road vibration. I surmize that the deadweight of clothes & food for a family of four for a week loaded the new axles sufficiently for them to work in their sweet-range.
There's more detail about this under "new axles" at my Overlander's web site.