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Old 10-08-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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what axles 2008 Classic 30 s/o?

dexter 3.5k, 8k, 10k....
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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dexter 3.5k, 8k, 10k....
Parts data says 5000 pounds with disc brakes.

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Old 10-08-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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thanks andy
hoping to find service literature on brake... need to bleed system... found the bleeder valve on the outside of the calipers... maybe i can get to it without taking off the rims...
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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hoping to find service literature on brake... need to bleed system... found the bleeder valve on the outside of the calipers... maybe i can get to it without taking off the rims...
Why bleed a brand new brake system?
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:47 AM   #5
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Why bleed a brand new brake system?
the actibrake hydraulic system recommends you bleed the system after the first 100 miles... the dealer i bought from didn't do it at prep... now i'm getting a 2-3 sec delay in braking response...

after talking with actibrake about the symptoms... he was almost 99% sure it was air in the lines...
we'll see...
i don't want to drive it anywhere with the brakes the way they are...
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hi final cut joe...

dexter has a great website full of details on their axles, brakes and bearings...

Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - RESOURCE LIBRARY

the actibrake site isn't as detailed but the installation manual (online) has good info...

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i have kodiak brake mechanicals, but i think yours are dexter....

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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hi final cut joe...

dexter has a great website full of details on their axles, brakes and bearings...

Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - RESOURCE LIBRARY

the actibrake site isn't as detailed but the installation manual (online) has good info...

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i have kodiak brake mechanicals, but i think yours are dexter....

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thanks 2air,
already combed the dexter resource library...
a lot of stuff, but nothing on bleeding or diagrams...

after talking with tech, seems simple enough... pretty much the same procedure as my '82 CJ ...

i just dont want to have to take the wheels off to get to the bleeder valve... if i can get an open end wrench in there, without knicking up the rims....

maybe i'll put some wide painters tape around the spokes in that area... is that being a little too anal?
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Is your controller gain and or boost set properly? Did you make sure the controller and actibrake are synced? Mine were not bleed until they had to remove the belly pan.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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Is your controller gain and or boost set properly? Did you make sure the controller and actibrake are synced? Mine were not bleed until they had to remove the belly pan.
i thought syncing happened everytime you plugged in the trailer cable?

the gain works great... can lock 'em up at around 8... dialed it down to 7.2... the boost is pretty much negated since there's such a big delay in brake response...
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No, For an actibrake actuator you need to hook it up to the truck turn the gain all the way up in my case 10 (Ford Tow command) and actuate the manual lever fully several times. Any time you disconect the batteries, let them get low or switch tow vehicles you need to do this. This lets the computer in the acutator know what maximum signal to expect and proportionally apply brakes when you set the gain and step on the brake pedal.
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No, For an actibrake actuator you need to hook it up to the truck turn the gain all the way up in my case 10 (Ford Tow command) and actuate the manual lever fully several times. Any time you disconect the batteries, let them get low or switch tow vehicles you need to do this. This lets the computer in the acutator know what maximum signal to expect and proportionally apply brakes when you set the gain and step on the brake pedal.
i completely missed that in the a/s literature.... (not that there wasn't a TON of it)
too bad the dealer didn't know this...

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