Originally Posted by Zeppelinium
True for Axis, and true for Dexter, as far as it goes. The problem is, if the axle is smaller than 3,500#, Dexter will not put a 12" (eg, 2.25") spindle on it. You get a 1.72" spindle, instead. Period. So if you're putting axles on a 4,300# Safari, the axles are 2,300# each. Too small, in Dexter's opinion, for the bigger spindle. The customer is NOT always right.
Dexter, you make great replacement axles, but in this one regard, you s..k. Hope we can talk you into changing your rules, but I know many have tried and failed.
We have had meetings with Dexter engineers.
They are totally stuborn and "bull headed" about putting 12 inch brakes on torsion axles with a rating less than 3500 pounds.
We offered to purchase a large quantity from them, and their answer was still "NO".
So, we gave up trying to convince them.
Almost the same story about shock brackets.
They simply don't care about having safer brakes on a smaller rated axle.