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Old 08-06-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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does anyone know what the flat bars of steel forming sort of a loop pointing down to the ground and connected to the axle do? If I have a flat tire, they will be the first to touch the pavement, and that would be a mighty sparky event! 67 GT 20

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Originally Posted by mizzen
does anyone know what the flat bars of steel forming sort of a loop pointing down to the ground and connected to the axle do? 67 GT 20
They are there on some early single axle trailers to limit the drop if a tire blows and limit damage to the body of the trailer (and also probably limit the steering effect of a blown tire). They are sacrificial and expected to throw sparks if they ever are needed.
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