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Old 07-01-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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ID:	242053 Installed new axles today YAY! Ordered them from Colin Hyde and they fit perfect also installed new magnum gas shocks as well
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Awesome! Details!! how long did it take you, how many helpers did you have, what tools did you need, and what was the biggest obstacle?

And are those Officially Approved for Horizontal Application? (Old timers here will know what I'm referring to...)

Part Numbers for the shocks?
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Sorry have not been on the forum in a a while the axles approximately took me one weekend to do I did the job by myself however it was very hard and took a floor jack a torch in a block of wood in the center to support the axle as a ticket saws all and cut the old rusted bolts off because they were no longer loosen up after being soaked in PB blaster for several months
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The hardest part of removing the old axles was the weight of them and oddly shaped and also doing it on a gravel pad in the back of my garage did not make things easy. I replaced the original axles that had 12 inch brakes on them with 10 inch breaks ,3200 pound weight rating each with a 32° down angle on the torsion which will give some clearance height from the ground. I have been trying to post pics butt have been having problems uploading pics to this forum.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:37 AM   #6
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When I replaced axles on my AS I put a sheet of 7/16 osb down on gravel drive, made floor jacks slide under easily. Lite wght. floor jacks not expensive. Two jacks make job much easier, no wood blocks needed.
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The hardest part of removing the old axles was the weight of them and oddly shaped and also doing it on a gravel pad in the back of my garage did not make things easy. I replaced the original axles that had 12 inch brakes on them with 10 inch breaks ,3200 pound weight rating each with a 32° down angle on the torsion which will give some clearance height from the ground. I have been trying to post pics butt have been having problems uploading pics to this forum.
Ten inch brakes, at absolute maximum perfect adjustment, can only stop 7,000 pounds.

That is not enough to stop your trailer and tow vehicle, should the brakes on the tow vehicle ever fail when towing. Not likely, but it does happen.

On the other hand, 12 inch brakes, stop 12,000 pounds, if perfectly adjusted, but if you had the "self adjusting brakes system" you would be much safer.

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