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Old 05-28-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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Coil-over shocks

I had a random thought today. Would replacing the unnecessary current shocks with some adjustable coil overs supplement the torsion axle's ability to function on a trailer that is sitting too low?
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #2
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If the shocks are mounted horizontally you need shocks designed for that purpose. Coil over shocks will not help your situation. They may also break off the shock mounting studs since the studs ate really not designed to carry weight.
It is my understanding that shocks designed for horizontal mounting are only available thru A$.
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So you are thinking that taking the load normally supported by the frame at the axel mountings and transferring it to the shock attachments? Sounds like a good way to break the shock attachments off the trailer to me....
Just my 2 cents.
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That makes sense. Bad idea.

It just would be really nice to come up with a way that the design turned out to be serviceable!
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The best way to keep good axles in shape is to tow the trailer.
Many will recommend taking the weight off of the axles when the trailer is stored. I'm not convinced this method helps. The idea being, whether they are pushed up by weight or hanging down for the lack of it. They still freeze in place because of lack of exercise.
When a trailer sits for long periods of time the rubber hardens and loses it's elasticity. By using the trailer you extend the life of the rubber torsion springs. While they don't last forever, exercise does help. Much in the same way it works for you when you exercise.
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Much in the same way it works for you when you exercise.
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I had a random thought today. Would replacing the unnecessary current shocks with some adjustable coil overs supplement the torsion axle's ability to function on a trailer that is sitting too low?
When the rubber rods have given out in a torsion axle, there are two things that you can do.

1. Replace the axles.

2. Don't tow the trailer anymore, EVER.

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