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Old 05-17-2016, 03:31 PM
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Hi, I am in need of new brakes on my 97 tandem axle Load Rite trailer. The trailer has drum surge brakes on the front axle, I would like to replace all of the old brake system along with the rear hubs and bearing caps with grease nipples. The axles take 1-3/4 x 1x1/4 bearings, the hubs have 6 on 5.5 studs. The brake flanges have 5 holes. The trailer will only be used in salt water two times per year.
I have spent a lot of time on your website trying to figure out what would be the best set up without breaking the bank. I would really appreciate some advice in this area.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:46 AM
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Does your axle use a 2.25" or a 2.125" ID seal?




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Old 05-21-2016, 09:23 AM
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2.125 I believe.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:35 AM
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Here is what I have come up with.
TIEDOWN 16.5K Disc Brake Actuator #70425
{2} KODIAK 12" Trailer Disc Brake Assy, Dacromet #1HRCM12DACKIT
{2} DEXTER 2.125" ID Grease Seal #010-010-00
TIEDOWN 20' Single Axle Disc/Drum Flexible Brake Tubing Kit #80326
{2} 1-1/4" x 1-3/4" Trailer Axle Wheel Bearing Kit #1419.04
{2} FULTON 2.441" Bearing Life Protector (1 Pair) #BP244

What do you think?
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:16 AM
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If your using it in saltwater I would strongly recommend the Dac/SS brakes. And I would go with the stainless bearing buddies vs. the plated version from Fulton.




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Old 06-07-2016, 07:01 PM
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Ups dropped off my parts today.
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:36 AM
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Did you get a chance to install them yet?




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Old 06-11-2016, 06:43 AM
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Not yet. I'm going to start them Sunday morning when I get home from work.
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