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Dexter 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" Left Hand Electric Trailer Brakes Review

Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH 12-1/4" x 3-3/8"

Dexter Trailer Brakes

(1 reviews)

Code:   23-434


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Dexter Trailer Brakes - 23-434

Dexter Electric Brake Assembly


  • 12-1/4" x 3-3/8"
  • Left Hand
  • For use on 8K and 9K axles
  • Self-adjusting design keeps shoes properly aligned for longer-lasting brake that requires less maintenance
    • No manual adjustments required
  • 4 Bolt
  • Axle bore diameter: 3-7/8"
  • Mounting bolts sold separately

23-434 Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH 12-1/4" x 3-3/8"

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Video of Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH 12-1/4" x 3-3/8"

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Video Transcript for Dexter 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" Left Hand Electric Trailer Brakes Review

Today, we're going to show you Dexter Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly for Left-Hand Side, part number 23-434. This is a 12-1/4" by 3-3/8" brake assembly. We'll measure the diameter across the shoes and there is 12-1/4". And we'll measure the width of the shoes and there is 3-3/8". When paired up with the right-hand side brake assembly, these brakes are good for use on trailer axles rated at 8,000 or 9,000 pounds. It uses a 4 bolt mounting pattern.

So you want to check your axle to make sure these will fit. There is a pair of wire leads that you use for your electrical connections. It doesn't matter which one you use for ground and which one you use for your power feed just as long as you have a good electrical connection. This is a self-adjusting system, meaning that when you first install the brakes, you will need to manually adjust them and set the proper tension. You'll adjust enough when there is an even amount of light drag all the way around the hub.

Once you have set up the first time, every time you back up the trailer with the brakes applied, this cable will be pulled and if some slightness is to be taken out, the star wheel will automatically be advanced. This is an electric brake assembly. So you want to make sure not to use it on boat or marine trailer applications. The way the assembly works, as the wheel and hub is spinning around and you apply brakes inside the vehicle, this magnet will be activated that will attach to the hub drum inside. As the hub drum drags on the magnet, you'll pull this arm, which in turn opens up the brake shoes and applies pressure.

We know that this is for left-hand side. We have the short shoe that needs to face the further trailer and the long shoe that will need to face towards the back. And that does it for the Dexter Self-Adjusting Electric Brake Assembly for Left-Hand Side, part number 23-434.

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Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, LH 12-1/4" x 3-3/8" - 23-434

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Dexter Electric Brake Assembly

- 23-434

by: michael mays09/27/2016

Hey,man i love my brakes. i bought my trailer from crags list and it had no brakes. it was plum dangerous ,i put your brakes on my self and i have hauled my cattle to market and from farm to farm many times, there is nothing like good brakes. thanks so , so much. mike mays. 300850


Ask the Experts about this Dexter Trailer Brakes

  • Need Brake Assembly For Dexter Trailer Hub And Drum - 8,000 lbs Axles - 8 on 6-1/2, # 8-218-9,
  • You mentioned a 12-1/2 inch drum, but Dexter only list a 12-1/4 inch X 3-3/8 inch drum. The parts that I am recommending are for the Dexter Hub and Drum, # 8-218-9, which is the 12-1/4 inch X 3-3/8 inch drum. I have the complete brake assemblies for the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum - 8,000 lbs Axles - 8 on 6-1/2, # 8-218-9. The complete assemblies would contain the magnets, actuating arms, brake shoes and springs and cast backing plate. If you have the 4 bolt flange the brake assemblies...
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  • Availability of Electric Brake Drum Assembly for # 8-285-11 Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum
  • The Dexter Trailer Hub & Drum Assembly, part # 8-285-11UC3, that you have referenced, is the # 8-285-11 hub and integrated drum with the bearings, races, seal, cap, and lug nuts for a Dexter 8,000-lb axle. The electric brake drum assembly that fits the 8-285 hub and integrated drum would be the Dexter Electric Brake Assembly-Left Hand, part # 23-434, for the left side and Dexter Electric Brake Assembly-Right Hand, part # 23-435. These brake assemblies are for use on 8,000-lb and 9,000-lb...
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  • Replacement Brake Assemblies for Dexter 8-285 Oil Bath Hub and Drum for 8,000 Pound Axle
  • For your 8-285 hub and drum similar to the Dexter Hub and Drum, Oil Bath # 8-285-9UC3 for 8K pound axles, the Dexter Electric Brake Assembly, Right Hand # 23-435 and Left Hand # 23-434 are the correct fit brake assemblies for your axle. Another great option for replacement trailer brake assemblies are the Electric Trailer Brake with Dust Shield, Left Hand # AKEBRK-8L and Right Hand # AKEBRK-8R. These brake assemblies have the 12-1/4 inch x 3-3/8 inch size needed for your hub, are designed...
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  • Trailer Brake Assemblies for 12 X 3-3/8 inch Brakes with 4 Mounting Holes on a 1991 Kountry Aire
  • I checked with my contact at our supplier and found that the axles on your trailer are one of two brands. With the 4 bolt pattern they are either Hayes/AL-KO, 8,000 lb. axles with 12 by 3-3/8 inch brake assemblies or they are Dexter 10,000 lb. axles with 12-1/4 by 3-3/8 inch brake assemblies. If your brake assemblies are the 12-1/4 by 3-3/8 inch assemblies and you have the Dexter 10,000 lb. axles then you can use the # 23-434 and # 23-435 assemblies to replace your trailer brake assemblies....
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  • Replacement Hub and Electric Brakes for Older Camper
  • I was not able to find any Dexter part with the reference 21-17 but part # BP08-155 is a Dexter replacement electric trailer brake adjustment spring for right and left brakes assemblies # 23-435 and # 23-434. These self-adjusting 4-bolt electric drum brakes assemblies are for 8K and 9K axles. These brakes measure 12-1/4-inches x 3-3/8-inches. Parts # 23-105 and # 23-106 are 12 x 2-inch 5-bolt electric brake assemblies that are intended for 6000-lb axles. We do offer replacement brake...
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  • Mounting Flange Bolt Pattern for Dexter 4 Bolt 8k Brake Assemblies
  • For Dexter 8k rated brake assemblies that have 4 bolt mounting pattern and are 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 inch you would be referring to the part # 23-434 which has 3-5/8 inches between the left and right holes and 3-7/16 inches between the top and bottom holes. I attached a picture that shows this.
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  • 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 Inch Electric Trailer Brakes for 9K and 10K Trailer Axles
  • There are 2 different sets of 12-1/4 x 3-3/8 inch brake assemblies and the difference between them is the mounting patterns they have. Electric brakes # 23-450 and # 23-451 will bolt to either a 5-hole or 7-hole mounting flange and they are for 9K to 10K axles which is what the hub # 9-44-1 is for. Electric brakes # 23-434 and # 23-435 will bolt to a 4-hole flange. So if you look at the flange your brakes are mounted to now and see just 4 holes in a square pattern you would use...
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  • Dimension of Center Hole/Axle Bore on a 8,000lbs Dexter Brake Assembly
  • Good news! I can help get you the measurement you were looking for. The center hole size on the # 23-434 brake assembly, which is also referred to as the axle bore diameter is 3-7/8 inches. The center hole on the hub # 8-218-9 you were looking at is 4-9/16 for the older style and 4-3/4 inches for the newer style.
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  • Can Dexter Brake Dust Shield Work With Electric Brakes
  • The Dexter Brake Dust Shield, part # D036-115-20 can be used with hydraulic or electric brake assemblies. This backing plate is designed for 8,000 and 9,000 brake assemblies part # 23-402, # 23-403, # 23-434 and # 23-435.
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  • Mounting Bolt Pattern for Dexter 8K - 9K Brake Assembly # 23-434
  • Great news, I was able to go out into our warehouse and measure the mounting holes on this brake assembly. The center to center width measurement is 3-5/8 inches. The height measurement is 3-7/16 inches center to center. I have added an image for you to see my exact measurements.
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