Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension

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2-1/4 Inch Long

Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits

Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits

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Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits. Lowest Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Dexter Axle. Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits part number 018-026-05 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Axle Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - 018-026-05

  • Shackle Links
  • Spring Mounting Hardware
  • 2-1/4 Inch Long
  • Dexter Axle

Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits.


Features:

  • Replaces the shackle link and bolts from your Dexter suspension kit
    • Works with heavy-duty suspension kits (K71-359-00, K71-360-00, K71-448-00, K71-449-00, and K71-453-00)
    • Works with E-Z Flex suspension kits (K71-652-00, K71-653-00, K71-656-00, and K71-657-00)
  • Includes 1 shackle link with bolts


Specs:

  • Bolt dimensions:
    • Overall length: 3-1/4"
    • Usable length: 2-1/4"
  • Shackle dimensions:
    • Overall length: 3-3/4"
    • Distance between bolt holes (center to center): 2-1/4"


018-026-05 Replacement Shackle Link Assembly for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kit - Qty 1

Replaces Dexter Axle 018-026-00







Video of Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kit Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at Dexter Axle's replacement shackle link with bolts, part number 018-026-05.This kit is going to provide replacement shackles and bolts for one shackle on your motor home or trailer. You can pick upas many as you need so our tandem axle here we required four total, so we have four kits installed.Each bolt has a grease inaudible 00:00:22 on the end so you can grease each one and this allows for a longer lasting, smoother and quieter operation. The lubrication provides a layer between the bolt and our suspension components that will ensure that we don't have excessive wear from metal on metal rubbing over time. It'll make your bushings last longer as well as have a smoother, quieter operation because you don't have any of that metal contact.Some measurements to help you determine if these are going to be the right ones for your suspension. The shackle dimensions are going to have an overall length of three and three quarter inch, and the distance from bolt holes from center to center is going to be two and a quarter inches.The bolt dimension is going to have an overall length of three and a quarter inch and a usable length of two and one quarter inch. The usable length is the smooth shaft where the overall length is the smooth shaft in addition with the head and threads of the bolt.These are going to be direct replacement for Dexter's heavy duty and easy flex suspension kits but with the measurements we provided, they'll also work with many other manufacturers.To replace your existing shackles, you just want to take your wheels off, you want to make sure you have your axle supported, you'll just remove the factory nuts, punch out the bolts and shackles off your original ones, reinsert your new Dexter ones, tighten them down, then you can grease them up, throw your wheel on, and you're good to go.Our customer Douglas had to say, "After installation, we had a trip from Maryland to the West Coast and back.

The suspension system worked well. No squeaking or pops when backing into a campsite and less things shifting about during travel."Now, you're right Douglas. Since these are greaseable, they're going to be smoother and quieter than your typical factory shackles.And that completes our look at Dexter Axle's replacement shackle link with bolts part number 018-026-05.


Customer Reviews

Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits - 018-026-05

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 shackle link with bolts from your Dexter trailer suspension kit. Works with both heavy-duty suspension kits and E-Z Flex suspension kits.

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This was a replacement part for a defective backing plate for the shackle. Well handled by etrailer. Once received, the rest of the suspension went on flawlessly. 577575



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Dexter shackle link and strap worked out well. High quality and every thing fit. One suggestion would be to offer the 2 1/4" version in a kit similar to the 31/4" inch kit, containing shackle link, strap and bushing. Other wise excellent product and service. Thank you. Steven D 444701



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This was a follow on purchase for the replacement of the stock equalizers, Lippert 13-104, on my Winnebago 2401RG. I replaced them with the E-Z Flex suspension Kit for double eye spring. For the spacing of the axles on my rig I used kit K71-652-00 which I got from etrailer. I contacted them because the axle spacing was a few inches shorter than specified. After installation we did a trip from Maryland to the West coast and back. The suspension system worked well. No squeaking or pops when backing in to a campsite and less things shifting about during travel. 557826



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Product was fine. It took too long to get shipped since I had also ordered a part not available. You need an option to ship separately if the delay is for a long period such as a month on this order to start with. Product works fine and is easy to install 405761


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  • Dexter Heavy Duty Greasable Shackle Kit Needed
  • It sounds like the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05 that you referenced is what you are needing. It comes with the shackle and wet bolts that have a grease zerk fitting installed on them. This kit is compatible with the following heavy duty Dexter Axle suspension kits: Kit - # K71-359-00 Kit - # K71-360-00 Kit - K71-448-00 Kit - # K71-449-00 Kit - K71-453-00
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  • Bushings, Shackle Straps, and Wet Bolts for Tandem Axle Trailer
  • The bronze bushings with 9/16 inner diameter come as a single, # D014-077-00, or in a pack of four, # K71-291-00. The closest shackle strap we have to that length is 3-1/8 inches. I've linked our selection for you. We do carry a heavy-duty strap that's 3-3/4 inches long, part # 018-026-05. We have wet bolts that are 3 inch, # 126B2, but the 3-1/2 inch long bolt that will fit the 9/16 inch bushing is not a wet bolt, # 166079. All of the prices can be seen on the linked product pages.
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  • What Are The Bolts With Grease Fittings For The Dexter Trailer Suspension Kit Called
  • Yes, we sure do. The bolts used in the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits part # 018-026-05 are called "wet bolts". If you need the 3-1/4" bolts supplied with the shackle kit, you will want the Step Wet Bolt for 1-3/4" Double Eye Springs part # 34007-187-00. If you are requesting a different size wet bolt, I have attached a list of all our wet bolts for you.
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  • Thicker Trailer Suspension Shackle Kit Recommendation that is 2-1/4 inches Between Bolt Holes
  • We have the part # 018-026-05 which is a set of wet bolts with a single thicker shackle like you want that is 2-1/4 inches between the bolt holes. For additional shackles you'll want the part # 018-024-01 and then for nuts part # 006-092-01.
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  • Can 2-5/8 inch Shackles Get Replaced with Replacement Shackle Link # 018-026-05
  • Going with a slightly shorter shackle like the part # 018-026-05 would not be an issue. The shackles will angle slightly flatter than the longer current shackles you have now but they'll still work fine.
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  • Are Rotating Dexter EZ Flex Suspension Wet Bolts an Issue
  • Although the wet bolts have splines to help prevent them from rotating (see attached picture), it is not crucial that they remain still. If they feel like they are tightened properly and they don't seem to be worn out then you will be good to go. Otherwise you can replace them with part # 018-026-05 on our site.
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  • Replacement Shackle Straps For 1999 Ranger Boat Trailer With Tandem Axles
  • On your 1999 Ranger boat trailer with tandem axles, I recommend the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05. If instead you want to piece together your system, I recommend using the Locknut - 9/16" Diameter # TRFA916DLNZ, never fail bushings # LC279684, and galvanized strap # 18-11GALV. If you want to use the regular wet bolts, you can use # 126B2. If you want a complete basic kit, you can use the Tandem-Axle Trailer Equalizer Kit for 1-3/4"...
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  • Locknut Size Needed For Replacement Shackle Link With Bolts For Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits
  • The Locknut needed is 7/16 X 20 like the # 006-092-01. This is a fit for the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 because the bolt tapers from 9/16 inches down to that 7/16 inches that is threaded.
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  • Thickest Trailer Suspension Shackle that is 2-1/4 inches Long
  • The thickness of the Shackle Strap # TRSL225 that you referenced 3/16 inches. The thickest shackle we offer in the length of 2-1/4 inches is the part # 018-024-01 which is 1/2 inch thick. I know that sounds almost too thick to be true, but I've measured these before to verify. We also have these shackles with bolts as well as part # 018-026-05. Then for a lock nut you'd need # TRFA916DLNZ.
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  • Replacement Bolts Needed for the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-0
  • The closest suspension bolts that we have with a grease zerk fitting that are near the 4-1/4 inch length that you are looking for are 4-1/2 inches long. The Redline # 7-135-2 has a 3/4 inch diameter while the Redline part # 7-260-2 has a 7/8 inch diameter. If you are needing direct replacement bolts and shackles for the parts that came with the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00, then the 3-3/4" overall length Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05...
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  • Can Rubber Block of E-Z Flex Equalizers K71-652-00 be Replaced
  • Although the rubber blocks by themselves of the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 5-5/8" Equalizers # K71-652-00 are unable to be replaced you do not have to purchase the entire kit. Instead, you can replace one of the equalizers alone, the Replacement 5-5/8" Equalizer for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # 013-143-03. There is also available replacement hardware: - Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 -...
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