Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit - Double-Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 8,000 lbs

Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit - Double-Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 8,000 lbs

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Replace your standard equalizers with these shock-absorbing E-Z Flex units to get a smooth ride for your triple-axle trailer. Equalizers with rubber cores absorb road shock for a smooth ride. Heavy-duty shackle straps ensure strength. Lowest Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Dexter Axle. Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit - Double-Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 8,000 lbs part number K71-653-00 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 - K71-653-00

  • Equalizer Upgrade Kit
  • Equalizers
  • Double Eye Springs
  • 7-3/4 Inch Long
  • Tandem Axle
  • Dexter Axle

Replace your standard equalizers with these shock-absorbing E-Z Flex units to get a smooth ride for your triple-axle trailer. Equalizers with rubber cores absorb road shock for a smooth ride. Heavy-duty shackle straps ensure strength.


Features:

  • E-Z flex suspension kit upgrades your equalizers for a smoother ride
  • Cushioned equalizers replace the cast equalizers that come standard on your trailer
    • Rubber core minimizes chucking (back-and-forth movement) and helps to absorb road shock
  • Bronze finish resists corrosion
  • Wet bolts have built-in grease zerks
    • Fast, easy lubrication helps keep moving parts functioning at their best
  • Heavy-duty shackles provide strong hold while allowing suspension to flex
  • Strong steel construction ensures durability
  • Kit includes:
    • 2 E-Z flex equalizer assemblies
    • 8 Shackle strap assemblies - shackle straps with wet bolts
    • 4 Shoulder bolts
    • 2 Press bolts
    • 12 Flange nuts
    • 2 Hex locking nuts


Specs:

  • Application: tandem-axle trailers with 1-3/4" wide double-eye leaf springs
  • Axle capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Axle spacing: 35"
  • Equalizer dimensions: 2-7/8" tall
    • 7-3/4" Long from center hole to center hole
  • Shackle strap length: 2-1/4" from center hole to center hole
  • Bolt hole diameter: 9/16"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


K71-653-00 Dexter Axle Heavy Duty E-Z Flex Suspension Kit - Double-Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 8,000 lbs







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




Video Transcript for Dexter Axle Trailer Suspension - Leaf Spring Suspension - K71-653-00 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the EZ Flex heavy duty rubber suspension system. This system is available for tandem axle applications with part number K71-653-00 and for triple axle applications with part number K71-657-00. It replaces standard trailer equalizers and spring suspensions. This is designed for 1 and 3/4 inch wide double eye leaf springs. It's going to deliver smoother towing when compared to traditional leaf spring suspension systems. It's going to feature this nice rubber core.

This isolates and absorbs damaging road shocks before they hit the trailer frame and the contents of the trailer. The rubber core is going to last a long time and it won't be affected by the elements. It's an easy installation, it does not require welding, cutting or grinding of the trailer frame. It's going to include all of the hardware needed for your installation. The system itself is made from a very strong durable steel construction. It's going to feature a protective finish that's going to keep everything safe from the elements, so you won't have to worry about rust or corrosion.

This system does offer multiple grease zerk fittings for easy maintenance. You'll notice that on all of the bolt heads here on the shackles, we're going to have grease zerk fittings. On the new hardware, this hardware attaches to the other end of the leaf spring that would not attach to the equalizer. It's going to come with your new bushings, your new hardware and each bolt head's going to have a greased zerk fitting on it. Then on the equalizer itself there's going to be 2 greased zerk fittings, so it allows for easy maintenance. This is going to ensure that your set up is always well lubricated and quiet in all the moving components.

It's very easy to apply grease, you just attach a grease gun, pump in the grease, and it's going to lubricate the moving components. This is going to replace Dexter Standard Equalizer 13-122. If your equalizer has that number stamped on it, then this system is going to work great for your trailer. If you can not find a stamped number, or if you have a different brand of equalizer, then you'll want to take a few measurements to verify that this system will fit your application. For instance, your axle spacing must have a separation of 35 inches from the center of one axle to the center of the other. The distance between the lower bolt holes on this system will flex between 7 and 1/4 inches and 8 and 1/4 inches; and the bolt hole diameters are 9/16ths of an inch.

So if the spacing of the holes on your equalizer is between those measurements, and the bolt holes have a diameter of 9/16ths of an inch, then this is going to work for your application. Again, those bolt holes that we're measuring from is from the center of this one to the center of this one, those lower holes on your equalizer. The shackles themselves, these are included, all the shackles necessary. These are going to have a length measurement from the center of bolt hole to the center of the other bolt hole, of 2 and 1/4 inches. These are designed for axles that have a capacity up to 8,000 pounds. That's 8,000 pounds per axle. I went ahead and assembled it just to show you what it's going to look like and give you a good idea how it works. We'll go over all the components that it comes with. It's going to come with these bolts right here, again, these are going to attach to the other end of the spring that does not attach to the equalizer. Comes with the bolts, the new bushings and the new nuts to get those installed. You're also going to get all of the necessary shackle straps and the hardware necessary to attach to the equalizer and to your leaf spring. Again, it's going to come with the new bushings, those would go in the eye of the spring, and it's going to come with the bolts pre-installed in the shackle. You'll need to put this shackle on, put the bolts through and then tighten all of the hardware. I do want to mention that these bolts have the splines on them, so that means that these bolts will have to be driven into the mounting location. Also here, it's going to come with the new center bolt, this is for the equalizer to be suspended from the center hanger. That's also got the splines on it, that will need to be driven into the location as well. It's going to come with a new nut to get all of that installed also. Really nice design, and again, it's got all of the zerk fittings on it, which is going to allow for easy maintenance. It's going to keep all of those moving components well lubricated, which is going to benefit when it comes to having a quieter system. That's going to do it for today's look at the EZ Flex Heavy Duty rubber suspension system.


Customer Reviews

Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit - Double-Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 8,000 lbs - K71-653-00

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (169 Customer Reviews)

Replace your standard equalizers with these shock-absorbing E-Z Flex units to get a smooth ride for your triple-axle trailer. Equalizers with rubber cores absorb road shock for a smooth ride. Heavy-duty shackle straps ensure strength.

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Just installed, no road test yet. Product appears well made and heavy duty, Dexters packaging could have been better, some of the plating was worn or scratched off of the equilizers, cosmetic only. Shipping was prompt and complete. 156609



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Good direct replacement product with grease fittings on all pins. 423945



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Haven't installed yet but looks like a quality part wish they would send the heavy duty shackles for the other ends of the springs. Everything is now heavy duty except for the ends if the springs that attach to the trailer frame rails. 235522



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Installed on my wife's 2-horse gooseneck trailer with living quarters, along with flip kit for axle to raise trailer for leveling with higher truck. My wife believes the ride was much smoother for the horses based on less anxiety in horse's demeanor when unloading after trip. 315247



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This eliminated the suspension squeak on my 12 year old 5th wheel. All of the plastic bushings were worn through. 308216


Comments

Great

Loren K - 10/18/2017

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etrailer is probably the best one stop trailer solution on the web. I just fabricated my own deck over dovetail tailed from scratch. I ordered just about everything I needed for the build. The sales staff are very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend etrialer to anyone weather your rebuilding your trailer or fabricating a new trailer, they pretty much have everything your looking for with very good pricing and they stand behind every product they sell. 359320



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Great product. As an industrial designer (retired), ...kept the machine shop, I dread the quality of pretty much everything I order. Sure, one bronze bushing needed to be pressed in further and a nut was missing due to UPS's classic handling, but the end product can only be described as 'OVERKILL'. Thanks for saving one very poorly designed Lamar dump load trailer ...requiring an axle flip to have any suspension travel at all. 561493



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These are a huge improvement over the cheap plastic bushings that come installed on the new campers. 444156


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The Dexter Axle Suspension was holding up very well and the trailer rode much better. I would highly recommend.

Pete - 10/19/2018

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Received yesterday, installed yesterday, first trip today. I am very pleased. 353541



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This is probably one of the best products you can buy when fixing up a trailer where everything is egged out and wasted. Bear in mind that all spring hangers need to have the same dimesnsion from the bottom of the frame to the center of the holes. I didn't know this until the instructions revealed that. If your center hanger is tall, and end hangers are short, your springs will sit at an angle. So, provided all your hangers are the same, it's a quick swap. If they don't match, there will be welding required as well as a bunch of measuring and fabrication. 315219



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Delivery was as promised and all parts were there. Great service. Raised 5th wheel 4 3/4 inches so it would be level when hooked up to 2016 Ram 2500. 350389



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Great product ! Trailer tracks better now , so tire life is better,, going to order another suspension kit for another trailer I own. It is so nice being able to grease all the pins to make them last longer. Great company to deal with.. 432022


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Suspension is working great. Being able to grease the moving joints is a real plus. Will be buying more Kits for other trailers I own.

tomcat - 09/13/2018

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Great service, questions answered promptly and accurately, package arrived before the promised time. I had no problems installing the product as the fitment was exact thanks to etrailer product recommendation. Installation of this item should be done by an accomplished mechanic and in a well equipped shop. My 5th wheel is 32' long and the installation requires at least 3 jacks to lift the trailer and axles and to manuver the axle height in order to install the pivot bolts. Product smoothed out ride to some degree but the reason for my installation was due to worn out bushings which made a click/pop noise while driving over uneven surfaces. 234675



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The staff was very prompt and courteous. I received the product within three working days and am very satisfied with the etrailer service and the product. High quality and has made a world of difference with the quality I feel while towing my FZ322 toy hauler loaded or empty. Much heavier system that rides smoother and more quiet than the manufacturers suspension. 454958


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Perfectly much improved ride. With the grease fittings and heavy duty construction and regular maintenance approximately every 5,000 miles there isn’t any evidence of wear in the shackles or pins. Well worth the money spent.

James H - 11/30/2018

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This is an excellent upgrade for any trailer suspension. The bushings in mine were worn out so it was time for a rebuild. All the parts are first class and everything fit together perfect. Don't get in a rush and allow yourself plenty of time. The improvement in the ride was noticeable right away on our first trip of 400 miles...and it was a joy. This rebuild was done on a 1997 Alpenlite 34' fifth wheel 538869



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Thanks to Jessie @ e-trailer i received my order in a prompt and secure method. Although I have not begun the assembly yet because of weather conditions, I did inspect all the parts received and as per my previous experience with e-trailer they were right on. Install will be a breeze. 564250



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This is for people that USE a trailer. If you replace shackle links and equalizers once a year, this is for you. Mine showed up with some spring eye bushings missing, so the packing could be improved. Surprisingly, they wouldn't send me replacements or sell them separately. I ordered them from another vendor and installed the kit. Grease it every now and again and no wear to the pins or shackles so far. Well worth the money if your trailer is on the road every day. 496077


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Still as good as new. I would say it would be nice if the trailer didnt have [] axles because the equalizer is very close to the ground, but I have only dragged it hard once and it didnt hurt it that I can tell. Highly recommended if you daily your trailer.

William - 04/13/2019

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I purchased this to replace the worn EZ Flex suspension on our 2011 Heartland Bighorn. The original EZ Flex was not a wet bolt, so I figured this was a good upgrade. I have read that Dexter had a bad batch of equalizer rubber and ours was definitely evident of that. The bumper material had completely collapsed and cracked such that the equalizers were hitting metal-to-metal. The nylon bushings and bolts were in good shape but the bronze bushings in the equalizers were worn through on the inner edges. We have towed our 5th wheel about 20,000 miles, coast-to-coast. I was surprised at the wear seen. Installation went well with one broken bronze spring bushing requiring a reorder. The rest of the installation worked well. I used two bottle jacks (20 ton for frame, 6 ton for one axle) and a floor jack for the second axle. A C-Clamp came in handy to center the spring on the bracket for bolt installation. 3-4 pumps of grease for each of the fittings. We'll see if it helps in a couple of weeks on Michigan spring roads. 491247



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We have a Sandpiper mid bunk 5er we bought 2 years ago as we upgraded from a travel trailer. As the driver I could immediately tell the improved handling pulling a 5th Wheel over the travel trailer. However, that was the extent of joy going to the fifth wheel. For two years we suffered with a bumpy ride as we towed our camper around the southeast. We began our journey to improve the ride with the Lippert flex air pin box which made a difference, but we were not satisfied. Next we moved from a standard equalizer system to the Dexter Ez Flex and the wet bolts. I will say we also upgraded our tires to the Goodyear endurance’s tires at the same time. Our first trip was 400 miles through some inner city interstates and some smooth interstates. The combination of all three components working together ( the pin box, tires, and dexter Ez flex system) made the ride enjoyable once more. My wife said that it felt like it used to when we towed our travel trailers. Now I will say it took money to get the ride we wanted, but it was worth it for the amount we use and paid for our RV. Please note that you will lose a little ride height moving from a standard equalizer to the dexter. In my case I lost somewhere around an inch based on my best guess, but I did not measure before and after. Overall I’m thrilled with the improvement we noticed. 572609



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Second of these kits i’ve purchased. There are similar models out there but if you want the best “bang for the buck”. As far as i’m concerned, this Dexter kit beats them all and as usual, E-Trailer’s customer is UNEQUALED. 723292



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Best upgrade you can make to your RV suspension. Fits perfectly and is Heavy Duty. 721575



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The parts I ordered from Etrailer was delivered in a very short amount of time and packaged well. Etrailer is a wonderful company to do business with and they are very customer focused. 714188



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After installing my new E-Z Flex Suspension kit a year ago I have travelled close to 25k with out any problems and it held up even after breaking a leaf spring and then later the leaf spring bracket that is welded to the frame. I am super impressed with this product and wonder why Heartland does not use it when they build there trailers. 714107



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I installed this with a friend and it took us about 5 hours to complete both sides of a tandem axil trailer. The quality is superior. Instructions and videos were going as well. 703969



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I had morryde LRE suspension system on my 5th wheel and it failed after several emails that I did not get a response to I ordered these, cut off my old suspension and installed these 2 days later i towed my camper 16 hours south and it worked great it eliminated the "bucking"i was experiencing overall way better system I'm very pleased 698026



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Wow what an improvement over the last shackles and equalizers I had. I had called mthe business that put on my last shackles and asked them if there was anything better as they only lasted a year and a half. He said no, so I looked on-line myself and found etrailer and talked to their service rep. I ordered the complete package and I was so impressed with the quality. The big thing for me was the grease zerks and the size of the shackles. My brother-in law and I installed these on both sides in about 3 1/2 hours. We spent a lot of time looking for the proper tools to try to make things easier. The second side was done in about and hour. Great product at a good price. 625326



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Great product. Easy install. My bushings were gone and suspension squeaks. Now I go through a parking lot with speed bumps and rolls right over them. Also great handling on the highway 605342



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Thanks for your excellent service, they have variety of product and excellent prices, we will be buying again with you thanks 588619



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Straight forward installation, rugged construction. Been working perfectly since installation, 15,000 plus miles. 563795


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Over a year in service and the Dexter suspension kit is still working as it should with no issues so far.

Gregory - 09/11/2019

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Wow! Working with the team at etrailer was great! The parts arrived in a couple of days and went together just like the video showed. Quick road trip after installing the E-Z flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension system and four new springs showed tremendous improvement in trailer stability even on some really rough wash boarded roads. Can't wait to get a few thousand miles on the system and then do a recheck. 561028



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Excellent - exactly what we were looking for. 553950



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Great product and super fast shipping. These should come on every trailer made. I have them on my 48ft triple axle enclosed. along with my 20 ft enclosed. 369771



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excellent product, a must for replacing original suspension. 357877



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Weigh Safe Hitch had issue with first one but etrailer was on top of getting another out to me also purchased Dexter suspension kit ; after a slow starte got kit installed on my 20' trailer looks good and seems to work. Fast delivery also Etrailer take good care of their customers 334933



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Replaced worn out stock suspension with this product and noticed quieter ride immediately. Installed my self in about three hours. I pull a trailer five days a week and will put this product on any trailer I have in the future. Very pleased Thanks Dexter Axle 299506



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Product worked as intended. The surge was reduced pulling the trailer. Some of the bolts must have moved, cause I am having trouble greasing 2-3. Found I could change all shackle bolts and the e-z ride at the same time by using stands to hold the trailer up. 293776



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The parts were correct fit properly and the service was great I will be using this company from now on. Thanks etrailer 260821



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All bolts took grease. This kit is extremely beefy. Perfect for a refresh on any trailer. 238853



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


This equalizer system did make a significant difference in the ride of my travel trailer, but only after I replaced the center spring hanger bracket on the trailer, where the equalizer mounts, with a bracket that was about two inches longer, in order to maintain the same clearances for the springs that our original equalizer provided. This assembly is shorter than the stock equalizer in terms of the vertical distance from the center mounting hole to the attachment points for the spring shackles, and when I first installed it, the spring eyes were only about 1" from the trailer frame, causing the springs to bottom out against the frame while driving. Changing the center mounting brackets welded to the frame solved this problem and significantly improved the trailer ride. 711125



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I noticed a difference the first trip out with the kit installed. I was impressed with the ride quality. The install was start forward nothing hard about it. This is a product I would recommend to a friend or install again on another trailer. 688442



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I like the equalizers, no more squeeking, coupled with the heavier leaf springs i have a better ride. Only one of the four doors/drawers pops open during travel now. I did have problems installing them, the axle was difficult to get back in place on one side, if I had jacked up the whole trailer (all four wheels off the ground) it would have been a lot easier, live and learn. Oh, had my 18 year old granddaughter and two of her girlfriends do almost all of the work as I had minor surgery on my shoulder a week before we did the change out, they wanted to do a 5 day campout with the trailer so the broken leaf spring had to be replaced. Very satisfied with them, the girls work and the equalizers. 654648



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


The things that separate etrailer from everyone 1.Price-always lower than anyone...2.Selection-always have what I need or will get it for me...3.Videos-show the product and what it is...4-Installation Help-Have videos and great tech staff on hand..5-Shipping-free and fast,let me know when its coming...6-easy to use website that makes shopping a breeze.. Want to improve? ? Pre-screen videos by others and only include those that are correct and helpful then pin onto your site for that product!!!! I I usually look at your vids and then on internet to get a good prospective about what I am getting ready to do . Measure twice cut once....Would save me time from scrolling through bad vids !!!!!! 599592



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I installed this Dexter E-Z Flex om my Keystone Cougar in about 5.5 hours in my driveway. I also installed the complete wet-bolt kit at the same time. I have taken many trips since installing this, including a trip from Cali to Yellowstone and back, and I have to say the quality of the ride has improves so much that it is near perfect! The rough roads and pothole are handled so much easier and I have less fatigue at the end of each days drive. Getting under the rig to lube these has been very easy and keeps things smooth and quiet. Do this upgrade! You won't be disappointed! 323299



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


The installation is pretty straight forward, however with the trailer weigh and spring strengths it was quiet a lot of work. I have air tools and jacks to work with and it took about six hours. Didn't realize how bad my bushing were worn until it was apart. Camper is a 2013 with about 15000 miles and the plastic bushing were considerably worn. With E-Z flex installed, all the creaking noise is gone, tows a lot smother, still some chucking, but well worth the money and time. Great product and great service from etrailer. Thanks 267849



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I've not actually towed on this product yet as I only just installed it. The product is solid and easy to fit with clear instructions that make installation easy. I chose to replace the leaf springs at the same time. Like others have mentioned in reviews, the packing isn't just terrible, it is completely absent. The heavy contents are just tossed in a box and while that is bad enough, it presents a significant risk to the grease fittings on the EZ-Flex unit. Dexter (not etrailer) need to get that sorted out. I'd have given 5* if it wasn't for that issue. 565951



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I installed the E-Z Flex Dexter K71-652-00 suspension system which was an easy afternoon task. Everything went together without any problems and was quite simple. We traveled on our first short trip of 650 miles with the new system and was great. The 30' KZ travel trailer road smoother and seem to handle better. I really recommend this system up-grade to all stock suspension systems with plastic bushings and steel equalizer. 355038



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


Would have loved to write a great review as the product appears to be well built and I like the ability to lube all the spring shackles. Unfortunately one of the bolt patterns does not fit my trailer. It would help if ALL the bolt hole measurements would be displayed in one place - so that you would know prior to ordering if things would fit. 234003



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I have not used these dampening type equalizers before, but the idea seems good to me. I mostly purchased this kit for the ability to grease the pins in equalizer and in the spring shackles. The brass bushing are also and good upgrade over the nylon type bushings. Replacing a standard type dexter equalizer that has worn both the pins and egged the holes in the equalizer. 593759



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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


I think they will be great. They are installed and I will be traveling soon on the new suspension. Thank you etrailer for youyr good products RV manufacturers are totally missing the boat and have absolutely no regard to quality in regards to the cheap suspension parts they put into these trailers. It just does not make any sense to put such cheap bushings. As far as I am concerned the whole RV manufacturing industry are very inconsiderate of there retail customers. 229233


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Smooth ride

Larry M - 10/04/2016

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Review from a similar Dexter Axle E-Z Flex in Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension


Great product!!! I installed the the kit on a travel trailer just before a 7500 mile trip around the country!!!! Installation was straight forward and the product preforms great !!!!! 478451


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Product is preforming great no problems so far !! Would definitely recommend this upgrade!!!

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  • How to Determine Which Dexter E-Z Flex Equalizer Kit is Correct for a Trailer
  • To determine which Dexter E-Z Flex suspension system you need for your trailer you will simply need to choose whether your trailer has tandem or triple axles, as well as the length of your current equalizers. For a tandem axle trailer we have part # K71-652-00 which is 5-5/8" long, and part # K71-653-00 which is 7-3/4" long. For a triple axle trailer we have part # K71-656-00 which is 5-5/8" long, and part # K71-657-00 which is 7-3/4" long. I have attached some installation and...
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  • Replacement Equalizer Needed for Dexter Axle Equalizer 13-142
  • If you are simply needing to replace some worn equalizers then we actually do carry the part you are searching for. It is listed as part # K13-142-02 on our site and is a direct replacement for the 13-142 equalizer that you referenced. I confirmed this with my contact at Dexter Axle. If you are looking to upgrade your current equalizers then no, there is no equalizer upgrade we currently carry that will directly fit the large dimensions that you referenced. You would have to change out...
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  • Replacement Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers for Dexter Equalizer Part 13-122
  • The Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers part # LC279688 would indeed be the best fit replacement for the Dexter Equalizers part 13-122 you have now. However, as you mentioned the vertical bolt spacing will be about 2" taller which does indeed mean that the trailer will be raised but not necessarily the full 2". If you are looking for a cushioned equalizer upgrade that would not raise the trailer I recommend taking a look at the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle part...
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  • Could Dexter E-Z Flex Equalizer Replace Morryde CRE 3000
  • The Morrydy CRE3000 is a similar setup to the EZ Flex setup so there wouldn't be any problem going from one to the other. It would just be a matter of picking out the correct setup based on the dimensions of your current equalizers. You are going to have to measure your current equalizers to find the correct one. The part # K71-653-00 is a replacement for a 7-3/4 inch equalizer and the part # K71-652-00 is a replacement for a 5-5/8 inch equalizer. You will need to measure the dimensions...
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  • Recommended Dexter E-Z Flex Equalizer for 2004 NUWA Hitchhiker II LS to Widen Axle Hanger Spacing
  • I recommend using the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 5-5/8" Equalizers # K71-652-00 which is compatible with axle spacing of 33 inches on center. It is okay to move your outside hangers to give you more space but there are standard spaces that work well for tandem axle trailers that you will want to stick to. If you want 35 inch axle spacing, then you will use kit # K71-653-00 which has wider equalizers. The integrated shackle straps of these kits will...
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  • Dexter EZ Flex Equalizers for 6,000 Pound Axles on a 2006 Heartland Bighorn 5th Wheel
  • The length is good on the EZ Flex system # K71-653-00 but the height may be different depending on where you are measuring that 4-3/4 inches. On the EZ Flex the distance from the center of the mounting hole to the center line between the 2 bottom holes, straight up and down, is 2-7/8 inches. If your 4-3/4 inch measurement is diagonal then you will be good to go with this kit. For a u-bolt kit you can use # APUBR-9. The shocks might actually feel more effective with the EZ Flex kit...
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  • Will The Equa- Flex or E-Z Flex Equalizers Increase the Height of My Dutchman Kodiak Trailer?
  • Your current clearance measurement is concerning. You should have about 4.5 inches from the top of your tire to the floor in order for you to have adequate clearance from bumps when traveling. Either the Lippert Equa-Flex ,part # LC279688, or the Dexter E-Z Flex, part # K71-653-00, will work for your trailer, even though they are rated for heavier weights. But increasing the height of the equalizers alone would not be sufficient. You would also need to increase the height of your spring...
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  • Recommended Equalizer and Wet Bolt with Bushings for 7,000 lb Axle with Correct Track
  • The Bronze Bushings - Qty. 4 # K71-291-00 will work well with the wet bolts # 34007-187-00 which are 3-5/8 inches long. The usable length is 2-1/4 inches which will work well with the bronze bushings that are 1.74 inches long. The neverfail bushings cannot be used with wet bolts as it will break down the bushings. The EZ Flex system has brass bushings and comes with the wet bolts. For instance the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle # K71-653-00 will work...
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  • Recommended Cushioned Equalizers for 2019 Forest River 242 SLC
  • The E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 5-5/8" Equalizers # K71-652-00 is my recommendation and will work well on your 2019 Forest River 242 SLC as long as the current equalizers are shorter than 6-1/4 inches center to center. If the equalizer width is longer, then you will want to use # K71-653-00 instead which has a width range of 7-1/4 inches to 8-1/4 inches. The Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers - Double Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 3K to 6K axles # LC279687...
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  • Recommendation to Replace Double Eye Leaf Springs on Montana 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I am happy to get your Montana 5th Wheel Trailer all set up with new suspension components. When picking out replacement leaf springs, it is important to keep in mind that older springs will have stretched out a bit from their original length. This difference likely won't quite be the 1-1/8 inch difference between the 26 inch measurement you took on your springs and the 24-7/8 inch Double-Eye Springs # SP-222275 you referenced, but it is still a good idea to select a leaf spring stack...
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  • Leaf Spring Recommendation for Trailer with 5,200 lb Dexter Axles
  • Are you looking for replacement leaf springs since you said you broke the one you have now which measures 26-1/4 inches yet seems to be pretty flat. We have the leaf spring part # SP-111275 which is 25-1/4 inches long and is rated for a 6,000 lb axle which would be closest match to your 5,200 lb Dexter axles. Since springs flatten out and get longer over time this is most likely the correct size you'd need. Most likely the EZ Flex equalizer you installed is the part # K71-653-00 based...
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  • Recommended Dexter Suspension Kit for 7,000 Pound Tandem Axles on Toy Hauler
  • For the 7,000 pound axles on your Cyclone Toy Hauler I really like the Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit # K71-653-00. If you currently have standard equalizers on your suspension you will feel the difference immediately with the E-Z Flex units because of the rubber core that will greatly reduce chucking as well as absorb road shock during travel. The wet bolts also have built-in grease zerks that allows for fast and easy lubrication when needed. These equal-i-zers have a distance of 7-1/4...
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  • Does Trailer Equalizer Suspension System Add Height To Trailer?
  • We have suspension systems similar to the Moryde that I can give you dimensions for. These systems aren't designed to give you and increased height although they may add a couple inches depending on the height of the equalizers you are replacing. The Lippert Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers for Tandem Axle - 6K to 8K # LC279688 are similar to the CRE3000 system. They will give you 5 inches from the center bolt to the shackle strap locations. I've attached a picture to help. Another...
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  • Dexter and Lippert Cushioned Equalizers for Trailer Suspension
  • A high-capacity trailer can have a rough ride when its suspension is not loaded down with cargo and cushioned equalizers can help soften that ride and also help when the trailer is loaded up. The linked page shows you all cushioned equalizers for tandem axle trailers. These are offered in many sizes. You will want to take a measurement of the current standard equalizer to match up one of the Dexter or Lippert kits. Dexter E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00...
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  • What Measurements are Needed to Find the Correct Dexter E-Z Flex Equalizers for a Trailer
  • According to the fit specifications, the E-Z Flex # K71-652-00 are to fit tandem axles with 33 inches of axle spacing. You can also measure your current equalizers to make sure # K71-652-00 will be the correct replacement for your trailer's suspension. The attached picture shows the what dimensions of your current equalizer would have to be to be replaced by either # K71-652-00 or # K71-653-00 E-Z Flex equalizer.
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  • How to Determine if a Dexter E-Z Flex Trailer Axle Suspension Kit Will Fit a Trailer
  • The Dexter E-Z flex systems fit specific applications. # K71-652-00 is for tandem axle trailers with 33 inch axle spacing on center, 6K axles, with equalizers that are 5-5/8 inches long center of eye to center of eye. # K71-656-00 will be the same but for triple axle trailers. # K71-653-00 is also for tandem axle trailers but with 35 inch axle spacing, 8K axles, with equalizers that are 7-3/4 inches long. # K71-657-00 will be the same but for triple axle trailers. You would have...
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  • Recommended Shock Absorber For 5th Wheel Trailer With Tandem Axles
  • For the trailer suspension on your 2003 Montana 5th wheel, the replacements for your Dexter shock absorbers is the Lippert Components Heavy-Duty Replacement Shock # LC283280. If you want further suspension assistance on your trailer, I recommend the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 5-5/8" Equalizers # K71-652-00 for axle spacing 33 inches. If your axle spacing is 35 inches, I recommend the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 7-3/4"...
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  • Solution for EZ Flex Dexter Equalizer that Needs Replacement Rubber
  • I've asked Dexter before about replacing the rubber cushions of the EZ Flexes like your # K71-653-00 and they state that the reason they don't offer replacement rubber is that if that portion of the equalizer has worn out it's time to replace the entire setup.
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  • Fit of Dexter # K71-652-00 E-Z Flex Suspension Equalizer as Replacement for 13-104-02
  • The Dexter Heavy Duty 5-5/8 Rubber Suspension Equalizer, part # K71-652-00, is the specified replacement part for the standard 13-104 equalizer for tandem axle trailers. This is intended for use with axles rated for up to 6000 lbs. Please take a look at the linked photo that shows you the normal range of the spacing between the shackle bolt holes. The only other tandem axle kit offered, part # K71-653-00, has a 7-3/4 inch equalizer and replaces part # 13-122 for 8000-lb axles. There...
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  • Dexter E-Z Flex Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00 Fitment on 2005 Outback 28RSDS Trailer
  • The Dexter E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00 is designed to be used with 35 inch axle spacing and a 8,000 lb capacity specification. On your trailer, if you measure the distance between the center of one axle to the center of the next axle it needs to measure 35 inches. The axle capacity needs to be 4,000 lbs. or less per axle. If you have 33 inch axle spacing you can use the Dexter E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-652-00 and it has a 6,000 lb...
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  • E-Z Flex Equalizers for Trailer with Tandem Axles 42 Inches on Center with 10 Inch Wide Equalizers
  • Your axle spacing is not the standard for the industry, so we will need to get more information to help you with the system you are seeking. The E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 7-3/4" Equalizers # K71-653-00 will flex from 7-1/4 inches to 8-1/4 inches. This will be the closest system to your current setup. The only cushioned equalizer that is longer than this is the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers # LC314336 from Lippert which are 14-5/8 inches wide. Either...
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  • Recommended Equalizer Upgrade for Trailer Suspension
  • Both the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers - Double Eye Springs like # LC279687 and the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System like the # K71-653-00 will provide an upgrade over the standard cast equalizers that most likely came on your trailer. Either of these products will be a great choice. Both feature rubber cores which will minimize chucking and absorb road shock for a smoother ride. To choose the correct replacement for your existing equalizers, you will just want to make...
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  • Will Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension System Fit Keystone Bullet Trailer with Wide Stance Axle Placement
  • I do not have the exact axle measurements for your Keystone Bullet travel trailer, but the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00 is designed to fit trailers with 35 inches of axle spacing from the center of one axle to the center of the other. The best way to find a replacement equalizer is to match the length and height dimensions (center bolt hole to center bolt hole) of the existing equalizer. I'm attaching a review video of this suspension system as well as...
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  • Dexter E-Z Flex 8,000 Lb Equalizers Without The Kit Components
  • Yes, you can purchase the equalizers by themselves from the kit part # K71-653-00. The E-Z Flex 8,000 lb Equalizers alone without the kit components is part # K71-655-00 for a quantity of 2. The equalizers measure 2-7/8" tall by 7-3/4" Long from center hole to center hole. The bolt hole diameter is 9/16".
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  • Can Mor/Ryde LRE Suspension Hangers Be Replaced by Dexter EZ-Flex
  • To replace your current Mor Ryde LRE system and go with an EZ-Flex system is possible, but you will need to replace the center hangers as well as the equalizers to do this. To pick out the correct equalizer will require you to measure the distance between the bolt holes from left to right on your current setup so that you can get the correct EZ Flex. If the distance is between 7-1/4 and 8-1/4 inches the part # K71-653-00 would be the correct equalizer. If the distance is between...
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  • How Often Should Dexter EZ-Flex Equalizers Get Greased
  • I spoke to my contact at Dexter and he informed me that they recommend greasing the E-Z Flex equalizers every three months or 3,000 miles. I also attached a pretty helpful guide to how often trailer components should be maintained. For grease Dexter recommends wheel bearing grease. For that we recommend the red grease part # L11390. A shock kit would help your trailer and would work well with the EZ Flex system but since you said you have square axles we don't have a kit for that....
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  • Torque Specs for Wet Bolts for Dexter Axle E-Z Flex Suspension Kits
  • According to the installation instructions from Dexter Axle the torque specs for the wet bolts on their Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kits, like part # K71-653-00, is 30 - 50 ft-lbs. I have attached a clip from their instructions for you to check out.
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  • Dexter Cushioned Trailer Suspension Equalizers to Replace Lippert Equa-Flex
  • The Dexter E-Z Flex cushioned equalizers for trailer suspensions can be used to replace the similar Lippert Equa-Flex units on your toy hauler. You will want to match up the units' dimensions to ensure the suspension operates as it should with altering clearances in your suspension's moving components. All such items are shown on the linked page. Dexter kit # K71-653-00 replaces a standard equalizer 13-122 on trailers with a 35-inch center-to-center axle spacing. This includes the rubber...
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  • Dimensions for Equalizer in the Dexter E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-653-00
  • I have an attached photo which illustrates the dimensions of the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System, part # K71-653-00 you inquired about. As you can see on the photo, the distance from the outer mounting hole on the arm of the equalizer to the top mounting hole in the center is 4-3/4 inches. The dimension between the centerline of the bottom mounting holes and the centerline of the top mounting hole is approximately 2-7/8 inches. And as you are aware, the distance between the...
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