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Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter

Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter

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Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension 018-024-01 - 2-1/4 Inch Long - Dexter
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Replaces 1 shackle strap for E-Z Flex heavy duty rubber suspension system by Dexter (K71-652-00). Great Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Dexter. Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter part number 018-024-01 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Dexter Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - 018-024-01

  • Boat Trailer
  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Snowmobile Trailer
  • Utility Trailer
  • Shackle Links
  • 2-1/4 Inch Long
  • Dexter

Replaces 1 shackle strap for E-Z Flex heavy duty rubber suspension system by Dexter (K71-652-00).


  • Replaces shackle strap for E-Z Flex heavy duty rubber suspension system by Dexter (K71-652-00)
  • Overall dimensions: 3-11/16" long x 1-1/2" wide x 1/2" thick
    • Usable length: 2-1/4"
  • Includes 1 strap

Dimension of shackle strap

018-024-01 Replacement Shackle Strap for Dexter Easy Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System Kit for Tandem Axle Trailers - 5-5/8" Equalizers

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Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter - 018-024-01

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

Replaces 1 shackle strap for E-Z Flex heavy duty rubber suspension system by Dexter (K71-652-00).


So much better than the original parts. Heavy duty shackles, brass bushings and it's all greasable! It'll last forever.


These things are awesome and so is the customer service from the etrailer team.
The box came damaged and missing 1 small piece but a quick call to etrailer and they are sending the missing piece ASAP. Dexter just needs a better box for these heavy items.


The product was easy to install and was a very heavy duty. It was a lot better than stock equipment and other replacements I have seen. Made the trailer quiet when going down the road


Perfect fit


I ordered the Dexter Heavy Duty Suspension kit and the four shackle plates were missing from the kit. The missing plates were immediately shipped by etrailer when I notified them. The kit components are definitely higher quality than the suspension components used by the trailer manufacturer and the wet bolts, bronze bushings and beefy shackles will clearly outlast the stock pieces. After 12,000 miles of towing, the stock plastic bushings were worn through and the holes in the shackle plates were elongated. The installation was easy, but it does take effort to drive the new bushings into the spring eyes. Just be sure to be safe and use adequate blocking and/or jack stands to take the weight off the axles.


Dexter ez flex came to my door and was missing this part. I called 3x and they finally shipped it to me so I could get on the road. George J was very helpful and express mailed it to me. He was very helpful and I was able to complete my suspension upgrade. Suggestion for the future when packing Dexter ez flex for shipping , use more than one flimsy piece of tape on the top of the box. Now that the upgrade is complete and the shackle link is in place, I have driven 700 miles and the trailer rides very smooth. Thank you George J for your prompt service


This was a replacement part for the shackle back plate that was not drilled correctly and thus would not fit the male shackle part. Once I contacted etrailer, they handled the replacement procedure and got the part to me pronto. Once I received all the parts, the suspension went on flawlessly. A very good product.


Excellent product but it needs to be bundled into a shackle link replacement kit. Steven D


Easy order
Fast delivery


HD replacement shackles


Received order quickly. Parts fit as they should.







by: 01/03/2022


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  • Shackle Straps Touching Frame With Road Armor Equalizers
    If the shackles are touching the frame when using the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 it does indicate the shackles are too long, and since you mentioned you had 3-1/8" shackles, you can use shorter ones which can help. I recommend going with 2-1/4" straps, the Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # 018-024-01.
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  • Comparing Lippert Never-Fail Bushings to the Bronze Bushings and Wet Bolt Option for Tandem Axles
    The bronze bushings and wet bolts are a great option but they still do require maintenance especially under the conditions you referenced. There really isn't any new information in comparing it is basically the difference between maintenance required and zero maintenance. The Never-Fail bushings # LC279685 are maintenance free and self-lubricating so they will be a better fit for you. This kit comes with the bushings for 4 springs and two equalizers for a complete tandem axle trailer....
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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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  • Will Heavy Duty Dexter Trailer Shackles Fit Equa Flex Trailer Equalizers
    Yes, the Equa Flex equalizers like you have use standard shackle bolt sizes so the upgrade kit part # 018-026-05 would work. We also have the nuts as part # 006-092-01 and the individual shackles as part # 018-024-01. For bronze bushings then you'd just need the # D014-077-00.
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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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  • Availability of 2-1/4" Heavy Duty Shackle Straps
    I do have a solution, but the heavy duty shackle straps that come with the # MR58ZR are not available without the rest of the kit. For equivalent shackles you can use the Replacement Shackle Strap for E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle # 018-024-01. However, depending on the cost you may be better off purchasing an entirely new kit and not the individual shackles. It is also worth noting that the # MR58ZR is for trailers with Correct Track installed. If you do...
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Shackle Upgrade for Double Eye Springs and Road Armor Equalizer
    The Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts for Dexter Trailer Suspension Kits # 018-026-05 are 2-1/4 inch on center. The # K71-358-00 is 3-1/8 inches on center so too big for your system. The # 018-026-05 along with Shackle Strap # 018-024-01 and Replacement Flange Nut # 006-092-01 will work with your system and that Road Armor Equalizer # LC696740 without issue to give you the stronger shackles and wet bolt combination. The slight difference in length will still allow your system to...
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  • Troubleshooting Tandem Axle Boat Trailer Equalizer Contacting Frame on Rear Spring
    There are a few things I would recommend checking before you start swapping parts. First will be to check the weight distribution with the boat on the trailer. Typically when the rear is hitting the frame like you have the weight may be to much on the rear of the trailer and the boat should be moved forward or gear on the boat moved to better evenly distribute the weight across the entire trailer. Second I would ensure that the boat trailer is pulling level when connected to the tow...
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