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  • Recommended Complete Disc Brake Conversion System For 10,000 lb Dexter Axles
  • To replace your leaking seals, you will want the Unitized Oil Seal # 10-51. This is a confirmed fit for your hubs. I've attached a video of an oil seal installation on a similar hub to help. For your disc brake conversion, you will need to use the Dexter Trailer Hub Assembly - 9,000-10,000-lb Axles - 8 on 6-1/2 - Oil Bath # 8-288-3UC1 and then the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - 11" Rotor - 8 on 6-1/2 - Raw Finish - Leaf Spring - 10,000-lb Dexter # K2R1058D11E compatible with these hub assemblies...
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Dexter 10k Rated Trailer Axle
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit part # K2R1058D11 Dexter 10 rated axles. They will need to be 8-288, 2 piece hub built from Feb. 1990 to Aug. 2009. Yours fits the age range so theres a strong chance this is the right kit.
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation to Convert 10k Dexter Drum Brakes to Disc
  • For your Dexter 10k torsion axles we have the Kodiak disc brake kit part # K2R1058D13. This is specifically designed to fit Dexter 10k torsion axles like what you have so it would be the exact part number you need. This will attach to the hubs you have now once you remove the drum from them. For an actuator kit that includes lines and a breakaway setup we have the part # CAR-HBA16-2 which would work well.
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  • How to Remove Rusted Lug Nuts on Calkins Boat Trailer Hubs in Order to Replace Tires
  • I can suggest two methods for helping to loosen the rusted-on lug nuts on your Calkins boat trailer. The first method, which takes longer, is to apply and re-apply (as many times as necessary) a penetrating oil and allow it time to work through the rust on the threads. Depending on how severe the rust damage is this may take anywhere from hours to days. Such products are offered under a number of different brand names. They work slowly but also have less chance of causing damage. The...
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  • Can Regular Grease Trailer Hubs be Converted to Oil Bath Hubs
  • The choice of oil bath or regular hubs is up to the manufacturer. They are usually found on higher capacity axles, though as you know there are some on lower capacity axles. You can convert some hubs from grease to oil bath using a kit such as # XLPROLUBE1980KIT but for others it would not be possible without changing the hubs. This is because oil bath hubs use an oil cap that threads onto the end of the hub. Most regular hubs are not threaded so you would not be able to screw on an...
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  • EOH Actuator for a 2012 Ram 3500 With OEM Brake Controller & Trailer with Dexter Nev-R-Lube 7K Axle
  • Since your 2012 Ram 3500 Cab and Chassis factory-installed brake controller has the Electric Over Hydraulic (EOH) settings, it is compatible with EOH actuators according to Ram. With that said, we have found that the compatibility of the factory brake controllers with EOH brakes to be unreliable over the past few years. The benefits of the EOH actuators definitely make the transition worthwhile and I recommend going with the HydraStar EOH Actuator for Disc Brakes, # HBA16. One advantage...
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  • Converting from Electric Drum Trailer Brakes to Kodiak Hydraulic Disc Trailer Brakes
  • To upgrade your car hauler to Disc Brakes will require several items. Since you are already setup with a brake controller for controlling electric brakes, the easiest way to upgrade would be to add an electric over hydraulic brake actuator to the trailer, like the Titan BrakeRite, # T4813100, for disc brakes. The pump in this actuator will be activated by the brake output circuit coming from your brake controller. If your brake controller is proportional, you will need to make sure it...
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  • What Size Are The Kodiac Ceramic Brake Pads # K250CP?
  • The Kodiak Ceramic Brake Pads - 7,000 lbs to 8,000 lbs # K250CP in some ways is rated for the 8,000 lb axle braking. So it will give you braking on 3 axles rated for 8,000 lbs when you use 3 kits. These brake pads are not easy to specify dimensions, so I've attached a photo to help with measurements being of the backing plate not the brake material.
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  • Compatibility of Kodiak # K2R79 Disc Brake Kit with 5th Wheel w/ Tandem 7K Dexter Axles
  • The Kodiak # K2R79 disc brake kit is designed to slip over an idler hub, not a hub drum. A 7K Dexter axle uses the 25580 inner bearing and a 14125A outer bearing with a 10-36 grease seal. To make that particular kit work, you'd need to remove the existing hub drum and electric brake assembly and install an idler hub that's compatible with your existing axle spindles, like part # 42865-KIT. You'd be better off going with a hub/rotor kit. I'd recommend using the Kodiak # K2HR712E and...
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  • Are Any of Caliper Mounting Brackets Die Cast
  • I spoke with my contact at Kodiak and he said the that all of the caliper mounting brackets, both ductile iron and stainless steel, are die cast.
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  • Disc Brake Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer That Uses 8-Lug Wheels on 6000-lb Dexter Axles
  • The key to selecting disk brakes for your 5th wheel is to match up the bolt pattern (in your case 8-on-6-1/2) as well as the brake flange mounting hole pattern, bearing set and axle weight capacity. It is fine to use a brake kit rated higher than your axle capacity, but never one rated lower. You need to match your hub's bearings to the new kit to ensure that the hub/rotor assemblies will fit your spindles. The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR712 that you referenced has the bolt pattern...
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  • How to Convert Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes on a 2005 Boat Trailer
  • The Kodiak Dacromet Disc Brake Conversion Kit, item # K2HR35D, would be a good choice for conversion to disc brakes on your boat trailer. We have not had the opportunity to do a video installation for the disc brake conversion yet, but I will go through the installation with you. Before starting you will need to make some determinations to be sure you get the correct conversion kit and that you have the correct components on your trailer to work with the kit. You will need to be sure...
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  • Replacement Disc Brakes for a Venture Boat Trailer for Salt Water
  • You have some common bearings there. For a combination stainless steel and dacromet which is going to offer the most corrosion resistance you can use # K2HR35DS which has the 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern, 1/2 inch studs, and fits 13 inch and larger wheels. For a kit that is all the same except that it is all dacromet use # K2HR35D. For E-Coat, which is basically black powder coated parts, use # K2HR35E. And for a raw finish use # K2HR35. This means no coating or paint at all and I would...
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  • What Type of Grease Should be Used to Grease Brake Caliper Bushing
  • I spoke to my contact at Kodiak and explained to him your situation and he advised that only silicone based grease be used on the bushing that the caliper slides on. He said that if you used petroleum based grease the bushing will swell and the caliper won't function right. He told me to show you the picture that I attached. If your bushings need to be replaced you would want the part # K225RB.
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  • Parts Needed to Convert a Trailer from Hydraulic Drum Brakes to Disc Brakes
  • For the Kodiak XL-Lube in and 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern and with 5/8 inch bolts we only have it available in a raw finish # K2HR858XLD. It is designed to fit Dexter 8k axles. There are a couple of different Titan BrakeRite products. I recommend the BrakeRite II SD, # T4835700. This kit makes installation much easier because of the plug in type of connectors. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. You will also need break away kit # T4822100. The time delay Draw-Tite...
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  • Disc Trailer Brake Kit for ALKO 7,000 Pound Axle
  • Kodiak XL-Lube disc brake kit # K2HR858XLD is designed to fit 8,000 pound Dexter axles. For a raw finish kit with 1/2 inch studs use # K2HR712. It uses inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 14125A. And for 9/16 inch studs use # K2HR79. It uses inner bearing 25580 and outer bearing 02475.
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  • Disc Trailer Brakes that are ABS Compatible
  • I spoke with my contact at Kodiak and for the Kodiak disc brakes from 7,000 pounds and up are ABS compatible. They have the holes drilled in the calipers for the sensors. That would include 8k kit # K2HR858XLD. They are set up to be compatible but do not come with parts to tie into a vehicle ABS system.
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  • Disc Brake Kit Recommendation for Lippert 7k Axles
  • The disc brake kit # K2HR712SCS that you referenced should work well for you. You would need a quantity of 2 of these for each of your axles. These have the same bolt pattern as your current setup and are rated a 7k. You can verify that these will fit your spindle by removing a current hub and checking the numbers on the bearings. If they are 25580 for the inner and 14125A for the outer this kit would fit the spindle and work well. This kit will fit a spindle that has a diameter of...
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  • Bleeding Trailer Brakes After Installing Kodiak 225 Disc Brake Calipers
  • When you bleed the brakes on your trailer after installing the Kodiak Calipers # KDBC225E, you will want to start with the brake that is furthest away from the actuator. Of the two bleeder valves, you will want to use the bleeder valve that is on the top. If you are manually bleeding the brakes, it is easiest to use a clear jar to collect the brake fluid in so it is easier to see when there are no more bubbles in the fluid. Be sure to open the top bleeder valve when you are bleeding...
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  • Size Wheels the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit K2HR958QD11 is Designed to Fit
  • The part # K2HR958QD11 that you referenced is for 16-1/2 inch dual wheels or 17-1/2 inch single wheel setups.
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  • Can Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R35D Replace Idler Hubs on Demco Tow Dolly
  • Thank you for including a photo of your idler hubs. The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit you referenced, part # K2R35D, requires a standard 4-bolt brake mounting flange in order to mount. The standard 4-bolt square mounting flange that this kit will fit, part # 4-35, is shown in the linked photo which includes measurements of the hole spacing. We do not recommend drilling your existing flanges; it is better to have a qualified welder replace them with the correct ones. Your existing hub appears to...
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  • What Parts Needed When Replacing Disc Brake Rotors # KHR12D on Boat Trailer
  • When replacing the disk brake rotors on your trailer it is recommended that you also replace your bearings, races and seals at the same time. This will ensure that all components are new and in good order and will prevent the need to dismantle your trailer again to replace an older part that may wear out before others. The bearing kit for this rotor is part # BK3-100. I have included an article that covers the process of replacing bearings, races and seals on a trailer hub. The Kodiak...
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  • Disc Brakes Recommendation For 3500 Lb Boat Trailer
  • The Kodiak disc brake kit you asked about, part # K2R35DS, will fit 3500 pound axles with wheel sizes 14 inches or larger. The 10 inch rotors have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. The additional 1/2 inch would mean the wheels would indeed be mounted approximately 1/4 inch further out on each axle. The existing hubs along with the bearings and races would have to be removed. You mentioned that the axle has a 4 bolt flange already welded to it. I have attached a photo of how the brake mounting...
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  • Axle and Hub Recommendation for Off Road Camper Trailer
  • When it comes to building an off road camper trailer, the best configuration that I can come up with is using the Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension, # ASR35HDS02, with the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, # K2HR526DKG. The heavy-duty steel construction and black powder coat finish of the axle-less system resists wear and corrosion and the rust-resistant, marine-grade, disc brake kit would be perfect for your set-up since you mention the fact of them going under water/mud on a regular basis.
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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, # K2HR712 Fit a 7,000 Pound Dexter Trailer Axle
  • Yes, the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, # K2HR712, will fit 7,000 pound Dexter trailer axles. It is also designed to fit 16 inch and larger wheels with an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern. You can check your existing bearing numbers to determine if this kit or another will fit your axle. If you have # 25580 inner bearings and # 14125A inner bearings, 16 inch or larger wheels with an 8 on 6-1/2 bolt pattern, this kit will work. The bearings and seals for this kit are sold separately, but the races...
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  • Disc Brake Kit and Actuator Recommendation for a Shorelander Boat Trailer
  • The Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR35D that you referenced is a great disc brake kit to use on your Shorelander boat trailer. This kit and the Titan kits are both great and you wouldn't go wrong with either, I would consider both brands to be about equal. But you will first want to verify that this kit will fit the spindles of your trailer. You will need to pull the hubs and get the bearing numbers to do this. The inner bearing will need to be L68149 and the outer will need to be L44649....
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  • Availability of Disc Brake Pads for a Kodiak 250 Caliper on a Double Tree Fifth Wheel
  • The disc brake pads that we have for the Kodiak caliper that is marked 250 is the Kodiak Ceramic Brake Pads, part # K250CP, that you have referenced. These pads are for use on calipers that are rated for 7,000 lbs to 8,000 lbs. The D215 number is the part number that is on the automotive brake pads that can be used in the Kodiak calipers. It can use the same disc brake pads as used on the front axle of the early 1980s and early 1990s GM FWD model vehicles.
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  • Do Bearings, Races, and Seals on an EZ Lube Spindle Have to be Changed and Repacked
  • It is still a good idea to periodically change out the bearings and seals in a hub even if you have an EZ Lube axle. Races can be tricky to remove as well but if other parts are worn it would be a good idea to replace them if you are replacing everything else. You will not necessarily have to repack the ones in there if they were packed properly the first time. But when you do change bearings at some point, it is a good idea to package them first, even though you will be pumping in grease...
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  • Best Disc Trailer Brake Kit for Salt Water Use on 3500 Pound Axle
  • The Kodiak disc brake kit # K2R35DS is made up of Dacromet and stainless steel components. Dacromet has a 400 to 600 hour salt spray rating while stainless steel is about as corrosion resistant as you can get. Still when using these items in a salt water environment be sure to hose them off after use with fresh water. For the absolute best in corrosion resistance go with an all stainless kit like # K2R35S. I have linked installation details for you. I have also included a link to our...
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  • Replacement Oil Cap for Dexter Hub # 21-35
  • The Kodiak Oil Cap # KPCAP you are looking at is a replacement cap for the Kodiak Pro Lube Kit. The oil cap you need is the Redline Oil Cap, Plug and O-Ring for Dexter 7-9K Trailer Axles # RG04-230. This will replace the oil cap on your trailer axles with Dexter 8-bolt hubs. I attached a review video of this oil cap you may want to check out.
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