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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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Convert Econoline 14k Tandem Axle Trailer to Disc Brakes
  • Since you have 7k axles with 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt patterns we have kits that would fit the axle but the rotors are so big they require a 16 inch or larger wheel diameter. So for the kit for each axle you would want the part # K2HR712D. For a wheel and tire that would fit this you'd want the part # AC16R8SM. Then for a electric over hydraulic kit we have the part # CAR-HBA16-2 that comes with our best performing and most reliable actuator plus brake lines and a breakaway kit. I attached...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Disc Brake System for Salt Water Boat Trailer with Tandem Axles
  • To get the best braking power for your boat trailer you would want to have disc brakes on both axles. If you happen to be limited to one axle then you would want the rear outfitted. With a 5,000lb boat you likely have two 3,500lb torsion axles. The best finish for a salt water application is going to be stainless steel, next would be the KodaGuard and then Dacromet. For a 3,500lb 10 inch hub and rotor in stainless you will want a quantity of 2 # K1HR35S. Stainless is the best for...
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  • How Much Play Should Be Allowed for a Hub and Bearings on Hub and Rotor # KHR138XL10
  • As far as how much play there should be in a hub once installed, normally when you mount a hub and tighten down the spindle nut you need to allow for 0.001 to 0.007 inches of end play for the bearings. This can be achieved by tightening the spindle nut while turning the hub. Once there is a slight bind on the bearing you know the parts are seated correctly. You will then back the spindle nut off up to 1/4 turn to achieve the 0.001 to 0.007 inches. The nut was engineered to allow...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Brakes to a 3,000 lb Single Axle Trailer
  • I recommend using an electric-over-hydraulic braking system for your 2013 Audi Q5 and boat trailer. It uses less electrical wires on the trailer which is great since it will come in contact will water fairly frequently. The parts that you will need are: Kodiak Disc Brake Kit - # K2HR35D Bearing Kit - # BK2-100 Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit - # 18SI-BLKIT HydraStar Marine EoH Actuator with Breakaway and 7-Way Harness - # HS381-9067 This is everything that you will need on your...
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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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  • 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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  • How To Pick Out Disc Brake Kit for an EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • It looks like you have 2,200 lb axles on your EZ Loader trailer. Since that is not a common axle rating you are going to have to remove the hubs of your trailer to get the bearing numbers so that we can pick out the correct system to fit your trailer. If the inner bearing is a L68149 and the outer bearing is a L44649 then the part # K2HR35D that you referenced would fit and work well. This is a 3,500 lb axle kit with a 5 on 4-1/2 inch wheel bolt pattern. I attached a help article...
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  • Replacement Caliper Recommendation for Mastercraft Trailer with Reliable Calipers
  • From the research I did the Kodiak 225 calipers like the part # KDBC225E that you referenced are an exact replacement for the Mastercraft setup you currently have.
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  • Converting Existing Hydraulic Drum Brakes on 2004 EZ Loader Boat Trailer to Disc Brakes
  • Given the inside dimension you kindly provided, your outer bearing is a # L44649. We have plenty of disc brake kits that would be compatible in various finishes. Going with the Kodiak # K2HR35DS in a Dactromet/Stainless Steel finish would provide maximum corrosion resistance. The kit includes the races, but the # L68149 and # L44649 bearings and # 168255TB grease seals are sold separately. It sounds as if your current brake actuating coupler was intended for drum brakes, If that's...
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  • Replacement Wheel Stud For Dexter 7000 lb Axle With 8 Lug Hub Assembly
  • For 7,000 lb Dexter hub assemblies, you could have 1/2 inch or 9/16 inch, or 5/8 inch drive in studs. I've linked the page of our drive in wheel studs for you. Once you have the right stud based on your measurements you can get the correct lug to fit on the other linked page.
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  • What is the Depth of the Hubs in Kodiak Disc Brake Kit K2HR2D
  • On the Kodiak disc brake kit for 2,000 pound axles # K2HR2D it measures 3.45 inches from the hub face to the brake mounting flange. Compare that to the hubs you have now to determine if the disc brakes will make the wheels further from the trailer. I have included a picture as well showing some other dimensions.
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  • Replacement Hub and Rotor Assembly with 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern for 3,500 Pound Trailer Axle
  • From my research the hub and rotor assembly you're looking for is for a 3,500 pound axle with a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. It uses bearings # L68149 and # L44649 and has an e-coat finish for marine use. If the bearing numbers match you can use # KHR10E for a replacement hub and rotor. The bearing kit that goes with it is # BK2-100
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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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  • Will Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2HR526D Fit to Replac Hub with Bearing Numbers 15123 and 25580
  • The disc brake kit part # K2HR526D WILL work for you. The bearing number difference you mentioned doesn't matter as both of them have the same inner diameter of 1.250 inches which means the kit fits the spindle dimensions you have.
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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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  • What Additional Hardware is Required to Install a Kodiak Disc Brake Kit # K2R35DS
  • I spoke with my contact at Kodiak about the Kodiak Disc Brake Kit, part # K2R35DS, and found out what is included and what you would need to supply. Basically, all you will need to supply is the bolts that the bracket to the axle. Other than that everything else should be included. I attached installation instructions for this product below for you to check out also.
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Brake Calipers for a Boat Trailer
  • To replace the calipers on your boat trailer you will need to know the weight capacity for the axle that is on the boat trailer and the brand of the calipers. A very common brand is the Kodiak calipers, typically they will have 225 stamped on the caliper as well like the # KDBC225E. This system would work on axles that range from 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs. If you need a different caliper check out the link I attached that will take you to a page that has all of the calipers we offer. You...
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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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  • Availability of Replacement Brake Pads for Boat Trailer
  • Trailer manufacturers do not often maintain specs for smaller items like brakes/brake pads used in production of their trailers so the VIN will not usually help, but you may be able to at least get the brake brand from the manufacturer. Knowing the axle weight capacity is important to selecting the right brake parts. The part you referenced, Kodiak # K225CP, fits Kodiak disc brake calipers for axles rated from 3500- to 6000-lbs. These and all similar disc brake pads (and drum brake shoes)...
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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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  • 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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  • Can a 20 Foot Brake Hose be Substituted for 18 Foot Hose on Brake Line Kit?
  • Yes for the Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Line Kit - Single Axle # 18SI-BLKIT what you could do is replace the 18 foot hose with the 20 foot Kodiak Hydraulic Brake Hose # BH-3MFS-20. It is the exact same hose that comes with the Kodiak kit except it is 2 feet longer. I've added a link to a video review of this hose for you to take a look at.
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  • Replacement Brake Pad Recommendation for Dexter 8k Axles
  • For your Dexter 8k axles that have you would have to get the part # K71-629. Since the Kodiak pads haven't been tested in the Dexter calipers I can't make that recommendation.
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  • How to Tell What Axle and Brakes a Trailer Has
  • Near the coupler of your trailer there should be a plate that will have the axle capacity information for the trailer. Often times the brand will be listed there as well. If your trailer has brakes it either has disc brakes or drum brakes. If you look at the hubs behind where the wheel attaches and you see what looks like a disc and a small caliper that the disk spins through then you have disc brakes. It if looks more like a short, fat cylinder then you have drum.
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