Upgrading Lippert Equalizers with a Dexter EZ-Flex System on Lippert 2,500 Pound Axles

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My North Trail trailer has a GVWR of 4900 lbs and has two Lippert 2500 lb GAWR rated axles. I would like to upgrade the stock equalizers with the Dexter EZ-Flex system. The stock equalizer measures 6-3/4inch long bolt hole to bolt hole and uses shackles with 2-1/4inch bolt hole spacing. The length of my stock equalizers dont seem to fit the range of any of the upgrade kits, is there something that will work?

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You are right, none of the EZ Flex systems or EquaFlex systems have the proper measurements or range to fit in place of 6-3/4 inch equalizers but I do have an alternative solution for you. You could install a shock kit # LC281255 if the axles are 2-3/8 inches in diameter.

If that will not work then to use the EZFlex system you would have to move the front hanger forward 1/4 inch and the rear hanger back 1/4 inch in order to get to the widest measurement compatible with system # K71-652-00. Otherwise the suspension would not be able to move properly and could get bound up.

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