Brakes, Hubs, Tires and Wheels for 6,000 lb Axle

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Im building a trailer with 6,000 axles. I need brakes, hubs, wheels and tires. What do you suggest? Tire size I want for this build is 235/80-16

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I have a complete setup for your trailer that will work great with your 6,000 lb axles.

I recommend using the Electric Trailer Brake Assembly, both left # AKEBRK-7L-SA and right # AKEBRK-7R-SA hand sides of your trailer. These brakes have the self-adjusting feature on them so you don't have to manually adjust your trailer brakes every 3,000 miles.

Since you are building a trailer, you are going to need some wiring as well. I am not sure what kind of trailer you are building, but you might want to start off with a basic taillight kit like # TLL9RK. To wire your trailer brakes, we actually have a kit # e99011, that will give you the 7-Way option. You will also need a power and ground wire for the trailer brakes themselves. We sell this part # 10-2-1 by the foot so you can order as much as you need.

For your hubs I recommend using two of the Trailer Hub and Drum Assemblies # AKHD-655-6-EZ-K. The great thing about this hub and drum assembly is that it has the E-Z Lube cap so if you have an E-Z Lube axle, you can add grease to your axle without having to remove the whole hub assembly.

The tires and wheels that I recommend using are two of the Goodyear Endurance # 724858519AT. These tires have more sipes than some of our other options which means that they will have better heat resistance and better resistance against hydroplaning. If you are wanting something that has a shinier look, then I recommend the Taskmaster # AC16R6SMV with aluminum wheels.

I have also added some demonstration videos for you.

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