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16 Inch Modular Wheel Recommendation and Other Weight Saving Ideas

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just thinking about switching to alloy wheels to save weight on an equipment trailer i saw your 15 inch wheel comaprison only place in the net ive seen it???????? just looking to safely reduce some trailer weight. 18+2 foot dovetail 14k norris equipment trailor are you familiar with this brand? as i will be looking fir service parts soon. by the way i would just like to say i ordered sone parts from you about 3 -4 years ago and it was excellent prices and service. i told many peoplebut i nevertold you! thankyou

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The Lion's Head Aluminum Modular Trailer Wheel - 16" x 7" Rim - 8 on 6-1/2 # LHJM513 are 25 lbs. There are other non modular style aluminum wheels like # AM22659HWTB that weigh just 21 lbs . This is compared to the steel modular options that are around 33 lbs each. 8-12 lbs here and there will definitely make a difference.

What other areas are you open to looking at? Axles? You may want to consider the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/ Brake Flange - Regular Tires - 7K # TASR7KS01. This system only weighs 158 lbs but will require a 2 inch square tube to run between the spindles in the integrated holes. This could save some weight as it gets rid of all the suspension components and also the through-axle.

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