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Changing from 10 x 1-3/4

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I know alko was taken over by dexter. I have a 2 3500# axles under my trailer. the brakes are 10 x 1 3/4. why can I not find complete brake assembles? thanks

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I do have an option for you but we no longer carry 10 x 1-3/4" brake assemblies. I recommend upgrading to 10 x 2-1/4" brakes as this is the more common size for 3,500 lb axles and will provide greater stopping power. For a set of 10 x 2-1/4" brakes, I recommend taking a look at the Electric Trailer Brake Kit part # AKEBRK-35-SA. These brakes are self-adjusting and use a 4 bolt brake mounting flange which is what should be equipped on your AL-KO axles. If you have a different brake mounting flange please let me know what that is and I would be able to recommend a set that will fit if available.

Since you will be changing the size of your brakes, you will also need new hub/drum assemblies. Most 3,500 lb AL-KO axles use an L68149 (1.378" inner diameter) inner bearing and a L44649 (1.063" inner diameter) outer bearing. If this is the case then you can use the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly part # AKHD-545-35-K which have a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern and will work well with the 10 x 2-1/4" brakes. In order to determine if these hubs/drums will work for you, you will need to measure both the bolt pattern on your wheels and the inner and outer bearings on your current hubs. I have attached two help articles that will walk you through each process.

I have also attached a review video of the brakes and hubs for you.

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