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How To Add 1 Inch of Height to a Slipper Spring Suspension on a Single Axle Trailer

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whats the easiest way to add 1 of ride height to small 2 wheel trailer with slipper springs. when trailer bounces the tires just rub the deck. shackle or u-bolt spacer ? thanks.

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Assuming your trailer suspension is in good condition and you have a 3 inch round axle you could use the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit, part # K71-385-00. This kit will move your trailer axle from the bottom of your axle to the top of your axle and give you an additional 3 inches of height, without having to weld new spring seats to your axle.

If you do not have a 3 inch round axle, you would need to buy 2 new spring seats, 4 U-bolts, 8 nuts and 2 U-Bolt plates, depending on the diameter of the axle you have. But, you will have to weld the spring seats onto the trailer axle. I am including links to product pages for those items.

The other option would be to replace your existing hanger with a taller hanger, but you will need to remove the old hangers and weld on the new ones. I am including a product page for the slipper spring hangers.

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