Can 6,000 Pound Dexter Hubs be Replaced with Hubs that Have Different Bolt Pattern


have dexter axles 6000 lb dex#5542552 s/n 131113508 dexter Axle 277231 currently 16x6 on 6-5.5inch would like to switch to 8-6.5 are there hub drum asm. to make the switch bolt pattern change


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I reached out to my contact at Dexter and with the information you provided (thank you!) she was able to determine that you currently have the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assemblies # 8-201-9UC3-EZ mounted to the 6,000 pound axles. This particular hub uses the # 25580 inner bearing and # 15123 outer bearing.

With this in mind you will indeed be able to upgrade to hubs that feature an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern, for which the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-219-4UC3-EZ will work perfectly. This hub uses the same # 25580 inner bearing as your current assemblies and a # 14125A outer bearing, which features a matching 1.250 inch inner diameter to the # 15123 on your current hubs. This means the hub will be perfectly compatible with the spindles on your axle.

I have attached a couple short video demonstrations on this hub that you can check out as well.

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