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CE Smith Trailer Suspension - Leaf Spring Suspension - CE23002 Review

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Today we're going to be taking a look at the CE Smith U-bolt kit for mounting 3,500 pound round trailer axles. The mounting kit is going to attach a trailer axle to the leaf spring. The kit is designed for 2 and 3/8-inch diameter axles with 1 3/4-inch wide springs. The entire unit is going to stand up well against rust and corrosion. The plates are made from a galvanized steel. The u-bolts are a steel construction that features a yellow zinc coating and then the nuts and lock washers have a regular zinc coating. The kit's going to include 2 u-bolt plates for 1 3/4-inch wide springs.

You're going to get 4 u-bolts and then you're going to get 8 1/2-inch hex nuts and lock washers. Spring seats are required for mounting an axle to the leaf springs. Spring seats are sold separately and can be found at if your axle's don't already have them installed. I also want to mention that the u-bolt plates, they can be placed on top of or underneath the axle. It depends on your set up and it depends if your axle sits on top of or below the leaf spring but these plates can accommodate either set up.

The kit's made in the USA. I want to take a look at the u-bolt dimensions, just take a look at 1 since they're all going to be identical. You want to start off by measuring the u-bolt length, measuring from the bottom of this portion here to the end of the threads. That's going to give us a measurement of 5 and 1/2-inches. The inner width measurement is just measuring the opening in between the bolt posts. That's going to give us a measurement of 2 and 7/16 of an inch.

The posts are going to be separated apart from another on center by 2 and 15/16 of an inch. Then the diameter of the ends here on each bolt, that's going to give us a diameter of a 1/2-inch. That's going to do it for today's look at the CE Smith U-bolt kit for mounting 3,500 pound round trailer axles.

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