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Review of Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - Leaf Spring Suspension - 6340624-EB

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Dexter Axle Trailer Axles - Leaf Spring Suspension - 6340624-EB Review

Today, we're going to take a look at the Dexter 95" Long E-Z Lube 5200lb Trailer Axle with electric brakes, and the 6 X 5.5" bolt pattern. Now, this axle beam will act as part of your trailer suspension system. You can replace an axle on your trailer, or you can fabricate a suspension to fix your application. This is a high strength steel construction, the axle tubing diameter on this is 3", and this axle is an underslung design, and by that, I mean the spring seats here that your leaf springs mount to, they're welded to the underside of the axle for mounting your leaf springs. So, that'll give you a nice low ride height, makes it very easy to load and unload your trailer. The spring seats and the spindles are all welded on.Now, you might notice this bend here, right in the center of the axle, this is what'll give you the proper camber angle.

Basically, when you install this axle, that bend should face up, and this label right here should face the rear of the trailer. Now, if this label happens to be missing, the wires here for your electric brakes that are in the axle, these should also face the rear of the trailer.Now, basically having the center ride a bit higher, and the sides of that axle bent lower, allows this axle to give just enough to compensate for the load that's put on the trailer. This bend will create a nice zero camber angle for even road to tread contact across the width of your trailer's tires, and ensures that the angle of the wheels is correct for your towing needs. The result gives you a nice, excellent straight-line acceleration for steady, controlled towing.This axle does use the straight E-Z lube spindles, there's no drop to it, and the E-Z lube design is nice, because it has the grease Zerk fittings on the end of the spindle that allow you to put a grease gun on there and pump grease in there to lubricate the bearings, without having to disassemble the hub. Normally to grease your bearings, you'd have to take the hub off, take all the bearings apart, grease them up, put it all back together.

With the E-Z lube, you just put your grease gun on there, pump the grease in there and it will automatically grease the bearings on the inside.Now, these electric brakes, they're very easy to install, there's no actuator or hydraulic lines necessary with electric brakes. All you have is the two wires coming out the back, that one connects to a brake feed, the other to a ground, and they are very easy to install. Now for this video, you can see we've installed them just to show you what it looks like, the adjuster plugs, all the mounting bolts, and the hardware is included. They are cast iron hubs and drums, they're very sturdy and durable. The drum size diameter is 12", the width is 2", bolt pattern again is a 6 X 5.5" bolt pattern, the wheel studs are 1/2", and the wheel size that'll fit on this is 14 1/2" up to 16" wheels.And again, we've put this all together so on the inside, you don't get to see, but it is all included, is the inner and outer bearings, the bearing races, the grease seals.

Now, the grease caps are included, and what's nice is they do include the E-Z lube grease caps, again, when they're mounted on here, they have the center rubber plugs that you can just pop out and that gives you access to that sort of fitting without removing the cap, and then you just put your plug back in there when you're done.Wheel studs, lug nuts, are included, and they even give you a tube of this marine-grade wheel bearing grease. This part is made in the USA. Weight capacity is 5,200 pounds, and when you do purchase an axle, there's two critical lengths that you got to be aware of. The first one is hub face to hub face length, and that will be measured from the hub face right here where the wheel studs are all the way across to the hub face on that side, on this one it will be 95", and the other one is the spring center to spring center length. That's measured from the center of the spring seat to the center of the spring seat on that side.

So on this one will be 80", which is basically your trailer width. But, that should do it for the review on the Dexter 95" Long E-Z Lube 5200lb Trailer Axle with the electric brakes and the 6 X 5.5" bolt pattern.

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