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Leaf Sprung axle above or below springs

Postby bfree01 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:28 am

Mine will be above the springs but i am using 15" tires and normall will be pulling with a jeep cherokee or a full size 4x4 i think this will put my tounge where i need it.
Just curious as to how others had done it, and their opinion.
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Postby Arne » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:57 am

several of us have moved our 1,800 h/f axles from blow to above springs. We have to notch the bracket for enough axle clearance. I did mine to lower the trailer and make it look better...
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Postby surveytech » Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:48 am

The TSC trailer comes with the axle above the springs.
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Postby PaulC » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:44 am

Standard fitment on leaf sprung suspension should be with the axle above the springs. Having the axle fitted below is usually only done for a height gain.
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Postby Endo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:45 am

I have the HF 1800. My axle is below the springs (12" wheels). I tow with a Jeep Wrangler (6 inch lift) or a Chevy Avalanche. When I tow with the Avalanche the tongue height is great. I use a drop hitch with the Jeep because of the lift and the 35 inch tires.

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Postby mikeschn » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:09 am

Endo wrote:Image


Those don't look like 12" wheels... :?

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Postby Arne » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:43 am

Wheels vs. tires?
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Postby Endo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:28 pm

Arne wrote:Wheels vs. tires?


Jeep 15" wheels, 35"tires
Trailer 12" wheels 20" tires
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