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View Poll Results: What Axle Should I Go With?
3500 lbs. Idler Axle 2 22.22%
3500 lbs. Brake Axle 1 11.11%
5200 lbs. Idler Axle 3 33.33%
5200 lbs. Brake Axle 3 33.33%
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default What Axle should I Buy?

Ok, I had a little problem towing my utility trailer yesterday. A bearing went out and grooved the spindle, so Im looking at new axle. Its got a 3500 lbs axle under it now and not sure if I should upgrade. Its also a single axle, 6'4"x12" and I plan on doing a spring over on it so I can use my Tahoe to tow it if I want. Im not sure if i should put brakes on a single axle trailer. I will be using a 1999 Blazer/ TrailBrazer 4x4 or a 1995 Tahoe lifted 7 inch on 35's. I figured total weight I will see on it with quads is about 3250 lbs (Quads, trailer and gear)

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Old April 22nd, 2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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upgrade to 5200, the additonal cost won't be enough to not do it. where do you plan to buy the new axle?
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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If it were me id get the 5200. Just make sure your bolt paterns are the same for the wheels or you will need new wheels too.
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