Question: Clearance from frame to axle

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Question: Clearance from frame to axle

Postby little green pea » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:07 am

Currently the axle is overslung and I'd like to switch to underslung to be a better match for my TV and to bring the overall finished height down.

My question is about the amount of clearance needed for an underslung axle to the bottom of the frame. How many inches are recommended? This is a cambered axle, so I'll have new spring perches welded to the bottom, will it be necessary to remove the current spring perches to give more clearance to the underside of the frame?

Is it easier to just order a new axle than to mess with new perches? I've got a guy doing some other weld work for me and will have him move this at the same time if it's an easy thing to do.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Question: Clearance from frame to axle

Postby aggie79 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:45 pm

If staying with the current leaf springs, I'd take a measurement to see how much suspension travel you will end up with if you reverse the axle position. It doesn't look like there will be enough room.
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Re: Question: Clearance from frame to axle

Postby H.A. » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:46 pm

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Re: Question: Clearance from frame to axle

Postby little green pea » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:06 pm

aggie79 wrote:If staying with the current leaf springs, I'd take a measurement to see how much suspension travel you will end up with if you reverse the axle position. It doesn't look like there will be enough room.

I measured everything, I think there will be less than an inch of clearance.

I guess my option is to switch out the wheels for something smaller. Bummer these are brand new and were part of why this trailer was such a deal.

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Re: Question: Clearance from frame to axle

Postby little green pea » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:08 pm

H.A. wrote:Btw, GoPro cameras can be handy test instruments...


I like the way you think! I can justify spending money on a GoPro because it's 'for the build'


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