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    so has any body running the dexter ez flex equalizer bar? K71-652-00
    http://www.dexteraxle.com/e_z_flex_suspension
    i hear it will really help the glass
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    That's pretty cool. Have to wonder how it would hold up to our desert heat and dryness though. It's really tough on rubber stuff out here. Not terribly expensive ranging from about $90 to $170 per set. Have you measured yet. Do you know which one your trailer takes? Mine measured at 32" so I guess it'd be the $150 complete kit for 33" axle spacing.

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    Replacement for the center joint, but nothing for the two ends? Don't know how much it would help. Maybe quieter to?

    Last two trailers have had torsion bar suspension. I like it much better.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by billet racing View Post
    Replacement for the center joint, but nothing for the two ends? Don't know how much it would help. Maybe quieter to?

    Last two trailers have had torsion bar suspension. I like it much better.

    Jerry
    your crazy man i read they rubber torsion was way harder on the glass. it has even harder then a standard equalizer, but not a single axle. you dont need any thing on the other side.
    Squirtcha?: k71-652-00 my equalizer bar is the taller one not to flat it says this kit will lower the trailer 1 inch but i will just weld on lower center hanger. i kit pic you posted just has the bar the larger kit comes with the new bronze bushings with new grease Zerks on all pivot points. for measurements i used this page http://dexteraxle.com/i/u/1080235/f/...Flex_12-09.pdf, and this is the pic of the large kit. i dont believe you need to worry as much about the sun between the boat and the fenders it should be safe from the uvs the dry heat though i guess you would see

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty's pride View Post
    Squirtcha?: the kit pic you posted just has the bar. The larger kit comes with the new bronze bushings with new grease Zerks on all pivot points.
    Yeah, I just used the picture because it was larger and easier to grasp the concept/design.

    Mine would take the same kit as yours.

    Maybe I'll wait til you get yours installed and you can tell us how you like it?
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    Looks like a good idea to me. I always wondered why trailers don't have shocks. Easier alternative. Bolt on and inexpensive. Can't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    Looks like a good idea to me. I always wondered why trailers don't have shocks. Easier alternative. Bolt on and inexpensive. Can't hurt.


    My trailer has shocks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    My trailer has shocks...
    I'm shocked!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Performance Boats View Post
    I'm shocked!!!!!!

    Yeah...I'm really not sure if they help out or not. It was an aftermarket kit that was installed by the previous owner.

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    Anyone ever switched over to air bags on the trailer? Or thought about it? It would allow the spring rate to be tuned to the weight of the boat, not to mention you could air them down for launch ramps that arent steep enough. Might be kind of gangster fabulous too... roll up to the ramp and set the trailer down on the bumpstops... haha.

    The springs on my trailer look like they were pulled off of a dump truck... and rides like it too. Having ability to match the rate to the weight of the boat seems better than ordering a pair of leaf springs and hoping they werent for a bobcat trailer.

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    man i total agree i thought of using a air just for fun using a pivot style suspension system. be able to lay it in the ground really hard to steel trailer with it laying on the ground. but i could not see spending the money for me any way totally into the idea
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    Pretty sure Cyclone had a trailer on bags a while back....or maybe just the truck was on bags.

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    I know a guy up here in WA that has a bagged trailer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    Pretty sure Cyclone had a trailer on bags a while back....or maybe just the truck was on bags.
    or both, im pretty sure he had a Quad on bags at one point!

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