You kept the original axle when installing the new brakes and hubs? Now that you have used it, how do you feel about the suspension? Is it very stiff?
The reason I ask is I can get a 3200 lb axle with the electric brakes and hubs for not much more than just the brakes alone.
Has anyone tried removing the shocks from an M1101 in an attempt to improve the ride quality? (The XV-2 has no shocks)
I plan to replace the axle with a one rated for about 3,000 lbs, so it doesn't hop around so much when light loaded. I'm curious if removing the shock might lead to noticeable improvement?
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I'll remove them when I get a chance and see iI i can get a good evaluation without them.I've read a lot of posts in various forums and haven't seen anyone remove them. I can definitely understand the need when lightly loaded. Even on our 1 ton diesel long bed it makes itself known when too light.
I might have found a solution for the parking brake. Might still need a cable clamp on the frame for tension adjustment.The parking brakes were connected with ubolts for cable splicing but have been removed in preparation for the tongue box fab. We also have to relocate the parking bake handles and reorient them to horizontal under the box.
The ubolts are OK and secure but I'm hoping to find something cleaner once we have the length of the levers set.
Super cool. I'll have to measure when I get to the trailer. Here's the manufacturer list by part numbers:
I found a couple other options for a clean attachment, but if this one fits, it's by far the least expensive.Super cool. I'll have to measure when I get to the trailer. Here's the manufacturer list by part numbers: