Well, as it says in another of my posts, I get bored easy. My eaton blower swap is done on the truck so I am going to start another project/thread for any changes on this.
Background: I bought this last year and while it is pretty much a classic Formula, I think upgrades are in order...let the gearing commence!
Starting off this trailer is a 1995 and is a 7000lb trailer (3500lb axles). They flex like crazy with twin 454"s/27ft boat. I was brining it back this spring and the driver rear bearing went out on me. So this is the start of me upgrading the axles. I am moving from the 5x4.5 bolt pattern to the 6x5.5 bolt pattern. Pics..
First challenge, getting the right dimensions for the new axle..because of course I go "BIG", not home haha. Since I'm upgrading, I am upgrading the wheels/tires as well...what do you think? They are 18x9 with 275 40 18 nitto 555's. Hot off the press today!
You've got an awesome project going on but I too would think very carefully on hauling a 6000 lb boat (I looked up the specs) on a what...2400 lb. trailer?...for a total weight of 8000 - 8500 pounds on tires rated for maybe 1500 lbs each.