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Old 06-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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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..
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Moving from the 2x2 galvanized to a round 7000lb axle housing with 5200lb bearings.
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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!
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Got my braking axle today.
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With the 18x9 wheel I went from 84" hub to hub to 87". Have to mock up the axle to make sure it is good to go.
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I'm subbing.. I think the wheels look pretty cool.
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Thanks, and your sig is priceless haha
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Better make sure you wrap those rims in trailer tires and not passenger tires. Id hate to see that pretty boat slide off the road when the tires blow out.
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^ This.
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.
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