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Old 08-05-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Upgrade shackles

I have the CRE3000 suspension from Mor Ryde and was looking to upgrade to the wet bolt heavy duty ststem....do I just need the shackle kit or should I replace the hangers too?
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:27 AM   #2
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Shackle/Wet Bolt Upgrade

I have also been thinking about putting this upgrade on a new trailer I am getting.

How many install this upgrade?

Do you install immediately or run the factory supplied shackles for a year or 2?
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:21 PM   #3
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After axle in 2007 Cameo was bent, found the shackles were broken. When we ordered Pinnacle, our dealer did the upgrade on the shackles. Highly recommend doing the upgrade. With regards to the hangers, if they are oblong, yes, replace.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:46 PM   #4
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So has anybody done these themselves?? How difficult was it?
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I have just ordered the wet bolt kit. It certainly sounds easy enough if you have a selection of tools, Jacks and knowledge. I plan to use my ball joint press to do the job. Should only take a few hrs I am thinking. I think the biggest issue will be appropriately blocking the trailer so the axles are free of the ground. I will probably not even remove the tires if I can get away with it. Will update when job is done.
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We had our 2016 29.5BHDS upgraded with heavy duty shackle & wet bolt kit by the same shop that added a sub-frame. The shop used the Dexter heavy duty axle kit, which included new (wet) bolts, copper bushings and hangers. They also added an extra brace to each of the axles, which made them extra beefy. We just came back from a 5,000-mile road trip and the trailer towed very well with no axle/tire issue.

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I have just ordered the wet bolt kit. It certainly sounds easy enough if you have a selection of tools, Jacks and knowledge. I plan to use my ball joint press to do the job. Should only take a few hrs I am thinking. I think the biggest issue will be appropriately blocking the trailer so the axles are free of the ground. I will probably not even remove the tires if I can get away with it. Will update when job is done.
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Thanks....if you have time take some pictures of disassembly and reassembly...again thanks!
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I would not risk running with factory bushings for any longer than six months or 5,000 miles. Since, the factory bushings are plastic and not lubeable, the bolts will wear them down to nothing in no time.

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I have also been thinking about putting this upgrade on a new trailer I am getting.

How many install this upgrade?

Do you install immediately or run the factory supplied shackles for a year or 2?
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So has anybody done these themselves?? How difficult was it?
A friend of mine put together a detailed Dexter EZ Flex 'how-to' back in '08', but it still gives you some insight on what's involved with the given components ......., here's his write-up:

LAdams install: Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Dexter HD Suspension & EZ-Flex Install (long w/ pictures)

I did mine a few years ago as well..., as mentioned it takes the right tools:

My install: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ll-2540-2.html

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A friend of mine put together a detailed Dexter EZ Flex 'how-to' back in '08', but it still gives you some insight on what's involved with the given components ......., here's his write-up:

LAdams install: Woodalls Open Roads Forum: Dexter HD Suspension & EZ-Flex Install (long w/ pictures)

I did mine a few years ago as well..., as mentioned it takes the right tools:

My install: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ll-2540-2.html

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