Originally Posted by Danno
Not sure what "Baja lift axles" are, but the x213 uses torsion axles. I thought about lifting ours with fabricated plates to raise the factory axles, but decided to get rid of it and buy something new.
The trailer being too low was one of the reasons I got rid of it, but the main issue was the stupid heavy tongue weight. Of all the trailers we've had, this was the worst for pulling. We bought an RKS 235 which is 1000 LBS heavier, but it has less tongue weight that the X213 and tows soooo much nicer.
I actually had designed my own lift plates in Solidworks, but I just found these last night:
It looks like 2-3 people have tried them successfully. The guy that built the upgraded turbo for my diesel Liberty has a CNC plasma cutter and is going to cut them for me. That's 3" of lift.
I have a 2014 F150 Max tow, 157" wheel base truck and so far I have not had any issues towing my trailer. The trucks base curb weight empty is 700 lbs more than the GVWR of the X213. I had to drive from the Black Hills in SD, through Wyoming , and into Utah 2 weeks ago as a winter storm was blowing in from the north. Almost the entire 9 hour trip consisted of 30 mph winds with 40 mph gusts. I had no problems whatsoever and was able to maintain 65-70mph the whole way. I do load most of my gear to the front and its been fine with the Equal-i-zer.
Originally Posted by X213_2015
I have one and you'd be hard pressed to find much taller tires/wheels in that weight size that actually fit. As it stands now there's not much room between the tires. I've personally dragged my bumper (and a jack) through a campsite - so I feel your pain. That being said I wouldn't want that model sitting too much higher (especially with my kids - it wobbles even with the short stabilizers jacked nice in tight). That being said...only one drag in close to 10K miles of towing and months of camping in it (dry and full hookups). We have enjoyed it.
I havent dragged yet. But I do a lot of dispersed camping that involve some rugged dirt roads and its always a bit tense.
Thats actually a great point with the stabilizers. They already have trouble reaching the ground if the site isnt level with the trailer as low as it is now.
I did a bunch of measuring yesterday and even drew up the trailing arm/axle assemblies in cad to see if there would be any interference with larger tires. The best I can tell is you can run up to a 215/75R14 without issue. The trailing arms really dont move all that far and wouldn't be able to get into a position where the tires can even contact. I also measured from the center of the hub to the fender liners with the full weight on the one axle, and had ~17" of clearance which means that wont even be close.
The actual travel of the trailing arms is far more limited than what is in these pictures. I can't seem to get them to upload off Tapatalk, but the arm doesnt seem to drop more than ~20 degrees down and not much higher than horizontal.