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Old 05-09-2016, 03:09 PM   #1
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Axle rating ?

can the axle weight rating be determined by the number of lugs on the wheels? my 5er has 16 inch 8 lug wheels .thanks
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:45 PM   #2
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No, they could be 6k, 7k, 8k.
But if you tell us what brand, length and what is on the yellow sticker we can probably figure it out.
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Yes.
6K axles will have 6 lugs. 7K axles get 8 lugs. If you really want to know, there is two sire fire ways.
1, look at the tag on the left front corner of the trailer. Or
2, crawl under and read the metal tag attached to the axle tube.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #4
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No.
Lugs have never been a accurate way to determine every axle mfg ratings.

I've had 8 lug 6.2k lb axles on trailers and I've had 6 lug 7k axles on trailers.

However a certain brand of axles may use the lugs to determine ratings.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:38 AM   #5
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Yes.
6K axles will have 6 lugs. 7K axles get 8 lugs. If you really want to know, there is two sire fire ways.
1, look at the tag on the left front corner of the trailer. Or
2, crawl under and read the metal tag attached to the axle tube.
How many lugs on 8k axles? Ours have 8, so how do you tell 7k axles from 8k?

Your other 2 methods are really the only reliable ways, and method #1 only works if a previous owner hasn't changed out the axles.
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Ahh, yes--7k and 8k both have 8 lugs, at least on my Suites that I swapped the axles on.
Generally, the 8k axles will have 5/8" lugs and the 7k will have 9/16" lugs.
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I sell Disc Brake Conversions for trailers and there is no way to tell by lug nuts.
All 6 hole wheels are either 4.4, 5.2 or 6k axles.
All 8 hole wheels are either 6k, 7k, 7.2k or 8k and can have 1/2", 9/16" or 5/8" studs.
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Thanks, good to know.
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