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Old 06-27-2015, 08:21 AM   #1
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Cougar HC Equalizer Upgrade

With about 14K miles on my Cougar High Country, I was starting to worry about the shackles and dry bolts with my MorRyde CRE3000 equalizer. After research I decided to order the Dexter EZ Flex with wet bolt kit and had them installed yesterday by a local spring and chassis shop. I examined the old thinner shackles that were removed and the holes were indeed starting to elongate, but were probably good for another 5,000 miles. With a 6,000 mile trip coming up, I am happy I did it just for the peace of mind.
It took the shop 2.5 hours for the installation and they did it from a pit under the fiver so the grease zerks all ended up facing to the inside meaning I won't have to remove wheels to lubricate. The installation cost me $175 and was well worth not tying up a weekend trying to do it myself. I can't really tell if the ride of the fiver has changed, but I know I have one of the best equalizers, stronger shackles and wet bolts that should last for another 25,000 miles.
2015 F350 XLT PSD CCSB SRW, Andersen Ultimate hitch
'12 Cougar High Country 299RKS, Mor/Ryde Pinbox
1/77 Armor Bn, 5th Mech, I Corps
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