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Old 09-08-2015, 07:48 AM   #1
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Dexter EZ Flex Problem

In July, just before starting a cross country trip with my Cougar High Country, I upgraded to wet bolts and replaced the MorRyde CRE 3000 with the EZ Flex equalizers. I had a wheel bearing failure in Idaho that took out the hub and damaged the axle spline, so am waiting for a new axle.
In the process, I discovered the tires had been rubbing the tops of the wheel wells when I hit bumps because of the extra travel of the EZ Flex. I've ordered a set of the CRE 3000 to be installed with the new axle.
I'm not looking for advice, but want folks to be aware when making suspension changes.
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I am surprised that you had a problem, when I installed the EZ Flex on my 97 Alpha, I actually gained clearance, it raised the unit about an inch. I didn't notice any significant difference in suspension travel either.
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This is good advice. You should compare your existing equalizer dimensions to the new equalizer you plan to use. In my case I was going to lose about 1.5 in. so I ended up also adding the Correct Track II alignment kit to regain the height when I added EZ-Flex.
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This is good advice. You should compare your existing equalizer dimensions to the new equalizer you plan to use. In my case I was going to lose about 1.5 in. so I ended up also adding the Correct Track II alignment kit to regain the height when I added EZ-Flex.
I think I lost an inch and plan to stop at MorRyde in Elkhart on the way home to replace my Sidewinder pin box and EZ Flex with MorRyde products. The Sidewinder couldn't be raised to lower the nose because the rotating arm would have hit the mounting wings, so I installed the lockout bolts and raised it 2". I am still a couple inches nose high, but now have the 4 turret bolts and two lockout bolts to check every few days. I'll have the MorRyde pinbox installed one more hole up and the CRE 3000 equalizer should give me another inch and I'll be level without extra bolts to check or tires hitting the under carriage.
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I had to hold over in Idaho for 12 days waiting for a new axle. The repair company expedited the axle and shipped the old one to Dexter in SLC to be sure of getting the correct replacement. They did decline to replace the equalizer because they weren't comfortable with doing so and we're installing the new axle after shop hours on a Saturday. I installed a TPMS system during the interim as in could have saved the axle.
We are now 2 days down the road and headed for Elkhart. Watching the TPMS is fascinating.
The extended warranty we purchased last fall paid $535 of the $825 bill. The stinkers wouldn't cover shipping or expedite charges. Still relieved to get through it for $295 out of pocket.
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