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Old 03-01-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Springs, shackles and equalizer bushings

Just finished a E-Z Flex install. In the process did notice something I had not thought a lot about, so this may help others. After putting the 5ver on jack stands (supporting the weight) so that I could remove the wheels I notice a considerable amount of movement in the axles. after further investigation I found that I could move the shackles and the equalizers a significant amount. After removing shackles, equalizer and spring bolts found that the plastic bushings were worn "thin" or only 60% left of the diameter, I even put a bolt back thru the bushings to see how much movement I could get, a lot. Not saying anything about the Dexter E-Z flex just that you may want to consider replacing the plastic bushings with a 'wet' kit so that you can grease all the moving suspension components eliminating the 'play' in the axles. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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I replaced the bronze bushings on my suspension with Never Fail Bushings:

They are guaranteed not to wear out. Time will tell.

I installed them when I installed the Center Point Air Ride suspension on my 5th wheel. Significant improvement in the ride of the trailer. It is much less bouncy.
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