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Old 05-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Trailer wheel alignment

I may have a need for torsion axle wheel alignment.

Does anyone know of a place near Central Texas? I know about one near Waco..but would like a closer one to Austin.

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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Almost any HDT large trailer alignment shop can do that.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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HDT? Uhh. I don't recall what that is. Sorry. Probably simple..
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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Heavy Duty Truck?
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Yes, what cwf said, HDT=Heavy Duty Truck frame and alignment shop. I should've explained, sorry.
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Ray's in ft worth kinda far though
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:03 AM   #7
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No worries, Ray! My brain must be removable...I miss much of it.

So, "about $1100" per axle... Ouch.


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More like $150 a axel 1100 would be high for a new axel and labor if new look up redneck trailer in Arlington they are a Dexter dealer
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$1,100 would be for a semi-trailer alignment, yours would be much less. A completely new axle, installed and aligned, is more like half that amount.
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The closest thing I found in Austin with a quick search is Atlas Spring Service. But it sounds like they do the big boys as well as us little guys. I'd check with them first before driving to Waco or San Antonio.

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The cost can be less than $200 but you want to find a place with the laser sights to be able to do an accurate analysis of your axle. You will get your money back with longer tread life with the tires.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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Ok, the Austin lead played out. Said will have to remove axles from trailer to align. Partly because the trailer won't fit on their equipment. Also, because of torsion axles. They align with them off the trailer....?

So I called Red Neck Trailer supply. They can supply axles to a local installer or myself. They referred me to Spillar Custom Hitches, folks I have known for a long time but they do not do "alignment"..except at install of axles... At least that is what I understood.

So, I will visit Spillars with the trailer and get a quote. Thanks y'all
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Glad to hear it's going forward good luck
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