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Old 06-28-2005, 05:58 PM
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Torsion Axles vs Leaf Springs which do you prefer and why??
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:17 PM
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Torsions are quieter and smoother running, no springs to rust and sqeak. But have less wheel travel. Also torsions will sit lower, a great help when the overheight is close for those standard garage doors.
My last Eagle had torsions, very nice, but didn't like the fact that it would lift an axle off the ground when backing up the driveway at the curb. Too much weight put on the axle on the ground. They also don't distribute the weight evenly among axles.
Leafs with the equalizer link will distribute the load evenly between axles, regardless of tongue height, going over curbs or even the crest at the top of a ramp. Noisey critters though.
Ordered my new trailer with leafs, no regets.
Both have pros and cons
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Yeah , what he said. Both have advantages and disadvantages. I needed a new axle for my leaf spriing trailer this past spring. $150 for a replacement drop axle leaf spring axle. $1100 for a pair of torsion axle to convert it.

Wasn't worth it. Stayed with springs
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Just took delivery of a triple torsion axle, had a triple equilizing spring same brand:
Big difference I noticed besides that it sits a little lower...it is very very quiet...I can sneak the boat out without neighbors or family hearing me leave property.
Boat appears to ride smother over semi-bumpy roads.
Uncluttered trailer undercarriage. I was also advised it is much lighter without the monster springs.
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:06 PM
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I'll take the few disadvantages of torsoion axles over the yearly replacement of springs if your in saltwater, any day.
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:09 PM
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Love the Torsion axles on my Myco.

Very smooth and if you have a flat just drive a good wheel up on a curb or a 4 x 4 and change the bad one. No jack required.

Bought mine new in 2002 and have 28,000 trouble free miles and not a single tire issue. They look just like brand new.

Torsion is the better way to go in my opinion.
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Torsion!!!!!!!!
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I much perfer torsion. They don't hold salt water and have almost no moving parts. Last forever almost.
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Dexter axle does not recommend tri axle torsion applications and I believe warranty does not cover tri axle apps.
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Default Re: Torsion Axles vs Leaf Springs

The torsion is also more independent, if the trailer is not exactly level you do not get the lever action the spring cause, you have seen it, the tongue is too high and the front axle is unsprung causing all the weight on the rear. I saw one today where the front wheels were moving slower than the rear which means they were barely touching, I bet he didn't make it too far.
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