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Old 04-24-2004, 09:22 PM
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quick question...I just purchased a set a Kodiak disc brakes and wondered if it make a difference which axle they go on? (tandem axles). The guys at Kodiak say it doesn't really matter.
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:42 PM
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I would go fronts. The reason I would go front is the weight transfers forward as you stop. This will put more preasure on the front axle... In theory anyhow.

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I had an EAGLE trailer that I switched to Disk. They were on the rear axle from the factory. I left them there.

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Most Tandems I have seen have the brakes on the back. Look at the way the pivot points work between the axles. Some designs may get into a bind if the front axle were braking.
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I bought a brand new Slide-On trailer from them (they are local to me) and they put the brakes on the from axle. I think it a weight transfer thing. My trailer has torsion springs though so the front and rear axle are independant. I would go with front if torsion and rear if leaf springs. my .02$.
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I've always had them on the front axle if only singles. Now lets think about it for a minute...put them on the rear with leaf springs and your pulling on floppy shackles on the front of the rear spring that's attached to the equalizer. Torsion axles shouldn't make any difference , except for the weight shift theory.
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appreciate the feedback...I'll check for any binding and will probably end up flipping a coin.
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Originally Posted by Audiofn View Post
I would go fronts. The reason I would go front is the weight transfers forward as you stop. This will put more preasure on the front axle... In theory anyhow.

Jon
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Think it as a Semi combo.
do you wan´t the trailer to follow as straight as possible when braking, if yes, rears.
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