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Old 10-10-2008, 11:53 AM
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Can you replace the rubber tornsion "springs" in this axles? If so do you need to send them back to the factory?

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I don't believe they come apart. Not really a spring, least not metallic spring, they use a rubber insert, pretty much maintenance free. What problem are you having?
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:57 PM
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they apear to be sagging. When you jack the axle up the spindle drops a few inches.
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I don't think ya can,or wouldn't be cost effective sending them back,freight?I am thinking with the boat on it the arm may be around 10-11 O'Clock

heres the angle of the arm unloaded.

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I had one repaired. They heated the axle to melt the old rubber so they could pull out the torsion stub. Then they compress and freeze the new rubbers. It takes a special press that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the rubbers (4). They took the frozen assembly and simply slid it in to the end of the square tubing axle and waited for it to thaw....presto a new torsion assembly.
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That looks like a Tie Down axle....good luck with the factory
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thanks. I called Dexter and they said no rebuilds. New axle is around $490 bare
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I have a friend that had a couple of new torsion axels and was planning on selling them. If he still has them I know he will part with them for a good price. I also have an account with dexter for axels and know I can beat that price. I will call you this weekend with the info I have. Sorry you won't be in Key West, I am working real hard to get TKO back together but I know We will be ready. Thanks for the confidence.
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Thanks Charlie, I will measure them up this week and give you a call.
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thanks. I called Dexter and they said no rebuilds. New axle is around $490 bare

that doesnt sound real bad
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