called them,I got a couple custom trailer axels built by pacific axel and spring (years ago when they were still on the langley bypass) One of them had a 3500Lb straight axel with 1500Lb springs (750Lb each side) with a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern because that is what I wanted...
edit: you can try them. I have no idea how they have been recently though
5755 203A Street
Langley, BC V3A 1W7
Fax: (604) 530-7698
Yup, that's why one needs to shop around.called them,
3500#, 60" wms to wms, 4" rise with electric brakes and 5x5.5" bolt pattern, springs and perches supplied but not mounted - $675 mg:mg:mg:
early bronco with a EFI 5 litre, bull low zf and 513 gears.... you won't really notice an extra 9" draggin along behind you. the 9" slides over rocks quite nicely anyway (which doesn't happen much with 37's)My thinking is starting to lean towards using an early bronco 9". I have had a line on one for a little while now. 5:13's and a Detroit in it for $500. I could take that, sick it in my truck and then use the 9" that's in my truck for the trailer. $500 and I get a locker and a trailer axle. And this way I have spare axle parts with me whenever I'm out with the trailer.
This is a pretty good option. If you get everything at princess and then add these your looking at $403 for a 4" rise/drop package and $273 for a straight axle package. Package being axle, hubs, spring, u bolt kit, hanger kit and the ebay hubs of desired bolt pattern to change over.or get a 3500lb axle and switch it to these hubs
Wheel adapters really are not an option. As you can see as you posted above switching hubs is cheaper.get 2 of these and use wheel adapters
i wouldn't bother with trailer brakes for what you're going to doThis is a pretty good option. If you get everything at princess and then add these your looking at $403 for a 4" rise/drop package and $273 for a straight axle package. Package being axle, hubs, spring, u bolt kit, hanger kit and the ebay hubs of desired bolt pattern to change over.
The straight axle is on sale right now for $109. That's crazy cheap. Really think I need the 4" rise though. I've got lots to keep me busy for the time being. Hopefully it goes on sale soon.
Wheel adapters really are not an option. As you can see as you posted above switching hubs is cheaper.
Also just for shits and giggles, what is everyone's opinion on wheel spacers/adapters on trailer axles? I brought it up a few years ago on another forum as i was looking to widen the deck on a trailer I had and was entertaining 2" spacers to get me 4 more inches between the fenders. Hands down everyone advised not to although I never remember any good reason.
Also what's the threshold that you would run without trailer brakes?
My quote above at Pacific was $675 and that included brakes. When you take into account the $403 at princess without brakes and I'd have to switch hubs and shorten the axle myself, like westcoaster said above for a minimal amount of more money, I get exactly what I need, no fuss, no muss.