I am in the process of finalizing an order for a '79 13' Burro Axle
and wanted to run the numbers I have against the community as a sanity check.
- Outside frame width: 49.5"
- Frame to hub face (i.e. center of tire): 7"
- 4 lug on 4" (keeping the factory (are these factory?) 14" wheels with baby moons)
- 22.5 degree down angle (will raise the height a little) switching to trailing from leading.
- Having the axle
tuned to 1600 lbs.
I plan to leave the old leading axle
center bar intact (cut it off at the frame mount) for a little structural in case it was important in that position.
What do you think?
Does anyone else here have their measurements/order info for a sanity check?
Based on real-world weights, am I choosing the right weight
tuning? I would imagine you would need to subtract the weight
of the axle/wheels itself when factoring this - as well as the harsh ride/durability/etc. factors.
One last question - am I better off ordering from a local dealer or Dexter themselves?