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Old 08-29-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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Flexiride (western Canada) retailer?

I amooking to replace the worn out axle in my boler since the frame will be coming out soon anyway. I have been doing a fair amount of research on the matter, and have decided that I like the fact that the flexiride is repairable as well as adjustable. I have not however been able to find anyone outside of Cerka in Ontario that deals with them. I was hoping to find a retailer closer to home.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:38 PM   #2
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I ordered mine out of Texas and paid shipping to San Diego. The cost wasn't too bad. There was a closer Flexiride fabricator in Arizona but he was hard to work with, and a waste of time so I went with the Texas dealer and was impressed with the good service and workmanship.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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FlexiRide is avalable through Standens Springs in Calgary, I have it on my Boler, bought it at Standens and love it.
The FlexiRide is NOT a direct replacement, The arms are 1.5" shorter than the original (4.5" vs 6") if you just mount the FlexiRide in the same location the wheels will be set back 1.5" in the wheel wells.

Another item to consider is that the Boler body is offset on the frame by about one inch to the kitchen side. The original axle is centered under the frame, take a look at how much clearance there is between the sidewall of the tire to the body on one side compared to the other. I would have the axle mounting pads offset so the axle is centered under the fiberglass body and offset to the frame, it would look better and tires would be easier to remove.
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Ill check into Standens. That's much closer. Good to know about the frame offset, I will have to take that into consideration with my measurements. The arm length shouldn't be an issue, I plan on converting it to a trailing arm and adding brakes. If you don't mind me asking, what did the axle set you back?
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I bought the 2200 lb with 7" brakes and set at a 10 deg up angle. the angle is easy to change but on my frame the 10 deg up is the perfect height. I did buy the axle a few years back but I remember paying about $600-$650 range. Good plan reversing the axle, that is also what I did and again I am please with the ride.
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Good to hear positive feed back. I guess I will have to wait until Tuesday to get in touch with them. Thanks
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If you are planning on switching from leading to trailing arm. This thread might help:
Replacing an Axle - leading arm to trailing arm
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Thanks, very nicely done
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