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Old 11-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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Is there any functional difference between a spring under straight axle vs. spring over drop axle? Is a straight axle any cheaper than a drop axle?
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Is there any functional difference between a spring under straight axle vs. spring over drop axle?
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Is a straight axle any cheaper than a drop axle?
The only reason for a drop axle is to lower the trailer's body closer to the ground. Usually it is a design function of garage-ability. The only reason to mount a drop axle spring over is that you already have a drop axle and flipping the mount is cheaper than buying a new straight axle.

I plan to have my Compact Jr's new drop axle final mount position spring-under for the lower stance to reduce wind resistance. I included the spring-over spring-mount pads for resale value if a potential buyer wants higher ground clearance than I do.
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