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Old 08-17-2013, 01:38 PM   #211 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ACEV View Post
What's neat about trailers is that, wiith little maintenance, they just keep going. And besides that, they come in all shapes and sizes and layouts, so that there is one for every job and everyone's taste. You think it, and it can be made.
When I put the heavier axle on my trailer in 2009 I cleaned and greased the bearings, then 2 years and several thousand miles later in 2011 I pulled the hubs apart to check how the bearings looked (mainly checking for water) and I sloped some more grease on them, put it back together and don't plan on messing with them again any time soon.
Edit: since I completely rebuilt the trailer maybe I should at least check the bearings.

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1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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