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Old 05-08-2019, 10:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by slowmover View Post
The best survey of type is Australia.

The WORST POSSIBLE leaf arrangement is what is seen in US. Fundamentally unstable.

Leafs are cheap. Thatís the reason used.

Torsion outlasts it. Leafs need rebuild almost continually. Someone says they donít, tell them to disassemble. The wear is always there. Dozens of wearing parts per wheel. A Tosiin AXLE has about seven all told.

Slow miles offroad DONT trump miles at highway speed.
not for you they don't, or myself either. to each their own.


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Old 05-09-2019, 01:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by spazatac View Post
Torsion's don't last as long. Estimates range from 10-15 years highway use.
I had an 8' x 5' box trailer built over 30 years ago using a single torsion axle.
It did a 1000 kilometer road trip last month without issue and I've never touched that axle except to grease wheel bearings.
I think they're great.


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