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Has anyone thought of putting together a trailer with Independant suspension for maximum clearance. with like 35's

First concern seems to be weather the independant set-up could handle the bigger wheels and rough terrain, even though there would be no power applied to it.

any thoughts?????
 

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Torsion type trailer axles are independant, not really high clearance though. But it can and has been done.

But it's cheaper and easier just to springover the axle and be done with it, if you really need the added clearance.
 

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Originally posted by Lars Patrik Hultin:
<STRONG>Torsion type trailer axles are independant, not really high clearance though. But it can and has been done.

But it's cheaper and easier just to springover the axle and be done with it, if you really need the added clearance.</STRONG>
That's what I did. Spring over is probably the easiest route and if your starting from stratch you can build the trailer around any size tire you want to run. I just posted some pics of the trailer I built on another post. It will eventually have 33's which will fit no problem. If your looking for added ground clearance from the axle tube you could buy a drop axle and flip it around for more clearance.
 

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Originally posted by 4BANGERYJ:
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If your looking for added ground clearance from the axle tube you could buy a drop axle and flip it around for more clearance.</STRONG>
I thought about that too, it's a simple idea but would it be suceptable to "axle wrap"???
 

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Use a staight axle with the springs on top. You can't say your going to hit your trailer axle, if the vehicle in front of it has diffs. hanging down.
 
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