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Replacing noisy Harbor Freight Slipper Springs


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Depends on your needs, the springs I offer are tailored to "lightweight" trailers, for folks with smaller vehicles.

With the longer springs I offer, the stock hangers are to short. Yes, if you do a spring change, use the center pin as your reference for aligning things
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Scott, did that kit to replace the slipper springs make it to the website? I'm nearly positive that I'll want to replace the springs on my trailer and it would be easier to do that now while its still a bare frame rather than later.

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Dan, Yes, been selling them for a while now, for details visit Trailer Frame Parts
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(03-05-2015, 01:46 PM) Scott Wrote: Dan, Yes, been selling them for a while now, for details visit Trailer Frame Partsl

Ah, I see it now. Do I just call to order? I don't see any way to purchase the kit through the website.

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(03-07-2015, 09:56 AM) jeepin_idaho Wrote: Ah, I see it now. Do I just call to order? I don't see any way to purchase the kit through the website.

Drop me an email, need to run a shipping quote, then I send you an invoice for payment.
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I just got my 29" springs on and have a question. When I built my frame I had it welded including the stock spring hangers, that ruled out getting the nice complete bolt on package. I cut the original hanger bit off leaving the base plate on (trust me, it is a permanent part of the frame. I found that by using the two existing holes that were used to mount the original assemblies the new hangars center holes end up 28" apart and the axle just forward of the center of my fenders. Got it all bolted up and set it on the ground, nice and springy now . The shackles are at a 50 degree angle pointing back, is this about where I want them?

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(04-09-2015, 06:22 PM) E.J. Wrote: I just got my 29" springs on and have a question. When I built my frame I had it welded including the stock spring hangers, that ruled out getting the nice complete bolt on package. I cut the original hanger bit off leaving the base plate on (trust me, it is a permanent part of the frame. I found that by using the two existing holes that were used to mount the original assemblies the new hangars center holes end up 28" apart and the axle just forward of the center of my fenders. Got it all bolted up and set it on the ground, nice and springy now . The shackles are at a 50 degree angle pointing back, is this about where I want them?


50 degrees from the frame or 50 degrees perpendicular to the ground? Either way that's too much, depending on how loaded your trailer is and how flat your spring pack is. Everything I've read says the shackles should sit about 10-15deg from perpendicular to the ground when the trailer isn't loaded. You don't want your shackles totally extended before your spring pack is flat. That's a lot of pressure on your shackle mount and the shackles themselves. 

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(04-09-2015, 06:22 PM) E.J. Wrote: I just got my 29" springs on and have a question. When I built my frame I had it welded including the stock spring hangers, that ruled out getting the nice complete bolt on package. I cut the original hanger bit off leaving the base plate on (trust me, it is a permanent part of the frame. I found that by using the two existing holes that were used to mount the original assemblies the new hangars center holes end up 28" apart and the axle just forward of the center of my fenders. Got it all bolted up and set it on the ground, nice and springy now . The shackles are at a 50 degree angle pointing back, is this about where I want them?


I set the centerline of the hangers holes 28 1/2" apart.  Here is what they look like at 28 1/2"

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50 deg from vertical, trailer level and about 90% of the normal load packed. I didn't measure the angle with no load, looked about the same as the pre assembled bolt on unit. 

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If that is at 90% of normal loaded weight, not ideal, but should be ok.
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