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bigjeeping
02-23-2006, 04:02 PM
I've been pricing out enclosed trailers lately.....

what's the difference between a torision axle and a spring axle?

benefits?

thanks

twj721
02-23-2006, 07:31 PM
The advantages to torsion axles over traditional axles with leaf springs are:
1. Totally self-contained so there is no need for other conventional components.
2. Can be installed so that frame height is reduced. Lowers center of gravity and provides more stable of a ride.
3. Independent suspension among wheels. Better for absorbing road bumps.
4. Easy installation.
Disadvantages:
1. More costly per axle.
2. If water does get in them there is the risk of unseen corrosion.

South Florida Lawns
02-25-2006, 09:30 PM
Torsion axles squeak so much.

I have leaf springs on my enclosed trailer now.

Its brand new and rides just as good as my torsion trailer.

It sits maybe an inch higher if that.

I think ground clearance is the only issue for me cause they use sprung under axles and the u bolts are very close to the ground.

But remember you can always add torsion axles later at $200 3500lb for the whole unit, thats what I'm gonna do.