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ed2hess
06-04-2010, 11:28 PM
When you order the brake assemblies you have to indicate right or left side. Does anyone know how that is determined? Like is the right side the driver side?

Unfortunately I got two sales companies telling me exactly the opposite information and both are trailer brake install.

castlerockmo
06-04-2010, 11:34 PM
The long brake pad will face the front I believe. If your getting the backing plate assembly it should have a sticker indicating right or left also the magnet will sit at the bottom.
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seabee1
06-05-2010, 10:37 AM
yes as mentioned before Assembly's will be marked usually with a tag ,the front shoe is the long pad (primary) rear shoe is shorter (secondary) shoe you always figure right or left as you are sitting in a vehicle . driver's side left ,passenger right ,unless you live in Europe or england .:usflag:

Horsepower Lawns
06-05-2010, 11:05 AM
Not sure what the other 2 are smoking :jester: or I have been installing them wrong for the last 11 years at work.

Short shoe in front and arm to the front. Yes you need left and right.

http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/1471
http://pi.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/i/K23-026-00.jpg

seabee1
06-05-2010, 12:33 PM
;)sorry memory failed me on how they were oriented short and long shoe.

Horsepower Lawns
06-05-2010, 01:42 PM
;)sorry memory failed me on how they were oriented short and long shoe.


I was just giving you guys a hard time, please don't take it wrong.*trucewhiteflag*


We have trailers come in with the backing plates on the wrong side and even with the axles upside down (sometimes from the factory).

seabee1
06-05-2010, 01:45 PM
no problem man just had to swap brain cell's real quick !:waving:

ed2hess
06-05-2010, 06:19 PM
Not sure what the other 2 are smoking :jester: or I have been installing them wrong for the last 11 years at work.

Short shoe in front and arm to the front. Yes you need left and right.

http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/1471
http://pi.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/i/K23-026-00.jpg

So this is driver side shown in photo? Assuming you are correct my assemblies was installed incorrect the long shoe is the front one. Have any idea what happens when they are backwards? The one time and only time I had someelse install some brakes and .......this is what happens.

Horsepower Lawns
06-05-2010, 09:56 PM
They should work, just not as good.

I wouldn't worry about it, just fix it next time you have it apart.

ed2hess
06-05-2010, 11:28 PM
They should work, just not as good.

I wouldn't worry about it, just fix it next time you have it apart.

Well we almost had a disaster in that the bearing on one side got ground up and the wheel was just about to come off when someone behind the crew flagged them down. When I jacked up the trailer the wheel and hub came right off. These hubs and brake assemblies had only been on this trailer 18mos. and about 6000miles. Small single axle trailer with a couple small mowers and trimmers and no highway miles. The rim on that side had a lot of brake dust so I am guessing it was grabbing after stops and not releasing and heated up the bearing and burned out the grease over time. The other side had plenty of grease in it and both put on at the same time. Think I will turn them around sooner that later.