Can You Fix Repair A Torsion Axle

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How long do torsion axles last?

Subject: RE: Rubber Torsion Axle Life Expectancy? the lifespan is 15-20 years.no matter how many miles towed or how stored (weight off frame, etc.)

How do I know if my torsion axle is worn out?

How do you check a torsion axle? The first test is to jack up each side of the trailer and watch to see if the wheel moves down as weight is removed from that side, if on either side the wheel does not drop at least 1½” the axle needs replacing.

Do torsion axles break?

Because of their attached construction, torsion axles do not have replaceable or repairable parts to deal with when they break. If the axles are ever faulty, you will have to replace the entire suspension system by cutting off the old one and installing new.

Can torsion axles be rebuilt?

Torsion axles use internal rubber cords to provide the suspension motion and they really are not practical to repair/rebuild. Certainly any axle that was damaged in an accident should be replaced purely for safety reasons.

How long do torsion axles last on boat trailers?

Torsion axles, the metal parts, last forever, except when rust comes into play. The rubber rods is always the failure. Ball park life, when used frequently, like 2 to 3 times a year, is about 25 years.

How do you maintain torsion axles?

Torsion Axle Maintenance Torsion axles do not require any regular maintenance, unlike springs that need constant review for worn or loose parts. Spring axles must be checked regularly to make sure the spring surfaces are not corroded, creating a weak point in the suspension.

Are torsion axles better than spring?

Torsion trailer axles offer a smoother ride and less maintenance. Leaf springs are more durable, less expensive and far easier to replace parts on. Selecting the proper axle is as simple as determining your application, and figuring out the loads you need to carry.

How do you check for torsion suspension?

The first test is to jack up each side of the trailer and watch to see if the wheel moves down as weight is removed from that side, if on either side the wheel does not drop at least 1½” the axle needs replacing.

Are torsion axles good for boat trailers?

Having a good quality axle means you are worry-free. Torsion axles offer a low maintenance, reliable, quiet, smooth ride. HSI Duratek torsion axles make it simple to have peace-of-mind while trailer towing.

Why are torsion axles better?

Torsion axles are mounted directly to the frame which means fewer moving parts compared to spring suspensions, resulting in a smoother shock action. This stiffens the frame, reducing flex. This system is also less likely to corrode because the axle tube is galvanized inside and out.