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Tunabomber
06-23-2010, 06:14 PM
I have a cheap ass utility trailer from home depot....500 $ jobby

worked shity right from the get go kinda sounded like thunder coming down the gravel road.


one of the hubs is gone already so i cut the pos axel out.

kyle hooked me up with a axle that will fit my stock yj rims and large rubber...should be nice to tow off road :D



now heres my questions




1st the pics

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6084.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6087.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6088.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6089.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6086.jpg


http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6085.jpg



what i was thinking was use the old 6'' yj lift springs shown in pic with a spring under set up .

would give the trailer some lift and more weight cap also


i guess i would need to build a shackle set up eh ??? [2b]


or would i be better of just tryn to mount the axle to the existing springs soa ??

MUD CHILD
06-23-2010, 06:23 PM
Just mount it to the existing springs. By adding the other springs, they may be able to carry more weight but the rest of the trailer isn't. And it will save you a lot of work too

sarg
06-23-2010, 06:28 PM
if you use the 6" yj springs it mite bouces really bad down the road, but i could be wrong thou its just what i've being told about car (truck) spring on trailers.

Nutbar
06-23-2010, 07:18 PM
If you use the jeep springs you will need to mount shocks in there as well as shackles but it will tow and take the bumps and holes on the FSRs at speed nicer than the trailer springs.

But I don't think the jeep springs will have more load capacity than the trailer springs. Flip the trailer upside down and try to stand on one of the trailer springs then take the jeep spring and set it down and carefully try to stand on it like the trailer spring and you will see what I mean.

gavman
06-23-2010, 07:21 PM
Eric I did the same to my trailer and just bolted the axle to the stock springs, way way less work and with the 33 inch tires on mine I just air them down to 4 psi for a softer ride...
Let me know if you need a hand, drilling up some brackets or whaatever... Princess auta has the shackles in stock for most any axle too, cheap[cheers]

You will need fenders if you do bigger tires

Chopstick
06-23-2010, 09:49 PM
wanna sell it to me for 200bucks for the way it is and fix those bent shackles that are on your jeep

Happypants
06-23-2010, 10:17 PM
If u put shackels on make sure they don't look like this. / \ :D. Or this | \

FU Toolbag
06-23-2010, 11:10 PM
I'ld put a bandaid on that thing and put it on craigslist. Build yoourself something that will make it to next year. Not sure that one will.

UU
06-24-2010, 08:17 AM
[stupid] that trailer wont be FSR friendly for long

England
06-24-2010, 11:04 AM
LMAO .............He never ever listens anyways ..hows the lift ?? Hows the landrover ?? How are yer shackles ???

England
06-24-2010, 11:04 AM
:D:vroam:

Tunabomber
06-24-2010, 12:36 PM
asshole2

dirka dave
06-24-2010, 04:17 PM
Long arm kit and triple bypass king coilovers.

4skin
06-24-2010, 11:52 PM
Long arm kit and triple bypass king coilovers.
fsrn trailer would ride better than jeep:cool:

curlee
06-25-2010, 09:16 AM
maybe you should have kept the tent trailer tuna, used it for a trailer :dontknow:

Tunabomber
06-27-2010, 10:19 PM
got it done this weekend ...way better to tow now[36]


gonna throw a little more steel at it in the future:D


http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6094.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6092.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6095.jpg

girlcrazy_4
06-27-2010, 10:26 PM
wont the u-bolts hit?

Tunabomber
06-27-2010, 10:33 PM
wont the u-bolts hit?

nope they are out side

i already flexed it and bounced it with about 500lbs of garbage today

vajayjay
06-27-2010, 10:46 PM
Whats with the tarp?:D
Looks like will handle alot better now

MacGyver
06-27-2010, 10:49 PM
What are you going to do for fenders. :)

4skin
06-27-2010, 11:03 PM
:dontknow: [ATTACH]128780[/ATTACH
what didnt want shackles crooked so you didnt use them :dontknow:

gavman
06-28-2010, 06:54 AM
That looks better Eric :)

Toyquad
06-28-2010, 09:53 AM
get fenders before douche bag new west cops give you a ticket




looks good though

epic3
06-28-2010, 04:37 PM
Um looks to me like your springs have no shackles now?

barracuda
06-28-2010, 04:52 PM
slipper spring http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6084.jpg





Looks good Eric . [36]

Now you have a perfectly good trailer with larger tires that should proove far better off the pavement.

I wonder why they insist on putting kidde car size tires on trailers?


Dont forget to make sure the bearings are not dry as it has been sitting in the weeds for a few years.

UU
06-28-2010, 07:25 PM
i already flexed it and bounced it with about 500lbs of garbage today

:dontknow: so ya jumped up and down on it ???

Hello Kitty
06-28-2010, 09:14 PM
nope they are out side

i already flexed it and bounced it with about 500lbs of garbage today

that's a shit load of slurpee/ timmies cups for sure and or diapers.
[36]

Tunabomber
06-28-2010, 10:34 PM
that's a shit load of slurpee/ timmies cups for sure and or diapers.
[36]


most the weight came from the wife makeing me throw out my 6 month kitty litter stash [14]

keegs
06-28-2010, 11:25 PM
nice work on the trailer, but thats gross keeping 6 months of used kitty litter

dh_4_ever
06-29-2010, 12:39 AM
looks pritty good. I still like mine better :)

ROBO
06-29-2010, 07:35 AM
nice welds... does it tow straight?

Tunabomber
06-29-2010, 09:45 AM
nice welds... does it tow straight?

why yes it does robo


thanks again bud[cheers]

Tunabomber
06-29-2010, 09:48 AM
empty there are no tire bulge at 1lb air lol

epic3
06-29-2010, 09:25 PM
slipper spring http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t83/mrtuna/trailer%20build/IMG_6084.jpg





Looks good Eric . [36]

Now you have a perfectly good trailer with larger tires that should proove far better off the pavement.

I wonder why they insist on putting kidde car size tires on trailers?


Dont forget to make sure the bearings are not dry as it has been sitting in the weeds for a few years.


Ahh I see
He should do the same thing with his jeep and forget all about them ghey shackles :rolleyes: