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Manxie



Member Since: 29 Oct 2016
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Isle Of Man 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 HT Keswick Green
Unbraked Land Rover trailer axles?

Does anyone have a lead on where to source unbraked LR trailer axles or hubs? I'm wanting to modify a standard box trailer to take LR wheels. I've seen the heavy duty 6.5 PCD braked versions, but I was hoping to keep it lighter and simpler...

Post #591459 8th Jan 2017 11:15pm
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excossack



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United Kingdom 1999 Defender 110 Td5 SW Caledonian Blue

Best I could google at the mo.
http://www.autoandtrailer.com/trailer-stub...ed-6-5pcd/ 1999 Defender TD5 110

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Post #591975 10th Jan 2017 11:10pm
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custom90steve



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That's a very interesting link ^^^^
Was the OP looking for this or something more heavy?

My trailer is a P8 Ifor on flotation tyre's, as the 90 is quite high the trailer does sit a bit nose high.
No so much as it's unsafe and is quite okay for a light trailer, but could ideally sit level.

Fitting axles like those would give the trailer a lift, issues would include mud guards would be a problem. (Too small.)
Pair of boost alloys, nuts, locking nuts & KM2 tyre's. (They'd have to match!)
Carrying a spare would be an issue.
Add the cost of axles, although type approved for load capacity suitable.
All together would be super expensive indeed. Watts Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

Post #591981 10th Jan 2017 11:21pm
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pj2106



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

Buy an old horse/livestock trailer and use the axles probably be cheaper 2008 110 2.4 XS Utility (Hagrid)
2002 90 TD5 Hardtop (Sully) Sold
1998 300TDi D1 (Billy) Sold

Post #591982 10th Jan 2017 11:24pm
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muddybaldboy



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Wales 1999 Defender 110 Td5 HT Fuji White

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Post #591993 11th Jan 2017 12:01am
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Bushpig



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2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Alpine White

Not sure if a LR axle will fit your trailer...
I chopped a 110 HCPU into a trailer and removed all the internals of the diff & axle.

 A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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1997 130 Tdi
1975 S3 PU

Post #592010 11th Jan 2017 6:31am
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Retroanaconda



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Scotland 

Bear in mind that any weight you add will diminish your available payload, so replacing a relatively light beam and Indespension unit type axle system with a far heavier LR axle or LR hubs could be a problem depending on how much of the payload on your trailer you regularly use.

Post #592141 11th Jan 2017 2:54pm
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Bushpig



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Retroanaconda, indeed you are correct about reducing the payload of the trailer.
But I've found that having the LR axle and hubs as 'unsprung' weight, the trailer is much more stable (especially when not fully loaded) when on the gravel roads around Botswana & Namibia.
I'm also currently changing the springs to standard rear 110 ones to help with the stability. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

2012 2.2 Puma
1997 130 Tdi
1975 S3 PU

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Manxie



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excossack wrote:
Best I could google at the mo.
http://www.autoandtrailer.com/trailer-stub...ed-6-5pcd/


Thanks very much for the link, that's great. Also it's looking like MBB might be able to help out with a pair 👍

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