This is the answer for all of you who are looking to carry larger than 33" tires or who are having issues with your current setup. The spindle is 1-3/4" in diameter at the base and comes with a 4 1/2" long bearing housing. The bearing housing is huge with a 2-3/4" outside diameter.
If you want to build your own tire carrier this hinge is a must. There are many options out there, but none compare to this. It is machined in our shop from heavy wall D.O.M.
Features a 1-3/4" base diameter shaft, dual tapered roller bearings, grease seal, dust cap, castle nut with cotter pin. Also includes two Zerk fittings for grease, right where it's needed, ensuring a long trouble free life. This will make your job much easier and first rate quality.
An optional Aluminum Cap can be installed on the housing in place of the standard formed steel dust cap. This cap includes an O-Ring that ensures the hinge can operate in a dust and water free environment as well as providing a very clean finished look.
To avoid weakening the shaft and risking misalignment at setup, this kit includes a strong DOM sleeve that is recessed and welded into the bumper. We recommend welding the sleeve into the bumper as opposed to welding directly on the shaft. Welding directly on the shaft causes crystallization and weakening of the material causing it to fail prematurely.
We recommend welding the sleeve into the bumper with the shaft inside the sleeve at the correct height. Doing it this way will cause the sleeve to shrink slightly with the heat and simulate a press fit to the shaft. We then recommend putting a few small tack welds on the bottom of the shaft to the inside of the DOM tubing sleeve. This will be more than enough to hold the spindle shaft in place.
*Note that this is a universal kit that can be used to fabricate a swing away system with any application or vehicle etc.
- (1) 1-3/4” Spindle Shaft
- (1) Bearing Housing – 2-3/4” OD x 4 1/2"” Long
- (1) Sleeve (optional) – 2” OD x 1-3/4” ID x various lengths
- (2) Races ***PRESSED IN / FULLY INSTALLED***
- (2) Bearings
- (1) Flat Washer
- (1) Castle Nut
- (1) Cotter Pin
- (1) Dust Cap (Aluminum cap optional)
***KIT COMES FULLY ASSEMBLED***
Kit ships via USPS Priority Mail. Contact us for combined shipping prices when ordering multiple items.