Popup Lift Advice

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by Scott Griesser, Aug 1, 2018.

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  1. Scott Griesser

    Scott Griesser New Member

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    I recently picked up a 1970s Starcraft and wondering if anyone has recommendations on ways to increase its clearance as well as tire size. One suggestion I saw was to flip the axle, but not sure if there are better options or if that would allow me to put larger tires on the trailer. Thank you all in advance for your suggestions.
     
  2. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

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    By flipping the axle you will gain apox 4 inches of clearance. this will allow for a tire with a larger diameter .
    You are not really flipping the axle, you are just moving the axle to under the spring perch. New perches and u bolts are required. And if the pup has brakes, the perches must be welded to the axle... The axle has an arch that faces upward. this arch must remain in an upward position to maintain proper camber to prevent uneven tire wear
     

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