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Old 04-14-2018, 12:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation Equa Flex equalizers failure

Began to install the new wet bolts. Discovered the the Lippert Equa Flex equalizers rubber insert is as hard as a rock and even has some little chunks missing from them.

Anybody expierence a failure of this sort?

Thinking of replacing the Equa Flex with the Dexter E Z Flex equalizer.

Any opinion of which equalizer is a better choice?

Got to make a quick decision before our upcoming trip.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:09 PM   #2
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There's been a lot of discussion on the Redwood forums about this. I have no experience with the Dexter, but if I were to replace mine I would choose either the Dexter, MorRyde SRE 4000, or LCI Center Point, all have great reviews.
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The rubber inserts are supposed to be hard, just like the jounced bumpers on your car suspension.
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The rubber inserts are supposed to be hard, just like the jounced bumpers on your car suspension.

I understand that, but what concerns me is the chipping and gouges on the bumpers. Plus, they look like they have crystalized.
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Have you called Lippert?
I would also suggest a call to etrailer. They have some very knowledgeable friendly people there.
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Tried Lippert today, but they are closed. Will try etrailer.
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Well, etrailer says the rubber bumper cannot be replaced. You have to replace the whole equalizer. So, ordered a pair of Dexter EZ flex equalizers. In hindsight, I should have ordered the whole wetbolt/ equalizer kit together.
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Mark while you go about this job, how about taking some pictures? I know I would like to see what it looks like from start--during--and thru the finish, and I feel sure some of the other members might also.
Especially those Lippert Equa Flex equalizers rubber inserts you first mentioned. Also what the new Dexter EZ flex equalizers look like.
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Years ago before Lippert bought them out I got a wet bolt kit from them that also had poly bushing in the kit..I quess that Lippert being Lippert stopped this
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Yes Mark,

I'm considering this also. Finishing the front (bedroom) AC now and that maybe next.

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