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Free trailer is finally done

A couple years ago my dad got a trailer as a gift from a neighbor. He built it himself using square metal tubes and the rear suspension from a car.

The trailer was always in my dads way, and it was too small for his PSD, so he decided to give it to me. My 4 wheeler fits perfectly inside and I can put my toolbox in their if I need the bed space.

The only things it need were lights, jack, fenders, and safety chains. All said and done I have less than $150 tied up in it. I think I'm going to go to a junk yard and find some cool wheels to replace these, the bolt pattern in 5x3.94, which is pretty common. I replaced a tire and painted it, here are the results




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You should lift it and put bigger tires on it.
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You should lift it and put bigger tires on it.
Not a bad idea. I measured the fenders and I can fit 33" tires. But I'll wait till I need new tires and maybe get some 31's
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looks awesome! Home Built FTW!
i'm x2 on the bigger tires. That suspension set up is pretty slick, how does that handle with a load in it?
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looks awesome! Home Built FTW!
i'm x2 on the bigger tires. That suspension set up is pretty slick, how does that handle with a load in it?
It trails perfectly. With me sitting on the 4 wheeler inside the trailer. You could even tell the suspension moved.

It likes to bounce a little bit unloaded, but nothing too bad. I've had it on the interstate doing about 75 and it rode smooth.
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Looks good! Never heard of that wheel bolt pattern though... it'll definitely look even better with some different wheels!
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Looks good! Never heard of that wheel bolt pattern though... it'll definitely look even better with some different wheels!
This is what I looked up to find out what my pattern fit

http://www.roadkillcustoms.com/hot-r...&StudSpreadMM=
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