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Technical Bulletin
Bulletin No: TCH-002-010
Subject:
Effective Date: 6/2/08
Cancels: N/A
Retrofitting Wide-Based Tires: Increased Vibration Requires
Improved Air Chamber Bracket Supports
This Bulletin addresses vehicles originally
equipped with dual tires on the drive axles which
are retrofitted with “wide-based” tires (also
referred to as “Super Singles”).
Test data has shown that retrofitting “wide-based”
tires can result in higher vibrational loading of
vehicle drive axles and wheel ends. As a result,
the air chamber bracket supports are potentially
exposed to vibrations and stresses beyond their
original design capabilities.
As with all retrofits, Bendix recommends that
the installer confirm with the vehicle Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) that the changes
to be made to the vehicle are approved and obtain
from the OEM any vehicle modifications that are
required (e.g. suspension clearances, etc.) before
proceeding.
When vehicles equipped with Bendix foundation
brake components are retrofitted with wide-based
tires, Bendix requires the vehicles to be further
equipped with:
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Air chamber brackets with gussets (see
Figure 1). If the air chamber brackets do not
have gussets, they must be replaced with
Bendix approved air chamber brackets with
gussets. Identify the part number stamped
into the support arm (see Figure 2 for location)
and refer to BW7253 for the proper gusseted
replacement.
Bendix “Marion” air chamber bracket supports
or other Bendix approved air chamber bracket
supports, welded to the axle, are required (see
Figure 2).
Failure to make all necessary changes when
retrofitting wide-based tires will void the
warranty on all Bendix® foundation brake
products equipped on the vehicle.
GUSSET
Example of
Air Chamber
Bracket without
Gusset
Example of
Air Chamber
Bracket with
Gusset
FIGURE 1 - EXAMPLES OF AIR CHAMBER BRACKETS
WITH AND WITHOUT GUSSETS
AIR CHAMBER BRACKET
PART NUMBER STAMPED HERE
“MARION”
AIR CHAMBER
BRACKET
SUPPORT
(TYPICALLY
820188)
FIGURE 2 - EXAMPLE OF “MARION” AIR CHAMBER
BRACKET SUPPORT
WARNING: Follow all standard industry
safety guidelines when welding, including
disconnection of batteries.
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Effective Date: 6/2/08
Cancels: N/A
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FIGURE 3 - EXAMPLE OF SUPPORT WELD ARRANGEMENT
Whenever available, use the axle manufacturer’s recommendations for welding the additional “Marion”
brackets - the welding notes below are shown for reference only (See Figure 3):
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E70T-5 FCAW or ER70S-6 GMAW Single Pass Process 600F (15.50C) Minimum
Pre-Heat Temperature
Maximum Fit up gap of 0.16 inch (4mm)
The order of welding may be reversed or started on the opposite side
The direction of welding may be completely reversed
Reference:
Application Guideline Catalog - BW7260
Illustrated Parts List - BW7253
Available from the Literature Center at www.bendix.com
and also from www.Roadranger.com.
Questions or changeover information:
Call 1-800-Air-Brake (1-800-247-2725)
© 2008 Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC 6/08. All Rights Reserved. Printed in U.S.A.
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