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Posted: 03/04/06 09:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
I have a question, does anybody use Timbrens on their truck as overloads? If so, could you tell me how well they work.
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Just installed and used for the first time. Seem to work real well. Got them on line from a place called "Anything truck". $150.00 and they paided the shipping.


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the trippers wrote:

Hi,
I have a question, does anybody use Timbrens on their truck as overloads? If so, could you tell me how well they work.
Steve

I use them on the rear only of my F-350. Mainly, to level the truck after loading the camper. They work great and are pretty easy to install once you are able to remove your original bump stops.

The ride of the truck unloaded is generally the same as before, however when you hit a speed bump you can feel a solid thump where they hit.

I am very happy with them.


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What Guffster said about speed bumps. We are happy with our Timbrens. On our truck it was undo one nut, take off bumpstop, replace with Timbren and tighten nut. Repeat for other side. Your mileage may vary.

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Put them on both my trucks to limit sag when the campers is loaded. Also, helps limit sway when off-roading. I'd do it again in a hot minute. Much better than air-bags with the maintenance and adjustments, but serve a slightly different purpose. They work very well. Same as stock ride when unloaded, but I agree with above posters -- a stiff "bump" if you hit large potholes, but not enough to make me use anything else.


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Do they work as well as airbags? Should I add a sway bar as well as the timbrens? I am looking for less sway and roll. they wife won't drive it right now! She is worried about it tipping over![emoticon]
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I installed mine when I got my 'new to me' 2000 f350. Same as above in all and in regards to your referance to sway bar; I do know that when I added the timbrens I saw a huge diffence in sway control. Now my f350 came with the stock sway bar in the rear. I am surprised that your HD 3/4 does not include a rear sway bar. But you can try the timrens 1st and see if they are good for your setup & sway. If not they add the sway bar later. Just my opinion.


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Rancho 9000's got rid of most of my sway. Also load range E tires got rid of sidewall flex. DW is now willing to try driving and I'm willing to let her!

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QUOTE: But you can try the timrens 1st and see if they are good for your setup & sway. If not they add the sway bar later. Just my opinion."

I agree. Check first and add a sway bar if you sitll get sway. I had Timbrens first on my 1500 GMC, but still got sway and a little sag, but Timbrens helped alot. With my 2500 GMC, very little sway, rights itself quickly, and virtually no sag. Timbrens engage at one inch, and and my rear end drops about an inch and a half loaded -- camper weighs 2190 wet and loaded.

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Timbrens are well worth their cost. Mine work great and I would easily choose to go this route having to do it again. They also greatly reduce sway. However, the first set that the dealer installed caused my truck to ride stiff when EMPTY, but otherwise excellent overall when loaded-up with the TC. I called trucksprings.com and found that the dealer had installed the wrong set (insufficient clearances). You need to have 3/4" to 1" clearance between the axle and timbren when unloaded for them to work properly. Once having installed the correct set, no more stiff ride problems (over stock 2500HD)! They work exactly as advertised. No need for any other co$tly upgrades. No morning after sickness!


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