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Old 01-14-2010, 06:48 AM   #1
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I have a 05 Ram 1500 & a Zinger 30BH, the Zinger tows fine with the Dodge & brakes fine. My questions & please only positive feedback I know my towing criteria. The Dodge squats in the rear more then I like, I am considering helper springs or Timbrens? not sure which would be better, just looking for less squat & bounce, I know the Timbrens will help when the vehicle is loaded & already squated but won't a helper spring help all the time & yes be a stiffer ride but be better for the truck?



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Old 01-14-2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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there are different kind of helper springs, and i've never had a truck with them. i have had good luck with air bags. i had them on my previous 1500 chevy and i have them on my current truck.(ford f350). you can get just the bags with a manual external fill.(tire valve) for around $225 or you can add a onboard air commpresser for about another $200. i have the on board air and i love it you fill and deflate the bags from inside the cab. i also mounted the commpresser behind my rear seat to keep it from the weather.

also whats nice about air bags is that when they are not inflated the ride of your truck does'nt change from stock. Edited by: spinella
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I have added extra springs to my F350, which has caused me a few problems other than the firmer ride. It has added height to the truck which is no giving me a clearance issue between the box and fifth. Just something to think about.....
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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My vote is for the timbrens. Installed them on my 02F350. Did a great job of handling the extra pin weight of the the fiver, my 8 ton gooseneck dump and my 9 ton gooseneck shop trailer. Does not affect stock ride, but greatly enhances stability and levelness when hitched up.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:23 AM   #5
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I am with delqcc, I have had Timbrens on the truck in my sig for over two years now. My truck is level with the trailer hooked up and the ride is improved while towing. They have no effect when not towing. Mine were a 15 minute install.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:36 AM   #6
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We didn't use Timbrens but used the airlift air cell suspension kit because the 4X4 shop by us had a smoking special on them when they came out.However they are the same principle and we love them .We have a stock ride and the aircell does not engage until the truck squats at least an inch same as timbrens.If you like the ride of your truck and just want a little more stability and less drop We strongly recommend this route

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I am with Hunter 11, I had a set of timbrens on a 1995 3/4 t. and they make the truck ride good empty and when in corning they don't let the truck lean like air bags. Just my 2 cents.
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Another vote for air bags and a truck won't lean with air bags. I also have the onboard compressor, best system I could find. I tried timbrins and didnot like on rough roads.
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Timbrens or Airbags that is the questions - anyone know anything about Super Springs? I like the idea of airbags, but I questions paying over $400.00 for compressor & kit, If I went w/o compressor then I questions if I would always take the time to air it up before a trip. Knowing this I would lean more torwards Timbrens, but then I heard about Super Springs - can't beat the price I got them for free, so I think I will try these first & then if not add Timbrens & see what happens - any other input greatly appreciated.
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do you have a link for super springs?
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